Thanks to NewsBusters for bringing this to our attention. I haven’t verified this, so one can hope this is a joke and not real, but it sounds strange enough to be true – especially since the Holder Justice Department is very strange. Read it at your own risk of sanity.
From the PJ Tatler
The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities”… Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities”…
This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. Moreover, applicants can “self-identify” their disability…Those with “targeted disabilities” may be hired through a “non-competitive” appointment. That means they don’t have to endure the regular civil service competition among applicants, but can be plucked from the stack of resumes and hired immediately instead…“targeted disabilities” may be hired “before the position is advertised” and even “before the position’s closing date”… lawyers with psychiatric disabilities and “severe intellectual” disabilities receive a waiver from the requirement that a new DOJ employee have practiced law for one year before being hired.
Read it Here: Holder Justice Department