Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! "QUALIFIED FELONS" SOON TO SERVE KANSAS CITY DRINKS!!!



The local bar and club scene is about to get much more interesting thanks to an effort by Council Dude John Sharp. Check out upcoming City Hall Ordinance #100003 that will give ex-cons an easier path to serve booze in this cowtown. Check out the goal of the ordinance:

"The purpose for this ordinance amendment is to eliminate a lifetime ban on all felony convictions for which a person is not eligible to receive a liquor permit. This proposed ordinance change states specific felony convictions that would prohibit a person from obtaining an employee liquor permit.

Recently, a change was made to the Missouri State Statutes which will allow convicted felons the opportunity to directly participate in the retail sale of intoxicating liquor. For those convicted felons that qualify, this ordinance amendment will allow them the opportunity to apply for and receive an employee liquor permit."
Getting more felons working is probably a nice goal AND it reminds me to be much nicer to servers.

Still, the part of the old liquor code being repealed stated that an employee liquor permit wouldn't be available to anyone who "has been found guilty of, pleaded guilty to, pleaded nolle contendere to or been convicted of a felony (federal or any state) for murder, voluntary manslaughter, forcible rape, attempted forcible rape, forcible sodomy, attempted forcible sodomy, kidnapping, first degree child molestation, second degree child molestation and sexual misconduct involving a child."

The reason? An ordinance note states that the aim is "To give those convicted felons who qualify the opportunity to apply for and receive an employee liquor permit." Also, the title of "Qualified Felon" could totally boost the confidence of a worker bumed out because of a lack of better job opportunities . . . Therefore, local drinkers might want to toast John Sharp and maybe look over their shoulder one more time while partying.

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah for Eric Wesson. Now he can serve drinks!

Anonymous said...

Well let's see a felon that has been convicted of forgery or grand theft will be taking my credit card to ring up my tab..... I guess I will have to pay in cash now!

Anonymous said...

I thought there as always been danger with these people.

Anonymous said...

Most of the reason for this law was to keep organized crime out of the bar business. The only organized crime left is the politicians so not much need for this law.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather give jobs to felons who have done their time, allowing them the opportunity to live better lives, than continuing to punish them to the extent that they have no choice but turn back to crime.

JOCOeveryman said...

So basically this leaves tax cheats and people convicted of drug offenses as qualified, right? Okay, sign me up.

Anonymous said...

cool...does that mean they'll be selling Dope right at the bar?

Anonymous said...

Remember, convicted child molesters can still work at Chucky Cheese as long as they don't serve liquor. It's a stupid law that gives off a false sense of security and only applies to one industry for the purpose of revenue regarding the $40 liquor permit required.

Anonymous said...

People need to quit judging when they don't know the reason of felon

Anonymous said...

When. Does this go into effect

danny said...

As a felon, your sentence needs to have an ending after your prison term has been served!
If the felon is not employed in some way after release, how does society expect the felon to prepare for retirement? As I have said, "society will end up with the debt" that all of us will end up paying in the end. Stop the dricrimination and end the restrictions on professional licensing.

Terry said...

The more felons there are without jobs. The higher the crime rate will be. Would you rather him be behind a bar or behind your back with a gun.

Anonymous said...

Thank You John Sharp, for your compassion, intellect, and understanding.

Anonymous said...

Theres numerous convictions for felonys.Why should anyone have the right to judge anyone else without knowing the conviction. There are good people with convictions that have families that want to better themselves ..Noone knows what can happen tomorrow.It could be you with that on your record and being judged by laws that are made and passed by the most corrupt.Yes, I will have felony conviction.For DUI,two over twenty years ago and my third a year ago.Now with new laws I will have that on my shoulders.So how can anyone judge without knowing.Even good people can have trouble in thier lives.

Babs said...

Not all felons are violent, or dangerous. Im a felon, and im a better person than most non felons. I donate to charity, I volunteer in homeless shelters, I stop to help people with their car trouble, I've got 2 bachelors degrees, each in a different area of study, and I babysit my mom's friends' kids. I simply made a mistake when I was younger. Also, the second time one is caught with marijuana, it is a felony charge. So, your felon server may just be a pot head... So as long as you guard your fries, you'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly said

Anonymous said...

Society is so quick to judge and cast stones. I was only 19 years young. Im 27 now did my little county time and probation years ago. Some people just grow up in bad neighborhoods and shit happens. 1st and only time I've ever been in trouble. Any corporation that does background checks toss are hopes of making an honest right out the window when we go to apply. Its almost like enslavement. Forcing felons into selling drugs just to provide for there families because once we are marked we are forever it seems like. Let us make an honest living. I was a dumb kid then. What a burden I've been carrying for 9 years. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy

Hillary,Jeff,Aiden Callahan said...

Did this end up passing? are they allowed to now serve/ have a liquor license?

Hillary,Jeff,Aiden Callahan said...

people are dumb to think the only people who do crime are those who went to prison for it. there are plenty out there that havent been "caught" but are doing wrong and should be do time for it. people act like their not humans. just because some got caught and some didnt doesnt make them any different. their people. who have done bad things. not bad people.. weren't we all taught this in grade school? common sense people.