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  • Employers and landlords should not be banned from asking about any criminal history

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  • Employees and landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history

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  • Only employers should be banned from asking about any criminal history

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  • Only landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history

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  • Employers should be allowed to ask about crimes are "significantly related"

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    After certain amount of time depending on the crime. It shouldn't matter anymore.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    After certain amount of time depending on the crime. It shouldn't matter anymore.
    Yeah, there should be some sort of "statute of limitations." If you got busted for a DWI once 15 years ago and you've been sober since...that shouldn't cause a problem.


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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    After certain amount of time depending on the crime. It shouldn't matter anymore.
    I agree with this. I think that crimes should be assigned a time limit after which they vanish off your record or something, if records are going to be public property. Maybe 3 years for vandalism, 5 years for small-time theft or rape, and 10-20 years for a grand theft depending on the scale. I'm thinking like 1 year for things like bankruptcy- inability to pay off a debt resulting in a short sentence or a fine. Repeat offenders for each thing get their criminal record time doubled each time, repeat sex offenders of any kind get life in jail.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Only a mortgage is acceptable as a necessary evil, because the typical person can't front the cost in cash.

    All other credit is "to much". Credit cards, student loans, business loans, national debt ceilings, all of it.
    So buying a random building is necessary, but getting an education isn't? Makes perfect sense.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a criminal record/past?


    Employers and landlords should not be banned from asking about any criminal history.

    Employees and landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history.

    Only employers should be banned from asking about any criminal history.

    Only landlords should be banned from asking about any criminal history.


    Employers should be allowed to ask about crimes are "significantly related".For example a bank asking if the applicant if they been convicted of armed robbery, theft or embezzlement or a Daycare asking the applicant if they have been convicted of child molestation,rape or abuse.

    Landlords should be allowed to ask about crimes that are "significantly related".For example a landlord asking the applicant if they are a convicted sex offender or if they have been convicted of making meth.

    Both should be allowed to ask about crimes that are "significantly related.

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    I think limiting an employer or landlord to what questions they can ask is the best solution. This still allowed employers and landlords to weed out potential threats while at the same time preventing someone who was convicted of a unrelated offense from being discriminated against.
    I think there should be a certain amount of time in which a person's criminal history no longer becomes applicable to his employment or his place of housing. A person's criminal history should be able to be found out by employers and landlords for 10 years after their release for non-violent offenses and for 20 years after their release for violent offenses.

    If a person hasn't gotten in trouble after those landmarks then chances are pretty good they won't cause trouble for their employer or landlord at all. So I think those ex-cons should be given a chance.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So buying a random building is necessary, but getting an education isn't? Makes perfect sense.
    You don't need debt to buy an education. That's just a meme, something you've heard repeated so many times it's appears legit, and so you believe it.

    Maybe you and I just see the world differently, as I wouldn't buy a building at random as you claim you would. If I buy a building ot would be for a specific purpose. But your money is your money so you do what you want with it.

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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You don't need debt to buy an education. That's just a meme, something you've heard repeated so many times it's appears legit, and so you believe it.
    You do need debt to buy an education, unless your parents are paying for it or you're a returning student. An 18-year-old working at Wal-Mart is barely going to earn enough to support himself, much less put himself through college. And if your argument is that you should wait a few years until you CAN afford it, that's just not practical. The salary bump you get from a worthwhile college degree is a lot more than the interest you'd pay on a student loan for a state school.

    Now if you're talking about borrowing $150K in order to major in English at a private liberal arts college, then I would agree that it's not necessary. But that does not describe the typical student.

    Maybe you and I just see the world differently, as I wouldn't buy a building at random as you claim you would. If I buy a building ot would be for a specific purpose. But your money is your money so you do what you want with it.
    I wouldn't buy ANY building, least of all one where I was going to live. Houses are ****ing horrible investments, and owning one is by no means a necessity.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You do need debt to buy an education, unless your parents are paying for it or you're a returning student.


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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by Belgarath View Post
    Thanks giving it such excellent criticism...I'm glad to know that the end of the day, people like you will be there to tell me I have silly arguments. Getting to the actual point, I actually realize that. I don't know if you noticed, but that's why I said having a combination of a sex offender directory and a personality test. My point is that you shouldn't just classify them as sex offenders for the rest of their life, that fact shouldn't limit everything they can do anymore than a love of pornographic material or violent movies. Addictions might limit their social abilities or force them to go to some kind of rehab to regain control over their lives, but it doesn't give you or me the right to judge them for it. I understand if you don't want to have someone whose personality test shows that they have a strong chance of going out on a raping quest in a week- I just don't understand why because they've had sex with a child in the past you immediately assume they can't control themselves enough not to do it again. They serve their punishment, the state deems them ready to go- and I won't argue with it. They're the ones with Ph.D's in criminal psychology, not me.


    Let me get this right. You have in front of you a person applying for a position as, say, a school janitor or a day care worker... but you have no right to know that the person was convicted of having sex with a child in the past because although they couldn't control themselves enough not to do it once, you shouldn't assume they can't control themselves enough not to do it again.

    Is that about right? Because I've got to tell you, that is utterly... bizarre.
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    Re: Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should employers & landlords be prohibited from asking applicants if they have a criminal record/past?


    I think limiting an employer or landlord to what questions they can ask is the best solution. This still allowed employers and landlords to weed out potential threats while at the same time preventing someone who was convicted of a unrelated offense from being discriminated against.
    You didn't have this forthright choice: Convicted felons shouldn’t work or live anywhere. At least half the votes would be for this option.

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