Re: Felonys, Misdemeanors, and Background checks....
Posted by Marie G Huntley on 2/01/07
I totally agree with you Liz and mine has only been for 7 years. I
have four kids and rasing them alone and going to school is hard
as hell, but because of this bias world we live in and a judging
world we fall at the bottom all the time. I am quite sure there
are a whole lot of "CRIMINALS" working around the system. I truly
do believe that in man's world its not what you know but who you
know, but I serve a merciful and forgiving GOD and until he tells
me NO!!!! I am goig to keep submitting applications. His word is
the only one I need in life and it will never lose power. You keep
going and watch how he fights your battle. Keep that faith and
BELIEVE that all things through CHRIST are possible accroding to
his riches and glories.
On 1/12/07, Liz wrote:
> On 12/09/06, PATRICK H SKALANDIS wrote:
> I totally agree with you John. I lived in Fla for about 5 yrs
> during my young adult life, 19,20. I will try to get to the point
> without boring you with too much information.
> I was put into an uncontrolable situation that led to me getting
> into trouble with the law and getting charged with a felony. The
> guy that I thought I loved did a lot of sh*t that I didn't know
> about. Needless to say I went down with him and the fall was
> Up until this point I had never been in SERIOUS trouble with the
> law. Sure I got the occasional speeding ticket, or wrote a hot
> check or 2, but NEVER anything beyond that.
> I basically got into trouble because I trusted the wrong person.
> That was my "mistake!!" The court didn't care that I was not the
> one who had committed the actual crime, they didn't care that I
> had never been in trouble with the law, in fact looking back on
> now, I don't think that the cops evened took into consideration,
> or een cared about the affect that this would have on my Adult
> life that I now live.
> Now, I find myself trying to explain this to employers. It's like
> they don't even hear me. They don't even care about the fact that
> I haven't had any convictions in the last 20 yrs. They just stop
> listening to me once I say that I was convicted of a felony 20
> I know that I am a good person, and I have a good heart. It just
> really hurts that I have this cloud of lighting hanging over my
> head that is following me for the rest of my life and when I am
> out there looking for a decent job so I can take care of my
> it rains on me every time.
> I have even sent an email to the governor of the state. Do you
> really think he replied? NO! He didn't.
> Did you know that if you write a hot check over $500/ the law
> considers that Grand Theft, which is a Felony. Does that mean
> we should not trust that person, because we think they will steal
> something? I don't think so. But Employers will do the opposite.
> There are too many uncontrollable circumstances out there that
> could affect all of our lives in very different ways.
> I just pray for a safe environment to raise my kids in on a daily
> basis, And I pray for a second chance, to be able to have a
> life with a good paying job that I can feel good about(even
> I am still looking and haven't had ANY luck) and not have to
> about the rain soaking me too much along the way!!! :0)
>> 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!