DO YOU think that running 300 meters in 77 seconds, doing 13 push-ups (un-timed), performing a 14-inch vertical jump and running 1.5 miles in 17 minutes and 48 seconds is a Herculean feat and too high a standard for a Pennsylvania State Police officer?
Well, apparently, the U.S. Justice Department thinks that standard is unreasonable for women, and filed a lawsuit two weeks ago against the Pennsylvania State Police, declaring that the physical-fitness test discriminates against them.
This stunning suit is a real head-scratcher. If you ask me, the current standard is pitifully low and the standards should be higher, much higher. Hell, I'm 51 years old and on a bad day I can crank out 30 good push-ups, dips and a few pull-ups, and I can practically walk 1.5 miles in 17:48.