Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Affirmative Action and Police Hiring

We all remember that on March 11 Brian Nichols when on his deadly shooting in the Atlanta courtroom, stealing the courtroom deputy's gun, killing the judge and many others. I remember wondering at the time: how in the world did that happen? To my recollection, the media didn't emphasize that it What I don't remember, though, is it being emphasized that it is not that difficult for a 6-foot-tall 33 year old to overpower a 5-foot-2 51-one-year-old woman!

Affirmative action (in all its forms) has consequences--some of them good, some of them evil. John Lott recently examined the results of affirmative action in hiring cops.