...the next time you're pulled over for a traffic violation. Apparently, it's a bad thing if a police officer is too intelligent in some municipalities, according to this article uncovered by Vox Day. Worse yet, we have courts that, despite abundant evidence that intelligence is just as hereditary as skin color or sex, find that discrimination based on this hereditary factor is acceptable. I would guess that the kinists and klansmen of the world are hoping that this court's precedent gets applied to cases involving other hereditary traits. I'm personally hoping for a Supreme Court slapdown of this insane decision for that very reason.
And of course, it's not like you would want detectives with a high IQ on the force, people who could pull a "Sherlock Holmes" and solve those difficult cases, is it? After all, it's not like large numbers of crimes remain unsolved, and it's not like one approach might be to increase the caliber of individual looking at the evidence, is it?
It's not surprising, either, that the brain surgeons who came up with this idea are the same guys who felt that stealing a thriving neighborhood from its rightful owners was a great way to stimulate development. That neighborhood is now an empty lot filled with weeds. Great job, New London.
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