Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chicago: Police May Scrap Entrance Exam

The article claims that this is being considered to boost minority hiring but, leaving aside the blatant racism behind such a rationale, what's really behind this is the deliberate dumbing down of our police forces. Not only do they want dumber police officers, but they will reject your application if your IQ is too high. The reasons for this are obvious: smart people ask questions. Dumb people don't. Men of lower IQ are also geared more towards violence, so when they're ordered to carry out acts of violence against citizens - for instance, tasering someone in the midst of a diabetic seizure - they will do so without question, and likely will enjoy it.