Kyoto Animation Studio Arson Suspect Had Criminal Record, Officials Say  NPRThe man suspected of causing a fatal fire at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, that killed 33 and injured more than 30 others on Thursday, had a criminal ...

Minnesota restaurant employs citizens with a criminal record  Star TribuneAll Square serves up delicious grilled cheeses, but its name stands for much more than the classic square sandwich. The restaurant employs those with criminal ...

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.

Undocumented Oklahomans Without a Criminal Record Increasingly Face Deportation  Oklahoma WatchAs the Trump administration prepares to launch immigration raids, fears of arrest among Oklahoma's undocumented immigrants grow. But those fears were ...

The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence  ProPublicaDozens of convicted criminals have been hired as cops in Alaska communities. Often, they are the only applicants. In Stebbins, every cop has a criminal record, ...

Cops in One Village Have Been Convicted of 70 Crimes. Here’s What They Had to Say About It.  ProPublicaThe seven officers in Stebbins, Alaska, explain their criminal records and what it's like to serve as a police officer there.

How Race, Place, and Criminal Record Affect Hiring  CityLabA new study looks at how race, a criminal record, and an employer's proximity to recent violent events affect a person's job prospects—with surprising results.

Free legal clinics offered for people with criminal records  The Willits NewsRoot & Rebound is hosting free reentry legal clinics for people with criminal records in Northern California. Are you facing barriers because of an arrest or ...

Suspect killed in hostage situation ID’d; he had criminal record, active warrants  Fort Worth Star-TelegramA man who was shot and killed by police in west Fort Worth after holding several people hostage, including children, has been identified by the Tarrant County ...

ICE raids won't only affect immigrants with high threat criminal record  MSNBCTrump has widened the range of who will be effected by the ICE raid. NBC's Julia Ainsley gives us more details.

Criminal expungements may be key to boosting minority participation in Michigan's fledgling marijuana industry  The Oakland PressThere's a lot of hope riding on a proposed marijuana micro-business license for people like Sammie Rogers.

How to help people with criminal records break barriers to employment  ABA JournalHarley Blakeman is the founder of the website Honest Jobs, where formerly incarcerated people like himself can find work. (Photo from Harley Blakeman.).

Willie James Hemphill's long criminal record | In the Dark  APM ReportsDuring nearly 30 years of crimes, he's shown a quick temper, and a penchant for daytime robberies and violence against women. July 2, 2019 | by Parker Yesko ...

State police: Pittsburgh man lied about criminal record on gun-purchasing form  The TimesHANOVER TWP. — A Pittsburgh man has been charged with lying about his criminal record while trying to buy a gun from a Beaver County business.Percy Ford ...

Pennsylvania Becomes First State To Automatically Seal Certain Criminal Records  CBS PittsburghPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania began automatically sealing criminal records from over 30 million cases Friday under the Clean Slate law. It's the first ...

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 ...

Suspect in deadly Kyoto fire has criminal record, mental illness history  NNY360TOKYO — Moments after a lighter was put to a pool of gas at a renowned animé studio in Kyoto, Japan, igniting an explosive fire that killed 34 people, Shinji.

How Kamala Harris would increase housing assistance for people with criminal records  POLITICOThe bill comes two months after the California Democrat introduced legislation to assist public defenders financially.

Unlocking the Bar: Stanford Law Study Recommends Improving Access to the Legal Profession for Qualified People with Criminal Records in California | Stanford Law School  Stanford University NewsJuly 17, 2019 — The Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC) and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession released a report today on admission barriers to ...

Marijuana Helps Control His Seizures, but the Courts Won't Seal His Criminal Record  Washington City PaperThe D.C. Council is considering two bills to tax and regulate weed.

Should Expunging Criminal Records Be Cheap and Easy?  WKNO FMA couple of years ago, Dalisia Brye got into a fight. “I'm not perfect,” she says, adding that “a bad decision in the heat of the moment" might have been.

Successful Job Searching with a Criminal Record | Local News I Racine County Eye - Racine, Wisconsin  Racine County EyeFrom a DUI charge to petty theft, successful job searching with a criminal record is definitely an uphill battle. Many convicted felons strive to obtain a job as it ...

Dallas County to Hold Event to Clear Some People's Criminal Records  Dallas ObserverDallas County will hold its annual expunction expo later this year. During the event, eligible people will meet with volunteer attorneys to have their criminal ...

Pennsylvania Begins Automatically Sealing Millions of Criminal Records  GoverningOne study, conducted at the University of Michigan Law School, found people who received expungements saw their wages increase by an average of 25 ...

Ukraine president kicks official out of meeting over criminal record  ReutersUkraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a regional official expelled from a meeting broadcast live on television on Wednesday because of a past criminal ...

Detroiters seek to expunge their criminal records for a fresh start  The Detroit NewsProject Clean Slate attorney Kavita Uppal, a former assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, helps Gary Taylor of Detroit with his expungement application at a City ...

Every cop in this Alaskan police department has a domestic violence record: report  New York Post Every cop in one Alaska city has a domestic violence record -- including the chief, a shocking new investigation into lax hiring standards at police departments ...

Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800000 criminal records  CNNIf you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Ukrainian President Kicks Out 'Rogue' Official From Meeting Over Criminal Record  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyUkraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy booted a regional government official with a criminal record from a meeting that was broadcast on live television.

Project Clean Slate Helps Detroit Residents Wipe Criminal Records  Crime ReportUnder a program called Project Clean Slate, hundreds of Michigan residents are trying to expunge their records of criminal convictions, driven by prospects of ...

Forsyth County attorneys to offer criminal record expungement clinic  Forsyth County News OnlineAccording to local attorney Evan Watson, each year countless Georgia residents go about their daily lives totally unaware that a past criminal history is following ...

Oakland County Removes Question About Criminal Record From Job Applications  WDETStarting Aug. 1, Oakland County will no longer ask most job applicants whether they've ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. In June, the county Board of ...

Fairfield Uber driver with past criminal record arrested for sexual assault of minor  WTNH.comA convicted felon working as an Uber driver is charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.

Driver in Wewoka crash that killed passenger has criminal record  KOCO Oklahoma CityThe driver in a fiery Seminole County crash that killed 20-year-old Trayvon Miller has criminal history.

Criminal background checks in the Ban the Box era  Business Management DailyIf and when to use hiring tools such as background checks for employment and criminal background checks depends on many factors.

Number of ICE detainees with no criminal record rises sharply, defying Trump rhetoric  Center for Public IntegrityPresident Donald Trump tweeted in May that his administration was detaining “bad hombres,” a racially charged phrase he'd used also used during his ...

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.

Momentum grows for bill banning criminal history question  KXNet.comTwo U.S. senators are teaming up in an effort to ban federal agencies and contractors from asking a job candidate's criminal history.

State sees surge in requests to seal criminal records  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law making it easier for people to seal their criminal records has prompted a surge of requests, overwhelming state officials.

I am 15. I'm Blocking Your Commute So My Generation Has Jobs To Go To, and a Planet to Live On | Opinion  Newsweek"I am going to be late for work because of you! You lot don't have jobs to go to!" a red-faced woman yelled at last month's youth climate march in London.

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 ...

Bay Area residents with criminal records struggle to find housing  Marin Independent JournalAn estimated one in five Californians -- 8 million people -- has a criminal record, and many are denied housing because of it.

LAPD informant infiltrated left-wing activists during Trump protests, records show  Los Angeles TimesThe Los Angeles Police Department ordered a confidential informant to monitor and record meetings held by a political group that staged protests against ...

Husband arrested in death of Oildale woman has a violent criminal record  KGET 17BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A man is behind bars accused of murdering his 57-year-old wife. Deputies made the gruesome discovery in Oildale Thursday ...

Startup's More-Nuanced Background Check Helps Ex-Offenders Get Jobs  ForbesThe cards clearly are stacked against formerly imprisoned inmates once they try to re-enter the mainstream. Employers often simply won't hire ex-offenders, ...

What this CEO learned from hiring ex-felons  Fast CompanyThe CEO of meal delivery *service Fresh* n' Lean shares the lessons she learned from hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.

Illinois approves legal weed, expunging criminal records for pot crimes  USA TODAYIllinois on Tuesday became the 11th state to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana for adults, a major victory for cannabis advocates who ...

Wyandotte County DA offering weekly chances to wipe criminal record clean  WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityKANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office is now offering free access to legal help for convicted criminals to clear their records.

It's time to reconsider job applicants with criminal records  American BankerCredit unions and the rest of the financial services sector, in the spirit of recent criminal justice reform, should be more open to hiring workers with low-level ...

Records Show Repeated DWI Arrests for Man Accused in Death of Former City Councilwoman - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthThe man suspected of driving the wrong way and crashing into the car of former Dallas City Councilwoman Carolyn Davis, killing her and her daughter, is a ...

Suspected arsonist has criminal record  NHK WORLDPolice say the man suspected of causing the fatal fire at an animation studio in Kyoto is Shinji Aoba, a 41-year-old resident of Saitama City, near Tokyo.

#SHRM19: Giving a second chance to people with criminal records  SmartBriefThere's no courage without vulnerability.” Brene Brown returned to that phrase multiple times during her Monday keynote at SHRM's annual conference and ...

Paul Staehle's Criminal Record & Arrest History on 90 Day Fiancé  Heavy.comPaul Staehle, star of the hit reality series "90 Day Fiance," was denied permanent residency in Brazil due to his criminal history. Read on for more details.

Oakland County bans criminal history box on government job applications  The Oakland PressOakland County has "banned the box." On June 12, the county board of commissioners approved a resolution, by party line vote, that prohibits the county from ...

Man accused in store owner’s murder has lengthy criminal record  WREG NewsChannel 3MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The man accused in the murder of a Berclair store owner has spent more than two decades in and out of jail, court records show. Police say ...

Norton questions DCUS Attorney's record of prosecuting LGBTQ hate crimes  Metro WeeklyCongresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is asking the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office to provide details of its record of prosecuting anti-LGBTQ hate crimes.

'Big Brother': Was Jackson Michie Arrested? Did CBS Ignore His Criminal Record?  Soap DirtBig Brother fans are spreading screen shots claiming that Jackson Michie has a crimminal past. But is what they are sharing true?

Avon standoff: Suspect has lengthy criminal record  HOI ABCOn Wednesday after almost 19 hours police were able to arrest a man they believe shot and killed a Fulton County Deputy. Police confirmed they arrested.

Deputies: Man targeted relative in Delaware County burglary  Muncie Star PressA Middletown man is accused of burglarizing his great-uncle's wood shop and stealing tools.

How Do You Know If Someone Has A Criminal Record  Virtual-Strategy MagazineAnytime someone completely new enters your professional or personal life, you never know what to expect. Some people might hang around for fleeting ...

30 million criminal cases will be sealed in Pennsylvania starting Friday. Here’s what you need to know  Allentown Morning CallPennsylvania's Clean Slate law is the first in the nation to automatically seal some criminal records via technology. Starting Friday, an automated computer ...

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 ...

Advocates push for broader criminal record expungment  LimaOhio.comLIMA — Iyisha Russell is looking for redemption. But second chances are hard to come by for those who have a criminal record, even when the crime was.

Automatic expungement bill proposed for misdemeanor cannabis crimes  WWMT-TVCriminal records can hinder people from getting a job, apartment, or other day-to-day life events and a Democratic state senator wants to automatically clear ...

Historic Pa. law to automatically seal millions of criminal charges starting Friday  WHYYThat's the number of criminal charges in Pennsylvania that will be eligible for automatic sealing when the second phase of the state's Clean Slate law kicks in ...

Where Law-and-Order Justice Still Reigns in New York City  The New York TimesThe district attorney of Staten Island is a Democrat, but don't expect him to jump on the progressive wave of criminal justice reforms.

Couple sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for string of Portland-area robberies  OregonLiveA husband and wife were sentenced Friday to long prison terms after pleading guilty to robbing a string of electronics stores and vape shops in a spree fueled by ...

Love After Lockup Brittany ex Tito arrest details, criminal history, mug shot  StarcasmLove After Lockup: Life After Lockup star Brittany Santiago is headed into a bitter custody battle for her four-year-old son Giovanni with Giovanni's dad Tito.

Opinion/Commentary: When the NRA was a Virginia Democratic front  The Daily ProgressIn Virginia, before the National Rifle Association was a Republican front, it was a Democratic front. It routinely supported Democrats, some of whom are now ...

Salt Lake County Hires Man to Help Clear Criminal Records  U.S. News & World ReportSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amy Daeschel's life quickly spiraled.

New law creates more opportunities to clear criminal records through expungement in Kentucky  WDRBLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands more people in Kentucky with criminal histories can wipe their records clean with a new law taking effect Thursday.

Outrage as it’s revealed every single cop in Alaskan police department has a criminal record for domestic v  The SunUnderstaffed police departments in the small town of Stebbins, Alaska, are so desperate for new recruits they've taken to hiring dozens of convicted criminals.

NYPD Has Databases of Expunged Stop-And-Frisk Arrests, Bronx Defenders Say  The Marshall ProjectIn New York City, officers are illegally using information from arrests that have been sealed, according to a lawsuit. The practice is legal in more than two dozen ...

In Minneapolis' tight housing market, does tenant screening go too far?  Minnesota Public Radio NewsIn Minneapolis, there's a roaring debate over landlord screening of would-be tenants. Proposed restrictions on criminal background checks and security deposits ...

Felon to spend up to five years in prison for felony forgery charges  Rexburg Standard JournalREXBURG — A convicted felon will spend up to five years in prison for his role in a forgery case that sent his co-defendant to prison for up to 12.

Sununu vetoes 8 bills, signs sales tax protection, allows rail money to become law  The Union LeaderCONCORD — During a frenetic day of executive action on legislation Friday, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed eight bills, signed a landmark one to give businesses ...

Ronald's Gambling Addiction & Criminal Record on 90 Day Fiancé  Heavy.comRonald Smith recently opened up about his gambling addiction to fans on Instagram. The South African native also has a criminal history that he kept from his ...

‘Suicidal’ man who climbed SteelStacks furnace sent to jail  Allentown Morning CallThe man who Bethlehem police say climbed the SteelStacks furnace where he remained for 21 hours has been arraigned on charges.

PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records  GenerocityCommunity Legal Services believes that in the first month alone of Clean Slate, more charges will be cleared in Pennsylvania than have ever been cleared ...

Man cited for animal cruelty after pics of dog pulling bricks on chain go viral  WBTVROCKWELL, N.C. (WBTV) - Scottie Lee Lewis, 28, a man with an extensive criminal record, has now been cited for animal cruelty after pictures posted to social ...

Former Fawn Grove man avoids criminal record in alleged domestic assault  York DispatchTyler Paterniti's felony charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty to a summary offense of harassment, akin in seriousness to a traffic ticket.

New State Law Adds More Crimes That Can Be Expunged From Criminal Record  WCBICOLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-Current Mississippi law allows people convicted of six specific felonies to have those convictions expunged, or removed, from their ...

Will a past misdemeanor show up in an employer background check? Ask HR  USA TODAYMost employers do background checks, so if you are concerned about a transgression in your past, it's wise to be honest in a job interview.

Minnesota man avoids Montana prison sentence after mistaken identity  Great Falls TribuneA Minnesota man narrowly avoided a five-year prison sentence in Montana after officials mistook his brother's criminal history for his own.

Officials: Man wanted for attempted murder in Eunice has lengthy criminal record  KLFYOfficials are looking for 41-year-old Billy Thomas after an early-morning shooting left one man injured. According to police, the shooting happened right before 3 ...

ICE Fails to Target Serious Criminals in Immigration Court Filings  YubaNetJuly 19, 2019 – Despite the administration's rhetoric of deporting “criminals” from this country, the latest data from the Immigration Courts through June 2019 ...

N.Y. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana and Expunge 900000 Arrests  TIMENew York lawmakers decriminalized small amounts of marijuana after failing to agree on a comprehensive package that would have fully legalized the drug and ...

Project PA: Just uncovered documents give 'Kids for Cash' victim hope in getting kids back  fox56.comThere are late-breaking developments in our Project PA story we first brought you last week. Joshua Fromel is one of the thousands of victims in the “Kids for ...

Man accused of killing officer in St. Louis has lengthy criminal record in Wake County  WTVD-TVThe man accused of shooting and killing a Missouri police officer Sunday has spent time behind bars in North Carolina.

Holly Hill murder suspect's bond set at $100000; woman accused in boyfriend's death  The Times and DemocratA Holly Hill woman accused of murdering her boyfriend will be released from jail as soon as she posts a surety bond of $100000.

Clean Slate Clinic offers opportunity to expunge minor crimes from criminal records  Montgomery County SentinelSILVER SPRING – On June 17, clients gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center to seek out legal aid in the hope that their criminal records might finally be ...

St. Paul resident upset over homeless encampment threatened to hunt, kill city staffer, charges say  St. Paul Pioneer PressA St. Paul man declared “all-out war” against a policy adviser in the mayor's office when the city failed to remove a homeless encampment near his home, ...

Macy's sued for denying jobs to people with criminal records  Crain's New York BusinessThe Fortune Society wants one of the country's largest retailers to reevaluate its policies for job applicants and employees with criminal histories.The nonprofit ...

Goodwills LifeLaunch to target young offenders  Freeport Journal-StandardROCKFORD — Ryan Gentile is about to start his first job since 2016, a gig in the warehouse at Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois.The past three years ...

Roger Stone Planned to Headline a Fundraiser Hosted by a Convicted Fraudster  Mother JonesRoger Stone, the former adviser to Donald Trump, has appeared at strip clubs, sold signed rocks, developed a catch phrase, and publicly pleaded poverty to ...

Salt Lake County offers expungement services to legally clear criminal records  KJZZThe Salt Lake County Mayor's Office is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and 60 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar to host a second ...

Democrats Veer Left on Immigration at Debates, Pleasing Base (and Trump)  The New York TimesDemocrats are eager to stand far apart from President Trump on immigration. But the debates this week raised questions about how far is too far.

Why some Iowa companies are willing to hire former criminals | Iowa Ideas  The GazetteIowa Ideas | Travis Heckenberg did not own any tools when he first came to work for T&D Repair in Burlington a few years ago. The 47-year-old Burlington ...

'This is an emergency': the volunteers bailing out migrants from detention  The GuardianOne woman's story of helping a migrant by paying their bail has inspired others to offer bond money of their own.

Virginia courts quietly roll out online statewide criminal records searches  Virginia MercuryVirginia's court system made it a lot easier to find online court records last week, quietly rolling out a statewide search function on its website that allows users to ...