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Old 08-23-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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What if a "justice involved person" applies for a job and says they're not a convict?

Would their application get rejected or would they get fired if someone found out they lied?
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:11 AM
 
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Let's remember that this President is jumping on board of all this prisoner reform stuff.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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How bad? Six slappies bad!

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Old 08-23-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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Are these people not smart enough to realize that 'justice involved person' will be synonymous with 'felon' almost immediately and therefore be the same 'scarlet letter'? Where the hell has common sense gone?

you have to remember that when it comes to politicians, they have NO common sense, otherwise they would not be politicians.


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What if a "justice involved person" applies for a job and says they're not a convict?

Would their application get rejected or would they get fired if someone found out they lied?

in some states these days you are not allowed to ask about any convictions, thus there would be no lying on an application.


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Let's remember that this President is jumping on board of all this prisoner reform stuff.

yes, with the idea of letting non violent convicts getting early release, not with changing the language of whether we call a convicted felon a felon or a justice involved person, or other such rubbish.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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How bad? Six slappies bad!

Or a Star Trek double facepalm of inanity!
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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From OP linked article:

"The board’s approved new language is non-binding, with the district attorney endorsing the measure. Mayor London Breed hasn’t yet endorsed the new language."

Neither San Francisco nor any other local jurisdiction has the power to change the distinction of those convicted of a criminal offense; that power rests with state legislature, and themselves alone.

What SF wants to call such persons in reporting/documents they control is another matter. They cannot stop a newspaper or anyone else from reporting a convict as a "felon", criminal, or whatever because that is what they are under California state law.
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Old Today, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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So now a convicted felon is called the same thing that the judge in the courtroom is called???

Makes complete sense to me.
... or now felons are called the same thing as the felons' victims--making them morally indistinguishable which is, of course, the point in the Newspeak Dictionary.
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