Ex-Cons to Get Special Rights in DC?

The proposal adopted by the District of Columbia City Council to give rehabilitated ex-cons a special protected status under the law in DC strangely seems to be staying under the radar of most of our nation’s talk hosts, bloggers and reporters.

Fortunately, some are beginning to take notice.

Tom Blumer at BizzyBlog has dug out the legislation from the less-then-people-friendly D.C. Council website, and provides information that was not in my post.

Kim Priestap, writing on Wizbang, points out: “…if Marion Barry’s bill passes, Sandy Burglar would become a member of a protected class, making it illegal to deny him a job in D.C. because he stole classified documents from the National Archives.”

And Courtney Mabeus, writing in the news section of the Examiner, notes concerns by a public official that “someone who robbed a bank, you don’t want working in a bank.”


I picked up on it after seeing a series of articles in Legal Times (paid subscription required), to which kudos are due.

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