Articles News by Hamilton Strategies March 15, 2018
By Elizabeth Yore
“Such a comment is beneath you, Holmes. It shows me very clearly that you are unwell.”
—The Adventures of the Dying Detective, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Truth is stranger than fiction, even the fiction of the great British crime author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Yet, Doyle’s ‘dying detective’ is alive and unwell in not-so-merry Old England. The comment heard round the world was the utterance by British Detective Chief Superintendent Ivan Balhatchet, who oversees the crimes of honor violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
After two unresponsive requests to top cop Balhatchet from Jonathan Nicholas, a former police officer, as to why there has yet to be a single conviction for female genital mutilation, Commander Balhatchet responded that: “There are many nuances to this crime type, which even third-sector charitable organizations, do not claim to share a nexus with your rationale of concerns for the lack of successful prosecutions [sic].”
(This post originally appeared on townhall.com | Image from townhall.com)