DOJ: Diversity Trumps Ability to Pass Criminal Background Checks

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the “Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement” report, which highlights hiring practices in the law enforcement community. In the report. the DOJ discusses problems associated with diversifying police forces, claiming racial diversity is more important than being a law-abiding citizen.


Researchers and practitioners have also highlighted that the use of criminal background checks, which are a regular part of the screening process for many agencies, is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants since, for a variety of reasons, individuals from those communities are more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system.

In other words, if you want to be a cop but you’ve committed a crime before, it should be acceptable, as long as you’re a minority.

And if you’re someone who has come to the country illegally, that’s acceptable too, as along as you can fluently speak a language other than English.

Allowing work-authorized non-U.S. citizens to work in state and local law enforcement, particularly in jurisdictions with large immigrant populations, can enable agencies to more closely represent the diversity of their community. Especially as agencies work to serve communities with a large percentage of limited English proficient (LEP) residents, excluding officers who are not U.S. citizens may significantly limit the number of applicants who speak languages other than English.


Liberals don’t want guns in the hands of criminals yet they’re setting the groundwork for criminals to become police officers.

All in the name of diversity.


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