2010-04-22 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Compiled by Bill O’Neill

Question: Do you think the government should be allowed to refuse to hire temporary census workers if they were arrested but not convicted, or convicted for a minor offense not related to the job? Why or why not?


“It’s only fair that if someone did something – and they were repreived or rehabilitated – they should be given a second chance. I think all of us have done something that we’re not pleased with - and that shouldn’t be held against us.” –Sam Shaw, Canarsie “It’s only fair that if someone did something – and they were repreived or rehabilitated – they should be given a second chance. I think all of us have done something that we’re not pleased with - and that shouldn’t be held against us.” –Sam Shaw, Canarsie
“It should be a law that if people have a criminal record, they shouldn’t be hired. It’s dangerous for the public where they will be working.” –Jordan Mbadiwe, Canarsie “It should be a law that if people have a criminal record, they shouldn’t be hired. It’s dangerous for the public where they will be working.” –Jordan Mbadiwe, Canarsie
“I think they should be allowed. If they were arrested and not convicted – there are a lot of false accusations out there. And even if they were convicted, everyone deserves a second chance.” –Francis Ramcald, Canarsie “I think they should be allowed. If they were arrested and not convicted – there are a lot of false accusations out there. And even if they were convicted, everyone deserves a second chance.” –Francis Ramcald, Canarsie
“They should be allowed to work, because work will keep people out of trouble, especially if they’ve been in trouble before. Work is a type of rehabilitation.” –Samuel Ramos, Canarsie “They should be allowed to work, because work will keep people out of trouble, especially if they’ve been in trouble before. Work is a type of rehabilitation.” –Samuel Ramos, Canarsie

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