This Chicago Criminal attorney isn’t surprised that there are jobs available in the city. It appears there will be openings for the Chicago Police Department.
A political and racial maelstrom could hit because an alderman has suggested scrapping the college requirement for police officers.
The Daley administration agreed Tuesday to hold Chicago's first police entrance exam in four years to ease a severe manpower shortage -- amid demands that applicants no longer be required to complete at least two years of college.
Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), chairman of the City Council's Police Committee, wants to "level the playing field" for minorities to increase diversity in the ranks at a time when a two-year hiring slowdown has left the Chicago Police Department more than 2,300 officers-a-day short of authorized strength.
"A lot of minorities can't afford to go to college. A lot of minorities go into the trades or into the military. Why should they be excluded?" Beale said Tuesday.
"We need to level the playing field by doing away with the college part and coming up with a new formula. If a person is 24 or 25, they're at a maturity level where they can make solid decisions. Why not take that in place of college? The goal is get more minorities and streamline the process."
Who thinks there will be a lot of comments about minorities being lazy and stupid? Hold on, this is going to be a wild ride.