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Democrats: Stop banning job candidates with criminal records
Star Ledger ^

Posted on 02/07/2013 12:22:59 PM PST by SMGFan

TRENTON — New Jersey Democrats will introduce legislation today meant to give convicted criminals a better shot at finding work.

The measure, known as “ban the box,” would require employers to consider the qualifications of job candidates before asking about criminal histories, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), a primary sponsor, said Wednesday night. Giving jobs to former convicts will reduce recidivism rates, he said.

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Sure, why not? /s What difference does it make?
1 posted on 02/07/2013 12:23:05 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Aren’t the boxes reserved for felonies? ..not all criminal history.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 12:32:09 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SMGFan

Because getting a “fair shot” at broom-pushing vs an illegal alien is going to keep a criminal off the streets.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 12:33:30 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny ( 9iThought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union)

the jokes just write themselves.

4 posted on 02/07/2013 12:33:45 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SMGFan

It depends on the job.

Better to let the employer know and decide for themselves. My paint crew at the factory were about 85% inmates out of a halfway house and they were awesome and made me proud to be their foreman.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 12:34:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Yes . . . and those convicted of fraud crimes should run for office and become politicians because I’m sure they’d be very good at the job.


6 posted on 02/07/2013 12:34:24 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: SMGFan

Is this satire? < /sarcasm>


7 posted on 02/07/2013 12:34:36 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are The 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment Is The First Human Right.)
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To: SMGFan

We wouldn’t want to discriminate, would we? Eventually the only way we’ll be allowed to differentiate people will be on the basis of evilness. By which I mean how conservative you are.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 12:34:48 PM PST by Tublecane
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Democrats: Stop banning job Democrat candidates with criminal records


9 posted on 02/07/2013 12:35:41 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

True enough. An unknown illegal can load luggage on an airliner but you never know when a guy busted for writing bad checks might snap and kill a few hundred Americans.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 12:36:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) Aren't ALL Democrats?
11 posted on 02/07/2013 12:37:31 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SMGFan

If anybody DOUBTED what kind of DAMN fools run this state, the comments from this leftist strumpet here should clear that up.


12 posted on 02/07/2013 12:39:36 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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“Better to let the employer...decide for themselves”

Exactly. If they’re worth it, it would only punish businesses to “discriminate” against them. Plus, like immigrants and stupid kids they might work for less, for the thrifty minded.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 12:45:01 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMGFan

Great idea! The congressman should try this out within his own staff - and require everyone he personally knows on pain of public humiliation - for a year.

Then report back and tell us the results...


14 posted on 02/07/2013 12:46:45 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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“My paint crew at the factory were about 85% inmates out of a halfway house and they were awesome and made me proud to be their foreman.”

Back in the ‘70s when I ran large concrete crews in Alberta and B.C., I was surprised at the number of guys who would approach me privately after some months on this very demanding job to ask me if cared that they had been in prison for murder, robbery, assault and so on. These weren’t kids, but grown men - some were truly straightened out and among the top hands on the crew.

Certainly better than college boys.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 12:48:17 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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Certainly better than college boys.

Damn straight. My crew were all non violent offenders because the factory wanted it that way. Mostly things like B&E, auto theft, fraud etc.. They would work 20 hours per day if we would let them.

I even spoke to one of their parole officers about getting him an early release from parole. I saw the guy a while back and he's doing pretty good.
16 posted on 02/07/2013 12:58:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan
Democrats: Stop banning job candidates with criminal records

Why? Democratic politicians looking for work?

18 posted on 02/07/2013 1:01:28 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: SMGFan

This is not the business of government.

ANY employer should have full discretion as to whom they choose to hire or choose not to hire, period.

No, I don’t mean they should be free to hire illegal aliens. LOL

Having said all of that, I believe there are some felons that do deserve a second chance, but it depends of the individual, the job and their given crime propensity. In other words, some felons may be worth the risk, but only the risk that an employer has knowingly accepted.


19 posted on 02/07/2013 1:07:20 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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Nice- as if job hunting isn’t competetive enough! Now, hard working, educated and clean living Americans have to compete with criminals for work?!!


20 posted on 02/07/2013 1:07:58 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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