Thursday, June 12, 2008

Police: No Using Your Brains

METRO NEWS BRIEFS: CONNECTICUT; Judge Rules That Police Can Bar High I.Q. Scores - New York Times
A Federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a man who was barred from the New London police force because he scored too high on an intelligence test.

In a ruling made public on Tuesday, Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the United States District Court in New Haven agreed that the plaintiff, Robert Jordan, was denied an opportunity to interview for a police job because of his high test scores. But he said that that did not mean Mr. Jordan was a victim of discrimination.
This is an amazing story. This guy was refused even an interview for the police, because he is too clever. Because he has the ability to think for himself, he might be one of those troublesome guys that raises objections when he's ordered to arrest people for no reason etc. Things like this remind me of my Grandma saying that when she used to work as a nurse she was once told "you're not paid to think, you're paid to do as you're told". Obviously the same thing applies here.

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