Saturday, 10 September 2011

Just sayin'

I was just watching a rerun of The Mentalist on the telly where Cho and Rigsby needed to jump over a big fence (and they did so in an, might I add, everyday manner) and a thought came to my head: why do our police officers need to meet the highest physical standards and, yet, need not be in the (at least) equal intellectual shape?

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  1. Physical strength is perhaps valued over mental strength? Mental strength is a bit together to measure than intellectual strength as well, it's a flawed system but it's the only system we have I guess.

    I love the The Mentalist by the way, nice taste buddy :)

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  2. well,most of them also don't reach the highest physical standards, in my opinion:P

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  3. The goon squad, my mom is ex DEA - no bs

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  4. Maybe that's were the donut eating cops fit in?

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  5. 'cause otherwise cop shows would get boring, I guess.

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  6. Good question. I'm thinking those that are smart, get promoted to detective quickly.

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  7. Many reasons i guess. Really smart people dont want to be a cop. Also the cops you see on the streets, are not the smartest, the smartests are in the labs or working as detectives or stuff like that.

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  8. Because that would require paying cops a lot more money.

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  9. You should meet some Mexican cops...

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  10. Chief Wiggum on the Simpsons is hilarious because he's fat and pretty much useless!

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  11. hey, a lot of police officers in my town aren't exactly excellent in either of those...

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  12. With less brains one gains speed and amazing crime-fighting capabilities :D

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  13. The answer is simple: Not many people are intellegent and if you had to be to be a cop we wouldn't have many cops.

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  14. “We talk about civilization as though it’s a static state. There are no civilized people yet, it’s a process that’s constantlygoing on… As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.”
    Jacque Fresco

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  15. many reasons but also i am with 2 pesos you should meet mexican cops XD

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  16. How would you measure that? If you leave it up to someone it can pass as discrimination. If you leave it up to IQ you're missing out on a lot of people who's minds work different (but are still smart, you know the ones right?)

    I agree, but it's just.. difficult.

    Also, is Bersecules a cop?

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  17. I totally agree. I believe the educational standards for our peace officers should be increased. They should also receive more in-depth psychological training.

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  18. I've seen trailer for the Mentalist..seems like interesting show

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  19. @all: The cops from my tend to be really borderline retarded. But some of the points made here in the comments actually make some sense.

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  20. well the mentalist is one of the more intelligent shows to be watching right now I think. :)

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  21. I wish we had some more intelligent cops. I imagine the comments are right regarding the intelligent ones moving up the ranks while the toolsheds for brains stay on standard patrol.

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