Friday, January 19, 2018
COUNCIL DUDE AND MAYORAL CANDIDATE JERMAINE REED LAUNCHES EXPANDED 'BAN THE BOX' ORDINANCE AGAINST LOCAL EMPLOYERS & LANDLORDS!!! HOW SHOULD KANSAS CITY REACT TO 'RESTORATIVE JUSTICE' LEGISLATION FOR FELONS???
In a remarkable disincentive for locals to stay out of trouble, Councilman Jermaine Reed wants to restrict standard hiring questions in Kansas City and allow felons a virtually clean slate.
Take a look:
Fox4: ‘Ban the box’: Proposed KC ordinance would prevent employers, landlords from asking about felony charges
Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed is proposing a new ordinance to “ban the box.” It would prevent employers and landlords in the city from having a box on applications that asks if you’ve had a felony conviction.
The city has “banned the box” since 2013 and said it’s been a big success. Employers can still do background checks, which could prevent someone from getting hired. But getting rid of the check box can help eliminate the stigma and prevent qualified candidates from getting hired just because of their criminal history.
“It’s on the employer to make the decision as to whether or not we hire this individual. But this eliminates one barrier for people in our community who want to return back and be very productive members of our community,” Reed said.
Here's a look at the council dude's tweet with Kansas City social justice warriors apparently celebrating the proposed ordinance . . .
Now . . .
IS THIS ONE OF THE MOST IRRESPONSIBLE ANTI-BUSINESS EFFORTS COUNCILMAN JERMAINE REED HAS EVER CONCOCTED??? OR IS HE RIGHT???
Back in 2013, local biz leaders didn't speak up against the City Hall effort to "ban the box" and were content to spoil the local government hiring pool . . . However, we expect OVERWHELMING push back on this effort that threatens to endanger workplaces in KCMO and hiring incredibly harder and perilous for local biz.
You decide . . .