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In a post-George Floyd world, less white people desire being cops. Problem with this: standards must then be lowered to accommodate the desire for a more diverse police force (fewer white cops), because with less white men being police, the pool for qualified candidates drops precipitously.

The consequences? [Memphis cops charged in Tyre Nichols murder hired after PD relaxed job requirements, NY Post, January 28, 2023]:

At least two out of of five Memphis police officers charged with murder in the fatal beatdown of Tyre Nichols joined the force after the department relaxed its hiring requirements.

Tadarrius Bean and Demetrius Haley both joined the Memphis Police Department in Aug. 2020, NBC News reported, more than two years after the department dramatically loosened the education qualifications to become an officer.

Recruits no longer needed an associate’s degree or 54 college credit hours to join the force, and could get by with five years of work experience, Action 5 reported.

Loosening the required qualifications however means that the department is ultimately getting “less desirable” job candidates, Mike Alcazar, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a retired NYPD detective, told The Post.

“They’re desperate. They want police officers,” Alcazar said. “They’re going through it, they check off some boxes, saying, ‘Ok, they’re good enough, get them on.”

The department showed signs of struggle with recruiting new police officers, offering $15,000 signing bonuses in 2021 and 2022, Fox 13 reported.

As of Jan. 2022, MPD was down roughly 500 officers, the news outlet reported, citing the Memphis Police Association.

Last year, the department lowered its standards again for new recruits, nixing the timed physical ability test and cutting college education requirements from 54 credit hours to just 24.

The department also revealed that was even offering waivers for people who have been convicted on felony charges.

“Police departments have to take the screening process of candidates to be police officers seriously and not rush to hire officers that might not be qualified,” Alcazar said.

If you are white and live in a majority black city, with a majority black police force, a majority black city council, and a black mayor, it’s probably time you sell your home and find a majority white city for relocation. Because all problems found in this majority black, black-led city, will be blamed on white people.


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  1. This is the hard and tough truth. Almost self evident for us HONEST race realists.

    The entire Western world is brainwashed by half a century of mandatory media censorship and gag orders, as explained in

    Lots of people really believe in these insane anti-racist policies that destroy cities, and, yes, cause lots of Black homicides and destroy Black neighborhoods, and further increase black crime and delinquency.

    De=programming would require a year of reading @PK, Amren, Vdare and certain other parts of unz sites.

    See also
    Affirmative Action kills:
    Affirmative action hirees’ incompetence costs lives: nurses, criminal police, weak or incompetent fire fighters.

    Diversity is disaster, not strength:
    “As horrific as this tragedy [Fort Hood mass murder terror] was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, that would be worse.” General Casey

    • Agree: Bernie
  2. Yes, they were driven by race-ism.

    Ism means belief, and race-ism should mean belief in the existence of race and the reality of racial differences.

    It’s a race-ist truth that blacks are more aggressive and troublesome. So, they cause more problems and have more run-ins with the police who can’t help notice the race-ist truth of black crime.

    Even non-criminal blacks tend to act aggressive or abrasive, which is why they end up fighting/killing one another or end up running into the police(who were called by blacks, btw).

    Race-ism explains so much of what is happening.

    • Agree: AnalogMan
  3. magilla says:

    In a word, yes. Blacks who had no business being cops turned a traffic non-event into a murder. And while the victim this time was another black, next time it could be you or one of yours.

    Remember–key police sub-agencies like homicide, major robbery, major crimes, sexual assault, etc tend to recruit from these types of units. The ninja who beats a fellow groid to death over disrespeck will, in 5 years, be investigating the robbery/rape of your secretary.

  4. HT says:

    This has been a problem for 50 years when affirmative action started. Most blacks cannot meet the minimum hiring standards for police. The ones who can are unlikely to be cops since they can make more money in other fields. I would guess close to half of the Memphis PD was hired under lower minority standards.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Bite Moi
  5. usNthem says:

    As with virtually everything involving blacks, standards have to come down in order to accommodate the far less intelligent, and everyone else and society in general suffer accordingly. On this current trajectory, it’s going to continue to get worse.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Realist
  6. The mother of the black man killed by five black cops had to ask that blacks not burn the city down. Other blacks, and authorities, repaired for violence. Had those cops, or even one or two them been White,emphis would be smoking. The mother of Madison Brooks, White college girl possibly rufied, definitely incapacitated, almost certainly raped by two black teenagers while being watched by two other men, one of whom “felt uncomfortable,” left on the roadside in the dark, where she was struck by a car and later succumbed to the injuries, HER MOTHER did NOT have to call for no violence. Because THEY were cops, or because Brook was White? Someone tell me, please.

  7. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:

    I have no problem with affirmative-action black cops in black communities. After a half century of terrorizing the rest of us, the black community deserves it. I say arm the black cops heavily, wall off the ghetto, and wait for nature to take its course.

    I do have a problem with black cops in white and non-black communities.

  8. Gore 2004 says:

    Whites are to blame for everything according to the Left, so yes.

    Slavery was a colossal disaster. So was colonialism.


    White liberals like Eric Bryan Stone will blame all white people for this, so it’s coming.

  9. Realist says:

    This has been a problem for 50 years when affirmative action started. Most blacks cannot meet the minimum hiring standards for police.

    Or a plethora of other vocations.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
  10. Affirmative Action [no, Africa] Responsible for Black on Black Violence in Tyre Nichols Death? In Post-George Floyd America, 64% Black Memphis Lowers Standards[when you have a city that’s 64% black, it’s Africa. “Affirmative action” does not apply. Dude was murdered by feral Africans] for Hiring Police

  11. Realist says:

    As with virtually everything involving blacks, standards have to come down in order to accommodate the far less intelligent, and everyone else and society in general suffer accordingly. On this current trajectory, it’s going to continue to get worse.

    Agreed, that is the intent of the Deep State and their Acts of Societal Disruption.

  12. Dani says:

    Why do intelligent White people – certainly the kind of White folk who frequent the Unz Review, believe a story like this at face value? Doesn’t anyone find it suspicious that this “Tyre” guy’s family is hooked up with freemason Ben Crump, attorney to the “oppressed”, infamous black men everywhere? I don’t profess to know what the agenda is for this latest in a long line of PsyOps, but I nonetheless do not believe for one second this latest “cops done wrong” song is as the mainstream media portrays it to be.
    Didn’t anybody find it, at the very least, peculiar, that prior to the “premier” of the body cam footage, we had all mainstream news networks in lockstep with one another, TELLING us what we were going to see and how we were definitely going to feel about what we saw? Was it the FBI “acting” direct-Whore who told us it was one of the most God-awful things he’d ever seen?
    Come on, people. I wish the collective would stop running with the Easter eggs these commie parasites keep laying down.

    • Replies: @Adghjjhfddg
  13. loren says:

    you think that the popo will be contained to non white areas only? if so u r a fool.

    • Replies: @Anon
  14. Bite Moi says:

    HT————– I believe that minority,i.e. black areas, should be patrolled by black cops. Let the “Vibrants” Affirmative Action each other to their heart’s content. Ditto for fire departments. I just want the MLK boulevard,street,avenue,etc, to be wide enough to serve as an adequate fire break for White business and White residential areas.

  15. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course not. My plan is just pie in the sky. However, it’s worth pointing that all my interactions with non-white police officer have been pleasant and professional. Of course, I don’t scream at police officers, run way, get out of my car, try to beat up a police officer, pull out a gun, try to steal the cop’s gun, drive while high on PCP or meth or coke or heroin or even marijuana, or try to run over police officers. I guess white supremacy allows me to act like a normal human being.

    • Agree: loren
    • Replies: @Adghjjhfddg
  16. Augustus says:

    If the ghetto were walled off and policed by heavily armed black cops, what would be the end result? 10% of those police officers would be dead inside of 2 years, and the rest would be totally corrupt.

  17. Piglet says:

    As one might expect from the neo-con Washington Post, on the front page today (Jan 30) there’s a headline reading:

    Systemic racism at issue in Memphis
    Black officers’ charges spur talk about policing, U.S. policy

    In a violent, majority black-run city, where whites are prey (see PK’s many previous articles on whites robbed, raped, beaten and murdered in Memphis), whites are still to blame and orcs are blameless.

    That Washington Post baloney wore out a long time ago.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  18. “If you are white and live in a majority black city, with a majority black police force, a majority black city council, and a black mayor, it’s probably time you sell your home and find a majority white city for relocation.”

    There’s no such thing as a majority white city unless you move to Russia, Slovakia, or some other unspoiled Eastern European country. In the US, you have to move to an extremely rural small town in the Midwest, western PNW, or upper Northern areas of New England, and even now they are importing diversity into those places, thanks to the census information and bleeding heart church groups that have never lived around or experienced “diversity” in it’s truest form.

  19. white oak says:

    The mayor of Menphis is white.

    • Replies: @Adghjjhfddg
  20. white oak says:

    The mayor of Memphis is white.

  21. You can really measure a minority group by their ability to utilize opportunities.

    For instance, if it was the case that discrimination was prevalent enough to keep Asians out of jobs as police, doctors, professors, etc., but we came up with rules that attempted to increase the number of Asians and even lowered some of the standards to enable them to get a foot in the door, we would be overall very satisfied with the results.

    Even if we do not believe in diversity on principle and have zero desire to demographically displace ourselves, I’ve never thought of an ethnic Japanese surgeon or ethnic Vietnamese police officer as someone who is going to fail me personally…Of course there is always the potential for ethnic nepotism and corruption to personally enrich themselves & their community, but this is even something that we have known to occasionally be a reality among even White minority groups.

    It just says something that they would rise to the occasion… And it says something else that other groups tend to drop the ball.

    When the chances extended to your community by the host majority only end up getting attention because of how bad you fail to make anything of them… You’ve got a major problem, and the programs should actually be terminated because they only serve to hurt everyone else and make an even bigger ass of an already failing community.

    But it’s we who have the absolute catastrophe when we do not have the political capital to do anything about these obviously failing programs and we can’t even talk about the problem very openly.

  22. Servenet says:

    There is no possible arrangement whereby the White population will/can escape the resentment and rage of non-Whites (blacks above all others). Unless that ¨arrangement¨ entails the COMPLETE REMOVAL OF BLACKS (and the ideal would be all other non-Whites) from a country that was and should always have been WHITE. As long as whites ¨share¨ a country with a 42% resentment filled other…we are on our way to complete dispossession. Use your imagination to envisage what that dispossession will look like.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  23. Currahee says:

    “Tadarrius Bean”, really?

    • Replies: @PhilMuhCrevis
    , @AceDeuce
  24. @Dani

    I agree, to a degree.

    Probably some of the cops are guilty of some crime or other in this. They were undoubtedly overly aggressive, and incompetent.

    The claim that there was NO JUSTIFICATION to stop and detain Nichols in the first place is something we’re supposed to believe because they say so.

  25. @Anon

    Don’t knock it till you try it

  26. @white oak

    He’s a Democrat. The only Democrats left hate Whitey, even if they themselves are white. Even if he didn’t hate whites, he would need to act like he does to get the black vote

  27. NY Girl says:

    …it’s probably time you SELL YOUR HOME and find a majority white city for relocation.

    Oh, jeez, that’s comedy gold right there!

    Just pack up your shit and let the bank foreclose on it. Better to use the money you save renting for seven years until the delinquency drops off your credit report than risk your family’s safety.

  28. USA1943 says:

    Is Affirmative Action responsible for Black on Black Violence in Tyre Nichols Death? In this case I say NO, I heard on the TV and also the Radio, That these Cops were part of an Elite group of Cops known as the SCORPIONS, They said these were not just regular cops these were THE BEST OF THE BEST COPS*That is what Elite Means, They said This Police Unit is Equivalent to what the Green Berets are to the Army or Navy Seals are to the Navy, Only the very best can even be considered to try out for this group. So apparently these were Not Affirmative Action Hires, or Tokens, Still it looks like they messed up, seems very Strange being Elite Law Enforcement And Military Special OPS/Forces not only have to be top notch in all Physical Test’s, but also Mental, The least likely to fall apart under pressure, the Most motivated, the Hardest Working etc.

    I agree Lowering Standards is never good, but these guys had the Highest Standards (According to the Media I heard)

    • Replies: @usNthem
    , @Augustus
    , @Bite Moi
  29. Augustus says:

    I cannot see how the socialist, elitist, leftist, liberal Washington Post can be referred to as Neo Con.

  30. usNthem says:

    Blacks are blacks no matter what their supposed “status”. Further, there’s absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe anything the media claims – other than perhaps what the weather is like outside at the moment – but you’d be best to check yourself, just to make sure.

    • Agree: Oil 'n Water, AceDeuce
  31. Augustus says:

    The Memphis PD is shorthanded by many officers, as the old guard retires and younger officers transfer away. So the truth is that these Scorpions were frequently affirmative action replacement troops. Being called “elite” does not make someone elite in today’s world. In recent times elite doesn’t even mean they are competent. The leftist media knows nothing. The media will call someone “brave” for simply taking a knee for LGBTQI during the National Anthem. Media reporting by so-called (((reporters))) is not grounded in reality. Journalism is dead. Killed by control of the (((evil))) cabal.

    • Replies: @Female in FL
    , @USA1943
  32. Bite Moi says:

    USA1943———–Highest standards for “blek” officers.

  33. @Augustus

    Same thing applies to schools with the name academy at negro schools.

  34. USA1943 says:

    Maybe, but they also said this group was the Police Equivalent To A Green Beret in the Army or Navy Seal in the Military Which people generally think of as The best of the Military, I guess that could be watered down now as well, I know President Biden added a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer to Special Ops/Forces Which always means lowered standards, Having A True Meritocracy hurts Meritocracy, but groups that are under represented always have a few Rare Exceptions That can Earn Positions on Merit, getting rid of Meritocracy is always a disaster and hurts the status of those who earned it on Merit.

  35. @Currahee

    Tadarrius Bean”, really?

    I know, right… Not sure where these retarded mud boons come with these names… All I can come up with is cook books.. That one sounds like a condiment and a side dish at a inner city babble-que.

    • Replies: @Mark in MI
  36. AceDeuce says:

    “Tadarrius Bean”, really?”, really?

    He should marry a black muslim. They could name their son “Tadarrius Bean Pie”

  37. @PhilMuhCrevis

    All I can say is, Rowan Atkinson is probably mad as hell.

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