Can’t get a job, housing because of a criminal record in California? This bill might help  East Bay TimesMillions of Californians who ran afoul of the law could have their criminal records automatically expunged – potentially clearing hurdles to jobs and housing to ...

Lining up for a second chance: Legal clinic provides path to clearing old criminal records  Cincinnati.comThe Hamilton County Public Defenders Office has operated the *Fresh* Start clinic since 2013. Offenders hope to have records expunged so it's easier to get jobs.

Some with Criminal Records Get a Possible Second Chance  9&10 News“I hope they leave here with the confidence knowing this process can work for them,” said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. A possible second chance for those who ...

Murphy rejects bill to clear weed convictions. He offers his own plan.  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: NJ Cannabis Insider features exclusive, premium *content* for those interested in getting in on the ground floor or expanding their operation.

What’s New in Civic Tech: National Day of Civic Hacking 2019  Government TechnologyCode for America, the nonprofit and nonpartisan group at the forefront of civic tech, is preparing for National Day of Civic Hacking 2019, which will take place on ...

County debuts 'Project Reset' to help residents clear, seal records  South Pittsburgh ReporterCounty Executive Rich Fitzgerald was joined by Judge Elliot Howsie, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr., Chief Public Defender T. Matthew.

Project Reset To Help People Clear Their Criminal Records  NewsRadio 1020 KDKAA new Allegheny County program will help eligible residents get their criminal records sealed or erased.

Trump administration cuts legal funding for victims of human trafficking  The Washington PostFor more than a decade, the Justice Department provided funds for lawyers to expunge the criminal records of victims of human trafficking. But last year the ...

Suspect surrenders after 6 officers are wounded in Philadelphia standoff  NBC NewsA suspect surrendered after an eight-hour standoff with Philadelphia police in which six officers were shot and wounded.

Criminal record expungement can mean a great deal | News, Sports, Jobs  Iron Mountain Daily NewsBravo to the Michigan Bar Association and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law for taking on what we suspect will become a rather substantial effort to.

For the Record (8-24-19): Births, newstip, police reports  LaSalle News TribuneNewcomers. SALAZAR — Phillip Delvallee and Ruthy Salazar of Peru, girl, Aug. 20, St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley. SCHEPPERS — Mr. and Mrs.

New marijuana law in New York: Who's eligible to clear criminal record? What about smoking in public?  SILive.comBill 8420-A begins the process for expungements in New York, and amends penalties for marijuana.

Pennsylvania's Top Cop Says He Supports Criminal Justice Reform. His Record Suggests Otherwise.  The AppealWhen it comes to criminal justice, advocates say, Attorney General Josh Shapiro seems intent on maintaining the status quo.

Criminal records can be a ‘life sentence to poverty.’ This state is automatically sealing some.  Washington PostResearch shows that the vast majority of people who could expunge their criminal records never do it. Petitioning for a clean record can be confusing and costly.

A Chicago cop fatally shot a black teen who he says pointed a gun at him during a foot chase. But no gun was f  Chicago TribuneChicago police Sgt. John Poulos told investigators he fatally shot 19-year-old Kajuan Raye in the back after the teen twice pointed a gun at him during a foot ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

NYPD Commissioner's speech firing police officer over Eric Garner case  ABC NewsNew York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill announced the decision to fire the police officer who was seen putting a man in a chokehold before ...

Syracuse DA seeks to clear 8,812 marijuana convictions before state law requires it  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY -- The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office has sought to expunge 8,812 marijuana convictions so far in 2019, clearing records going back ...

Brazil records highest number of fires since 2013  The HinduFigures released a day after President Bolsonaro authorised military deployment to control the blazes.

Experts and advocates skeptical pot conviction pardons will benefit northerners  CBC.caExperts, lawyers and advocates say few Canadians will benefit or be eligible for the government's fast-tracked cannabis record suspensions.

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

Brazilian environmental minister heckled over record Amazon fires: 'Stop Ecocide!'  Fox NewsThe environmental minister of Brazil was met with boos and heckles when he took the stage at a meeting on climate change Wednesday as massive wildfires ...

Can a Criminal Record Ever Be Fully Expunged?  Pacific StandardEven if a record is officially wiped clean, it's legal for criminal justice agencies and other websites to keep criminal records online.

Illinois marijuana legalization allows criminal record clearing  KMOXSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are nearly 800000 criminal records in Illinois for marijuana possession despite a new state law legalizing it.

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 ...

Illinois Pot Offenders: How To Get Your Marijuana Offense Wiped Clean  The Fresh ToastHow does one go about getting his or her minor marijuana conviction erased from their permanent record? Here are the basic details.

Pennsylvania To Seal Some Criminal Records Automatically  NPRStarting Friday, Pennsylvania will be the first state to automatically seal records for non-convictions, summary offenses and most nonviolent misdemeanor ...

Many Californians can clear criminal records, but don’t. This bill would make it automatic  San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Assemblyman Phil Ting on Thursday announced AB1076, a first-of-its-kind initiative that would automatically ...

Automatic Sealing? Expungement? As They Legalize Marijuana, New York Lawmakers Negotiate Clearing Criminal Records  Gotham GazetteMayor de Blasio discusses marijuana policy (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office). New York seems poised to enact the country's first automatic ...

235,000 Michiganders could have marijuana record cleared under new bill  Detroit Free PressMore than 230000 Michiganders would have their marijuana misdemeanors cleared under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

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 ...

Proposed Law Would Broaden Eligibility For Criminal Expungement  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsA bill in the state Legislature would make more individuals with criminal records eligible for expungement.

Gov. Whitmer promised to expunge marijuana-related criminal records in Michigan. Those convicted are still waiting.  Detroit Metro TimesGov. Whitmer promised to expunge pot-related criminal records after legalization. Those convicted are still waiting. More than six months after voters legalized ...

Who can get pot records expunged in Illinois, and how?  The SouthernFor decades, getting caught with a small amount of marijuana could put Illinois residents in jail for up to six months and perhaps worse, and a criminal record ...

Undoing the Damage of the Drug War  Rolling StoneA criminal record, even for something as seemingly minor as weed possession, can serve as a lifelong stain, preventing someone from getting a job, a house, ...

San Francisco will remove more than 9,300 marijuana-related crimes from people’s records  Los Angeles TimesA year-long effort to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco has been completed, with more than 9300 crimes slated to be removed from ...

Bolsonaro's Conspiracy Theories Are Making Brazil's Rainforest Wildfires Worse  The National Interest OnlineFar-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro followed the authoritarian playbook when he claimed, without evidence, that non-governmental organizations and ...

North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records  WLOSEvery time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the ...

Clearing an Old Marijuana Conviction Record Just Got a Lot Easier  LA MagazineClearing marijuana conviction records has been possible since Prop 64, but was costly and complex. Now a new law–and some big data tech–hopes to fix that.

FINRA certifies Telos ID's biometric background check service  Biometric UpdateTelos ID's fingerprinting *service* IDVetting has met the technical standards needed to achieve the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's EFS certification.

Expunge all marijuana crimes automatically  The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMarijuana possession is not a crime anymore, so why should former convictions be relevant?

How to erase your criminal record (yes, that's a thing!)  FOX 29Having a criminal record makes you feel stuck. It's basically a “DO NOT TOUCH” sign for potential employers, universities, military officials, and anyone else with ...

Criminal expungements a possibility for more West Virginians - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNewsA new state law allows for court petitions to potentially clear records for many nonviolent felonies and additional misdemeanors.

Prosecutors move to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in California  Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles and San Joaquin prosecutors plan to automatically wipe out tens of thousands of marijuana convictions eligible under Proposition 64.

Free Napa workshop on clearing your criminal record  Napa Valley RegisterVolunteer attorneys will participate in a workshop Tuesday to help people who are eligible to have their criminal records cleared.

“It's Time.” The Cleveland Browns Are Ready to Start Winning  TIMELess than two years after failing to win a single NFL game, the Cleveland Browns and their Ohio city are riding high.

Global appetite for beef and soy fuels Amazon fires  The Japan TimesREUTERS Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meetin.

Democratic State Lawmakers Push to Automatically Expunge 1 Million Criminal Convictions  KTLA Los AngelesCalifornia has already moved to automatically expunge the records of those convicted of qualifying marijuana crimes. Now, Democratic lawmakers and ...

Clearing of criminal record 'a blessing' for future lawyer  The PantagraphBLOOMINGTON— A sense of relief washed over Kristen Braffet on Thursday as she picked up paperwork that erased a teenage mistake from her record — and ...

California bill would clear conviction and arrest records  ABC10.com KXTVRoughly 20% of Californians have past legal convictions that can restrict them from jobs, housing, and educational opportunities, officials said.

Who Is The Philadelphia Police Shooter? Maurice Hill Surrenders After Wounding Six Police Officers  uInterview.comMaurice Hill, who shot six Philadelphia police officers this week, has officially surrendered and is now in custody. Initially, the police officers were at Hill's house ...

Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task  Law360An estimated 100 million Americans have criminal records that follow them for life. Some states have moved to ease the burden by passing record-sealing laws ...

Some states are expunging marijuana-related convictions. Why isn't Michigan?  Michigan RadioNow that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, what happens to the around 50,0000 people who've previously been convicted of marijuana-related.

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Clean Slate Campaign Launched to Automate Clearing of Criminal Records for Reformed Ex-Offenders  ESR NEWSOn November 15, 2018, the Center for American Progress (CAP) – an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans ...

It's been 2 years since white nationalists marched in Charlottesville, leaving a woman dead  KETV OmahaIt's been two years since the images of a neo-Nazi driving his car into counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, were made public, revealing that one person ...

Jobs shortage fuels push to pardon SC criminal records  The Charlotte ObserverSouth Carolina businesses with worker shortages pushed an expansion of the state's law defining what crimes are eligible for expungement. Advocates say the ...

Hundreds of thousands of people have weed convictions in N.J. They could soon be able to clear those records.  NJ.comEDITOR'S NOTE: The billion-dollar medical marijuana, hemp and legal weed industries offer an economic opportunity unrivaled in modern N.J. history.

How The Formerly Incarcerated Can Improve Their Employability  ForbesThis article discusses the platform Clear My Record, which helps ex-offenders to clear their criminal record.

NY prepares for expunging some marijuana arrests  NewsdayALBANY — A measure passed by the State Legislature would strike past and future misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession, clearing criminal records ...

How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to Work  CityLabAbout 70 million Americans have criminal records, and some of them struggle to find jobs decades after their offense. Advocates of expungement say it levels the ...

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  NPRSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said Monday.

Lawmakers Are One Step Closer to Helping You Clear Your Felony  TheStranger.comWashington state is one step closer to making it easier for people to clear old criminal convictions, baby! The House of Representatives unanimously passed a ...

Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help  The New York TimesLaw enforcement officials have traditionally opposed efforts to remove black marks from people's records. That is starting to change.

The ‘Clean Slate’ bill would let people move on from their mistakes.  Hartford CourantClean Slate gives people who have moved on from the worst moments of their lives the chance to earn their success by removing obstacles to a home, ...

Erasing arrest records could be easier if this bill passes  ABC10.com KXTVAssemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Fransico) introduced legislation Feb. 21 that would allow for an automated process of clearing arrest and conviction records.

Free clinics offer the opportunity to clear criminal records  American River CurrentAmerican River College is offering students a chance to get their criminal record expunged during free, on-campus expungement clinics throughout this ...

Bill that could protect trafficking survivors from deportation has yet to reach floor in Albany  Queens Daily EagleBy David Brand. As the legislative session comes to a close, New York state lawmakers have yet to vote on a bill that could protect survivors of human trafficking ...

Our View: With cannabis legal, clear criminal records  Press HeraldWhy should one group of citizens pay lifelong consequences for things that others do today with impunity? File photo by Gabe Souza. It's legal for those 21 and ...

It should be easier to expunge minor crimes and give people a second chance, attorney says  NJ.comBy Akil Roper. Later this year, Pennsylvania will be the first state to implement a system of expungement and sealing of criminal records - that will require the ...

Manhattan DA joins push to help qualified nonviolent offenders seal their criminal records  New York Daily NewsNonviolent offenders are about to get help clearing their criminal records from an unlikely source — the Manhattan District Attorney's office. Staffers for DA Cy ...

Mass. still has no clue how many people’s marijuana records should be cleared  The Boston GlobeAs the state's pot industry rakes in millions of dollars, momentum is growing for the government to automatically expunge old cannabis records.

Axios PM - August 22, 2019  AxiosGood afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 404 words, a 2 minute read. 1 big thing: Earth's lungs are burning. A charred trunk is seen on a tract ...

Meek Mill's Conviction Overturned on Appeal As Panel of Judges Grants Him New Trial  PEOPLE.comAn appeals court in Pennsylvania has overturned the 2008 drug conviction of Meek Mill.

Brooklyn DA, others urge Albany to repeal loitering law and enable record-clearing for trafficking victims before end of session  Brooklyn Daily EagleWith just a few hours left in the state legislative session, advocates continued urging state lawmakers to pass two bills designed to protect transgender ...

Oregon lawmakers allow clearing of old marijuana convictions  KTVZSALEM, Ore. (AP) - Those with outdated marijuana convictions will be able to have their records expunged faster under an Oregon bill approved by the House.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall ProjectA Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding ...

Rutgers Law School offering free expungement sessions in Camden  Cherry Hill Courier PostStaff will offer general information sessions on how to clear some criminal convictions.

The Free-market Case for a Clean Slate  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyClean-slate laws help people reintegrate into the workforce.

14 Cities in Alaska Employ Police Officers With Disqualifying Criminal Records: Report  TIME(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — At least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under ...

N.J.'s governor promised to clear weed convictions. Here's just how hard that will be.  NJ.comClearing a criminal record is a difficult, burdensome process in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy could soon make it even worse if he legalizes marijuana.

Amazon fires: Brazil officials say rainforest warnings sensationalist  Business InsiderPresident Jair Bolsonaro dismissed the idea that the Amazon fires should be discussed at the G7 summit, an idea proposed by France's Emmanuel Macron.

Headlines for Friday, August 23, 2019  kansaspublicradio.orgHere are the headlines for our area, mostly from the AP, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Lawyers volunteer to help people with criminal records land jobs in model Montgomery County program  Allentown Morning CallThe Montgomery County Bar Association launched a program to help people with criminal records find jobs and reenter society. It's something the Lehigh Valley ...

Program helps clear criminal records, renews confidence  The AdvocateRICHMOND — When Joe Williams arrived at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium he had hope in his heart and determination in his eyes. Williams, like many ...

Fulton County Fathers Offered Criminal Record Expungement  Sandy Springs, GA PatchFulton County Fathers Criminal Record Expungement - Sandy Springs, GA - Just in time for Father's Day, the Fulton County Solicitor is offering a free, virtual ...

Cannabis criminal record relief: A Q&A with Katie Blakeman : Culture  Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online MagazineJust a couple of weeks ago, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the details of a much anticipated and expected bill to legalize cannabis in the state of Illinois.

Clearing 800,000 Illinois people of convictions makes sense if pot is legalized  Chicago Sun-TimesIn the remaining weeks of the current session, Illinois lawmakers will consider a critical bill that not only would legalize the possession and sale of specified ...

New York marijuana: What to know about decriminalization, criminal records, pot possession  The Journal News | LoHud.comNew York marijuana decriminalization is poised to become law, reducing penalties, fines for low-level pot possession and expunging criminal records.

California Prosecutors Move to Clear Old Pot Convictions  ReasonRecreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.

Inslee pardons pot convictions of 13 Washington residents. Now lawmakers may clear criminal records for 200,000 more.  The Seattle TimesLegislation that would allow erasure of more than 226000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions is being considered by state lawmakers.

100s of pot convictions to be tossed under DA plan: 'A simple matter of justice'  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY – Hundreds of people with marijuana convictions dating back at least 20 years will have their criminal records erased under a plan by the ...

Concerns over domestic violence prompt proposed changes to annulment bill  Concord MonitorAuthors of a bill originally intended to expedite the process of clearing the criminal records of young offenders and victims of PTSD proposed an amendment ...

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean  Bankrate.comAnyone who carries a criminal record knows just how much it costs. Yet, there are some steps that past offenders can take to wipe the slate clean.

Ayoola Ajayi, suspect in MacKenzie Lueck's murder, expunged his Utah theft case, clearing his record  Salt Lake TribuneThe 2012 report from Utah State University says police there wanted Ayoola Ajayi charged with a class B misdemeanor for stealing an iPad. What happened ...

Free legal clinic helps families and non-violent, first time offenders  WLBTIf you're drowning in legal problems and can't afford a lawyer, a Hinds County Chancery Court free legal clinic can help.

What you need to know about getting your criminal record cleared #ConsumerTalk  CapeTalkCapeTalk listener Joaan M says she's unhappy with the *service* received from criminal record removal firm *Fresh* Start Law Centre.

Criminal justice reform in NC: Records may be easier to erase, judges to get more sentencing discretion  WRAL.comA bill that would make it simpler to expunge nonviolent criminal records is headed for a vote on the House floor, while a proposal to give judges more sentencing ...

Trafficking survivors shed an unjust label: ‘criminal’  The Christian Science MonitorAs attitudes about justice in sex trafficking cases change, more states are giving survivors a chance to clear away convictions for prostitution. But the ...