Skip to comments.City agrees to lower test scores for police exam
Posted on 03/11/2011 8:11:55 PM PST by B4Ranch
DAYTON The citys 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.
They do not seek to elevate those at the lower end; they seek to take those at the top, bring them down and punish them.
This reminds me of a line from the movie 1941.
“Oh my God,they gave him a gun!”
... if you really want to **** up society.
And they do.
What is the point of having an exam?
Lower the bar and people will eventually reach it.
What are the ramifications of those ‘policed’?
To find out who is stupid enough to never leave.
Seems like a good reason to avoid Dayton for a vacation stop over.
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— Samuel Adams
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— James Madison
So, is there not a video of a little white boy screaming, “That’s racist!”?
It is incredible how public safety doesn’t even enter the discussion; I was watching an interview with a black fireman candidate who had his results tossed along with the other (mostly-white) candidates who were at the top with him. He was understandably upset; he was treated like the “white devils” because he had studied and done very well, and now wouldn’t be hired because the list was tossed.
The soft bigotry of lowered expectations; I was in a precinct in Newark NJ and couldn’t believe the size of the fat asses on the female (all minority) officers. They would never apprehend anyone; in fact, they probably never left the building. I’d like to think that dead wood was among the many laid off by Newark’s mayor; those cuts would impact minorities worst because those jobs were closed to whites in the surrounding suburbs (due to residency requirements). At the same time, those suburbs had to open THEIR exams to Newark residents as part of an NAACP lawsuit settlement.
I like watching Newark crumble from a safe distance...the suburbs are filled with people whose parents were chased out of there after the riots.
Police powers to intentional substandard thugs sounds a bit ‘third world’.
Miami did this some years back - hired a bunch of police officers in a hurry to get grant money or some such thing... it was a disaster. Lower standards means more problems... lots more.
What Does Peter Principle Mean?
An observation that in an organizational hierarchy, every employee will rise or get promoted to his or her level of incompetence. The Peter Principle is based on the notion that employees will get promoted as long as they are competent, but at some point will fail to get promoted beyond a certain job because it has become too challenging for them. Employees rise to their level of incompetence and stay there. Over time, every position in the hierarchy will be filled by someone who is not competent enough to carry out his or her new duties.
To hope for the best: no honkies show up so 100% of the top scorers are black & Latino. Once that fails, go to plan B (and then on to plan C, etc.)
Great, so now they have a bunch of illiterate with guns roaming the streets.
I was actually serious about my post. The lower the score, the higher the comfort zone. It decreases turnover yet you take your chances on thuggery and corruption. It is quite a pathetic approach to retainment.
Maybe they’ll do a TV show! Police Morons of Dayton...
Too many whites. The test is racist.
I believe departments everywhere have done this for the last 30 years. I recall people being denied a chance to serve because their scores were too HIGH.
Many municipalities don’t want to accept fed or state funds to hire new employees or build new schools because in a very short time the costs will make them regret it. The brick & mortar of the new school, or the salary of the rookie cop, is not the problem; the problem becomes the teachers’ salaries and the cop’s a few years (VERY FEW years) down the road. The teacher tenure is the kiss of death, and when “outside” funding dries up you have a scenario like NJ, where taxpayers are literally being driven out of the state by property taxes completely out of proportion to services received. The sanctity of tenure and pay increases can’t be challenged, so everything else (police, fire, public works, etc.) gets cut to accomodate the teachers. The fact that Newark, Jersey City, Camden, and Paterson laid off so many police officers while their teachers are sitting pretty says it all; they have become NJ’s “upper middle class” (replacing the former upper middle class, composed of many professionals working in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors until those jobs started leaving).
That is what they want. Just someone who will do as they are told and crack skulls when ordered. Care to guess whose skulls they are going to be ordered to crack?
What's happening to our proud country??
What's happening to our proud country??
Oh, probably higher crime. More pOlice corruption. Higher homeowners insurance. Much more ‘diversity’ in the pOlice Dept. And it keeps the west side of Dayton quiet for the next couple of years. But I am sure there will be another racial problem arise soon to keep the community organizers busy.
These policies validate the Klan’s contentions that some ethnic groups are inferior to others, and women are inferior to men; rather than a hick in a hood, our own government is publicly stating this as the law of the land by legislating/permitting these policies.
The “protected” groups should no longer be considered inferior when they themselves vocally oppose these demeaning (though highly profitable) policies.
An acquaintance was a fireman in a town north of Boston. He retired ASAP back in the mid-1990’s. Why? Because the minorities that were being hired were clearly unqualified (”f**king retarted” was the exact phrase he used to describe the ones he was forced to work with) and he could not rely on them for his safety while on the job.
Public safety? A joke, like everything else has become.
"Hey! Let's have dumber cops!"
I very rarely disconnect from the first sentence of a post. I just did.
The point here. IMO.
I don’t take any “protected” minority or woman seriously until they prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that their ethnicity or genitalia wasn’t the reason they are in their position; while it is nice to deal with competent people from those groups, you’d be shocked how many are simply useless tokens hired as charity (or to protect against lawsuits). I’ve always found that when you go straight to the “non-protected” people, you get results; they actually earned their position, and often have to really produce to avoid having another token replace them. Even the tokens and their keepers know SOMEBODY has to do the real work...
So when they dumb it down far enough where everyone passes, what will they then use as a criteria for hiring? Skin color?
To all individuals of Caucasian descent:
How can you be so racially insensitive as to score higher than people of color?
Don't you know that the racially sensitive thing to do would be to answer several questions incorrectly to lower your score?
That is why from this day forward, any Caucasian scoring over a 90% on the exam will be automatically disqualified for demonstrating racial insensitivity, a quality we will not tolerate in the civil service.
Pray for America.
Need we ask, of those passing the exam, who are more equal? I think the answer is obvious, and the hiring will of course reflect the same.
Doesn’t Costa Rica sound good?
That bilingual requirement has spread through much of the private sector here in NJ; everything from restaurants/bars to supermarkets to realtors to telemarketers to bank tellers. Anything dealing with the public, since many Americans are leaving the state anyway, now requires Spanish or sometimes Portuguese (due to the Brazilian numbers); without that second language, don’t even bother applying. Surely not a good sign for the blacks in NJ, either.
Thank You. It puzzles me as well.
Umm, that's what they are doing already.
The "exam" is simply a cover story. It's (obviously) meaningless.
You don’t find that these policies are basically a government statement to the effect that people from certain ethnic groups, as well as females, are inferior to other ethnic groups, as well as males? I think it clearly states that a black or Hispanic cannot compete with a Caucasian or Asian on these tests. What else could be derived from the policy? They validated the Klan’s claim to racial superiority; it is now the law of the land.
Whenever I see this kind of race hustle I have to wonder if the white populations of the effected parasite nests (”cities”) scratch their heads and ask themselves why they vote Democrat. Don’t get me wrong - - I am well aware there are IQ issues involved - - but still, at least a few of them must finally, begrudgingly, pull their heads out of their behinds, don’t you think?
My last boss was a hetero-hating bull dyke. Stupid as a box of rocks. I mean really stupid, EXCEPT (s)he has the ability of a broken record to throw the “I'm a protected person!” card out if/when (s)he was ever questioned or challenged about anything work related. (S)he was a joke and when I left there had become such a joke that everyone else would just let he(r) babble and ignored whatever(s)he said.
Being an over 40 year old dyke keeps that completely useless waste of flesh employed. She adds ZERO to the company or it's bottom line. Producing results? Please! You had to work AROUND he(r).
1+1=2. Some might get there faster. I see neither of those numbers as racist.
Here in NJ it is rapidly becoming a requirement in suburbs; Governor Christies Dem predecessor admitted during his term that without illegal immigrants NJ had lost population. The cities themselves are still bleeding the few jobs left, if anything. They had a hard time attracting workers before, and technology and a changing workplace has made our city model obsolete; we no longer need to work near a seaport, railways, or factories, and people shop at suburban malls or online now rather than “downtown”.
Very common in companies today; your particular token was protected by the over-40 anti-age discrimination laws, the lack of a penis, and a mental illness. You’re right; the companies just pay, and the staff works IN SPITE OF the token.