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NAACP: Increase Black Troopers In N.J.

October 07, 2011  | 

Following a report from New Jersey's attorney general that the New Jersey State Police has been a model agency, an NAACP official criticized state police for not hiring enough black troopers.

George Gore, the political action chairman of the NAACP's New Jersey chapter, said the consent decree requires good-faith efforts to recruit blacks, and "they have not lived up to that."

The current recruit class has five black officers of the 123 total cadets.

The state police have been under federal oversight by the U.S. Supreme Court since 2009 to eliminate racial profiling. Attorney General Paula Dow called the agency a "model law enforcement agency" on Wednesday.

Source: Courier Post

Related: N.J. State Police Are a Model Agency, A.G. Says

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J. Allen @ 10/11/2011 4:31 AM

Okay, let's get this straight. Not enough blacks qualify for entry into the State Police so the NAACP wants them to lower the bar so that less qualified people can be Troopers? When we live in a society that promotes young blacks to grow up and make big money being rap artists (whatever that means) without even a high school diploma, how do we expect them to further their education and pass the entry exams to be a State Trooper? Not going to happen in my lifetime. Not until we get on the ball regarding families and safe.

dave @ 10/11/2011 4:40 AM

Hiring someone based on the color of his skin makes no more sense than not hiring someone based on the color of his skin. Discrimination is discrimination, even if its rverse discrimination.

Janet @ 10/11/2011 12:45 PM

You get ahead by being educated (book smart) and not by the color of your skin. I know there is a so-called "status quo" that's been in the making since time. But we need to get away from that mentality.

PD6468 @ 1/12/2012 7:38 AM

How about keeping the selection process the way it has been since day 1. The most "qualified" recruits, who meet and exceed all of the standards and criteria get chosen to enter the academy? I didnt know race was supposed to be a factor in the recruits that are selected. Sounds like reverse discrimination to me....

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