Friday, January 09, 2015

rule of law: child-murdering overseer timothy loehmann operating a few points shy of IQ-75

cleveland |  Timothy Loehmann, the Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November, previously failed the written test to become a deputy with Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, according to records released on Wednesday.

In September 2013, Loehmann scored a 46 percent on the department's written cognitive exam, administered by Cuyahoga Community College and given to potential recruits. Seventy percent is considered a passing score. Recruits are tested on problem-solving, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Other records show Loehmann did pass the department's physical exam, which requires applicants to perform at least 27 pushups in a minute and run a mile and a half in less than 16 minutes and 36 seconds, among other tasks.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reported on Tuesday that Loehmann had been rejected for a deputy sheriff job that he had applied for in September 2013. The county released Loehmann's job application and exam scores in response to a public records request. (Scroll down to read them.)
Loehmann was among 35 applicants who passed the physical exam but failed the written test, the records show.

Loehmann previously also was unsuccessful in getting jobs with police departments in Akron, Euclid and Parma Heights. He had been looking for a police job since he resigned from the Independence police department in November 2012 following a poor performance review. He had worked there for five months.


rohan said...

Ed Dunn said...

I remember a cop series called "The Wire" where one guy said always follow the money:

Constructive_Feedback said...

With all due respect, Brother CNu:

When you look at the footage of the shooting - the majority of the fault should be placed upon the DRIVER of the police car.

Instead of creating adequate distance between the "suspect who was armed" and the patrol car - by driving to the pavilion via the parking lot - they drove upon the grass - placing Officer Loehmann directly into the "threat zone" as he opened the door and had to make a split second decision.

Had the police cruiser been parked as a distance - the two officers could have
* Gotten out of their car
* Issued verbal commands to the "suspect"
* Noted that he was just a "little kid"
* Adjusted their interactions with him commensurate to this surveillance information gathered at a distance.

Just to ask - Brother CNu - assuming that the events just prior to the fatal shooting were exactly the same - WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST LOEHMANN should have done differently to which you would have said "He overcame his mental deficiencies and handed the situation according to the text book"?

CNu said...

um..., I'ma go with immediately after getting fired from the Independence PD, he should have cued up with the mexican handy men and leaf blowers at Home Depot to obtain legitimate day work for which he may have been cognitively qualified with a little patient guidance from the mexican cats...,

John Kurman said...

I've often wondered if Andy Jackson isn't Vlad Tepes.

makheru bradley said...

As I've been saying for years the United States of America is constructed on a foundation of theft and genocide. A Klansman in Mississippi in 1964 said it best to a NYT reporter: "we killed 2-year-old Indian babies to take this country." Sidney Lens offers the details behind the barbaric expansion in "The Forging of the American Empire."

"In November 1868, when certain chiefs repudiated a treaty removing them south of the Kansas Territory, Custer attacked a village near the Washita River and killed 103 Indians within an hour, including their chief Black Kettle. After setting fire to the homes Custer was informed that the people he had attacked were not the malcontents but friendly Cheyenne Indians; nevertheless he called his foray 'a great and gallant victory for our beloved country." In a sense, of course, it was, for the clearing of the red man from the Great Plains and the mountains beyond the Mississippi River to make way for gold prospectors, settlers, and the railroads had become national policy." The greatest criminals in history stole an entire continent, 9.5 million square miles, and that criminal mindset has not changed one iota.

BigDonOne said...

@Mak..."United States of America is constructed on a foundation of theft and genocide"
C'mon, *ALL* countries were basically founded that way, e.g., Gauls, Goths,Vikiings, Mongols, etc. Only difference is IQ-160's from Western Europe did a better job of it, founding Modern America - creating a country the rest of the world is intensely trying to get into, legally or otherwise....

Fundamental Rule: If you can't defend it, you ain't got it. Don't lose sight of that....

makheru bradley said...

"C'mon, *ALL* countries were basically founded that way." Fantastic. You admit that America was founded by criminals. "If you can't defend it, you ain't got it." I agree the Arawaks should have cut off the head of Cristobal Colon as soon as he got off the Santa Maria.