Skip to comments.DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women
Posted on 07/03/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by Nachum
The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women. As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records. The Justice Department says that the test discriminates
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Sad part is, one day one of these “affirmative action” candidates is going to get killed because she couldn’t perform her job. And in the process she is going to get her partner killed also.
Then what happens?
political correctness kills almost as many people as stupidity. unfortunately stupidity doesn’t kill enough.
Worse than her getting killed, something body else,(ie her partner) may get killed because she can’t physically do the job.
Lawyers sue the PD and the City for wrongful death.
Only for states that forbid you to protect yourself. Where I live in the US it would take a deputy forty-five minutes to get to our house, if he’s not busy elsewhere. As pappy sez: “We don’ need no steenkin’ cops”
Murders should get the DOJ to sue PD’s everywhere on their behalf.
Laws against murder discriminate against killers.
To discriminate is good
in the old days everyone discriminated daily.
In the store you discriminate against rotten food, you discriminate against overpriced items.
In employment you discriminate and don’t hire the sloppy or dirty ones.
To discriminate is as old as time and is good and natural
is there a test for crossdressers.
Let me have a chick that wants to arrest me for anything.
The trouble is, for every chick hired, 3 burly dudes need to be hired to back her up.
Those gals would make it in the Rangers though.
Basketball discriminates against short people.
Track and Field discriminates against slow people.
Airlines don’t hire blind pilots.
Bomb squads don’t hire those with hand tremors.
Medical school requires you know chemistry.
Math requires a correct answer.
To the useless hunks of whining protoplasm I write, “Get over yourself you dumb hags.”
Men must run 2000 yards in four minutes.Women should be able to get by with a 10 minute stroll of 200 yards.
They have to be able to shoot a dog or a disabled vet without having the gun recoil into their faces. It’s just good sense.
Before I retired from the Air Force at the age of 44, I had to run 1.5 miles faster than an 18 year old girl to meet standards.
Would someone please explain this to me?
Requiring Lawyers to pass the Bar discriminates against idiots.................wait! Forget I posted this.
Can the ladies pull a trigger and hit the target?
Raise your hand if you want a 5’1”, 90 lb. female coming to your rescue in a volatile situation. I didn’t think so.
How much strength does it really take to shoot a dog?! (snork, snork!)
Scary, alarmist talk. Male criminals (who, of course, vote Democrat) will only go up against male police officers and female criminals will occupy the female officers. Case closed.
Any questions?.....The word discriminate has been raped by the left.
Look, if you can't do what the job requires, you don't get the job...in any government or private sector.
Is this sooo hard to understand?
Let's qualify 105lb women to be firefighters, cops and Marines....what do you say???
This is good video of why women should not be in combat and are not capable of combat.
However, physical strength may be a different story.
” And in the process she is going to get her partner killed also.”
You have to learn to think like a liberal to understand that this is the part that makes it fair. Obama probably would give it a fancy name like “Critical Gender Theory”
Unless purses or shoes are on a sale on the way, then they'll never make the end line...
I'm gonna get it, ain't I?
Here is another video of why a weak female police officer is of little help and is actually detrimental in a physical conflict.
Oh for goodness sakes!!! Enough of this bleep already! If a girl can’t do a mans job, then she can’t do it, period, end of story.
He made men and women different. Those differences compliment each other. I sure as heck would NOT want some 115lb 5’3 woman fire fighter coming to “rescue” me from a burning building.
There are standardized tests for a reason. If you can’t pass it, then you FAIL and cannot move on. This goes for men as well.
Deal with it. I sure as heck could not, nor would not want to do such a thing. As a girl, if I really wanted to, I’d go for it.
If I failed (which I know I would), so be it. There are SO many other opportunities out there.
Why on earth do girls want to be guys anyway?
When they started to recruit women into the Charleston, WV police force, the add read “Amazon and butch women encouraged to apply”.
When they started to recruit women into the Charleston, WV police force, the ad read “Amazon and butch women encouraged to apply”.
Also discriminates against paraplegics and quadriplegics.
This does not sound like a difficult physical fitness test for someone epected to defend their own lives and those of others. I’m surprised so many men failed it. Do they not know what this test constists of before they take it? Most likely they had plenty of time to get in shape.
Sounds to me like perhaps those taking it are simply a bit too lazy to do what it takes to get into peak physical condition. It does take a some work if you are not used to it.
Oh sure...When it's time to carry the 250 pound bloated woman out of the house fire, or hostage situation, the lady cops can just shoot the cow.
Where's the beef?
22 pushups (not pull ups, as indicated in the article)
25 situps in 1 minute
300-meter run in 66 seconds
1.5-mile run in 15:37
The military had the same problem, and first tried to deal with it by lowering standards, which was a mess and reduced military readiness.
So they came up with a better way of doing business: delay new recruits for some months, while offering them the equivalent of a “physical prep school” to achieve physical standards. This works in several ways.
To start with, there are recruits who are just unmotivated and/or in bad physical condition. Even with a few months of lead time they either can’t, or won’t, physically improve themselves enough to pass standards. And this can cover the gamut to include abnormal weight, lack of strength and stamina, and health problems.
But there are many recruits of both sexes who are physically fit enough to pass but not to do well, and this prep time strongly raises the standards of recruits.
If they wash out of this very relaxed training, they would have never made it through real training. But the emphasis is not to wash them out, but to get them up to standards.
Importantly, training is not co-ed, so female recruits have female trainers who can perform to standards, plus they have far less sympathy for female recruits who slack off and make the other females look bad.
This prep training is also individual oriented, because new recruits have such different needs in getting prepared. A recruit who is physically a mess at the start but is almost up to standards because they are very motivated will be a better performer than one who just passes but makes no effort to do any more than just pass.
Let's lynch Mother Nature!
Recruits (police, military, whatever) who are coddled and babied at the outset to get them up to minimal training input standards, will be the first to quit when it gets tough in real life on the job.
Opinion of a former Navy frogman.
This is my hometown. I once tried to join the CCPD. I had just come off Active Duty Air Force. I passed all the test and made it all the way to the phsyc eval. I found out that the phsycologist do not have a sense of humor. Do not say “Kill them all and let God sort the out”. This will kill an interview real quick.
So what if it does? If the test measures the kind of normal physical/activity an officer could expect to do, chasing a suspect, etc, it is testing on ability to do physical requirements of the actual job.
It’s like saying computer programming discrimnates against women because math is hard.
And what percentage of women passing would it have to be to make it not discriminatory? They say nothing about that. Also they don’t care about any of the guys who couldn’t pass.
Women cops could potentially escalate and kill more people as being female, smaller and weaker, in general, they’d be forced to rely more on a firearm than male cops.
Is this the gal officer firing at the guy already in cuffs on the ground?