President Obama promised to “transform America”……well, you’re about to get it.
The DOJ and EEOC threatening local municipalities is a clear violation of federal government overreach since the majority of police departments are funded with local tax dollars and governed by local governments.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report Wednesday examining hiring, recruitment, and retention policies with the aim of increasing diversity in law enforcement.
The report highlighted barriers to diversity within police departments, such as “the use of criminal background checks” which the researchers found “is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants.”
The use of criminal background checks, the report noted, “is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants since, for a variety of reasons, individuals from those communities are more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system.”
The report also argued that residency and citizenship requirements can limit underrepresented communities’ presence in law enforcement.
“While Federal law allows law enforcement agencies to impose a citizenship requirement where it is authorized by state or local law,” the report said, “this requirement may prevent a considerable number of racial and ethnic minorities – many of whom have valuable foreign language skills – from being hired by law enforcement agencies.”
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