Questioning the partnership policies of West Midlands Police
Yesterday I published an article exposing the actions of PC Gary Stack of West Midlands Police, who was one of those who brought the discredited Tell Mama group into the West Midlands force.
Today, I asked West Midlands Police via their Twitter address whether Tell Mama are a suitable entity to be advising police forces.
Below is my communication, via Twitter broken up into sub-140 character blocks, to West Midlands Police on this issue (because that is the digital environment where Tell Mama and WMP officers seem to hang out the most).
1/4A question for West Midlands Police. @WMP Why are you still allowing a discredited group like Tell Mama to influence police training
2/4 @WMP and policing policy?See: http://preview.tinyurl.com/oclajux It is really not acceptable to have police officers promoting groups
3/4 @WMP who have been exposed as dishonest, or have those groups train police officers or help to design policy.
4/4 @WMP Such actions do very little to increase people’s confidence in the police to act in an impartial manner.
I await my reply from them on this issue. If West Midlands Police are reading this, and wish to comment, this blogs email address is editor(at)fahrenheit211.net
Links, notes and suggestions:
If you also feel, like me, that the West Midlands Police has made a grave error in recruiting Tell Mama to train police officers in matters pertaining to ‘Islamophobia’, then politely write to them and tell them so yourself. The police should be our servants, and not the servants of groups like Tell Mama.
West Midlands Police contact details
WMP Twitter name @WMP
WMP also have another Twitter account which is:
The West Midlands Police have a general email address which is:
If you wish to inform Police Constable Gary Stack personally of your opinion of WMP’s association with Tell Mama then please send a polite email to either of these two addresses below. Please keep your communication with PC Stack, and indeed any police officer, civil, and do not abuse or criticise him or them for anything other than the issue of this mistake in associating with Tell Mama. There are more effective ways to get things done, not only by shouting and by insult, if you see what I mean.
The best guess at PC Stack’s individual email address, based on the format above, is most likely to be
PC Stack is also a volunteer on the forces Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender group and those who are LGBT, or who support LGBT causes, may wish to question the wisdom of bringing into West Midlands Police, an Islamic apologist outfit, such as Tell Mama, at a time when LGBT people are facing murderous oppression throughout the Islamic world.
Tell Mama have a vested interest in shutting down criticism of the ideology of Islam, which is why they too often treat valid criticism of Islam as a ‘hate-crime’. If they, and groups like them, get their own way then it could become very difficult to speak out about the abuses of LGBT people in Islamic lands, or even the abuse of LGBT people in places like the East End of London. It is vital that LGBT people and their allies do not forget or ignore those who are hung, stoned and beaten to death by the followers of Islam across the Islamic sphere of influence, purely for being different, purely for being not acceptable to Islam.
The admin address for the West Midlands LGBT group is:
If you feel that you wish to make an official complaint about WMP associating with Tell Mama then these pages may help
If you want to contact the regional newspaper over this story, as I have, then the details of the Birmingham Mail are as follows:
Telephone 0121 234 5536/5564
Or by post;
BPM Media (Midlands) Floor 6, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, Birmingham, B24 9FF
We must stop groups like Tell Mama from continuing their disproportionate and often baleful influence on our public services, and to do that you must complain loudly, complain coherently and complain often.