London Mayor Sadiq Khan took a proactive approach to discrimination in the Metropolitan Police. We need the same in Finland to deal with a problematic issue in the Finnish police force.
Wise words by Mayor Khan.
Why don’t we hear the same from our politicians?
It is clear that the same issues that stain and undermine confidence in the Metropolitan Police also are a blow to confidence in Finland, especially among migrants and minorities.
We have read too many stories in Finland about racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying, discrimination, and misogyny in the Finnish police.
The latest one was how little the police do to tackle human trafficking.
One explanation of disinterest could be resources, but another one would be racism. The vast majority of human trafficking victims are migrants.
Despite those police officials who stain the police service, many dedicated police officials do their job without the toxic baggage of racism.