reply to post by bandito
With so many educated , qualified and experienced people looking for work why would i as an employer hire a convicted criminal ?
What makes you think that convicted "criminals" lack qualifications and experience? There is a lazy ignorant assumption that the "convicted criminal"
in the United States must be a murderer, thief, "Mother raper, Father stabber, Father raper!", when the harsh reality is that - and all ready pointed
out by the O.P. - 95,205 in 2009 were convicted of a "drug offense", and that 65,678 were convicted of for some sort of "public order" offense.
Public order is translated to mean immigration, weapons, etc., whatever etc., means in this context.
Now, you as an employer may take issue with the immigration convictions, and I will not argue this point here, but the "weapons" convictions are
increasingly becoming things such as the simple possession of a pocket knife, and children are being charged with "crimes" such as this, while people
like you, either vociferously or tacitly, applaud such convictions. The drug offenses are beyond ludicrous given the absurd amount of people on
prescription drugs these days.
Many businesses deal in the transactions of money , private information and valuable goods and many require third party bonding . I don't care how
small the conviction or how small the charge , that person has removed all doubt that they will ignore and violate the law
Legislation is not law, merely the evidence of law. With more than 600,000 acts of legislation on the federal books it is incredibly naive to believe
that every single one of these acts of legislation are rooted in law. What I find criminal is that so many people have agreed to equate the arbitrary
and whimsical acts of Congress as law. Law is simple, true, universal, and absolute, and in regards to justice, law is the unalienable rights of
individuals. Given that all people have the unalienable right to keep and bear arms, the dubious convictions of "weapons charges" serves as just one
example of legislation being equated with law.
Caught with one joint , your problem as i have no way of knowing if you'll be smoking dope on my time
You have no way of knowing whether or not someone not caught smoking a joint will do so on "your time". Unless, of course, you resort to the
draconian practice of drug testing which then makes this statement of yours moot.
Petty theft , your problem as you won't get a chance to steal from me or my company . Violence for a conviction , your problem as my company works on
the team aspect so you won't be coming here where in the midst of team resolutions to intimidate or fight my staff .
While petty theft and "violence" are generally state issues, a big problem in the increasing growth of Americans convicted is the priest class lawyer
set. While I have pointed out that these crimes you have mentioned are generally handled on a state level, it is worth pointing out that the federal
government has a 97% conviction rate. 75% of that conviction rate is after the case is gone to trial, the remainder is caused by plea bargaining,
which means that defense lawyers are recommending to, at the very least, 22% of their clients that the plead down to a lesser charge, regardless of
their innocence. This is a profound indictment on criminal defense attorneys, who are licensed professionals who have sworn a fealty to the courts,
which means their loyalty lies with the government, not their clients.
As a professional, and given your proclivity to advocate the current system, it is fairly presumed you - at least hypothetically speaking because
given your grammatical structure it is hard to buy you are truly a professional, but hey maybe not, and maybe this is who we are these days - are a
licensed professional, but lawyers are licensed and look at the one single example I gave of their gross incompetence. There is also the matter of
iatrogenocide, which is a term to describe the death by doctoring that occurs each year in the United States. In fact, death by doctoring -
misdiagnosis, and other gross in-competencies by licensed doctors - is the third largest cause of death for people in the United States each year,
which brings up the valid question regarding licensing schemes. As a licensed professional, just how incompetent are you?
A convicted criminal offers me absolutely nothing and i won't be wasting one minute looking into the particulars of your situation or conviction
because the other 75% haven't been convicted of a criminal offense and that's the pool i'll draw from .
And as a licensed professional it is very likely you offer people very little. Certainly here in this thread, your willful defiance of grammar
reveals a disturbing proclivity towards sloppiness, and since you are so willing to judge individuals based upon a single example of a "criminal
conviction" then what is good for the goose is good for the gander, and judging you for your poor sentence structure, your seeming ignorance of
paragraphs and their purpose, and grammar in general does not bode well for you, and based upon your own reasoning perhaps your customers, or clients
should take a hard look at you and your business and ask themselves why they should do business with you.
edit on 24-3-2011 by Jean Paul Zodeaux because: (no reason given)