for competence, only for skin color and results he likes:
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’.
You don't have enough minorities passing the test? Don't help people prep for it, don't deal with why they couldn't pass, oh no; order the city to accept people who couldn't pass it. That's a friggin' GREAT idea, isn't it?
The word from somebody with a brain and some integrity:
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.
“You can’t blame the city for the lack of diversity,” Williams said. “This isn’t your normal 9 to 5 job and you have to want it. I don’t want to be in a department where I was hired because of my skin color. I want it because I earned it.”
Damn right, Mr. Williams. I hope you get the job you're working for, from this you sound like the kind needed there: someone willing to work hard for it and wanting to do it right.
This reminds me of the idiocy some years back in which 'feminists' were demanding women be accepted as firefighters even though they could not meet the physical test standards; a lady firefighter in Seattle, I believe, got up in front of the city council who wanted to do this and told them if they did, she'd quit. Something along the lines of "Those standards are there for a reason, and if you start putting people who can't meet them in this job, I'll know there are unqualified people who can get me killed around me."