Um, no one wants to be the police - especially minorities:
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mapping plans to hold Chicago’s second police entrance exam in two years after another minority outreach campaign that an influential aldermen warns will fall short again in efforts to diversify the Chicago Police Department.
Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), former chairman of the City Council’s Police Committee, said the police department will remain disproportionately white — and crime-fighting will suffer because of it — unless changes are made to the independently administered background checks and psychological exams.
“These are the tools used to weed out and disqualify minorities and keep out people of color. You need to change the criteria. It needs to be more than one person’s opinion,” Beale said.
You mean like when Tracy Ladner was unilaterally disqualifying hundreds of people because their parents were cops? Or that the candidates had served in the military? Is that what you mean alderass? Does this guy even have a clue?
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