Last week we reported on the sad case of the Muslim Pakistani-turned-refugee man who landed in England, married a British girl then beat her with a hammer, hospitalizing her, because he came home drunk one night at 1:00am to find no dinner awaiting him.
Less than four weeks ago, London was rocked when a lone militant Islamic jihadist drove his SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then jumped out and ran towards the Houses of Parliament with a large knife, slashing a policeman to death. He was shot by police, but not before he had wounded more than 30 and killed two others.
So you’d think maybe the UK police forces would be focusing on beefing up their counterterrorism resources, right? To better protect their citizens?
Nope. Wrong again. Police in the UK are focused on headgear. In fact, they’re swapping out traditional helmets in favor of baseball-style caps because it will help them attract more transgender officers.
According to Heat Street “A British police force is swapping out its traditional helmets for U.S.-style baseball hats because they are not “gender-based.” Their hope is that with the headgear change, more transgender officers will now join the force.
Northamptonshire Police announced in a press release that it’s replacing the traditional British police helmets to encourage “non-binary transgender community” to become police officers.
The new baseball hats will be issued to every police officer, and the old helmets will be ditched by next month.
A spokesman for the police said: “Not only will the new bump caps offer a better level of protection, the new headgear means that no longer will male and female officers be issued different headgear with varying safety ratings simply on the basis of gender.
“Engagement has also shown that having to choose gender-based headgear is a barrier to the non-binary transgender community joining the police service.
…Chief Constable Simon Edens noted: “This is a very significant change for the Force and I welcome it wholeheartedly. Our officers and PCSOs are well equipped for 21st Century policing but now the introduction of this new headgear will better protect them as they protect people from harm.”
With the blood of British (and American) citizens spilled in its streets a little over a month ago one would think that English law enforcement would have more pressing issues. By most accounts people who self-identify as ‘transgender’ account for less than a half percent of most nation’s populations. Why liberals here, there and seemingly everywhere bend so far over backwards to accommodate their sensitivities is unknown but changing caps so as to attract more transgenders into law enforcement?
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]