Interesting twist

Posted by: ST on January 10, 2006 at 9:04 am

Check out this story about a former police bodyguard who sued Scotland Yard for “over-promoting him” because of political correctness – and won:

A BLACK police bodyguard who protected the Duchess of Cornwall has won $70,000 compensation after suing Scotland Yard for “over-promoting” him because of political correctness.

Sgt Leslie Turner — the first black personal protection officer to guard the royal family — will receive the “racial discrimination” payout after reaching an out-of-court settlement with London’s Metropolitan Police.

His representatives argued he landed the prestigious job as Camilla’s bodyguard only because he was black.

It was claimed that as a result of being over-promoted and not receiving proper training and support, Sgt Turner made mistakes which led to him being re-assigned.

Just when you thought you’d seen it all ….

Hat tip: Dean Esmay

RSS feed for comments on this post.

2 Responses to “Interesting twist”


  1. Pam says:

    I see the man’s point. All too often in our society we try to over compensate for the sake of equality. Well he wasn’t equal in that he is claiming, and seems to have been backed up by the court, that he was not treated as an equal. He was not trained as others were, therefore limiting his ability to do his job properly. Compound that with the fact that they basically put a sign on him that read, see I am black and I got this job because I am black, and you could very easily erase any goodwill of the original intention!

  2. Bob says:

    And now the race hustlers might see why mindless promotion, admission and support of person simply because of race does not help that person at all. We still don’t get it, the root problem with people of color not getting ahead is the poor education system and the lack of adequate support in the community when they are young. But they will never amdit that beause then they would really need to admit that it’s all local and not the fault of the president or congress.