MEMBERS of the public are signing the petitions in droves, as outrage over the mishandling of Sarah Everard’s vigil intensifies across the nation.
One such petition on Change.org page reads: “After various comments and news articles over the last few weeks, it has become apparent that Cressida Dick is not capable of seeing the full truth of why the country’s crime rate is skyrocketing.
“But she is constantly shifting blame onto people or groups that have no cause or involvement in said crimes.
“I therefore start this petition to call for her resignation and instate a police chief that is more capable and up to the task.”
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey had called on Dame Cressida to resign, while Women’s Equality Party co-founder Catherine Mayer said the commissioner’s position was “untenable”.
Meanwhile, calls for Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan are rising up across the nation, despite Khan attempting to divert attention away from his own involvement in the deplorable scenes in Clapham, where a peaceful vigil saw women manhandled and arrested.
On the London Mayor’s official website, Weak Sadiq’s duties are clearly explained:
“The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 established a Police and Crime Commissioner for each police force area across England and Wales. In London, the elected Mayor – Sadiq Khan – is the equivalent of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is responsible for the totality of policing in the capital.”
Cressida and Khan preside over a capital with rising crime, with both particularly failing to get a grip of London’s knife pandemic.
While some concerns over the risk of being murdered are hugely exaggerated, various other crimes continue to rocket, with Khan admitting last week that he had failed in his duty to keep London safe for women.
KICK THE DICK
MET POLICE Chief Cressida Dick faced growing calls to quit yesterday as thousands of protesters chanted ‘shame on you’ outside Scotland Yard before marching to Parliament Square.
Officers erected barriers around the Metropolitan Police headquarters and the group of demonstrators, many holding placards aloft, spilled over on to the road next to the River Thames.
Sisters Uncut, an organisation describing itself as a feminist group taking direct action for domestic and sexual violence services, said it would be holding the rally.