Thursday, February 28, 2008

Too smart for his own good

THIS just in from the "Sometimes the Jokes Write Themselves" department.

A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.

WTF? only stupid people are allowed to become cops? What could possibly be the reason?

...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.

Hmmmmm..... I wonder what the results of this policy would be?

The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.

There you go. We take blockheads, give them guns, tasers and virtually unlimited power. Can anyone seriously claim to be surprised at the outcome?




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