Mar 12, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger
CLEVELAND A blue-collar Ohio county has fired a law firm over controversial collective bargaining legislation, a move that underscores the political rancor involved in the debate over a bill to limit union rights of public employees, people on both sides of the issue said Friday.
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Don't you just love democrats and unions?
Dayton Ohio lowers qualifications for black police and firefighter applicants
March 11th, 2011 7:25 pm ET
There no area that the “non racist” Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder will not intervene is an attempt to give preferences to blacks living in America?
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines discrimination as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
On the other hand, New Oxford defines reverse discrimination as racial quotas or gender quotas for collegiate admission to government-run educational institutions. Such policies were held to be unconstitutional in the United States.
One must wonder if the city of Dayton will be better off with more black police and firefighters who could not pass a standardized test. After all, before the lesser standards were implemented a candidate was only required to achieve a 66% on one part of the test, which is considered a grade of “D” by most high schools and universities in America.
Dayton's Civil Service Board along with Holder’s Justice Department are sending a very bad message and bring back the stereotype that blacks may have inferior intellect and that is just completely wrong.
Forrest Gump:“Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.” It’s doubtful Forrest’s Mama could have explained this decision.
Yesterday, Lucas Sullivan, Staff Writer reporter from the Dayton Daily News wrote that the city’s Civil Service Board and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed on a lower passing score for the police recruit exam after it was rejected because not enough blacks passed the exam.
The city lowered both written exams a combined 15 points that resulted in 258 more people passing the exam, according to a statement released Thursday by Civil Service officials. The agreement allows the city to immediately resume its plans to hire police and firefighters.
The original passing scores determined by Civil Service required candidates to answer 57 of 86 (66 percent) questions correctly on one portion and 73 of 102 (72 percent) on the other. The lowered benchmark requires candidates to answer 50 of 86 (58 percent) questions correctly and 64 of 102 (63 percent) of questions on the other.
A total of 748 people passed the exam under the new benchmarks. It is unclear the demographics of those who passed.
The passing candidates will undergo preliminary background checks and, once that hurdle is cleared, will be subject to an oral interview. Those dates have not been determined.
The Justice Department’s rejection of the passing scores last month delayed the city’s firefighter’s exam that was slated for April 2. A makeup date has yet to be set for the exam.
The city said it wants to put new hires on the street in both police and fire departments by next year to replace dozens of retirees that have left public safety forces near all-time lows.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it, I'm J.C.
Well, what do you expect from the Youngstown area...
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