Sunday, November 05, 2006

Martinsville,Virginia Police Agency Believes Short People Can't Be Cops!

Police Chief Michael E. Rogers along with other police and city administrators, believe that if you are under 5 foot 8 inches tall, you are not qualified for police work. Clearly printed in the agencies employment manual,

"The desirable height of applicants shall be at least 5 foot 8 inches without shoes."

Applicants for Police Officer employment must be granted a "waiver" based on having other "desirable" characteristics.

Perfect example of heightism? You betcha!

But don't worry folks. If this travesty of justice is not corrected based on height, it surely will be challenged based on ethnicity or gender someday.


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