Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Obozo's Justice Department: Nuts?

Who knew that cops have to be in shape??

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 weasel-wording is in this graf:

The Justice Department says that the test discriminates against women because “use of the PAT in the screening and selection of applicants for entry-level police officer jobs is not job-related, for the entry-level police officer position,” according to the complaint

Uh-huh.  So the cop shop must hire and train people who can't pass the physical and place the bet on the failures becoming "qualified" at some future date?

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