Jaime Castillo: San Antonio Express-News
Evans, whose checkered history was detailed in Sunday's Express-News, never should have been hired in 1994.
Are we to believe that the supposed political pressure that existed in 1994, when Evans was slipped through the process at SAPD, wasn't there two years earlier?
Sorry, affirmative action might be an easy scapegoat, but simple incompetence is a more apt description.
If rules are relaxed and corners are cut for a woman or a racial or ethnic minority, the failure of that person becomes an inglorious part of that organization's whisper mill.
"See. We took a chance on one of them, and look what happened."
That's not believable.
But, while it should be the goal of every city department to reflect the community it serves, McManus said he won't do it the wrong way.
Bluntly, they are there to stop bosses from saying, "We couldn't find any."