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    If you think they're ignorant and obstinate now just wait until this trend catches on across the country. Why not just hire gang members since that's the end result of this foolishness.

    Police May Scrap Entrance Exam: Report
    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/chicago-police-scrap-entrance-exam-80790827.html

    The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping the police entrance exam, sources tell Fran Spielman.

    Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible.However, the lack of an exam would make Chicago the lone major city without one, and experts contend that the exam is integral to eliminating unqualified applicants.

    The CPD has tried in recent years to boost minority hiring by offering the police exam online and turning to minority clergy to help in the recruitment effort. But those efforts have met with frustration.

    Despite seeing an increase in the number of minority applicants in 2006, the last year the exam was offered, the online component was never launched.

    And as of last year, one in four patrol officers was African-American, but just one in 12 Lieutenants was of color.

    Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue said the plan "sounds ridiculous." "With this, you're taking away one of the steps that attempts to legitimize the (hiring) process," he said.

    Asked about the plan Wednesday morning, Mayor Daley said he was unaware of any plans to do away with the exam. "I never heard anything about that," he said.

    But the city's Department of Human Resources didn't deny it. In a statement, the department said the city is "reviewing all options right now on how to handle the application process."

    The CPD is currently operating at 2,000 officers-a-day short of its authorized strength. Police hired only 46 officers this year, with plans to hire fewer than 100 next year -- and those hirings rely on federal funds.

    What's more, City Hall has floated the idea of imposing cop furloughs to meet a tight budget.

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    We get the best government - and police force - that we can pay for and times must really be tight in Chicago.

    I pray they arm the good people of Chicago in time. Look to the lessons of the de-policing of Cincinnati a decade or two ago.

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    I highly doubt droping an entrance exam will increase minority

    That is a misguided thing to even consider.

    In this day and age, the main reason minorities are minorities in the work place is because they are bloody minorities!

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    tekshogun wrote:
    In this day and age, the main reason minorities are minorities in the work place is because they are bloody minorities!
    In Chicago? What is the cultural make-up of Chicago?

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    U.S. Census 2000 data for Chicago, Ill.
    http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event=&geo_id=16000US1714000&_geoContex t=01000US|04000US17|16000US1714000&_street=&_count y=Chicago&_cityTown=Chicago&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en &_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160& _submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2008_3YR_SAFF&_ ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null:null&_keyword=&_ industry=

    Community survey and estimates for 2006-2008
    http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=&geo_id=16000US1714000&_geoCon text=01000US|04000US17|16000US1714000&_street=&_co unty=Chicago&_cityTown=Chicago&_state=&_zip=&_lang =en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=1 60&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_c i_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null:null&_keyword=&_i ndustry=

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    QED 'Minorities' are the majority in Chicago.

    Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth. NRA ******* ******* the Obamination and its teeth.

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    Master Doug Huffman wrote:
    QED 'Minorities' are the majority in Chicago.
    Perhaps, but the case being made is that African-Americans are "under represented" in the Chicago PD. I think they're probably not.

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