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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] CNN article: The government has your baby's DNA
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 14:27:55 -0600
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The cost: my freedom, due to false conviction.
The benefit: a raise and promotion for a low-IQ detective who doesn't
understand the details of DNA or even fingerprint interpretation.

You do realize that many police departments reject any applicant whose IQ
score is high enough to challenge the status quo?

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/09/nyregion/metro-news-briefs-connecticut-jud
ge-rules-that-police-can-bar-high-iq-scores.html?pagewanted=1
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A Federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a man who was barred from the New
London police force because he scored too high on an intelligence test.
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This practice of rejecting intelligent applicants is apparently quite
widespread, perhaps even standardized. A friend who worked for a police
department here in Illinois reported a similar policy: They routinely
reject any applicant with an IQ over 120.

> From: [mailto:genealogy-dna-
> ] On Behalf Of Diana Gale Matthiesen
> It's cost-benefit. Surely someone who believes in capitalism understands
this
> one.



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