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Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.
March 10, 2011
DAYTON — The city’s Civil Service Board and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed on a lower passing score for the police recruit exam after it was rejected because not enough blacks passed the exam.
The city lowered both written exams a combined 15 points that resulted in 258 more people passing the exam, according to a statement released Thursday by Civil Service officials. The agreement allows the city to immediately resume its plans to hire police and firefighters.
The original passing scores determined by Civil Service required candidates to answer 57 of 86 (66 percent) questions correctly on one portion and 73 of 102 (72 percent) on the other.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
This has been the norm for quite a while unfortunately. Even in a small town 10 years ago this was happening. A friend of mine quit the police department due to these policies. Being one of the brighter guys on the force they took him off patrol and put him behind a desk answering phones. He said what they wanted was dumb, aggressive guys right out of the military. Go figure.
I have a sneaky suspicion the same rule applies for political candidates.
Originally posted by DIDtm
I think just the opposite for the political scene. Political candidates must be smart enough to think on their feet as to not get caught in their lies before the election.
But this doesn't surprise me one bit about the police officers. People who can't think for themselves are the obedient ones. The obedient ones listen and follow instructions. All in order to put the puzzle together for the ones really running the show.
They sure dont want an uprising from cops now. Then the military would have to intervene, and all of our troops are in other countries.
He told me that he thought that I would not be willing to follow orders without question, that I would want to have my "whys and what fors" answered and they did NOT want officers that would think for themselves........