Too Smart To Taser?

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From the Discover blog comes this story:

A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

It seems that Robert Jordan was too intelligent to make the cut on the New London, Connecticut police force. Only the brush cut-sporting conformists in military garb need apply.

Mr. Jordan has since worked as … a prison guard. Thanks to James Porter for the link.

6:17 pm on October 1, 2012