Those Who Can’t

23 03 2015

Chicago

Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, get affirmative action law school tenure.





Making the News Fit

20 03 2015

St. Louis County

First story, goes like this:  People don’t want to be cops like the used to.  Because they’re worried about doing the right thing and defending their lives against a cigarillo-swiping GENTILIVS GIANTIVUS, then having to spend the rest of their lives in hiding.  So, departments everywhere are lowering their standards.

Second story, goes like this:  County Browns want more blacks.  And don’t mind any of this gibberish about standards; other than the “no felony” thing and maybe the “21 years old” thing, they’re willing to overlook everything else if you don’t pass.  Just be black.  That’s all that matters.  It says this recruiting session is “open to all genders,” but then the transphobic SLCPD lists the theoretical physical qualifications for only two genders, when any idiot on Facebook can tell you that there are 58 genders (*).  Get ready for a barrage of hate from Tumblr SJWs.

(*) – If you are genderfluid and plan to go to this recruitment event for the SLCPD, I suggest that you fluid yourself to a woman that day so you can be compared to the easier set of running, sit-up and push-up standards, just in case they do take the fitness test seriously.





The Color of Law

27 02 2015

Buffalo, New York

Bloomberg Business:

The First Two Law Schools to Drop the LSAT Could Be Just the Beginning

Some schools are eliminating the standard exam requirement in order to make it easier for top students to get into their programs

Two law schools said this month that they would begin accepting applicants who have not taken the Law School Admissions Test, a move that may help curb weak interest and plunging enrollments in law schools across the country. The State University of New York-Buffalo Law School and the University of Iowa College of Law said they would admit students from their respective undergraduate colleges based on their grade point average and scores on standardized tests other than the LSAT.

“Taking the LSAT is a pain, and it is expensive,” says James Gardner, dean of SUNY Buffalo’s law school. The test comes with a $170 fee, often in addition to months-long prep courses and tutoring that can cost thousands of dollars. “This is just a way to identify strong-performing students based on perfectly rational criteria that don’t involve the LSAT,” Gardner says.

If the LSAT is g-loaded, then the real reason for this is very similar for the reason why a lot of undergrad schools are making the SAT/ACT optional for admissions. Because diversity. High scorers will self-report to impress the admissions committee, NAMs won’t because they’re NAMs. Therefore, you’ll have a Freshman class that has both a very high SAT/ACT average and high NAM diversity. The dirty little secret is that you’re supposed to walk away thinking the NAMs contributed to the high SAT/ACT average, but they didn’t. Likewise, I think making the LSAT optional for law school is a means to be able to slip more NAMs in.

Currier says doing away with the test might draw people to a career in law who would otherwise go to business or medical school.

Because we’re really suffering for a lack of lawyers.





It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Come to This Conclusion

11 02 2015

Midtown

National Law Journal:

Law School Diversity Improves—But Only at the Bottom

The percentage of African-American and Hispanic students enrolled in law school increased between 2010 and 2013, but those gains came almost exclusively at less prestigious law schools with lower admission standards, according to new research.

Aaron Taylor, an assistant professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law, examined application trends, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores and enrollment figures for minority and white students in both 2010 and 2013. He hoped to better understand how the dramatic downturn in law school applications nationwide has affected diversity.

He found that law schools at the bottom of the prestige ladder—those with the lowest median LSAT scores for incoming students—have relied disproportionately on African-American and Hispanic students to fill their classes. That shift may have served as an economic lifeline for law schools during a difficult period, but bolstered the racial stratification that already existed. Elite law schools with higher median LSAT scores actually saw a proportional decrease in African-American and Hispanic students between 2010 and 2013, Taylor found.

“You’ve got more black and Hispanic students attending schools that are considered less prestigious in 2013,” he said of his paper, “ Diversity As A Law School Survival Strategy,” which will appear in the Saint Louis University Law Review.

Aaron Taylor:

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I was right.  It didn’t take a genius to come to this conclusion.





Water Under the Bridge and Over the Horizon

4 11 2014

Downtown West

SLPD rolls out the diversity recruitment effort du jour.

In response, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said that maybe there should be a law enforcement career themed charter school in the city.

Too late, dear.  The SLPOA wanted to start one a number of years back, but it could neither find a sponsor nor get state approval.





Get Ready, ‘Cause Here Chris Comes

1 10 2014

Normandy

Today, it’s talk.

But all that talk is a run-up to this.

Which is the only thing that can really be done to solve this “problem.”

Plain ole affirmative action won’t work, because the Ferguson P.D. already does it.  It’s just that you can lead a horse to love, but you can’t make him fall.





Proposition Nation P.D.

15 09 2014

Maryland Heights

The northwestern St. Louis County suburb serves as an introductory backdrop to an AP story about too few non-white cops.  Some of this confirms what I’ve said here over and over.

Really now, the only way any of these undesirable goals are going to be achieved is if police and law enforcement hiring standards for non-whites are dropped down to the rock bottom, including letting people with adult felony convictions become cops, if departments and agencies are massively consolidated to eliminate the pay and salary gap, and if blacks and other non-whites are given near-total exemption from criminal law.








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