Update – a Brown Mark against the Youth Police & Crime Commissioner role


You could see this coming really.

Further to yesterday’s blog (but not as a result I must add!) Paris Brown is stepping down from her role in the wake of the twitter row which has engulfed her and the commission.

More on that here  

Some of the statement from Paris:

” I accept that I have made comments on social networking sites which have offended many people. I am really sorry for any offence caused.

“I strongly reiterate that I am not racist or homophobic. I have fallen into the trap of behaving with bravado on social networking sites. I hope this may stand as a learning experience for many other young people.

“I now feel that in the interests of everyone concerned – in particular the young people of Kent who I feel will benefit enormously from the role of a youth commissioner – that I should stand down as I feel that the recent media furore will continue and hamper my ability to perform the job to the level required.”

The problem is now, who will come forward to take a similar, if not even greater, level of scrutiny?