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Holder strongarms Dayton Police Department into lowering passing scores on Police Exam
Dayton ABC Chan 22 News ^ | 03/12/2011

Posted on 03/12/2011 4:48:38 PM PST by NWFLConservative

DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.

The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.daytonsnewssource.com ...


TOPICS: US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: cops; dayton; hispeople; holder; lowerstandards; mypeople; racism

1 posted on 03/12/2011 4:48:42 PM PST by NWFLConservative
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To: NWFLConservative
The only way this jack booted strongarming by that damn thug Holder is ever going to stop is for people to just stand up to him and start telling him to keep his damn Federal nose out of their LOCAL business. If they don't then eventually the Marxist thugs will be telling us when we can eat, sleep and do our daily morning giving birth to new liberals.

If you can't pass the test, regardless of your color, then you are not fit to be a police officer. PERIOD. Affirmative action has screwed up every other aspect of our lives, the police force is about the last place you want it to rear it's ugly, racist, head even more than it already is.
2 posted on 03/12/2011 4:53:08 PM PST by NWFLConservative (.)
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To: NWFLConservative

It’s for “his people”, don’tcha know.


3 posted on 03/12/2011 4:54:07 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

2+2=4, I don’t care what color you are.


4 posted on 03/12/2011 4:57:29 PM PST by kempo
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To: NWFLConservative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ain2by4Fums


5 posted on 03/12/2011 4:58:50 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: NWFLConservative

I wonder if there will be other factors, aside from the artifically lowered passing grade, which will help in candidate selection, such as the need for community representative policing?

Holder’s ultimate goal is to have an empowered black police force controlling the population.


6 posted on 03/12/2011 4:59:11 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: beethovenfan

This brings to mind how well our Afirmative Active Pres(id)ent has worked out for us...


7 posted on 03/12/2011 5:00:07 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: NWFLConservative
According to Eric, it's unfair that more than 12% of the black population is in prison, because they are only 12% of the US population.

Never mind the fact that they commit 50% of the murders.

It's not fair to hold black people to the same standards as other people.

But it's not because they're inferior. They're just special.

8 posted on 03/12/2011 5:00:16 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: NWFLConservative
If the NAACP had a shred of integrity, they'd get up into Holder's grille and tell him that dumbing down the process is the last image they want to project.

If.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

9 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:05 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: 230FMJ

Active=Action


10 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:33 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: NWFLConservative

Gomorrah is just around the corner...and stop slouching...and why are we in this handbasket?


11 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:54 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: NWFLConservative

Good luck people of Dayton


12 posted on 03/12/2011 5:04:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: NWFLConservative

So, Holder is saying that “his people” are incapable of passing the test as-is. Interesting how little regard he has for “his people.”


13 posted on 03/12/2011 5:05:44 PM PST by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: NWFLConservative
The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’

When I went to school both 58 & 63 were 'F'

14 posted on 03/12/2011 5:07:26 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: nuconvert

This ensures that more in he Dayton will “act stupidly”.


15 posted on 03/12/2011 5:08:50 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"But it's not because they're inferior. They're just special."

You're leaving out the most important part.......IT'S ALL WHITEY'S FAULT.
16 posted on 03/12/2011 5:09:05 PM PST by NWFLConservative (.)
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To: NWFLConservative

The black bigot Holder at work against all whites of America.


17 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:20 PM PST by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Never mind the fact that they commit 50% of the murders"

I would be willing to bet it's a lot more than that. When you consider the vast majority of murders in this country are related to drugs in one way or another and it seems that that is the profession of choice by blacks nowadays, is stands to reason they are commiting more than 1 out of every 2 murders.

18 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:20 PM PST by NWFLConservative (.)
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To: NWFLConservative

This isn’t Activism.


19 posted on 03/12/2011 5:15:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Pearls Before Swine
#6, Bingo.

Holder's SS.

20 posted on 03/12/2011 5:17:43 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: NWFLConservative

So how is it, that Washington DC has any sway over what a city determines to be a passing grade on a police extrance test?

This is NOT a federal issue!


21 posted on 03/12/2011 5:20:05 PM PST by rjamesca (Been there, done that . . .)
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To: All; NWFLConservative
I like how the local NAACP president opposes this lowering of standards too.

Even he sees this failure of checkbox "multiculturalism" and racial quotas for what it is!

22 posted on 03/12/2011 5:20:29 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: NWFLConservative

Multi-Kulti Uber Alles!


23 posted on 03/12/2011 5:21:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NWFLConservative

The continued “dumbing down” of America...with the race card played to boot.

JoMa


24 posted on 03/12/2011 5:28:16 PM PST by joma89
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To: beethovenfan

Listen, when the President says that the police acted stupidly, he wants to be factually correct.


25 posted on 03/12/2011 5:29:28 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: NWFLConservative
I wonder if there will be other factors, aside from the artifically lowered passing grade, which will help in candidate selection

It will help if they have black skin.


26 posted on 03/12/2011 5:31:24 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Iron Munro
Well, then again, truth to tell, that's how Holder got his job. It's intuitively obvious that you don't need to have brains to be a cop or AG, just the right color to "protect and serve."

Then again, that's why Obama has his job as well. And Biden. Obama needed some appeal to white liberals and Biden is the best he could do.

That's why Sotomayer made it to the supremes. Just because of race. Well, sex too of course.

Face it. The cornerstone of this administration is race.

27 posted on 03/12/2011 5:37:20 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: NWFLConservative
The only way this jack booted strongarming by that damn thug Holder is ever going to stop is for people to just stand up to him and start telling him to keep his damn Federal nose out of their LOCAL business.

Ahhhhhh. But there is something that makes any and all local business a federal matter.

When minorities are involved, "civil rights" are involved. And that makes anything a FEDERAL matter -- even, presumably, the color of ice cream.

28 posted on 03/12/2011 5:50:53 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: NWFLConservative

Any self respecting black will carry this embarrassing sign around their neck.

Some people just have to keep blacks down.

How degrading.


29 posted on 03/12/2011 6:01:51 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Altura Ct.

When you consider that white candidates will be rejected with much higher scores until the fill their quotas of blacks, it becomes doubly repugnant. And 58 percent? That’s disgusting. Ohio civil service exams have always been a joke.
I sat for one for a municipal fire department once, scoring 97% without ever having been to fire school. They wanted to hire some of their buddies that were volunteers, but their scores were much, much lower. Their solution was to make the test scores only count for 33 percent of the overall, with the “interview” counting for 66 percent.


30 posted on 03/12/2011 6:02:03 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: NWFLConservative

I’m back in school, working for a nursing degree.
If you can’t maintain a score of 80 plus on all your work, you are out. In the pharmacology you must get 80 plus on every quiz and test. Some jobs just require a higher standard for the public safety. I think if you are putting someone on the street with a gun and the authority to use it, they better be an above average person.


31 posted on 03/12/2011 6:26:12 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Iron Munro

So could a stupid white person be considered as well


32 posted on 03/12/2011 6:26:49 PM PST by funfan
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To: NWFLConservative

People are going to up and move there now for sure..../s


33 posted on 03/12/2011 6:29:12 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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34 posted on 03/12/2011 7:57:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NWFLConservative

So the DOJ head muckity muck has just called “his people” dumba##............


35 posted on 03/12/2011 8:09:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: HonestConservative; holdonnow; kristinn; mware; rush

Ping


36 posted on 03/12/2011 8:14:38 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Holder’s ultimate goal is to have an empowered black police force controlling the population.

Armed citizens can keep "an empowered black police force" from controlling anything.

When they come for your guns, give them the bullets first.

37 posted on 03/12/2011 8:21:25 PM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: NWFLConservative

Way back in Greek mythology a guy named Procrustes used to welcome weary travelers to his home by the road with a meal and a nice bed for the night - and to make sure they were really comfortable he’d stretch them on a rack or cut off a limb or two so they’d fit the exact length of the bed - ‘course it turned out his real interest was in incapacitating and robbing his guests, and finally his neighbors got tired of his rearranging passersby to meet his own ends and treated him to a long rest on his own bed, using his own cut to fit methodology - truly Holder sounds like an up to date Procrustes, cutting and fitting reality for his own personal interests - let’s hope the neighbors get fed up soon.......


38 posted on 03/12/2011 9:31:02 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: NWFLConservative

How humiliating to be recognized as an “affirmative action” hire, made possible by lowering standards. But there are those who can live with that stigma. No longer are we talking about justice, but about reverse discrimination and retribution.


39 posted on 03/12/2011 9:44:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: NWFLConservative
Maybe I'm ignorant, but what authority does the federal government have over local law enforcement?
Could a LEO educate me?

I know they federalized the National Guard, but have they federalized all state and local government too?
I don't get it.

40 posted on 03/13/2011 9:03:03 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: trickyricky
Are the Dayton Police federal employees?
Anyone? A LEO?
Please educate me.
Thanks.
41 posted on 03/13/2011 11:15:37 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: windsorknot
there are those who can live with that stigma.

People who live in the dream world of liberal beliefs probably easily rationalize a little thing like being an affirmative action hire.

42 posted on 03/13/2011 6:17:05 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: NWFLConservative

Really? Really? Really?

Not to sound like a bigot, but I don’t want a black person passing a police exam based on these standards. There’s a reason why these exams are designed the way they are. If black folks don’t study and prepare for the exams like other folks do, then it’s their fault for failing. We can’t start lowering the bar because a certain group isn’t getting in. I want competent police officers on the street who know what they’re doing. This is a complete disgrace by the DOJ. No one should take the DOJ seriously anymore. The people running this administration are complete morons who hang their online degrees in the office.


43 posted on 03/13/2011 9:43:57 PM PDT by wantobefree
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To: wantobefree
Now I see what happened.
The USDOJ has no local authority over law enforcement testing,
but they do have the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The hammer they hold over the states.

For years blacks have been called spear chuckers and jungle bunnies, and have
had the stereotype of the lazy, stupid "Stepin Fetchit" to overcome.

But rather than proving the world wrong,
they've managed to live up to the lowest expectations of the stereotypical cartoon negro.

44 posted on 03/14/2011 7:51:09 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: wantobefree

It is all part of this pathetic “administration’s” philosophy that if their “people” can’t meet the standards, then it’s obviously due to racism, and they need to lower the bar so their “people” are now competitive.

If I were a self respecting black person (there have to be a few of them left) I would be terribly insulted by this.


45 posted on 03/14/2011 8:43:49 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (.)
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To: NWFLConservative; wantobefree
If I were a self respecting black person (there have to be a few of them left) I would be terribly insulted by this.

It does appear that there may be a few:


Black applicant protests lowering police entrance exam scores
Community leaders say Justice Department’s demand is ‘a slap in the face to black people.’

DAYTON — Zachary Williams is a 21-year-old black Wayne High School grad who wants nothing more than to be a Dayton police officer or firefighter.

He’s one of 225 black applicants who took the November police entrance exam now at the center of a dispute between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.

…………….. …………………………………..

There are roughly 650 Dayton police and firefighters and less than 40 are black in a city with 62,000 black residents. The fact a smaller percentage of blacks passed the police exam in November doesn’t help Dayton’s chances of improving those numbers.

“It doesn’t surprise me the test results aren’t different and it shouldn’t surprise anyone,” said Randy Beane, police union president. “Not enough African-Americans are taking the exam and we need to get in the schools and talk to kids about being in law enforcement. What we are doing here is the definition of insanity.”

Williams said he understands what the Justice Department is trying to accomplish, but he thinks it’s the wrong method and it’s keeping him from achieving his dream.

………………….. “…………….

Community leaders agree with Williams and said the Justice Department’s method stigmatizes blacks.

…………………..Keith Lander, chairman of the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said the lowering of the test score “is a slap in the face to black people……………………………


46 posted on 03/14/2011 9:11:30 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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