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Old 01-07-2010, 06:11 PM
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Justice Department lawsuit accuses N.J. of discrimination in written police tests | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com

Between 2000 and 2008, 89 percent of the white candidates who took the test passed, compared to 73 percent of African-American candidates and 77 percent of Hispanic candidates, according to the lawsuit.

How can a written test that is the exact same for everyone be racist
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:37 PM
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You think that's bad?

Check out the lunacy Chicago, IL PD is considering:

"The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping the police entrance exam, sources tell Fran Spielman.

Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible

Maybe they should stop doing criminal backround checks. That would open up a whole lot of doors for some.

Police May Scrap Entrance Exam: Report | NBC Chicago
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:41 AM
Location: Cape Coral Fl
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Affirmative action at it's worst.
How many of the minorities shelled out the close to $2000.00 to study via a tutor for the exam. Many police do this, they don't go in and blindly take this test.
On a given department they all make the same salary..so take the tutor course, you may do better.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:17 AM
Location: Tri-State Area
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How many studied for the exam?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:19 AM
Location: NJ
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Would love to see what an acceptable test looks like compared to the current test.

Of the candidates that take the test, what does the profile of the candidates experience and education look like for those that passed and those that failed? Could their be a pattern in predicting who will pass?

I would think that the DOJ would get involved in such a case on the merit of fairness alone. Do you suppose there could be biased questions that preclude white officers from passing and promotion? Is that not a concern of the DOJ, as in justice for all?

"The Department of Justice is arguing the state has violated Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination, because it hasnít proved that the test, which some departments require for promotions to sergeant, is an essential tool for determing fitness for the job."

Do the tests given in the school system meet that requirement, ie. fitness to be promoted a grade or graduated?

What does the teachers exam look like?

How about promotion within the DOJ?

Hate to see all that taxpayer money spent on lawsuits when a simple discussion between the DOJ and Civil Service would probably suffice.

A world for and by lawyers..... $$$$$$
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