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Old 07-26-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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it's just one froot-loopy idea after another from these bozos

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San Francisco officials want to hear from members of the public about an initiative that would prohibit employers and landlords from turning down applicants because they've served time behind bars.
Under a proposal being considered by the city's Human Rights Commission, employees and landlords would be not be allowed to reject people applying for jobs or trying to rent apartments because of prior convictions.

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_18502705 (broken link)
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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The funny thing is, an ex con would have to return to a life of crime so he could afford the high rents in San Francisco.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Tell these San Francisco Officials that their idea is approved and the first place to implement the new policy will be the day care center that cares for their children. It just isn't right that pedophiles are not permitted to work there.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Tell these San Francisco Officials that their idea is approved and the first place to implement the new policy will be the day care center that cares for their children. It just isn't right that pedophiles are not permitted to work there.
hadn't thought of that. with this initiative, not even pedophiles can be rejected
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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Well when the average sentence served in California is 24 months and the vast majority are in jail as a result of drug charges, getting folks back into the mainstream MIGHT be a nice idea. Or perhaps the idea is that once you've served your time you should be given only the opportunity to return to prison.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Well when the average sentence served in California is 24 months and the vast majority are in jail as a result of drug charges, getting folks back into the mainstream MIGHT be a nice idea. Or perhaps the idea is that once you've served your time you should be given only the opportunity to return to prison.
are you volunteering to hire or rent to a known felon mr. catto?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well when the average sentence served in California is 24 months and the vast majority are in jail as a result of drug charges, getting folks back into the mainstream MIGHT be a nice idea. Or perhaps the idea is that once you've served your time you should be given only the opportunity to return to prison.
Yeah..but that could get mighty dicey though as some other posters pointed out.

In some cases you want discrimination and not be mandated to hire.
That day care example posted above is definitely one area where you want to be very, very picky.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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hadn't thought of that. with this initiative, not even pedophiles can be rejected
I thought that was the whole point of the initiative. Helping out Pedophiles.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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hadn't thought of that. with this initiative, not even pedophiles can be rejected
Well, pedophiles are permanent sex offenders, right? So they're never technically 'ex-cons' and would still be able to be rejected I would think.

I would think this protection would be for people who have served their time and are trying to get back into mainstream society, not those who are repeat offenders or on a permanent offender status.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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hadn't thought of that. with this initiative, not even pedophiles can be rejected

I guarantee that Nasty Nancy and the rest of the Cali libs will somehow exclude themselves and those businesses that they patronize just like they did with the health care bill. "Ohhhh, this only applies to YOU PEOPLE, I'm special".

All jokes aside, I'd like to see us revisit how we handle non violent drug offenders. Do we need to brand them with a felony? Once you have a felony your life is pretty much ruined.
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