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New Procedure for Virginia Felons to get rights restored - wtvr

There are 113 comments on the WTVR story from May 20, 2010, titled New Procedure for Virginia Felons to get rights restored - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Governor Bob McDonnell is making it easier for nonviolent convicted felons to get their rights restored after they've served their time.

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Smart One

Richmond, VA

#21 Jul 29, 2010
Where can a convicted felon get a job in Richmond, Va. The felony is over 10 yrs old. Thank you in advance for your assistance and have a great day.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#22 Jul 29, 2010
Chris wrote:
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In a perfect world we wouldn't have any crime or anything, but that's not going to happen. People do things, but that doesn't mean that's all they know. Give people a chance. Only God has the power to judge us.
In a perfect world, you might be right.

Here on Earth people are judged everyday. By Bosses, friends and strangers.

In courts, the person in charge is called a JUDGE.

Case dismissed!

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#23 Jul 29, 2010
Smart One wrote:
Where can a convicted felon get a job in Richmond, Va. The felony is over 10 yrs old. Thank you in advance for your assistance and have a great day.
Sure, check with Dept. of Public Safety in Richmond. Police and Fire will be glad to help you out. Maybe even get on the body guard detail for mayor jonesey.
4020 a concerned person

Chesterfield, VA

#24 Sep 29, 2010
I am a minister and this is a new great beginning and journey for the ex-offender.
Now, they should have the incentive to move on and cherrish their life.
They should feel human again now that society has taken that extra step for them.
Chris

Midlothian, VA

#25 Jun 2, 2011
I'm also a non-violent convicted felon, with a degree. I haven't had a problem finding a job, but I've had more problems finding a decent place to live. Most of the realtors in the Richmond area won't rent to convicted felons, unless you want to live in the crackhead part of the city. Does anyone know of a decent landlord willing to give someone a second chance at re-establishing themselves? [email protected]
Tee0303

Richmond, VA

#26 Jun 2, 2011
Chris in Midlothian, Va. Do you have any job leads other ex felons can follow up on to help them?
Chris

Midlothian, VA

#27 Jun 2, 2011
Tee0303 wrote:
Chris in Midlothian, Va. Do you have any job leads other ex felons can follow up on to help them?
Hey, believe it or not, the City of Richmond hires felons...a friend of mine did 5 years for distribution of cocaine, and is working as a trash collector. It's probably not your dream job, but it's a paycheck. Set up an appt. with the Virginia Employment Commission downtown, and they have their own list of jobs for felons, that's how most of the felons I know have been able to get employment. Luckily, my boss knew of my crime and allowed me to stay at my job. Places of business that employ felons get a tax-break, so you might be surprised who will hire you.
WHAT

Powhatan, VA

#28 Jun 2, 2011
Not trying to be a debbie downer here, but how will restoring felon's rights help get them a job? Their felony is still on their record. Am I missing something here? Hell, its hard for someone with a misdemeanor to get a job.

It would be more helpful to institute a system of one offence, you serve your time or do community service, and its off your record with no trace. If you offend again, your second offence stays on. Its easy to say, well they shouldn't have committed the crime anyways. But people make mistakes and deserve second chances.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#29 Jun 2, 2011
not a teahead wrote:
iTS not like his heart is being involved its for political expediency.
who are you? some fake impostor, i know the real not a teahead.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#30 Jun 2, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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who are you? some fake impostor, i know the real not a teahead.
That is because you ARE the real nothead.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#31 Jun 2, 2011
va_tazdad wrote:
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That is because you ARE the real nothead.
surely "not a teahead" has patent rights to that name. anyone that gets caught using it will suffer tremendous backlash.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#32 Jun 2, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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surely "not a teahead" has patent rights to that name. anyone that gets caught using it will suffer tremendous backlash.
You are not that intelligent nothead.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#33 Jun 2, 2011
va_tazdad wrote:
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You are not that intelligent nothead.
whats your malfunction? brain loss.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#34 Jun 2, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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whats your malfunction? brain loss.
Too many idiot Dumbocraps like you nothead.

We are correcting that.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#35 Jun 2, 2011
va_tazdad wrote:
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Too many idiot Dumbocraps like you nothead.
We are correcting that.
how is that gonna happen with the likes of palin, newt, tim, mitt, rand, ron,michelle,mike, christy, john, rudy, cain, rick, arnold,haley, pepeLEpew and few other stinky skunks.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#36 Jun 2, 2011
hammer time wrote:
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how is that gonna happen with the likes of palin, newt, tim, mitt, rand, ron,michelle,mike, christy, john, rudy, cain, rick, arnold,haley, pepeLEpew and few other stinky skunks.
Any idiot can run, even you nothead. That does not mean you will get elected.

There are many on that list that have as much chance of winning as your buddies Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson did.

Idiots always run. Look at Tim Kaine. He was the best thing the Republicans had going for them in 2010 and now, after he was the architect of their destruction, the Dumbocraps want him to run for Senate.

You morons are winning the elections for us.

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#37 Jun 3, 2011
WHAT wrote:
Not trying to be a debbie downer here, but how will restoring felon's rights help get them a job? Their felony is still on their record. Am I missing something here? Hell, its hard for someone with a misdemeanor to get a job.
It would be more helpful to institute a system of one offence, you serve your time or do community service, and its off your record with no trace. If you offend again, your second offence stays on. Its easy to say, well they shouldn't have committed the crime anyways. But people make mistakes and deserve second chances.
Most of these folks still confuse the term restoration of rights and exspongement of record. They are 2 ENTIRELY different entities.
Tee0303

Richmond, VA

#38 Jun 3, 2011
Chris wrote:
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Hey, believe it or not, the City of Richmond hires felons...a friend of mine did 5 years for distribution of cocaine, and is working as a trash collector. It's probably not your dream job, but it's a paycheck. Set up an appt. with the Virginia Employment Commission downtown, and they have their own list of jobs for felons, that's how most of the felons I know have been able to get employment. Luckily, my boss knew of my crime and allowed me to stay at my job. Places of business that employ felons get a tax-break, so you might be surprised who will hire you.
Thanks so much for the information and I will pass it on to my husband and brother who needs it. Trying to help others get a job that is having a hard time and this was surely helpful. Have a great day Chris and keep doing good for yourself and our society; show them people can change for the good and make a positive change.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#39 Jun 3, 2011
Smart One wrote:
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Does anyone know where a ex felon can get a job in Richmond, Va? Thank you for your help.
don't worry about getting someone to hire you, get a lawn mower and become your own boss. its that easy boss man.
hammer time

Dallas, GA

#40 Jun 3, 2011
va_tazdad wrote:
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Any idiot can run, even you nothead. That does not mean you will get elected.
There are many on that list that have as much chance of winning as your buddies Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson did.
Idiots always run. Look at Tim Kaine. He was the best thing the Republicans had going for them in 2010 and now, after he was the architect of their destruction, the Dumbocraps want him to run for Senate.
You morons are winning the elections for us.
kaine was definitely and still is a lackluster person. he was a gift to you baggers. the racist redneck jew(allen) will probably win in virginia

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