Obama Admin's Justice Department Sues Massachussetts Department of Corrections

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    What do you guys think about this? Do you think the Obama admin has more pressing issues to deal with than an internal state matter? I do. I also disagree with the intention of the suit and its merits.

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    Holder certainly is a crack pick for AG isn't he.

    Yet another fuckup appointed by the boiking.
     
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    I thought our physical requirement tests for prison guards are a great policy.

    I dont see why its a problem that a job with physical requirements has a test to make sure the employees meet them.

    90% of men and 55% of women pass the exam, if you can't pass you cant be a guard....where's the beef?
     
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    The Civil Rights act is a federal law...it has to be done by the feds. And they don't file these things unless there are complaints...a pattern of complaints.
     
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    So what are they going to do? Lower the physical requirements so more women who are less qualified can get a job as a prison guard (you know to keep the equality thing going) only to get nailed by the inmates?
     
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    The test doesn't discriminate, it holds men and women to the same physical standard. I thought men and women were supposed to be equals and held to equal standards of pay and work.
     
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    My uncle works in the prison system as a guard. He has to break up fights all the time and he doesn't get to carry a riot club or a gun....they have to use physical strength to do it.

    If we put less physically strong individuals in the job my uncles risk of injury or death will be greatly increased. The only backup he has is his fellow guards and they are vastly outnumbered by criminals, many violent ones, who have nothing to do but pump iron all day.

    I don't see how getting rid of this test would be a good thing.
     
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    Me either. Equality is great but there are somethings that are more gender specific than others. This is one. Keep the bar where it is and if the women can't past the test, they don't get the job.
     
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    See thats where I dont get it....we have equality. The women and men are held to the same physical standard, thats equal. What's the beef?

    Some people just have a low and wrong image of women as weak little creaters, they aren't.
     
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    The first woman injured by an inmate will file a lawsuit saying the prison had unsafe hiring practices because they allowed too many undersized guards.

    And, she'll get a few million dollars.

    Gotta love our country.
     
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