Aaaaahhhh! I have not researched or formed opinions on the scenarios you presented.<quoted text>1) kiddie porn on a kindergarten teacher's computer has diret bearing on whether that person is fot for the job duties.
2) Due process. Are we now ok with firing people at the APPEARANCE of impropriety? What if it was a neighbor hacked into her unsecure wifi network and using her pc unbeknownst to her.
3) I can't imagine someone convicted of any type of kiddie porn crime not getting jail time. You go to jail, you lose your job.
4)Gun crime guy. What was his crime? Gun crime is very vague. Did he rob someone? Did he buy a weapon on the black market? Did he go target shooting in his back yard and violate some ordinance? It does not sound like it was someting serious enough to warrant jail time otherwise we would not even be discussing him getting fired. Sure a crime was committed, but what bearing does it have on his abiity to do his job? Red said she got a DUI, but did not affect her job cause they did not know about it. Are you saying she should have lost her job? If you're not brandishing firearms or driving drunk while on the job, why should it be your employer's business?
Back to the dude in question. He was alleged to have made a racist comment. Despicable. Assuming its true, are you in favor of firing racists that don't say or do anything racist while on the job?
He smacked some kid. the fact that it wasn't his kid makes it despicable. Assuming its true. Does the fact that it was a child make a difference or would striking another adult be just as bad? Are you in favor of firing a good employee who strikes someone in his personal time? A fight at a party?
I just didn't understand why you saw kiddie porn and gun crimes differently in this context, and you explained, and I see your point.