posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 09:32 PM
reply to post by hopenotfeariswhatweneed
Actually yes, many police departments have a maximum IQ standard. Too smart?
"You can't be a cop in our department,you're not dumb enough."
To be fair police officers possess a higher IQ (by a slim margin) than your average person. I want to say it's 105 but I'm too lazy to Google it.
I think it's bollocks that you can be denied for having a high IQ, but it's not that different from certain jobs weeding out overqualified
candidates. Still it's unfair. Some people are very bright and feel a certain calling towards certain jobs.
I watched the video and read some article about the firefighter being detained and really hope there was more to the incident than what meets the eye.
It seems beyond ridiculous to slap cuffs on a fellow first responder for something as innocuous as not moving the firetruck. I know there are
procedures to follow regarding the placement of emergency vehicles, but seriously... At the moment it sure is sounding purely ego driven. I do
sincerely hope that detained firefighter wasn't actually necessary to the rescue/first aid being administered.
I don't really care who had command of the situation, that doesn't automatically exhonerate the cop in what appears to be a shameless pissing
contest gone too far.
I really wish we had a full video and knew the totality of the circumstances surrounding the detention. You never know, the firefighter could have
been a royal pain in the ass and not moving the truck could have been a danger or impediment to rescue. I doubt it, but I'm not really all for
making sweeping judgements against people (I might be lying) without a full account and record by both sides.