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    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.

    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.

    He said: "This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class. I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else."

    He said he does not plan to take any further legal action and has worked as a prison guard since he 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.

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_56314.html


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    It's probably more to do with the fact he was 49 .....
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    Not surprising. Lots of places do this as part of a screening process not including a psych exam. It costs a lot of money to train someone.
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    any institution that aims for strict adherence to it's practices does not like to indoctrinate someone who might be capable of thinking for themselves; especially when they're handing out power and authority to these people.

    they only want 'team players'.
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    I find it curiously ironic that somebody with the username s2upid says he's too smart to be a cop.

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    Now it all makes sense. They do hire the dumbest of the bunch.
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    haha i was waiting for that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by g_spyder91 View Post
    Now it all makes sense. They do hire the dumbest of the bunch.
    An "average" IQ of 104 isn't all that shabby....I am always mindful, however, that some of the dumbest people I've met have been people with University degrees.

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    High measured IQ often means idiot, in my experience.

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    smart and street-smart are two different things IMO

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    I just did an online IQ test,
    http://www.free-iqtest.net/

    I scored 121, and I'm not that smart

    I did the same test twice, second time I got 156, WTF!!! I got smarter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    I just did an online IQ test,
    http://www.free-iqtest.net/

    I scored 121, and I'm not that smart

    I did the same test twice, second time I got 156, WTF!!! I got smarter
    I took it once and my score was 140. Someone has created a really weak IQ test. There is no way I am that smart.

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