Sunday, June 12, 2016

Show-Me Felony Forgiveness

A quick consideration of permanent records and the prison industrial complex . . . Meanwhile, bad credit scores will plague po'folk for the rest of their lives. Checkit: Criminal record-sealing bill on Missouri governor's desk

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This bill is fucking junk paper. Not that I am in favor of playing the forgiveness game, but the list of exceptions who may examine these, so called, sealed records is so damn long that not even a dumb felon would ever be able to believe his past is now a secret. Fact is anyone who has a buddy can access these records for so many reasons the bill is factually as impotent as Bob Dole no felon can possibly believe is past record has really be sealed at all. This is more bullshit rolling out of the state legislature that has been grossly under-thought. It may male a nice little pandering libtard headline and get some votes, but it is worthless for anyone who wants to be anything other than a lawn mower.

Anonymous said...

So will this new move to forgive and forget do away with the sex offender list? Some lawyer will challenge how can you forgive some felonies and not others? He or she will argue this violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. Once gain feel good legislation with no concept of unintended consequences.

Anonymous said...

Given this is a state that can not even fucking grasp what a "violent" felon is I doubt the toothless fucks in Jeff City will be able to fix anything. Again this is a state that has just spent two decades making scores of misdemeanours into felonys and now they want to forgive something they apparently thought was serious crime.

Why not a bill that reduces a felony conviction to a misdemeanour, including restorations of rights, if an offender can go ten years without a conviction? At least there is an incentive to stay straight rather than the illusion that you have actually helped the felon or society.

Anonymous said...

Why can the records and expunge mentioned time limits be reviewed instead of this? Seems like overkill. if you allow people to expunge sooner, doesn't that have the same effect?