In the ‘it depends on what the meaning of justice is’ department, Attorney General Eric Holder’s justice department is telling Dayton’s police department to lower its testing standards because not enough of his people are passing the tests.
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’.
The local office of the NAACP comes down on the side of safety over skin color.
“The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,” agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.
Where is that ‘post-racial‘ America anyway? Eric Holder’s conduct as Attorney General is, or should be, an embarrassment to the country and needs to go.