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    Legal Protection for Felons?

    A legislative proposal in San Francisco seeks to make ex-cons and felons a protected class, along with existing categories of residents like African-Americans, people with disabilities and pregnant women. If passed by city supervisors, landlords and employers would be prohibited from asking applicants about their criminal past.

    Read more: San Francisco Considers Legal Protection for Criminals - FoxNews.com


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    If they are stupid enough to propose such legistration , I hope they are stupid enough to pass it into law.
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    Commission Director Teresa Sparks calls it a public safety issue.

    "Without housing, it's hard to keep a steady job, and many times because of that, people recommit," Sparks said. She argues a criminal history shouldn't be the only reason someone is denied housing or work.

    "All we're saying is get a chance to know them, see if they're qualified otherwise, before you use that as a criteria for taking them out," she said.
    She has a point there, but what people (felons, etc) need to realize is that the reason they can't find a job or housing is a consequence of their actions. Even if they have "paid their debt to society", there are way too many people out there looking for jobs and housing that haven't committed any crimes.

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    Wow. The Left Coast keeps getting more and more weird.
    We're not alone.

    Hawaii, New York and Philadelphia have enacted similar policies to prevent blanket discrimination against felons in the private job market, and some cities in Illinois and Wisconsin have imposed such restrictions on rental property owners.

    Welcome to San Francisco. Los Angeles isn't too far behind with all of their pandering to the illegals, but sadly it makes the rest of the state of California look bad. No wonder why so many are leaving in droves.


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    Ok (and I can't believe I'm saying this), I can ALMOST see where someone with a non-violent felony as a teen, or a hell of a long time ago, may POSSIBLY be able to have this.

    And i mean MANY YEARS after their conviction.

    Violent or sex offenders, no way in hell.

    And ONLY for housing or jobs unconnected with what they did. Like no bank jobs for someone convicted of fraud.

    And ONLY for jobs and MAYBE housing. No other "protected class" BS that would let them sue if someone wrote letters telling others that a convicted felon was moving into the neighborhood.
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    What if they apply for city jobs?
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    I guess it depends on the job. Would I be ok with a guy who was convicted of cocaine possession, followed by 6 years of sobriety and treatment, getting a city job other than PD/FD? Probably
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

    At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat

    An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.

    They've got us surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.

 

 

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