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February 08, 1980 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-02-08

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

18 Friday, February 8, 1980

Civil Service Group Rebuts Charge That Police Test Was Biased

NEW YORK (JTA) — An
expert in recruitment of
Jews for the city's police de-
partment declared, in re-
buttal to a U.S. District
Court ruling that the police
examination last June dis-
criminated against blacks
and Hispanics, that it was

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which would meet Civil
Service standards and still
assure that a given propor-
tion of test-takers from
minority groups would pass.
Louis Weiser, a retired
police officer who is
president of the Council of
Jewish Organizations in
Civil Service, made that
comment at a press confer-
ence convened at the
America-Israel Friendship
House in New York by a co-
alition representing eight
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ice organizations.
The press conference was
called to express the coali-
tion's concern over the Jan.
11 ruling by Federal Judge
Robert Carter that the tests
were discriminatory and
ordering a 50 percent quota
for black and Hispanic ap-
pointees from the list of
candidates who passed not
only the written examina-
tion last June but also phys-
ical, medical and psycholog-
ical tests.
Carter's ruling left the
city with the option of
either accepting the
judge's quota order or of
suspending new ap-
pointments, pending the
outcome of further legal
action. The city chose to
appeal, suspending new
appointments as of this
month.
Weiser had said prev-
iously that 18 to 20 suc-
cessful Jewish candidates
would have been "bumped"
if the city had accepted Car-
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lengthy delay in resump- submitted on behalf of
tion of appointments be- the eight organizations
cause of the pending legal which sponsored the
battle would almost cer- press conference.
tainly lead to some of the They are the Columbia
Jewish candidates deciding Association, the Emerald
Society, the Pulaski Asso-
to look for jobs elsewhere.
The legal battle began ciation, the Shomrim
when the Guardians Asso- Society and the Eastern Or-
ciation, representing black thodox St. Paul Society —
police officers, and the His- all made up of police officers
panic Society of Police Offi- — and the Council ofJewish
cers filed suit in federal Organizations in Civil Serv-
court in Manhattan, charg- ice, the National Confer-
ing that the June examina- ence of Shomrim Societies,
tion was biased against and the Grand Council of
minority group members Steuben Societies in Civil
who were at a disadvantage Service.
Weiser also pointed out,
because of the allegedly in-
ferior education they had at the press conference, that
received in city public the police department had
"extraordinary
taken
schools.
The city, in a brief sub- measures" itian effort to as-
mitted on Jan. 14 to the fed- sure that the June test was
eral Court of Appeals for the not only job-related but also
Second District, asked the non-discriminatory and cul-
Appeals Court to stay Car- turally unbiased.
He said the examination
ter's preliminary injunc-
tion. The Appeals Court re- was based on an eighth-
fused, but did promise to grade reading level, as cer-
speed up a hearing on the tified by education experts,
city's appeal and set a date though the test materials
for that hearing for Feb. 5. which every recruit must
Weiser said a friend- pass at the Police Academy
of-the-court brief from are at college level
the coalition had been standards.
He said that among the
accepted by the Appeals
Court. The brief was "extraordinary meas-

ures" were job studies
and study of perform-
ance records to deter-
mine essential qualities
for effective performance
by police officers. He
added that the recruit-
ment and training proc-
ess for police last year
was praised by both the
Guardians Association
and the Hispanic Society
as far back as last April.
The police department
reported that 36,747 per-
sons took the test and
13,749 passed it.
Weiser said proof of the
test's fairness was the fact
that according to figures
submitted by the Guardians
Association and the
Hispanic Society, more than
2,000 minority candidates
passed the test, represent-
ing 15.5 percent of the total
number of passing candi-
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WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Rep. Toby Moffett (D-
Conn.), told the House that
Uebanon's "suffering be-
gan" after King Hussein of
Jordan "expelled" a half
million Palestinians who
found haven in Lebanon.
He also reported that on a
recent Congressional fact-
finding mission to the Mid-
dle East which he headed,
he found some Palestinian
mayors and professionals on
the West Bank who would
like to join in the Camp
David peace process.
Moffett, who is himself of
Lebanese descent, headed
the first Congressional mis-
sion to the Middle East to
focus on Lebanon's prob-
lems. The group visited
Syria and Israel in addition
to Lebanon.
Describing the situa-
tion he found in Lebanon,
Moffett said that Chris-
tian rule, mandated by
the Lebanese constitu-
tion, "caused deep re-
sentment in Lebanon's
Moslem circles long be-
fore the current strife.
Then," he added, "a half
million Palestinians ex-
pelled by Jordan's King
Hussein landed on Leba-
non's doorstep. And the
country's suffering be-
gan, the consequence of
its own openness, its
generosity and its free
society."
The Congressman noted
that "In 1975 the battles
erupted, Palestinians
against Christians. Then
Syria sent in its 'peace-
keeping force,' fighting first
with the Palestinians and
later with the Christians.
So far it has cost more than
70,000 lives. Some of them, I
found, were my relatives."
Moffett emphasized that
a communications gap

exists in the Middle East.
"What is probably our most
lasting impression," he said
referring to his delegation's
16-day tour of Lebanon,
Syria and Israel, "is the lack
of communication. The iso-
lation of one country from
another — not just geo-
graphically but leader-to-
leader.
The Syrians do not seem
to realize the bitteiness
against them in Lebanon;
the Israeli leaders and citi-
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tion Organization leader
Yasir Arafat. There is a
wide gulf between the
Palestinians and Israelis on
the West Bank," he said.

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