College Introduces Former 76er As Bas...

College Introduces Former 76er As Basketball Team's New Coach

There are 11 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 21, 2009, titled College Introduces Former 76er As Basketball Team's New Coach. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Lehigh Carbon Community College introduced former Philadelphia 76er Darryl Dawkins as the new coach of its basketball team during a news conference this afternoon.

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What a wonderful world

Macungie, PA

#1 Aug 21, 2009
At least we don't hire FELONS in the Lehigh Valley. :)
Hmm

Northampton, PA

#2 Aug 21, 2009
What a wonderful world wrote:
At least we don't hire FELONS in the Lehigh Valley.:)
Sure we do. They're around us all the time. Every one that walks out of the prison becomes part of our community again. They're cooking your food, washing your car, working at your local market, they may even be in your house with your plumber or other repairman.
darknight

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Aug 22, 2009
I am sick of you paranoid fags about felons people make mistakes i would rather hire someone with a record and repented as long as its no child molestation than a clean record and u might be looking at a little boys butt with malice. there are alot of hardworking exfelons looking for an opportuning with good jobs so he might of sold some drugs 15yr.s ago but mr clean record like some teachers wanting to touch your little kids and when caught get a slap on the wrist and some young kid making a mistake due to his environment they want to throw awaythe keys freakin nutjobs
darknight

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Aug 22, 2009
you crazy jerk
Hmm wrote:
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Sure we do. They're around us all the time. Every one that walks out of the prison becomes part of our community again. They're cooking your food, washing your car, working at your local market, they may even be in your house with your plumber or other repairman.
What a wonderful world

Macungie, PA

#5 Aug 25, 2009
You are the nut case. Do you really think these people that go to prison, actually spend enough time in prison to be sorry for what they have done?? You must be crazy! With the exceptions of murderers, most of the people that spend a small vacation in prison, come out to commit crimes again. Why should we as a society have to accept someone who was caught stealing or using drugs? Please explain that to me in a logical explanation. I don't have to forgive anyone for anything that they have done and if I were to find out I was dealing with a felon, I can guarantee you I would take my business elsewhere. It's bad enough we hire illegals and now we are suppose to except felons too?? I think you are the one that needs your head examined.
darknight wrote:
I am sick of you paranoid fags about felons people make mistakes i would rather hire someone with a record and repented as long as its no child molestation than a clean record and u might be looking at a little boys butt with malice. there are alot of hardworking exfelons looking for an opportuning with good jobs so he might of sold some drugs 15yr.s ago but mr clean record like some teachers wanting to touch your little kids and when caught get a slap on the wrist and some young kid making a mistake due to his environment they want to throw awaythe keys freakin nutjobs
Hmm

Northampton, PA

#6 Aug 26, 2009
What a wonderful world wrote:
You are the nut case. Do you really think these people that go to prison, actually spend enough time in prison to be sorry for what they have done?? You must be crazy! With the exceptions of murderers, most of the people that spend a small vacation in prison, come out to commit crimes again. Why should we as a society have to accept someone who was caught stealing or using drugs? Please explain that to me in a logical explanation. I don't have to forgive anyone for anything that they have done and if I were to find out I was dealing with a felon, I can guarantee you I would take my business elsewhere. It's bad enough we hire illegals and now we are suppose to except felons too?? I think you are the one that needs your head examined.
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So what's your plan for dealing with people who have served their time based on the judicial system of our country ?
Also, do you know your local grocery store, or mall, or restaurant don't have ex-cons working there ?
Do you ask for a background check before you let the electrician's or plumber's assistant in your home ?
Please give us all a list of these businesses you've checked out and let us all know.
What a wonderful world

Macungie, PA

#7 Aug 26, 2009
You want my idea of what to do with excons? LOL. Here's a start. Make them do something to payback all the costs involved in the judicial process. Make them clean the roads or something that we normally would have to pay a state worker to do. I guess your plan would be to let them resume there life as if nothing has happened? You are missing the point. Anyone convicted of a crime should have to repay there debt to society and not be given a "PROFESSIONAL" career and be paid 1.6 million dollars. If you can't understand that, I feel really bad for you and all the others in society that think it's ok to let someone come back to such a high paid, professional, role model type of position. I don't know where you shop, but most grocery stores wouldn't even hire an excon. I do all my own house work, so as far as the plumbers and electricians, I don't need them. All I am saying is that anyone convicted of a crime and gave up there rights by doing something illegally, should not be allowed back in the public spotlight.
Hmm wrote:
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So what's your plan for dealing with people who have served their time based on the judicial system of our country ?
Also, do you know your local grocery store, or mall, or restaurant don't have ex-cons working there ?
Do you ask for a background check before you let the electrician's or plumber's assistant in your home ?
Please give us all a list of these businesses you've checked out and let us all know.
Hmm

Northampton, PA

#8 Aug 26, 2009
What a wonderful world wrote:
You want my idea of what to do with excons? LOL. Here's a start. Make them do something to payback all the costs involved in the judicial process. Make them clean the roads or something that we normally would have to pay a state worker to do. I guess your plan would be to let them resume there life as if nothing has happened? You are missing the point. Anyone convicted of a crime should have to repay there debt to society and not be given a "PROFESSIONAL" career and be paid 1.6 million dollars. If you can't understand that, I feel really bad for you and all the others in society that think it's ok to let someone come back to such a high paid, professional, role model type of position. I don't know where you shop, but most grocery stores wouldn't even hire an excon. I do all my own house work, so as far as the plumbers and electricians, I don't need them. All I am saying is that anyone convicted of a crime and gave up there rights by doing something illegally, should not be allowed back in the public spotlight.
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You are either clueless or blind if you think that ex-cons aren't all around you. They do work at grocery stores, and malls, and everyplace else you patronize. They are flipping your burgers, and washing the dishes you eat off of every time to go out to eat as well. Thinking "not at my store" is nothing more than denial. They are there regardless of how much you want to make believe they aren't. The alternative to people going back to what they did before prison, is welfare. I'm sure you're a big fan of that if you don't think they should resume their job, since your idea isn't reality.
Bottom line is, I'd rather an ex-con working than living off the system anymore when they get out of prison. Your plan to keep them down is going to do nothing more to make them productive than sitting in jail does. All it will do is guarantee they will live off of your's and my tax dollars for the rest of their lives.

What a wonderful world

Macungie, PA

#9 Aug 27, 2009
I totally agree with you. I just don't want to see them in a "Professional" environment. Is that to much to ask for? They can flip burgers, clean the streets, stock shelves and do whatever. As long as they are not put on display like Mike V, I am all for it. I do live in reality. That's the problem. Most people live in a fantasy world and think that just because served there time, they are going to be good citizens. The system in the US obviously does not work or you wouldn't see all the crime that occurs on a daily basis. People are not afraid to go to prison anymore because we have turned it into a place where they can basically enjoy themselves and get a degree, watch TV, lift weights, be on a computer and so on and so on. I am sorry if you don't agree with my reality of life, but I am entitled to my opinion just like you are.
Hmm wrote:
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You are either clueless or blind if you think that ex-cons aren't all around you. They do work at grocery stores, and malls, and everyplace else you patronize. They are flipping your burgers, and washing the dishes you eat off of every time to go out to eat as well. Thinking "not at my store" is nothing more than denial. They are there regardless of how much you want to make believe they aren't. The alternative to people going back to what they did before prison, is welfare. I'm sure you're a big fan of that if you don't think they should resume their job, since your idea isn't reality.
Bottom line is, I'd rather an ex-con working than living off the system anymore when they get out of prison. Your plan to keep them down is going to do nothing more to make them productive than sitting in jail does. All it will do is guarantee they will live off of your's and my tax dollars for the rest of their lives.
odd

Northampton, PA

#10 Aug 27, 2009
What a wonderful world wrote:
I totally agree with you. I just don't want to see them in a "Professional" environment. Is that to much to ask for? They can flip burgers, clean the streets, stock shelves and do whatever. As long as they are not put on display like Mike V, I am all for it. I do live in reality. That's the problem. Most people live in a fantasy world and think that just because served there time, they are going to be good citizens. The system in the US obviously does not work or you wouldn't see all the crime that occurs on a daily basis. People are not afraid to go to prison anymore because we have turned it into a place where they can basically enjoy themselves and get a degree, watch TV, lift weights, be on a computer and so on and so on. I am sorry if you don't agree with my reality of life, but I am entitled to my opinion just like you are.
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I see what you're saying, and we can agree to disagree. My position is basically this. To me the justice system is black and white. Everyone is entitled to resume their life after prison. I don't see how it's fair that one person should lose more just because they had more.
Peace
Hmm

Northampton, PA

#11 Aug 27, 2009
What a wonderful world wrote:
I totally agree with you. I just don't want to see them in a "Professional" environment. Is that to much to ask for? They can flip burgers, clean the streets, stock shelves and do whatever. As long as they are not put on display like Mike V, I am all for it. I do live in reality. That's the problem. Most people live in a fantasy world and think that just because served there time, they are going to be good citizens. The system in the US obviously does not work or you wouldn't see all the crime that occurs on a daily basis. People are not afraid to go to prison anymore because we have turned it into a place where they can basically enjoy themselves and get a degree, watch TV, lift weights, be on a computer and so on and so on. I am sorry if you don't agree with my reality of life, but I am entitled to my opinion just like you are.
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