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article imageOp-Ed: LAPD brutalize nurse - her crime? Talking on a cellphone

By Mindy Allan     Aug 29, 2012 in Crime
Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation stemming from use of brutal force on registered nurse Michelle Jordan, 34, caught on a surveillance camera at a fast food restaurant. Jordan was pulled over for talking on her cell-phone.
Does police brutality stem from a lack of intelligence?
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.
Jordan talks about being denied an interview with the New London Police Department, because 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.
Jordan filed a federal lawsuit against the city, but lost. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Mr Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.
The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average. intelligence is not always shown in results from test scores, but actions speak loud enough to reveal ones level of intelligence.
While millions of college graduates are out of work, most won't qualify to be police officers due to their high IQ levels.
What organization in the world seeks out people of lower intelligence to control their operations?
Meanwhile there are no forms at most police departments for an American citizen to file a complaint against a police officer for alleged police brutality. You might even get arrested just for asking for a complaint form.
Watch as investigative journalists film what happens to people when they try to engage police whose behavior implies their level of intelligence - or lack thereof.
Are police and TSA agents hired on the basis of their low intelligence? Is there a more sinister agenda in this ubiquitous pattern?
Policemen and women are of a brotherhood who watch out for one another like family. As brutality toward innocent people surfaces, so does the awareness that the brotherhood is divided between good and bad.
How long does the protection of the bad ones continue? How many more innocent lives will die because good cops look the other way when the crime is being committed by his brother? Will all the good cops turn bad, or the bad cops finally be exposed by those who really do believe in the oath they swore to serve and protect?
Like the old National Enquirer slogan -- enquiring minds want to know...
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