Calgary police officers expected to remove 'thin blue line' patches
After nearly two months of defiance, officers are expected to remove the controversial thin blue line patch from their service uniforms.
Article contentCalgary Chief Constable Mark Neufeld on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.Photo by Darren Makowichuk/PostmediaCritics of the patch say it’s been used for decades by police forces and white supremacists as a sign of dissent against the push for racial equality and police reform.
They say even though the vast majority of Calgary police officers view it as a show of solidarity and remembrance, its use disregards their concerns.On Wednesday, Cornett extended an olive branch to CPS members.“The commission does not question that Calgary police officers wore the symbol with good intentions,” said Cornett, who praised the professionalism of police in dealing with a recent wave of random violent crime and shootings in the city.Read more: National Post »
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Hold your ground gentleman..you put up with filth everyday and blame the force for anything..keep the stripes..its the only way to show solidarity 💪 Just go with the Canadian flag. Triggers the SJWs equally as much, but can’t be cancelled. Should replace the officer’s to Good. It's a disgrace to the flag. And hideous to boot.
This is news because? Lol if the patch had a rainbow of colours that would be accept The uniform is the property of the police service not the officers.. them's the breaks. Theres nothing wrong w the patches. Should keep them and show unity!
Calgary police union tells officers to remove 'thin blue line' patchesThe union representing Calgary Police Service members has directed front-line officers to remove 'thin blue line' patches from their uniforms, its president confirmed Wednesday. Liberal is red.... U can only fly a rainbow, Ukrainian or Blm flag the rest are not virtuous enuff. They don't align with the woke agenda. Aaaaaaaaaaah.... Racist! There should be nothing on their uniforms besides the standard issue of what they wear as an officers. No Blue line, no rainbows etc. they work for the public and are paid by public funds. They can wear whatever they want when they aren’t working.
Calgary police union 'reluctantly' directs officers to remove thin blue line patch from uniforms | CBC NewsThe Calgary Police Association has “reluctantly” directed its members to remove the thin blue line patches from their street uniforms while declaring victory in other areas of negotiation with the police commission. How about a headline that says the truth, like “it’s a symbol of white supremacy and it’s very threatening to most people.” This post is a bad idea. Just going to leave that there. If that's all those officers think, they are woefully ignorant of the concept of the thin blue line. That sort of rhetoric is what has militarized the US, you do not want it to spread. Delete this. Then sit down and have a think. Mostly about firing every person involved in this tweet, from the author of the article to the editor that approved it to the social media coordinator that posted it.
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This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below."After consultation with our members, and several meetings with the CPS executive and commission, we are encouraging members to remove the patches from their uniforms," read an email from Calgary Police Association president John Orr.Social Sharing.Calgary Police Association is recommending its members remove the patches from their daily uniforms.
Article content Calgary Chief Constable Mark Neufeld on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Photo by Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia Critics of the patch say it’s been used for decades by police forces and white supremacists as a sign of dissent against the push for racial equality and police reform." The issue came to a head earlier this year when the commission directed officers, through Chief Mark Neufeld, to remove the patches by the end of March. They say even though the vast majority of Calgary police officers view it as a show of solidarity and remembrance, its use disregards their concerns. On Wednesday, Cornett extended an olive branch to CPS members." That led to pushback by members and Neufeld asking for a two week pause to discuss the issue. “The commission does not question that Calgary police officers wore the symbol with good intentions,” said Cornett, who praised the professionalism of police in dealing with a recent wave of random violent crime and shootings in the city. Trending Stories At least 21 dead after shooting at Texas elementary school: officials “I also want to once again say that our decision on the Thin Blue Line patch was in no way an expression of non-confidence in the members of the Calgary Police Service,” Cornett said.
“Our unanimous decision was always based simply on the symbol having mixed meanings to a significant number of people in our city. The Calgary Police Commission is a 12-member body made up of 10 civilians and two city councillors and provides oversight to CPS.” Advertisement 6 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content She said talks with officers on their concerns over the ban on the patches would continue, while also noting it’s the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer that shone a light on the thin blue line patch and systemic racism among law enforcement. “(That) led to many important and difficult conversations, including here in Calgary,” said Cornett. “We’re thankful for the service on all their anti-racism work so far — there’s a lot of work to do but we can reflect on all that’s been done..
” Neufeld said progress has been made since he admitted in 2020 that systemic racism does exist within the CPS, but that it remains a work in progress. “It’s not easy work, we knew it wouldn’t be easy work,” he told the commission. “We committed to being relentless in our pursuit of dismantling systemic racism and becoming an anti-racist and equitable police service.” CPS officials said training and other initiatives to that end are moving ahead. Share this article in your social network Share this Story: .