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Nics gun check failings, lapses, missing records and fixes

admin February 28, 2018
Background Check

The Nics gun check system primarily functions to keep firearms away from individuals deemed dangerous. However it’s parameters are well defined and can not legislate for ifs, buts and early warning signs. Along with the South Florida shooter’s distorted online presence, racist ramblings and perverse bravado he still passed a Nics gun check to secure his semi automatic rifle within…

california arrest records for marijuana wiped

admin February 11, 2018
Arrest Records

California arrest records have been wiped for those residents with previous convictions for marijuana. This follows an initiative back in 2016 whereby voters had backed to de-criminalise the use of marijuana (recreational use). Thousands could now have their pot convictions wiped (midemeanor) automatically while thousands more could see their felony charges re-categorized. The district attorney for San Francisco announced the…

Phone records surveillance re authorised under FISA Section 702

admin February 3, 2018
Phone Records

Phone records surveillance, emails and communications to be re authorised under FISA Section 702. This was decided (without warrant) in order to collect detail on foreigners. The House of Representatives voted to extend and expand Section 702. It came to light in 2013 that millions of electronic communications and phone records were being legally collected by the National Security Agency…

Air Force Fails reporting to national gun background check database

admin December 13, 2017
Background Check

A damning review (of their own procedures) by The Air Force has confirmed their failings in reporting “several dozen” members of the service guilty of violent offending to The National gun background check database. More alarming is that the Air Force advised The New York Times that the reporting failure in respect of Sutherland Springs wasn’t an “isolated incident”. The…

students with criminal records get another opportunity at a career

admin October 8, 2017
Criminal Records

The STEP-UP program is helping many students with criminal records to embrace a trade and become skilled. Those students enrolled in the program can achieve a 1 year certificate within heavy equipment and thereafter seek out high demand roles. Such as construction, welding or office administration. One student found herself on the wrong side of the law with possession of…

background checks for uber drivers modified

admin October 3, 2017
Background Check

The recent shift in sentiment over background checks for Uber drivers sees some flexibility and empathy. Uber and Lyft drivers now have a window of opportunity to appeal rejections. The case being that those drivers who had automatic bans, due to court settlements, were banned automatically. However they had no criminal conviction. Pressure had been mounting from criminal justice activists…