Wednesday, October 30, 2013

British police sorry after they posted 'racist' Tweet with the words 'Officers 1 Immigrants 0' following raid on suspected illegal workers

Immigrants are a race?

Police have issued a grovelling apology after they posted a Tweet with the words 'Officers 1 Immigrants 0' which was branded xenophobic and racist.

Surrey Police were left red faced after they wrote the Tweet along with the hashtag 'We Will Catch Up With You' following an operation against illegal immigrants resulted in several people being detained.

However within minutes of the posting, at 9.30pm on Thursday night, dozens of people had replied to the Guildford Beat police site, accusing them of being over the top.

The original Tweet described how officers along with members of the UK Border Agency had carried out a raids at a mobile carwash in Sainsbury's in Burpham near Guildford, which resulted in eight people being detained.

One user called Dan Maguire wrote: 'Just seen the @Guildford Beat tweet. They shouldn't be allowed on the streets let alone Twitter if that is the attitude they have.'

Another user, Tim Travers wrote '@Guildford Beat institutional racism or institutional stupidity?'

The Tweet was eventually removed as Surrey police posted a series of apologies which read: 'The language used in that tweet was inappropriate and has been removed. Apologies for any offence caused.'



Use the Name, Luke said...

There was not enough room for "illegal" before "immigrants". Still, that's an important qualifier. Maybe they should have said "Officers 1 Lawbreakers 0".

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they were doing their job. I wish we would do the same in the U.S. Instead, we would probably just give the illegals an address to sign up for welfare.

Anonymous said...

Someone should have told the complainers to stop being so stupid. Apologizing for an honest tweet to people who took silly offense only emboldens the complainers.

It's time for some plain talk and tell the whiners their complaints are as attractive as farting but far less entertaining.

Anonymous said...

This is a great example, yet another great example, of why the word (racism) no longer has any relevant meaning. It has been played, over-used, and abused to the point where it don't matter anymore.

For the police to apologize simply shows their weakness and their clear addiction to political correctness, just like the rest of the UK.

Anonymous said...

Luke, do you think if they'd said
"Officers 1 Criminals 0"
someone wouldn't have still found something to complain about?

Use the Name, Luke said...


Anonymous said...

4:17 AM - you are either ignorant or prejudiced if you think "the rest of the UK" is addicted to PC. Is all the US or any country? No of course many people are not, and if you read even the sources provided on this site you would realize how opposed to PC many in the UK are. It's ironic when the PC disease started in the US in the first place!

Anonymous said...

change the channel - the liberal cry in the 60s and 70s if you didn't like something