Mark Brown Has the Answers!
The answers to the Lieutenants Exam!
Well, not the answers per se, but the scenarios.
- I'm sitting here looking at the seven test questions that lieutenant candidates for the Chicago Police Department will face next month if they choose to retake the oral portion of their promotional exam.
The irony of me having these questions in my possession is that the oral exam is designed to test their ability to think on their feet in a spontaneous situation.
But I already have the test questions because they already have the test questions because they already took the same test once -- which means there won't be anything spontaneous about it.
If that doesn't make sense to you, then join the club.
Of course, now that the media has a hold of the questions (or a reasonable reconstruction of the questions) any fig leaf of an excuse that this exam is supposed to test the ability of Sergeants to "think on their feet" can be dismissed as absolute bullshit.
Thanks Mark Brown for finally bringing some light to a thoroughly corrupt promotional process. Now how about asking Noelle Brennan where her Federal monitors are at, how much this is going to cost taxpayers and if this is how a test is given for supervisory positions, what is truly the state of the Department that is supposed to serve and protect the citizens of Chicago? There's at least half a year worth of columns for Mark Brown in our comment sections and our archives. All it takes is knowing what questions to ask.