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(WGAL 8) Video Pa. state police fitness test that is target of DOJ discrimination suit is so easy even a TV reporter can do it   (wgal.com ) divider line
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2014-08-13 09:07:05 AM  
The headline may indicate that subby is a justice crusader, but the video points to a different reason for sharing.
 
2014-08-13 10:17:15 AM  
Women are complaining about that test?  It seems absurdly easy.
 
2014-08-13 10:35:24 AM  
TV reporters are hired (and retained) for their looks, not their journalistic abilities. She probably spends four hours a day in a gym as part of her job.
 
2014-08-13 11:02:34 AM  
What about cavemen?
 
2014-08-13 11:05:08 AM  

Theaetetus: TV reporters are hired (and retained) for their looks, not their journalistic abilities. She probably spends four hours a day in a gym as part of her job.


One would hope people attempting to catch and subdue criminals would be in at least a good of shape than reporters
 
2014-08-13 11:46:21 AM  
 
2014-08-13 12:18:34 PM  
Obviously the test is discriminatory when a cops job is to run after people.

You shouldnt expect cops to actually catch them.

Everyone should get a trophy.
 
2014-08-13 12:31:37 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The reporter from the ABC station is cuter
http://www.abc27.com/clip/10465424/state-police-fitness-requirements -p ut-to-the-test


The beauty is there is no wrong answer in this one.
 
2014-08-13 12:57:16 PM  
look, ... just because some fat assed male cop can eat 20 donuts in under a minute it doesn't mean a Woman can...
 
2014-08-13 01:10:13 PM  
I want to see the video of her doing the oral test.
 
2014-08-13 01:20:25 PM  
I don't get it. Is the implication that cops should be superheroes and tested accordingly? A fitness test indicates whether someone is fit for physical activity or not. Anyone who can do a reasonable number of situps/pushups/pullups and jog a mile could be considered "fit".
 
2014-08-13 01:38:25 PM  
A 17-minute 1.5 miler?  Wow that is slow as sh*t!
 
2014-08-13 01:40:46 PM  
If you can't pass that physical test, you're a slug and shouldn't be a cop.
 
2014-08-13 01:46:56 PM  
I'd love to see the woman who failed that started this lawsuit rolling
 
2014-08-13 01:51:13 PM  

AeAe: If you can't pass that physical test, you're a slug and shouldn't be a cop.


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2014-08-13 01:56:08 PM  
LoneVVolf:
I don't get it. Is the implication that cops should be superheroes and tested accordingly?

Um. Really? You consider that "superheroic?"

A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes (that's slower than a medium speed marathon pace). A world-class runner could probably manage a bit under eight minutes for a mile and a half.

The 300 meters in 77 seconds one? That's a fast jog, not even a real run.

The rest is similarly low-key, as long as you do some sort of exercise.
 
2014-08-13 02:19:51 PM  

cirby: Um. Really? You consider that "superheroic?"


No; my objection is to the "So easy a reporter can do it" line. If the reporter is "fit" there is no reason why he/she shouldn't be able to pass a "police fitness test".
 
2014-08-13 02:39:42 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The reporter from the ABC station is cuter
http://www.abc27.com/clip/10465424/state-police-fitness-requirements -p ut-to-the-test


But she wore a black top.
 
2014-08-13 02:56:07 PM  

factoryconnection: The headline may indicate that subby is a justice crusader, but the video points to a two different reason(s) for sharing.


/FTFY
//boing
 
2014-08-13 03:17:51 PM  

cirby: A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes (that's slower than a medium speed marathon pace). A world-class runner could probably manage a bit under eight minutes for a mile and a half.

The 300 meters in 77 seconds one? That's a fast jog, not even a real run.


First is 5.3 MPH.  Second is 6.8 MPH.  I can't figure out what part of the test a reasonably fit woman can't pass.  Maybe the jumping part?  They start at a disadvantage, because they're shorter than men and have shorter arms?
 
2014-08-13 03:32:14 PM  
B..Bu...But, they want to be treated as equals!
 
2014-08-13 03:36:14 PM  

foo monkey: cirby: A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes (that's slower than a medium speed marathon pace). A world-class runner could probably manage a bit under eight minutes for a mile and a half.

The 300 meters in 77 seconds one? That's a fast jog, not even a real run.

First is 5.3 MPH.  Second is 6.8 MPH.  I can't figure out what part of the test a reasonably fit woman can't pass.  Maybe the jumping part?  They start at a disadvantage, because they're shorter than men and have shorter arms?


The standard is a 14-inch vertical jump, so height and arm length shouldn't affect it.

As far as I can tell, the suit is based solely on the fact that not enough women are passing it. Why they aren't passing it, who knows. Seems kind of affirmative actiony to me.
 
2014-08-13 03:39:41 PM  

nytmare: foo monkey: cirby: A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes (that's slower than a medium speed marathon pace). A world-class runner could probably manage a bit under eight minutes for a mile and a half.

The 300 meters in 77 seconds one? That's a fast jog, not even a real run.

First is 5.3 MPH.  Second is 6.8 MPH.  I can't figure out what part of the test a reasonably fit woman can't pass.  Maybe the jumping part?  They start at a disadvantage, because they're shorter than men and have shorter arms?

The standard is a 14-inch vertical jump, so height and arm length shouldn't affect it.

As far as I can tell, the suit is based solely on the fact that not enough women are passing it. Why they aren't passing it, who knows. Seems kind of affirmative actiony to me.


Here's my thing .. being a cop requires some modicum of physical fitness. If you can't pass these easy physical tests, you really shouldn't be a cop.  Or you need to work out some more.
 
2014-08-13 03:40:33 PM  

cirby:
A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes (that's slower than a medium speed marathon pace). A world-class runner could probably manage a bit under eight minutes for a mile and a half.


1.5 miles in 10 minutes is 6:40/mile. A 6:40/mile pace in a marathon translates into a sub 2:55 marathon. Being that the average marathon finishing time is well over 4 hours, a 2:55 marathon is not even close to "slower than a medium speed marathon pace".
 
2014-08-13 03:43:10 PM  
The test should be modernized for the types of situations the police deal with in this day and age, can you write a hundred bullshiat tickets in under an hour, can you beat up someone who is experiencing diabetic shock, can you pepper spray a 5 year old, can you taser a quadriplegic in a wheel chair, can you shoot a homeless schizophrenic at 10 feet and only hit less than 3 bystanders and most importantly can do all those things to mostly minorities.
 
2014-08-13 03:54:07 PM  

cirby: A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes


Extrapolated to the Army PFT two-mile run, that would be a VERY high score for a male in the 17-21 range.
 
2014-08-13 04:02:52 PM  

Atomic Spunk: cirby:
A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes (that's slower than a medium speed marathon pace). A world-class runner could probably manage a bit under eight minutes for a mile and a half.


1.5 miles in 10 minutes is 6:40/mile. A 6:40/mile pace in a marathon translates into a sub 2:55 marathon. Being that the average marathon finishing time is well over 4 hours, a 2:55 marathon is not even close to "slower than a medium speed marathon pace".


At least we now know Atanarjuat's Fark handle.
 
2014-08-13 04:04:18 PM  
Years ago I took the Milwaukee Police Department exams.  They were all easy, especially the physical part.  I was a little nervous, because I didn't know what to expect, and when I saw the display run-through I asked one of the cops if they were serious. He said they had to keep dumbing it down to get women and minorities on the force, since most of the city is black.

And even with the infantile requirements, there were dozens of GIANT-assed fatties there who couldn't hoist their zaftig frames over a four-foot wall, let alone jog a few hundred yards. They were all complaining about how unfair the tests were.

/I did the whole thing without even breathing heavy.
 
2014-08-13 04:15:01 PM  
cirby:
A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes

skozlaw:
Extrapolated to the Army PFT two-mile run, that would be a VERY high score for a male in the 17-21 range.

It seems high, but it really, honestly isn't that fast if you go out and run on a regular basis. The Army fitness standards aren't that high, when you get right down to it.
 
2014-08-13 05:16:41 PM  

LoneVVolf: cirby: Um. Really? You consider that "superheroic?"

No; my objection is to the "So easy a reporter can do it" line. If the reporter is "fit" there is no reason why he/she shouldn't be able to pass a "police fitness test".


Well if you know the job you are applying to requires you to be physically fit, would you start exercising in preparation of the test or do you wait until you fail the test and then claim it is not fair.
 
2014-08-13 05:42:31 PM  

cirby: cirby:
A fast runner - not even world-class - should be able to do that 1.5 mile run in about 10 minutes

skozlaw:
Extrapolated to the Army PFT two-mile run, that would be a VERY high score for a male in the 17-21 range.

It seems high, but it really, honestly isn't that fast if you go out and run on a regular basis. The Army fitness standards aren't that high, when you get right down to it.


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2014-08-13 08:04:34 PM  
The Air Force fitness test is tougher than this.
That should tell you something right there.
Good on them if they administer the same requirements for splittails as they do male applicants.
 
2014-08-13 09:02:32 PM  
The standards should be reasonable. I hope they have created equally reasonable standards for our Fire Department Heroes. Being able to carry someone out of a building is Hollywood BS. That shiat never happens in real life. Why prepetiate stereotypes?

Equality is equality assholes. Stop Fat Shaming!
 
2014-08-14 12:29:22 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The reporter from the ABC station is cuter
http://www.abc27.com/clip/10465424/state-police-fitness-requirements -p ut-to-the-test

The beauty is there is no wrong answer in this one.


Dunno, I think ABC is hold back her breasts too much.
 
2014-08-14 02:20:49 PM  

AeAe: If you can't pass that physical test, you're a slug and shouldn't be a cop.


No kidding, I am pushing 48 and I could pass that test right now and I am not even a runner.
 
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