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hey hey black Albert

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 29, 2013
Folks, shopping at Target just got a thousand times more dangerous now that the company will allow convicted felons to work in the store...there with your child...or spouse...or parents. Gottsta hire a violent groid to keep the stain happy.

"Now, the Minneapolis-based Target Corporation, one of the nationís largest employers, has announced that it will remove questions about criminal history from its job applications throughout the country."
http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.com/2013/10/us-...

And if you work there, then prepare for all manners of that violent yet 'vibrant diversity' convict style.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Oct 29, 2013
hey hey black Albert wrote:
Folks, shopping at Target just got a thousand times more dangerous now that the company will allow convicted felons to work in the store...there with your child...or spouse...or parents. Gottsta hire a violent groid to keep the stain happy.
"Now, the Minneapolis-based Target Corporation, one of the nationís largest employers, has announced that it will remove questions about criminal history from its job applications throughout the country."
http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.com/2013/10/us-...
And if you work there, then prepare for all manners of that violent yet 'vibrant diversity' convict style.
Just another -- in a long list of reasons -- not to patronize Target.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#3 Oct 29, 2013
Target has long been a SWPL-type favorite. Time for some white liberals and asians to find out the meaning of "cultural enrichment"

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#4 Oct 29, 2013
That may be a simplification of the process as those questions on an employment app are already illegal in Massachusetts and Hawaii.
Corporate lawyers are employed to regulate risk, more than for any other reason. And the risk of bad publicity and discrimination suits far outweigh the downside of hiring criminals.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#5 Oct 29, 2013

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#6 Oct 30, 2013
Wait what wrote:
Up next, hiring the disbarred
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#7 Oct 30, 2013
Jesus would never hire a felon. Jesus said, "Fck those felons." Nate 6:66.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#8 Oct 30, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Jesus would never hire a felon. Jesus said, "Fck those felons." Nate 6:66.
An employer has the right to know the risks he is assuming.
Target may well discover those risks the hard way.
Let's hope their customers are not the innocent victims.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#9 Oct 30, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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An employer has the right to know the risks he is assuming.
Target may well discover those risks the hard way.
Let's hope their customers are not the innocent victims.
Here's a newsflash for you, Tip. There are a whole bunch of felons out there. You run into one every day. Do you think that felon is more likely to harm you if he or she is gainfully employed or forced into a position of desperation by an ignorant society?

“animis opibusque parati”

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#10 Oct 30, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Here's a newsflash for you, Tip. There are a whole bunch of felons out there. You run into one every day. Do you think that felon is more likely to harm you if he or she is gainfully employed or forced into a position of desperation by an ignorant society?
Poverty does not a felon make.
No matter how many times your Poli-Sci 101 prof so claimed.
wiseamerican

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 30, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Poverty does not a felon make.
No matter how many times your Poli-Sci 101 prof so claimed.
Poverty makes one desparate, and if a person who has any sense of self-preservation or death, guess what...that bank is robbed, that chicken in the meat section at Krogers is gone, your house is buglarized.
wiseamerican

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 30, 2013
hey hey black Albert wrote:
Folks, shopping at Target just got a thousand times more dangerous now that the company will allow convicted felons to work in the store...there with your child...or spouse...or parents. Gottsta hire a violent groid to keep the stain happy.
"Now, the Minneapolis-based Target Corporation, one of the nationís largest employers, has announced that it will remove questions about criminal history from its job applications throughout the country."
http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.com/2013/10/us-...
And if you work there, then prepare for all manners of that violent yet 'vibrant diversity' convict style.
You hire them or face class action law suits based on discrimination of Constitutional rights. We have the right to life, right? Ain't that what you teabaggers say in front of abortion centers?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Without an income, there is no life, liberty, or happiness! That means a gun in your face in order to survive. Use your brain to think ...not your ass!
wiseamerican

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 30, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Up next, hiring the disbarred
What does the words PAY YOUR DEBT TO SOCIETY mean? When an " individual" commit a crime that has NOTHING to do with you, why do you want to keep that person from being productive, paying taxes, and supporting his/her children...SO WE DON'T HAVE TO!
You support paying $40k a year in taxes to punish someone in a prison cell, but don't want them to redeem themselves by an honest endeavor when released!

I pray that your ilk NEVER gain overwhelming political power in America. Dealing with people like you, I'd give every oppressed person the physical means to remove you and your hateful, negative, racist disposition.

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#15 Oct 30, 2013
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Poverty makes one desparate, and if a person who has any sense of self-preservation or death, guess what...that bank is robbed, that chicken in the meat section at Krogers is gone, your house is buglarized.
The leftist blame game never ceases to amaze me.
If you believe your tripe, then you must realize that social programs are useless.

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#16 Oct 30, 2013
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> You hire them or face class action law suits based on discrimination of Constitutional rights. We have the right to life, right? Ain't that what you teabaggers say in front of abortion centers?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Without an income, there is no life, liberty, or happiness! That means a gun in your face in order to survive. Use your brain to think ...not your ass!
All employers should be free to hire those employees and serve those customers they deem fit.

No employer should be forced to assume a known risk.

Let the market will render the consequences.
wiseamerican

Columbus, OH

#17 Oct 30, 2013
Diversion Program Saves Money, Eases Jail Overcrowding
Story posted 2013.10.29 at 06:42 PM EDT

Eighty to 100 times a day, the door closes on another inmate at the Franklin County Jail. And, the jail is full, like many others.

The sheriff says it costs taxpayers about $70 per inmate each day.

But those costs would be higher, if not for the diversion program.

For almost four decades, Franklin County has offered first time, non-violent offenders a second chance. If the judge, detective, and victim agree - offenders can avoid jail by meeting with a court investigator on a regular basis.

"They are charged. They do have to plead guilty. The guilty plea is held in abeyance for a year while they're basically put on probation without the conviction," says Ron O'Brien, Franklin County Prosecutor.

They're required to get a job and pay back the victim for what was often a property crime. They also must show up for community service.

"That's one less case that doesn't require jail space, the creation of time on the docket, the trial," explained O'Brien. "I think it helps the taxpayers because it reduces the overall costs associated with the criminal justice system."

And for these men and women, tough love means a fresh start.

"After this is finished, it's...it's over with for me. They'll never see me again," said one diversion program participant.

O'Brien says offenders who successfully complete the program may have their records expunged.

He says they've had a few failures and some people have re-offended, but overall the program has been a huge success.

Story posted 2013.10.29 at 06:42 PM EDT

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#18 Oct 30, 2013
wiseamerican wrote:
Diversion Program Saves Money, Eases Jail Overcrowding
Story posted 2013.10.29 at 06:42 PM EDT
Eighty to 100 times a day, the door closes on another inmate at the Franklin County Jail. And, the jail is full, like many others.
The sheriff says it costs taxpayers about $70 per inmate each day.
But those costs would be higher, if not for the diversion program.
For almost four decades, Franklin County has offered first time, non-violent offenders a second chance. If the judge, detective, and victim agree - offenders can avoid jail by meeting with a court investigator on a regular basis.
"They are charged. They do have to plead guilty. The guilty plea is held in abeyance for a year while they're basically put on probation without the conviction," says Ron O'Brien, Franklin County Prosecutor.
They're required to get a job and pay back the victim for what was often a property crime. They also must show up for community service.
"That's one less case that doesn't require jail space, the creation of time on the docket, the trial," explained O'Brien. "I think it helps the taxpayers because it reduces the overall costs associated with the criminal justice system."
And for these men and women, tough love means a fresh start.
"After this is finished, it's...it's over with for me. They'll never see me again," said one diversion program participant.
O'Brien says offenders who successfully complete the program may have their records expunged.
He says they've had a few failures and some people have re-offended, but overall the program has been a huge success.
Story posted 2013.10.29 at 06:42 PM EDT
© 2004-2013 LSN, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The participants are non-violent offenders, participating voluntarily, having met strict requirements, and are being continuously monitored.

This situation is not at all the same as hiring a felon, possibly violent, who served his time and is now free of the system without having to report his prior conviction and incarceration therein.

http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/Prosecuting...

"...This unit consists of one Director and several investigators who screen cases and offenders for admission into this unit and monitor them closely throughout their participation in the Diversion Unit."
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#19 Oct 30, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Here's a newsflash for you, Tip. There are a whole bunch of felons out there. You run into one every day. Do you think that felon is more likely to harm you if he or she is gainfully employed or forced into a position of desperation by an ignorant society?
For the most part, I agree with this logic. Many felons are working at places that ask for no background check. Take construction workers/sub contractors for example. They're even sometimes at your home or business. Plus, people still eat, shop and use services where illegals are employed. I think the job is a good and maybe the only acceptable chance at redeeming their character.
Now, they should have no advantage over any other person applying for the job.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#20 Oct 30, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Poverty does not a felon make.
No matter how many times your Poli-Sci 101 prof so claimed.
What? Who said it did?
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#21 Oct 30, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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The participants are non-violent offenders, participating voluntarily, having met strict requirements, and are being continuously monitored.
This situation is not at all the same as hiring a felon, possibly violent, who served his time and is now free of the system without having to report his prior conviction and incarceration therein.
http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/Prosecuting...
"...This unit consists of one Director and several investigators who screen cases and offenders for admission into this unit and monitor them closely throughout their participation in the Diversion Unit."
I also agree with some of your arguments, however, many felons never even try for a job due to knowing about being shot down all the time, So they'll continue to do crimes or more felonies for that matter. It also has to do with the age factor. I've met quite a few rough necks who are older now and have grown out of the criminal lifestyle. Not that they should be totally forgiven, but what else is there to do? I believe it should be based on the seriousness of their crime(s) and the way they present themselves to the workforce.

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