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Monday, January 09, 2006

Herald Sun: Camilla's protector paid out [08jan06]
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.
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.
Other than being a data point in favor of arguments against affirmative action, there's something that jumped right out at me: The policeman essentially has stated for the record that he was imcompetent for the job he was given. Personally, I think I'd just accept the transfer, knowing the truth, and not call attention to my inadequacies. Especially for that little money.

Link via The Corner.

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