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Old criminal record haunts job seeker

It was a mistake he made when he was 18, hanging with the wrong crowd, and it's haunted him ever since.

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Wy?????

Wy do we have rehab if you are not going to give any one a 2nd chance??????I guess rehab is just another scam to get funds from the poor.
Most people that do crimes, do so because they dont get a 2nd chance...They are looking for a way out. ..
wy not give these people a way out in the form of a 2nd chance....give them a good job... show these people that we do care abought them...
insted we slam doors in their faces, not giving them a avenue for change....so what do most people do??? they commit more crime...
not every one is smart like me and can start their own bizz. like i did...
I gave my self a 2nd chance because the law and the people wouldnt....I stay out of trouble because I got a good job. That gives me what I need. So now I dont have to commit crimes just work my butt off....Now I have self pride...self worth...and a perpose in life.... give these people a perpose, a reson to live, a reson to be proud of liveing and you will see crime go away..
or just keep doing like your doing and wach you stuff walk away... but dont complain, you dont belive in 2nd chances...

These are comments about who, what,?

Reading through the comments and replies, it is crazy to see how fast we have come away from the initial story and who it is about. WOW!!! God Bless you ALL!!! As for you Mr. Norman, best of luck and God will be with you for we all SHOULD know that this is between you and God and he is the ONLY one who has the authority to pass judgements.

hate it for you

Man that blows. People do in fact change, so this guy does deserve a second chance, especially since he hasn't committed any crimes since he was 18. And also, y'all's spelling is horrible. Nobody is ever going to take y'all seriously. Here's my opinion in short: One time offender felons deserve equal opportunity in the workplace, Marijuana should be legal, and "God" doesn't exist. Santa Clause is more realistic than God or Jesus. At least some fat drunk dresses up like Santa every holiday season in the mall and lets kids sit and urinate in his lap. You don't see anybody dressing up as Jesus.

NEVER A 2ND CHANCE

THEY WILL NEVER GIVE YOU A 2ND CHANCE. I GOT IN TROUBLE WHEN I WAS 17. BACK IN 81-82 MISDERMINER. LOST TWO JOBS BECAUSE OF PASS RECORD. 1 WITH MARKET EXSPRESS AND ONE WITH PEPSIE COLA.
MY BOSS MR KING CRYED WHEN HE HAD TO LET ME GO.
I TRIED SO HARD TO MAKE IT. THEN IN 99 I TRIED SALEING WEED. GOT CAUGHT. COST ME EVERY THING. THE COPS EVEN STOLE 1000 DOLLARS A YEAR AFTER I HAD DONE ALL THAT WAS ASKED OF ME. WHENT IN MY BANK ACCOUNT AND STOLE 1000. IT CAUSED ME TO HAVE CHECKES BOUNCE IN WICH I HAD TO PAY BACK.
NOW ITS BEEN 11 YEARS SENCE IVE BEEN IN ANY TROUBLE. AND THEY STILL WANT GIVE ME A PARDON. YOU WILL NEVER GET A BREAK. YOU ARE BRANDED FOR LIFE.
AND THEY EXSPECT SOME ONE TO CHANGE.,FOOY IF YOU HOLD SOME THING OVER SOME ONE'S HEAD LONG ENOUGH THEY WILL BREAK.....EVERY ONE DESIRVES A 2ND CHANCE.....

I think you mean THIRD

I think you mean THIRD chance...

never a 2nd chance

Never met so many stupid people in my life.
mabe I cant spell good. but I did get my GED and took biz in collage.
Ive worked for my self allmost 20 years.and if you understood what I was tring to say was that by not being able to get a good job I went to saleing weed to give my kids more.
and if you get caught saling weed or any drugs, then the cops seize all your funds. even from your bank account.
well they went into my account twice. once when I got busted. then again 6 mounths after I got busted. and had payed all my fines. Did all my time.
when I went to prison it was C.Y.O misterminer. wich is not sopposed to go against you.
but it did. I was only 17.the crimes that were comitted were when I was 15. did not get into any trouble for over 11 years. then I desidede to sale weed. wich should be legal in the first place.
and they stole from me. my spelling has nothen to do with my tring to make a point.
its people like you that is the reson no one changes for the better.
I wonder what skelotons you got in your closet.
I save lives for a liveing now. what do you do? been saving lives for over 2.5 years now.I DONT DRINK AND I KEEP DRUNKS OF THE STREET.IN FACT IM A MINISTER. AND NOT EVEN THAT HELPS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING A JOB.

So you think pot should be legal?

You are a minister and you think pot should be legal? Wow. The bible states OVER AND OVER to remain sober-minded, which is not what pot does to your mind. I imagine if they took the money out of your bank account, it came from the pot sales in the first place, which were illegal. The bible also says to give what is Caesar's and ALSO to conform to man's laws when it doesn't go against God's laws. For example, when and if it becomes illegal to preach Christ, you are still commanded to do so. I don't think pot would be included. Read your own bible minister man.

Alright one more time then...

So we are all clear, the police in fact did not steal from you, you lost the money because you broke the law and that was the payment for doing so????? Is that right? I am also pretty sure those funds did not end up in the pocket of a single police officer. You broke the law, and it is against the law still, the police did the job they were hired to do, and you call them thieves? Grow up.

never a 2nd chance

No we are not clear. they stole money that I worked for. not pot money.
I had allready told you that I had allready payed all fines and taxes ect. then 6 mounths later the D.E.A whent back into my account and stole over 1000 dollars. caused checks to bounce in wich I had to pay.
Its people like you that make it easy for cops to lie, cheat and steal.
you are the reson the U.S is th way it is today.
in fact they took 1600 and sent me back 600 with a note saying they had made a mistake and taxed me twice. and still I got ripped of for a 1000. so you dont need to talk what you dont know.it was the DEA when Ronald was in office. who just happend to quit right Ronald got into trouble. the cops nor Ronald had any thing to do with it. it was the DEA dummy.It dont matter any ways that was 1999 and this is 2010 11 years later. and ive kept my nose clean.

WOW

Learn to proof read cupcake. Sounds like to me you have had your second chance and then some. But please do tell, exactly how were the police able to break into your bank account and take this alleged 1,000 dollars??? What a crock of crap. Do you really think anyone believes that some how the police were able to do this? From your writting I would doubt you have ever had a thousand dollars in your bank account. Maybe that second of seventh chance, or whatever you are up to at this point, will come when you stop blaming the rest of the world for holding you down and start looking at the real culprit.....YOU

It may not have been your record.....

...it may be your education. You have less than 40% correct spelling in your post and even less in grammar. Go back to school, study hard and give it another shot.

criminal job search w/a record

People w/a felony can not get accepted into a degree program. Obviously, I understand, a person w/a record of child molestation should not be accepted into Early Childhood 101, but I'm mentioning good people who may have received a DUI years ago, not being accepted into Physical Therapy program or other Health Care fields. If their record shows there has been no further incidents and drug screening shows no drug use, why wouldn't we want people to better themselves and be educated w/the possibility of getting a descent job? Most jobs have probation periods which allows for termination w/o cause, anyway. Being denied continued education & employment can turn a case of bad judgment into a lifetime of repression and unfortunate,negative effect for them & their family.

over to the left

I also believe the CAPS LOCK key is located on the left side of the keyboard.

WOW!!!!! How fast we came

WOW!!!!! How fast we came away from the man in the video!!! God Bless You ALL!!!!