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Re: “Letter: Why Should Felons Have An Easier Job Search?

Blah blah blah. Do you guys work on the city council? Maybe the school board? They aren't big fans of accountability either.

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Posted by mjewett on 04/17/2013 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Letter: Why Should Felons Have An Easier Job Search?

They have to do it the hard way. Getting a low paying job and working your way up. Or saving up slowly and getting enough money to start your own business. Start in the service industry as a dishwasher and work your way up to head chef. It's difficult and I feel sorry for the good people with bad records that have to go through it but that's why you do your best to not get a felony conviction. But when the city gets involved by eliminating the felony check box for jobs that we pay for with our taxes, that's when I have a problem. I hope for compassionate employers who will give people second chances but I don't want the local politicians deciding that for us. It's easy to be a dumb ass and get a felony. It's hard to stay out of trouble and do good. I want to reward those that stay out of trouble and out of jail with an advantage over those who get into serious trouble. Not misdemeanor stuff but serious charges. Not trying to be a "twit" but come on man.

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Posted by mjewett on 04/12/2013 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Letter: Why Should Felons Have An Easier Job Search?

"Why should someone with a clean legal record have a job advantage?" Are you serious? I hate the fact that I have to share my city with people like you. Do everybody a favor and leave this country. You might like N. Korea. They will be able to recognize your wisdom and will no doubt have a great job for you high up in their government.

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Posted by mjewett on 04/12/2013 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Letter: Why Should Felons Have An Easier Job Search?

I wrote the letter and would like to respond to some of the emails I'm seeing. Believe it or not I believe in redemption. I don't think your son is a bad kid. I'm sure its extremely frustrating when it comes to finding decent employment. But think how frustrating it is for non-felons who cant find work. I was young and dumb myself at one time and think that if you're under a certain age and get a felony conviction, that there SHOULD be some sort of process in place for those who stay clean to get that felony off their records. All I want is for the people with clean records to have an advantage over those of us who have bad records. That was all I meant by my letter. I do not think think people with felony convictions are necessarily bad people. But we have to hold them accountable somehow. It would be different if jobs were plentiful but they are not. Lets say someone robs a bank, goes to jail for a couple years and gets off probation. You people are saying that his next employer shouldn't have access to that information? And for the person who said the thing about getting busted for pot and "never ever" being able to find a job.....Do you have any idea how much pot it takes to get a FELONY conviction? I'm not talking about misdemeanors here.

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Posted by mjewett on 04/11/2013 at 4:32 PM

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