Brickbat: Whiter Shade of Pale


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A top cop in London's Metropolitan Police has been placed on restrictive duties and could be fired after being accused of racism and gross misconduct. The officer, a member of the department's anti-corruption unit, told colleagues they need to be above reproach and "whiter than white." Some colleagues note that the phrase is actually quite common, having been popularized as the slogan of a laundry detergent.