Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Not worth making a fuss about

A story making news in Cornwall at this moment concerns Chief Superintendent Colin Terry. No I hadn't heard of him either. His misdemeanour apparently was to dress up as Osama Bin Laden at the Grampound village carnival the other day. Part of the story is that he had represented Devon and Cornwall Police at a memorial service for the victims of the 9/11 atrocity and of course we are on the eve of the anniversary of that event. Apparently the matter has now been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

I really hope that the IPCC don't make a big deal about this. It's certainly not the first time that this sort of lampooning has occurred and there's no indication of the villagers having been upset. In some people's eyes it might seem like a lack of judgment but there are certainly far more important things to worry about.

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