Kelvin Hinton 
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Hold on there Tennesseedrew. You done said something there. Does anyone remember Tennessee Waltz? Public officials committing felonies. This ordinance may not be the solve all but it is a start. It is not a coincidence that felony conviction disproportionately affect blacks, poor people, and Latinos in this city and in this country for that matter. The well to do committ crimes that far greater than most of the low level crimes being committed in our poorest neighborhoods yet the well to do follow the 11th commandment, "thou shalt not get caught". We treat convicted felons worst than immigrants that come here on visa just to obtain an education and return to their countries. Remember, the war on drugs targeted blacks in our poorest neighborhoods. This fake war put a lot of felonies on people for non-violent crimes which in turn filtered people into the prison industrial complex which in turn continues to destroy our communities. We have to put people to work in order to build this city back up. If people cannot make a wage that allows them to take care of their families, then crime will continue to be an option. Those contractors that come to our city, rub elbows with the city elites to soak up profits and leave have to be forced to give back. After all, they depend on felons to support these projects. I have seen plenty of felons attending Grizzly Games and eating in restaurants that will not hire felons. They can patron the business but can not work for them. Suppose we start a grassroots movement campaigning not to patron businesses that don't hire felons. If you are a felon or are a family member of a felon, do not support businesses that don't hire felons. Now that's an idea.

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Posted by Kelvin Hinton on 12/07/2013 at 9:35 AM
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