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Rookie policeman disciplined for ‘gays on Hollyoaks’ rant

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  1. It’s not using restraint in public comments that concerns me; it’s the lasting attitude he’s going to apply in his job that give me the screaming heebie-jeebies.

  2. They shoulda made him attend a pride event as a kind of penance, maybe that way they could address his bigotry rather than just the way he expresses it.

  3. One can only guess that the attitude he will take when called to a gay-bashing incident.

  4. Disgraceful. I hope he’s monitored very closely indeed. How can he treat all members of the public fairly when he says such things?

  5. “What he said about gay TV characters is embarrassing – now everyone knows he’s a Hollyoaks fan.”

    That made me laugh.

  6. Brian Burton 27 Jul 2009, 10:46pm

    The Guy looks as camp as a row of Tents….Silly bitch, who’s she trying to kid?

  7. Ryan Haynes - fyi radio 28 Jul 2009, 9:42am

    “immature views expressed while he was a student.”

    So even the educated can have these views…there’s no hope…is there?

  8. Brian, dear thats not the copper in question its the gay/bi guy from Hollyoaks (sad that I watch it sumtimes eh!)

  9. I thought the whole point of a screening process was intended to root out police officers with such bigoted views.
    Does he really regret saying those things or does he merely regret being caught saying those things?

  10. So he got a “real dressing down”, did he? He should have been kicked off the force immediately. This is exactly the kind of person we don’t need in the police. I wonder if politics played a part in keeping him.

  11. This guy is not just homophobic, he’s alos racist and sectarian too. Why the hell IS he still a policeman? I wonder what Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Minister thinks of it? Maybe we should all ask him.

    Kenny.MacAskill.msp@scottish.parliament.uk

  12. Hey Mike – you didn’t need to out yourself (as a Hollyoaks fan) the text below the picture tells you who it is :o)

  13. Lilith, you are right but I think Brian was mistook….? I am always outing myself; ex Catholic, ex copper, xxx(!) whoops

  14. Brian Burton 28 Jul 2009, 3:59pm

    Mike,
    It shows how much TV I watch, I have not wached a Soap since ‘Crossroads’ and that was some time ago was’nt it?

  15. He should have been fireman.

  16. Who gives a shit what he thinks about anyone, or anything? As long as he remains unbiased and impartial in his work, what he says or believes outside of work is nobody’s business.

    Contrary to public opinion, it is not illegal to be racist, homophobic or Islamist, as long as you don’t use your opinions to incite hatred. George Orwell’s 1984 may be close, but we haven’t got ‘thought police’ yet.

  17. Brian if you mean the original Crossroads with Amy Turtle et al yes it was “a few” years ago (God Bless ATV and all who went down with her!)

  18. Brian Burton 30 Jul 2009, 10:47am

    Mike,
    Yes, I did mean the old Crossroads, Benny was my favorite. Chubby cheeks and angelic face, I felt he needed protecting from anything nasty…..Ah! days of innocence, days of wine and roses! As you get older, Life can jerk you around hither and thither and put you through all kinds of trials and tribulations. Having a Life Partner to share the ups and downs is essential. Lucky for me I have one. We Civil Partnered three years ago and I feel Married! Is this the ‘New Morality?’ or the beginnings of it. Modern morality concists in accepting the standard of the age we live in now. (I really wonder if that’s true?) or can it be a form of immorality? Questions, questions, life is full of them; The true perfection of man lies, not in what a man has, but in what the man is! Cheers Mike, as young Benthom says: Don’t be a stranger!

  19. Hello Miss Diane

  20. The article appeared in the Scottish rag, the “Sunday Mail”. One of its pet hates are the police and gays. Don’t believe everything written in this piece of s**t

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