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by Edmond Geary

Felony convictions no longer require disclosure in application for state government jobs

Governor Mary Fallin has by executive order eliminated the necessity for applicants for state jobs to disclose whether they have a felony conviction. State agencies will no longer require this information on the application. Nineteen other states have preceded Oklahoma in this regard. This should open some jobs to a pool of Oklahomans who have…

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by Edmond Geary

The CSI Effect in Prosecutions

Crime Scene Investigation is the premise for several television shows.  Known as “CSI, ” the various shows take place in different cities with a different cast for each.  Prosecutors have noticed that some of the half-assed cases they have presented at trial have been found lacking by jurors who later referred to case presented in…

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by Edmond Geary

Burden of a Conviction in Job-Seeking

More Americans than ever before are seeking jobs as they are released from prison.  As public awareness grows that prisons are too crowded and stiffer sentences and increased enforcement of nonviolent crimes is costing the taxpayers too much, those being released carry their criminal histories in their search for jobs. Nearly 65 million Americans have…

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by Edmond Geary

Mafia Cops keep Pensions

Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito were convicted three years before of acting as assassins for the Mafia while they were employed by New York Police Department.    Finally, [in March, 2009] they were sentenced in Brooklyn by U.S. District Court by Judge Jack Weinstein, Eppolito to life plus 100 years with a fine of $4.75 million,…

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