Skip to comments.Canceled cadet class would have been Austin Police Department’s most diverse group ever, APA says
Posted on 08/18/2020 1:56:22 PM PDT by matt04
The now-canceled APD 144th cadet class would have been the first one where more than half of graduates were minorities, the Austin Police Association says.
Earlier this week, Austin City Council voted to change the citys 2020-21 budget resulting in around $150 million of Austin Police Departments funding being transitioned to other public health and safety areas.
Austin City Council approves budget, yearlong process of moving $150M out of APD The APA says it was recently provided with the number of the class racial makeup, saying that 51% were minorities. The numbers indicate that it would have been APDs first majority minority class.
The percentage of minority cadets may have even been higher, APA says, if you count women as a minority group.
APA said in a Facebook post:
We are so proud of the great work our recruiting unit did to produce these numbers. Unfortunately, this city council has destroyed the hard work done by recruiting. They have also ruined the lives of cadets that moved to Austin at the request of Austin City Managament and the department.
(Excerpt) Read more at kxan.com ...
Sort of like Fox’s 9-1-1 Lonestar. They managed to check every box:
Why is most diverse Important? How about most qualified?
Race trumps competency in 21st century America
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Why is diversity so freaking important?
This should finally make them happy. Now can we spend some time concentrating on competency?
Checking the appropriate boxes for minorities, gays, trannys, etc is the more important than qualifications today.
Federal funding for a lot of departments, but as soon as you get a black or female chief "The written testing isn't fair until all races pass at the same rate." "The physical fitness testing isn't fair until men and women pass at the same rate."
There are about 4,000 people applying for 50 spots. The vast majority of those applicants are white males. All recruiting for fire and police departments today is about getting minority applicants. There are plenty of qualified people that want the job. There just aren't enough of the "right" color and sex.
These chiefs got their jobs through affirmative action, and that's how they run their departments.
Make Austin Texas Again
AMEN To That!!
Does anyone believe the Marxists city council cares what the police think or want?
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