Re: Felonys, Misdemeanors, and Background checks....
Posted by PATRICK H SKALANDIS on 12/09/06
On 7/13/06, DALE LEE SHATTO JR wrote:
> On 7/04/06, John wrote:
>> Here is my opinion about criminal background checks. If a
>> person has made a criminal mistake in their past and paid
>> their debt to society, they need to be set FREE (Truly
>> FREE) and not oppressed by society for the rest of their
>> lives and continually held accountable for past mistakes.
>> I AGREE.
>> A criminal background check (employment, housing, etc...)
>> on an ex-offender only serves to oppress and discriminate
>> against these people based on their past mistakes. If
>> they have paid their debt to society, then LET them go
>> FREE! Truly FREE!
>> I AGREE
>> Everytime an ex-offender cannot find work, housing, or
>> licensing for a profession and better way of life...he or
>> she is placed in a desperate life situation. Depression
>> and Anger fills them. If this person finds him/herself
>> without hope of a better future or any future for that
>> matter, then you can most assuredly expect the CREATION of
>> More criminal activity, more hatred towards an unforgiving
>> society, and a SKYROCKETING repeat offender RECIDIVISM
>> rate in our national prison systems.
>> If ex-offenders cannot find decent work, housing, or a
>> better life after their release...what GOOD is their
>> FREEDOM..???? What good is their life! SET THEM FREE!
>> GIVE Ex-offenders BACK their rights to live! Stop holding
>> these people accountable for the rest of their lives for
>> past mistakes (not a damn one of us is perfect or has
>> never sinned), and give them the TRUE FREEDOM to better
>> their lives without fear of the oppression and
>> discrimination that comes from looking into their
>> backgrounds and holding this against them for the rest of
>> their lives. How UTTERLY RIDICULOUS and WHAT A TRAVESTY!
>> That is NOT JUSTICE, that is OPPRESSION! And when hope is
>> finally lost in the souls of these ex-offenders, you are
>> CREATING Criminals, NOT rehabilitating them!
>> You think about that!
>> Judge not and condemn not, lest YOU be judged!
>> The merciful shall obtain Mercy!
>> There is a higher power to listen too and obey than the
>> biases of mankind and His name is God Almighty whom this
>> nation was founded UNDER.
>> FREE those who are wrongly being continually oppressed and
>> give the Lord a mightly flood of justice and mercy towards
>> those in trouble, in need of help, and who are poor.
>> I am pissed off and angry as hell at what I see going on
>> around me with ex-offenders and with myself.
>> Unless things change, society is going to see an EXPLOSION
>> of criminal activity, until rights are restored to
>> oppressed and discriminated ex-offenders!
>> The whole sitaiton is PATHETIC and I am deeply ashamed!