Mass. man with extensive criminal record gets 8-14 years in prison  WWLP.comA Middleboro man with a criminal record dating back 16 years, who violated probation at least six times, will serve eight to 14 years in state prison, according to ...

Local View: Look beyond criminal record in hiring  Lincoln Journal StarThere are more than 7.5 million unfilled jobs across the country — far more than the number of people seeking employment. Nebraska employers are seeing this ...

A welcome move to ease the burden of a criminal record  Raleigh News & ObserverNC lawmakers move to let more people clear their criminal record.

Opinion: Fight crime by hiring someone with a criminal record  The Mercury NewsOne of Pablo Gaxiola's first regular jobs was making his bed in jail. Now, Gaxiola works with the Santa Clara County District Attorney, the sheriff, and the ...

NY Senate Leader Backs Expunging Criminal Records in Marijuana Legalization | New York Law Journal  Law.comThe leader of the New York State Senate said Wednesday that she would prefer low-level marijuana-related criminal records to be expunged, rather than sealed ...

Man arrested after road-tripping with dead wife in car has lengthy history of arrests  AZCentralThe Oklahoma man arrested in Arizona after road-tripping with his dead wife in a car has an extensive criminal history, with busts on drugs, alcohol and resisting ...

Georgia Justice Project Honors Delta for Criminal Records Restriction Work | Daily Report  Law.comDelta Air Lines CLO Peter Carter received the nonprofit's annual Grassroots Justice Award at the Delta Flight Museum for his law department's work helping ...

An alleged war criminal is on trial. He might have been your Uber or Lyft driver.  Washington PostA Virginia man is in federal court this week facing accusations that he tortured and tried to kill a perceived Somali dissident in the 1980s. Outside of court, he has ...

Letter: Fair-chance hiring bill is right for NH  Concord MonitorAs someone who has spent her career in human resources, I am excited that the N.H. Legislature is moving forward with fair-chance hiring legislation. Senate ...

Nearly 40% of Isle of Man weapon owners have criminal records  BBC NewsNearly 800 registered-weapons owners on the Isle of Man also have a criminal record, figures show.

Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before  The New York TimesOne contributor to a new report on American criminal justice called the current system “an affront to our most fundamental values of freedom, equality and liberty ...

Seattle's fair housing law is the most progressive in the country. But now, landlords are challenging it.  NBCNews.comSeattle's Fair Chance Housing Ordinance prevents landlords from checking prospective tenant's criminal histories. Now landlords are challenging the law.

Christian R. Martin, pilot and alleged Kentucky triple homicide murderer, was hired by American Airlines and PSA Airlines with prior criminal record  CBS NewsThe airline pilot accused in three Kentucky murders served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for 20 years and had been found guilty of assault on a child ...

Two bills aim to help remove certain marijuana charges from criminal records  WGMEAUGUSTA (WGME) -- Two bills in front of the judicial committee of the Maine legislature would change the criminal records of Mainers who have certain ...

Why Employers Should Conduct a Criminal Record Background Check on Potential Employees  ESR NEWSA cautionary tale on why employers should conduct a criminal record background check on potential employees is described in a Workforce Magazine article.

He voted for Trump. Now he and his wife raise their son from opposite sides of the border  Los Angeles TimesShe is there when he wakes up, telling him she loves him and helping him coax their son, Ashton, to finish his Honey Nut Cheerios before the school bus whisks ...

Ban the Box aims to remove criminal record questions  The BreezeJMU's chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy hosted “Ban the Box in Virginia Higher Education” April 16. Those at the event discussed why it's necessary ...

After Losing DACA Protections, Undocumented Immigrant Forges New Life In Mexico  NPRAfter losing protections under the DACA program, Gilberto Olivas-Bejarano was deported to his birth country. In the Mexican city of León, far from his former life, ...

Oklahoma Just Passed A Major Licensing Reform for Individuals With Criminal Records  ReasonGov. Kevin Stitt is expected to sign a bill removing so-called "good character" provisions from all Oklahoma's occupational licensing laws.

Man accused of firing on cop has criminal record  FOX10 NewsMOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A man accused of firing at police while trying to elude capture has a history of trouble with the law.

The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime  FactCheck.orgPresident Donald Trump and his son Eric both took shots this week at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime has risen in the city under his leadership.

Career criminal 'El Flaco Manas' returns to his old ways in Hialeah, police say  WPLG Local 10Leugim Omaires Manas was free for about one year and five months, but detectives say he went right back to his old ways in Hialeah. The 35-year-old career ...

Man Accused of Attacking ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Dina Manzo Has Extensive Criminal Record  NBC New YorkThe man accused of attacking “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and her then-fiancé during a violent home invasion and robbery two years ago ...

Memphis man with lengthy criminal record convicted of molesting court clerk at 201 Poplar  FOX13 MemphisA Memphis man, with a lengthy criminal record, was convicted on Thursday for molesting a court clerk at 201 Poplar, according to Shelby County court ...

Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Announces Policy Update, Including Cite-and-Release Changes  San Antonio CurrentBexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales held a press conference Thursday to share updates on new policies aimed at curbing unnecessary prosecution.

Loved ones of Burlington shooting victim: Criminal record does not define him  BurlingtonFreePress.comBenzel Hampton had trouble with the law, but loved ones want the public to know he was also a father, a fiancé and a good person.

Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today's Leaders  brennancenter.orgIn this exclusive bipartisan collection from the Brennan Center, candidates, lawmakers, and activists offer bold ideas on criminal justice reform.

'Public safety threats' — More criminal immigrants busted in NJ  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioFederal immigration officials in the state have arrested a dozen more immigrants in the country illegally.

Handyman with criminal record questioned in Pa. woman's mysterious disappearance  PennLiveOne clue is blood on the missing woman's bed. Now police are investigating her handyman about her week-long disappearance.

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & ObserverNorth Carolina leaders are considering legislation that would substantially expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their criminal record, and ...

What we know about Appleton shooting suspect Ruben Houston, a 47-year-old man from Wausau  Appleton Post CrescentRuben Houston was released from the Wausau jail on bond a week before police say he died in a shooting with Appleton officers.

Suspect in killing of Savannah Police officer had been arrested 30 times over 4 decades  WJCL News(WJCL) - Edward Fuller III, the suspect in the death of Savannah Police Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, is no stranger to area police. WJCL reviewed his criminal history ...

Joe Biden’s long record supporting the war on drugs, explained  Vox.comBiden's criminal justice record is filled with support for the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

Kent Police arrest man with prolific criminal record  Kent ReporterKent Police arrested a man with a prolific criminal record and city prosecutors charged him with attempted theft and criminal trespass. Troy M. Vasquez is ...

What criminal record? Slow down 'annulment' changes | Editorials  The Union LeaderGiving someone a second chance is a noble thing and often a productive one. But expunging one's criminal record as part of such a process should be limited.

Got a juvenile criminal record? Head to an expungement clinic  Daily HeraldThe last thing Jane expected to worry about before graduating from medical school was her juvenile criminal record.

Rap Sheet Day helps Chicagoans clear past offenses from their criminal records  WLS-TVCHICAGO (WLS) -- Thursday is Rap Sheet Day in Chicago, a day where people with marijuana and other expungable offenses work to get their rap sheets ...

John Cornyn, guest columnist: Let's make sure new gun background-check system is working smartly  Waco Tribune-HeraldEvil never triumphs. Just ask Mark Collins, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

Clean Slate Bill Aims To Alleviate Stigma Of A Criminal Record  WSHUConnecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would automatically expunge criminal records for some former offenders. The bill aims to alleviate the.

Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime  Foreign PolicyFive different times, Shana Grice reported her ex-boyfriend to the police in Sussex, England. The 19-year-old asked for help when he followed her home and ...

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

Criminal Records Could be Cleared Under Proposal  NBC ConnecticutAdvocates like Rogsbert King crowded into the Connecticut State Capitol, Wednesday, fighting to get criminal records cleared automatically, after a period of a ...

'Ghost warrants’: criminal records haunt Americans long after they are invalid  The GuardianErroneous or outdated criminal charges can linger on a person's record for years after they expire, leading to repeated arrests and even jail time.

Easter bunny who broke up fight has criminal record, New Jersey warrant  WLS-TVA man in an Easter bunny suit who went viral after breaking up a fight between a man and a woman in Orlando has a criminal record and an outstanding warrant ...

Free Criminal Record Annulment Clinic on May 15  Manchester Ink LinkThe New Hampshire Bar Association will host a free criminal record annulment clinic on Wednesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Manchester ...

Police: Man With Extensive Criminal Record Overdoses, Causing Crash That Injured 82-Year-Old Woman  NECNPolice in Salisbury, Massachusetts, say a New Hampshire man was overdosing behind the wheel when he caused a horrific crash. An 82-year-old woman is in ...

Helping those with a criminal record brings advocates to the capitol  WILX-TVLANSING, MI (WILX) - On Wednesday, a coalition came to the state capitol to educate legislators on the lifetime consequences of a criminal conviction.

Ghost Guns Are Everywhere in California  The TraceThe ATF says nearly a third of all firearms it recovers in the state are homemade, unserialized, and untraceable.

City of Santa Maria offers free criminal record clearance clinic  KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsThe City of Santa Maria Public Library is partnering with the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office and nonprofit “OneJustice” to provide a free criminal ...

Hazing cases at Ohio universities rarely result in criminal charges  The Columbus DispatchFraternity brothers at Ohio University whipped their pledges with belts, pelted them with eggs and forced them to chug a large bottle of vodka in less than an hour ...

May 10 Evening Rush: Man sought for baseball player's murder has long criminal record  KRQE News 131. The manhunt is on for the suspect in the murder of a UNM baseball player outside a Nob Hill club. Darian Bashir has a long criminal record, and he had been ...

Feds indict eight on firearms charges as police work to reduce gun crimes  Toledo BladeA man looked to his right then left before pulling a long-barrel rifle out of his pant leg during a March robbery of a West Toledo convenience store. The ...

Instant Clears Criminal Record Search  ESR NEWSBackground check expert Attorney Lester Rosen explains in an article how “instant clears” when a criminal record search result is clear can be problematic.

Fixing a broken criminal justice system: HB 6921  The CT MirrorCriminal justice reform is no longer a controversial issue in the United States with recent polling suggesting that over 90 percent of Americans believe that the ...

'I Don't Want to See Him Fail': A Firm Takes a Chance on Ex-Inmates  The Wall Street JournalProgressive Coating of Chicago, struggling to find good employees in a tight labor market, is turning to people with criminal records. Keeping them on the job ...

UK Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Criminal Record Disclosure System  The National Law ReviewSupreme Court of the United Kingdom involved a job applicant, who in 1999 was charged with shoplifting followed a few weeks later by a second offense.

EPD: Homeless survey finds large portion in Eureka suffering from substance abuse  KRCRTV.COMThe Eureka Police Department conducted a survey asking 190 homeless a series of questions that they hope will gain insight into the demographics of the ...

Fired for a felony, again for perjury. Meet the new police chief.  USA TODAYPolice officers who committed misconduct not only kept their badges but became police chiefs, a USA TODAY Network investigation found.

Police: Suspect in Owls Head slaying asked man if he'd be willing to kill  Press HeraldROCKLAND — The 37-year-old South Thomaston woman accused of beating and strangling 83-year-old Helen Carver inside her home in February had earlier ...

Editorial: Dont let Florida lawmakers seal criminal records, hide from the public  Palm Beach PostA sneaky measure making its way through the Florida House of Representatives would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to ...

Bexar DA gives status report on initiatives since taking office  San Antonio Express-NewsDistrict Attorney Joe Gonzales gave updates on six initiatives and policies his administration has championed since he took over as criminal district attorney in ...

Small-Time Crimes a Dealbreaker for Banking Jobs  The Wall Street JournalOver the past decade, hundreds of people with criminal records have asked the government to let them work at a bank—with more than 40% of requests rejected ...

Swiss voters approve stricter gun control laws to fit with EU rules: national broadcaster  Euronews EnglishSwitzerland — one of the most heavily armed countries in Europe — voted to comply with stricter European Union gun laws in a referendum Sunday.

Police in Utah fatally shot a record 19 people in 2018. Now the state attorney general is investigating why.  Salt Lake TribunePeople were killed in the streets. In vehicles. In homes. Unarmed, and as they held weapons, and as they held something — a cellphone, a toy gun — that ...

Bill may seal pot-related federal crime records  Mail TribuneA bipartisan coalition in Congress wants to give a second chance to Americans arrested for nonviolent federal crimes related to possession of marijuana. Rep.

They spent years behind bars. Now, they're graduating from Hancock College  Lompoc RecordJuggling lectures and coursework with friends and extracurricular activities can be difficult for first-year students. Those who return to school after an extended ...

Man with extensive criminal history jailed for two burglaries  KFDXA man with a lengthy criminal record is in jail for two burglary charges in which vehicle keys were taken from a *service* station and a week later a vehicle was ...

Uber Driver with Criminal Record Arrested, Uber Background Checks  ESR NEWSA driver for Uber was arrested by police in Florida and charged with the attempted sexual battery of a helpless female passenger.

Celis, Gonzalez murder suspect may have more victims  ABC15 ArizonaThe arrest of Christopher Clements was a bombshell, but there may be more to his story.

'Something triggered my memory': A red jacket helps officer crack Silver Spring murder  WJLAIt wasn't DNA, fingerprints or a confession that cracked a murder case, but rather a young Montgomery County Police officer's memory of a bright red jacket.

Judge sets date for ruling on whether to unseal records in Jussie Smollett case  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County Judge Steven Watkins said he would make a ruling on whether to unseal the records on May 23.

Legal recreational pot in Illinois? The devil is in the details for Pritzker, legislators  Chicago TribuneAt the outset of the spring legislative session, legalization of recreational pot in Illinois might have seemed like a foregone conclusion. It is a top item on ...

Saginaw man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend to undergo 2nd psychiatric evaluation  MLive.comSAGINAW, MI – A Saginaw man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend is once again to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, after being uncooperative in the first ...

Man with lengthy criminal record accused of attacking, strangling woman on Cape Cod  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsYARMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A man with a long and violent criminal record is facing serious charges after police say he viciously attacked a woman with whom ...

Police: Roosevelt Drive standoff suspect is ‘career criminal’  Springfield News SunWilliam Abston Jr. has been charged with several felonies after he was involved in a standoff with police on Roosevelt Drive on Mother's Day.

Homicide victim's gun found on sidewalk after double shooting: police  PennLiveCorey Crishon, 38, had a concealed-carry gun permit and no criminal record, Harrisburg police said. Crishon was found collapsed with mortal injuries in the ...

Some N.J. Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana  NPRA bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey claims to promote social and criminal justice but some lawmakers are skeptical supporters intend to help ...

Tory MLA wants Manitoba election candidates to publicly disclose criminal records  CBC.caThe PC majority government has launched a private member's bill that would require all potential election candidates to disclose if they've pleaded guilty or ...

A Cautionary Tale on Why We Background Check Employees  Workforce ManagementHere is a cautionary tale on why employers should conduct thorough background checks on employers. In late 2013, Kristl Thompson, Ashley Raby and Corbie ...

Love Needed: Foster care struggles with number of kids in need  Valdosta Daily TimesTIFTON – The numbers are staggering and growing, with 13,873 Georgia children in foster care. In every county, the number of children needing foster care ...

QUICK TIPS: Background checks for in-home help  KGO-TV7 on Your Side's Michael Finney has a Quick Tip that'll help you make sure you get the full picture when you run a background check on someone.

911 calls are supposed to be public records, but these Massachusetts agencies are keeping them secret  MassLive.comIt's not uncommon for the public or members of the media to have to fight to obtain 911 recordings.

These are the real 'high crimes' | Opinion  Indiana GazetteContrary to the image of potheads as peaceful stoners, “cannabis-dependent psychotic patients were four times as likely to be violent,” according to a study cited ...

Expunging records part of marijuana bill | News  Piatt County Journal-RepublicanCriminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois might be unconstitutional. That is the warning one chief county law ...

EDITORIAL: Don’t punish landlords to make more housing available for ex-offenders  Chicago Sun-TimesThere is a danger that the new rules will confuse landlords and burden them with pointless paperwork while doing nothing to improve access to housing.

Lok Sabha elections: 26% last-lap candidates in UP have criminal record  Times of IndiaLok Sabha Elections 2019 News: The seventh and last phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections will not only be known for voting in VIP constituencies Varanasi ...

Tracking Trump On Immigration: Despite Focus, Many Ideas Are Stalled Or Blocked  NPROne of the Trump administration's top priorities is reshaping and restricting immigration. But many of the White House efforts have faced opposition from ...

Elder care homes rake in profits as workers earn a pittance  ABC NewsShe alights from a black Ferrari convertible, her Christian Louboutin stilettos glinting in the sunlight. The lid of her black lacquer grand piano is propped open in ...

Personal Trainer Arrested In Newport Beach Double Murder Had Criminal Record  CBS Los AngelesJamon Bugg before being identified as a murder suspect, he was already in custody in connection with Irvine break-ins. Kara Finnstrom reports. 22 days ago ...

Cook County makes it illegal to refuse to show or rent property to people with certain criminal records  Chicago TribuneCook County commissioners on Thursday approved an ordinance aimed at ending housing discrimination against people with arrest records. Dubbed the “Just ...

Manitowoc County for the Record court and public meetings: May 19, 2019  Herald Times ReporterYour weekly look at recent court rulings and upcoming public meetings in Manitowoc County.

Van Ash gets 3 years for meth crimes | Local News Stories  The Capital JournalState Circuit Judge John Brown on Tuesday sentenced Hunter Van Ash to three years in prison for drug crimes following the outline of a plea agreement ...

A second chance for young offenders with NC expunction legislation  Charlotte PostThe North Carolina Senate last week unanimously passed The Second Chance Act, which will expand the opportunity for individuals to have certain nonviolent ...

Lawless  ProPublicaAt least one in three Alaska villages has no local law enforcement. Sexual abuse runs rampant, public safety resources are scarce, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy ...

Carlock Mayor Arrested, But Not Charged, In Domestic Dispute  WGLT NewsCarlock Mayor Jeremiah Houston said Friday he won't comment on his arrest earlier this year on domestic battery charges—including an allegation that he.

Alleged carjacker pounced on by Visalia woman who wouldn't give up keys  Visalia Times-DeltaThe woman told police that the man reached in through her window and tried to force his way into her vehicle.

Sheriff uses thumb to stop suspect's gun from firing during arrest in Pike County  WLWT CincinnatiA man has been charged after Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader used his thumb to prevent a gun from firing during an arrest Thursday, police said.

Police sergeant charged in medic’s death had to be handcuffed at her home last year, records show  Columbus Ledger-EnquirerPeronnel records obtained by the Ledger-Enquirer show the police sergeant charged in a Columbus GA paramedic's homicide was handcuffed during a ...

In 2019 general elections, no bar on candidates charged with murder or rape  Economic Times40% of the BJP candidates have a criminal case against them. Congress, with 39%, is hardly any better.

Suspected Kansas City serial killer Robert Gross sentencing  Kansas City StarRobert J. Gross, the suspected serial killer convicted Wednesday in a federal court in Kansas City of stalking women at massage parlors and gun crimes, could ...