At a time when it seems like Philadelphia is firing one police officer a week because of corruption, Dayton is looking to create a low quality but politically correct police force. You know what that means, a police force that “looks good” rather than performs well. For years Philadelphia and other big cities have been pressured by the forces of the left and the forces of political correctness (bolstered by the Justice Department) to lower their standards in order to hire and promote unqualified minorities. A policy that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor endorses.
This kind of government sanctioned racism has ripped the heart out of once proud departments across the country. Look at my previous post and you can see how the left has now set their sights on the military for this kind of social engineering. The result has been devastating to cities and taxpayers: People who never should have been allowed to wear a badge and strap on a gun have cost MILLIONS in lawsuit payouts and in many cases have allowed criminals to go free because of unreliable court testimony or evidence.
Whats worse is that minority officers who do work hard and earn their positions have to constantly suffer the stigma of being a “quota hire” because of the poor performance of those hired due to their demographic category. Their achievements are cheapened as a result. Police officers are supposed to hold a high status in our society because without them on the front lines our society falls apart. Police work is not a profession for incompetent, corrupt, racist, lazy, ineffective, cowardly or just plain dumb people. Dayton would best serve its citizens best by recruiting and hiring the best and brightest people for the job, not the most colorful.