Sunday, January 08, 2006

Here's a new one

Camilla's protector paid out:
A Black police bodyguard who protected the Duchess of Cornwall has won $70,000 (Australian $ presumably - ed.) 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.
Is that slick or what? Hmmm, there's got to be a way other folks can get on this gravy train. How about if Caucasians claim they were over-promoted because of "silent discrimination," or Orientals because "everyone knows how smart they are."