Beale Speaks (Out of his Ass)
The Daley administration agreed Tuesday to hold Chicago's first police entrance exam in four years to ease a severe manpower shortage -- amid demands that applicants no longer be required to complete at least two years of college.
Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), chairman of the City Council's Police Committee, wants to "level the playing field" for minorities to increase diversity in the ranks at a time when a two-year hiring slowdown has left the Chicago Police Department more than 2,300 officers-a-day short of authorized strength.
Someone from Personnel might be able to find the Department breakdown as compared to the City's population breakdown, but we're pretty sure the numbers are pretty reflective. And guess who the actual minority is nowadays?
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