Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ananova - Police reject candidate for being too intelligent

Ananova - Police reject candidate for being too intelligent: "A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.

Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took an exam to join the New London police, in Connecticut, in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125.

But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.

Mr Jordan launched a federal lawsuit against the city, but lost."

Your government at work.


Amazed in America said...

New London, Connecticut - home of the Kelo eminent domain abuse. Nice place to stay away from.

Makes one wonder about the IQ level of the judges.

We don't need no stinkin' smart cops. just give us the dummies. They're good enough for the government.

Anonymous said...

Hell, put the guy in line to be the next chief of police. What dumbskis.