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Jun 12 2013

Seattle Imposes Hiring Preferences for Criminals

As Obama has made explicit, the modern Democrat Party exists to punish its enemies and reward its friends. Among its friends are criminals, who share liberals’ smash-and-grab, if-it-feels-good-do-it moral creed. Consequently, in a city run by moonbats,

The Seattle City Council [Monday] unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after an initial screening. Employers could reject an applicant because of a criminal record, but only if there is a legitimate business reason to do so.

The measure was strongly opposed by some business groups, including the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, which said they didn’t want the city second-guessing their hiring decisions. They also opposed a provision that will allow the city Office of Human Rights to investigate complaints by job applicants who believe they were turned down solely because of their criminal history.

This means that criminals will have de facto hiring priority, since not hiring them will cripple businesses with lawsuits. But the businesses will also be sued if the crooks bureaurats force them to hire continue to indulge in their criminal proclivities at the expense of customers.

Either way, wealth producers take it in the neck, as do law-abiding normal people. That’s what they get for being the Democrats’ enemies.

gangster government
Chicago politics has gone nationwide.

On a tip from Tchhht!!!

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  • mark

    If the city is going to force business owners to employ criminals then the city should be held legally and financially responsible for any theft, violence, or other actions of these criminals.

  • TED

    Liberals ARE the CRIMINALS.

    Why else would they worry so much about their rights?

  • Dr. 9

    So, how do you deal with perceived or imagined inequality? By being unequal of course.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/12/transgender-suspects-can-demand-boston-cops-use-adopted-names-under-new/?test=latestnews

  • A. Levy

    As i’ve always said, the Demoncrats and the Left always save their most vicious attacks for those they fear the most. And here’s the proof.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-warns-gop-led-two-young-senators-ted-cruz-and-rand-paul_735104.html

  • Spider

    TODAY’S QUESTION
    Who’s Done More Damage To This Nation, Edward Snowden Or Barack Obama? (Asked by Mark Levin)

  • Sam Adams

    Why wouldn’t you want to hire a person with a criminal background?
    Perhaps equally importantly, why do they have a criminal record in the first place?
    If the person was convicted of a financial crime, I don’t want them handling money. Can you imagine customers giving payments to someone convicted of stealing or identity theft?
    Do I want to employ someone for child care who has a history of violence or molesting little kids?
    How about a person with a problem with drugs or drunk driving being hired to drive around and deliver things for me?

    Now don’t get me wrong…convicted criminals need a chance after doing their time. I worked along a few guys in a metal finishing business who had records, and they worked out fine. But they weren’t put in a position to handle money. I know a person convicted of a financial crime that now has a great career as a salesman.

    But an employer not knowing about a person’s background before deciding if he is suitable for the kind of job that is available? Insanity.

  • Bill T

    The money quote!
    “The suit contends the company’s practice of using criminal background checks disproportionally affects blacks, who have higher arrest and conviction rates than whites.”

    Dollar General Sued Over Use of Criminal Checks in Hiring
    “People who have been convicted of crimes and have paid their ‘debt to society,’ eventually ought to have a fair shot in the job market — especially if the conviction was years earlier and had nothing to do with the job they seek,” John Rowe, director of the EEOC’s Chicago-area office, said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-11/dollar-general-sued-over-use-of-criminal-checks-in-hiring.html

    Gov’t sues BMW plant, Dollar General stores over criminal background checks
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/govt-sues-bmw-plant-dollar-general-stores-over-criminal-background-checks/2013/06/11/51f6f5ec-d2c8-11e2-b3a2-3bf5eb37b9d0_story.html

    Dollar General sued over background check policy
    “In a civil lawsuit filed in Chicago on Tuesday, the federal agency said the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based retailer has “engaged in ongoing, nationwide race discrimination against black applicants” for nearly a decade.

    The suit contends the company’s practice of using criminal background checks disproportionally affects blacks, who have higher arrest and conviction rates than whites. The agency also filed a similar suit Tuesday against a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina.”
    http://www.11alive.com/news/article/295752/40/Dollar-General-sued-over-background-check-policy

  • Flu-Bird

    This comes from the same city where they melt down guns into stupid PEACE BRICKS They all need to go to the SPACE NEEDLE and all JUMP OFF

  • Nathaniel M

    Great news for Seattle day care centers! (/sarc)

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