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Woman inspector 'humiliated' by failing riot test wins up to 30k (U.K.)
DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 6/12/11 | Robert Verkaik

Posted on 06/12/2011 7:42:22 AM PDT by SanFranDan

For 30 years it has been used to test the fitness of officers who police riots and other outbreaks of serious public disorder.

The so-called 'shield run' involves officers covering a distance of 500 metres in less than two minutes, 45 seconds while wearing full riot gear and carrying a shield.

But when Inspector Diane Bamber, 51, failed to meet the time limit, she claimed she had been left humiliated.

She brought a sex and age discrimination case against her force, Greater Manchester Police, and now stands to win up to £30,000 after an employment tribunal ruled in her favour.

The landmark case has opened the door for thousands of other women officers to claim payouts and has triggered a review of specialist police training across the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dianebamber; discrimination; lawsuitabuse; lowerstandards; ungland
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To: SanFranDan

She’s 51 and female. She’s not as likely to do well on such a test as, say, a 26-year-old man. You would think that she’d realize that going in.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 9:17:04 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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To: SES1066
And thus endanger her fellow officers

Her fellow officers know what they are dealing with. She might just get the level of backup she provides.

22 posted on 06/12/2011 9:34:57 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: SanFranDan

Not much chance she would ever face an unruly crowd anyway...at least in England...especially if there’s a muslim in the crowd.


23 posted on 06/12/2011 9:51:26 AM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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To: SanFranDan

well I would think if she were every deployed and could not perform the duties as required, as a fellow officer, I would be compelled to sue HER for putting my safety at risk. Coincidently, I would ask for 30K in damages... to be donated back to the taxpayer who was robbed.


24 posted on 06/12/2011 9:52:22 AM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: SanFranDan

If she can’t do the job she needs to go. Having said that, I am a 51 yo male and work on a farm. I know I could do it, but it would probably lay me up for the next three days. Hurts my feet and ankles just thinking about it.


25 posted on 06/12/2011 9:52:59 AM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: SanFranDan

If you have to run 500 meters in a riot, my guess is that you will have dropped your shield and baton and probably tossed off your vest. A better test would be if you can bust open a watermelon with your baton. The best way to break up a riot is with pistols from behind the shields. Oh, this is England. Give the rioters money.


26 posted on 06/12/2011 10:04:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SanFranDan

Sounds like the cases that were used to water down U.S. police forces, where every test used to weed the incompetent from the competent that happened to end up with there being a black applicant who failed was, ipso facto, racist. Now, any incompetent can be a police officer, so long as s/he is also black. Perhaps that explains the surfeit of “ethnic” meter maids and bumper butlers in NYC.


27 posted on 06/12/2011 10:07:26 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: SanFranDan

End all feminist thinking in politics! (”I was humiliated...”). It’s not about your feelings woman, it’s about doing the specific job.


28 posted on 06/12/2011 10:19:03 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Didn’t you know that’s what bear spray is for? You just squirt it in the face of the person you are with and then take off. ;-)


29 posted on 06/12/2011 10:22:17 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: SanFranDan
Those folks across the pond are stuck on stupid parody.
30 posted on 06/12/2011 10:42:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (They think "just because she's right on every damn issue doesn't give her enough credibility.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

“Didn’t you know that’s what bear spray is for? “

Oh, I thought that it & the little bells were so that you could tell grizzly scat from black bear scat.

;-)


31 posted on 06/12/2011 10:50:02 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Same crap happens here.


32 posted on 06/12/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Feckless
Her fellow officers know what they are dealing with. She might just get the level of backup she provides.

Probably true. But regardless of who needs the backup, the situation is going to involve a bunch of fail. The best way out used to be a firm hazing until the incompetent left or got their act together, but that's no longer possible.

33 posted on 06/12/2011 11:26:32 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: Palter

My argument still holds.

If they are paid the same they should be able to do the same job.


34 posted on 06/12/2011 12:37:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: shadeaud

Now the cops will just sit there in their car watching you get attacked, and maybe come over to help you afterwards. At least in the UK, that is.


35 posted on 06/12/2011 12:47:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Myrddin; Elendur
Running at 8 MPH for 645 yards is the requirement.

i’m an old fat guy, and i can do that. ...that’s about a 9 min. mile pace? not much faster than a fast walk.

500 meters is 546 yards, 29" in 165 seconds, which works out to about 6.7 MPH which is spot on for a 9 minute mile. A fast walk is about 3 MPH.

It is clear to me she was gaming the system. I think that 51 YO guys would have a hard time with the requirements.

Regards,
GtG

PS I'm an old fat guy too and no way can I walk anywhere that fast.

36 posted on 06/12/2011 2:24:02 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Dosent happen in the US as well?.

Yeah, right.


37 posted on 06/12/2011 3:32:37 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: moovova

good point.
i read they sent armed officers and a helicopter to arrest a kid who accidently broke a greenhouse pane with a soccer ball.

but a Muslim who plastered a bunch of “gay free zone” posters, was fined about $150.

can you IMAGINE the MSM reaction here, if an Evangelical put up posters like that ? think he’d get off with a fine?


38 posted on 06/12/2011 5:08:28 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

this fat old Tolkien lover, thanks his fellow fat old Tolkien lover for doing the math.
(i guess that’s why you’re the Wizard!)

...LONG Long ago (in a galaxy far away?), i ran 26 mile marathons. so i’m glad my quick guess was close.
and race walkers do about 7mph i think.
maybe i couldn’t walk for an hour. but even now, i think i could do ONE lap at 5mph walking. and much faster jogging.

again, even with full gear, “passing score” is just jogging speed for a little over a lap. hardly unfair for a public defender, i think.


39 posted on 06/12/2011 5:19:36 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Elendur
...if an Evangelical put up posters like that ? think he’d get off with a fine?

He'd be hounded into re-hab along with Rep Weiner.

40 posted on 06/12/2011 5:48:08 PM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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