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background checks on gun purchases data should be current

Admin November 26, 2020
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Ohio has in recent times fallen short over background checks for gun purchases. In order to keep data current Ohio courts and law enforcement are under pressure to report criminal history. Information reporting to the State is critical to restoring confidence to it’s background check system. Consequently it has had it’s fair share of critics, the integrity of the database…

Are Pennsylvania Gun Background Checks fuelled by Social unrest

Admin October 15, 2020
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The number of Pennsylvania gun background checks almost doubled in the last quarter. This increase set against the same quarter from 2019. The increase tied to the pandemic and social unrest. The increase in PICS (Pennsylvania Instant Check System) activity was seen in the first quarter with awareness of COVID-19. However this trend has continued unabated towards record numbers. The…

Automated background screening causing headaches for renters

Admin July 2, 2020
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When a landlord ran an automated background screening report on a prospective tenant in 2018 the results were surprising to say the least. The check returned countless drug related charges, jumping bail and selling meth, a DWI along with disorderly conduct. However the real injustice was that none of the charges related to the applicant. The burgeoning demand for the…

Illinois background checks almost double in March

Admin April 25, 2020
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A record number of Illinois background checks have been carried out in March.  These checks relating to firearms sales. As a result the record numbers peaked in the second half of March. Activity in this period confirms  increased pandemic concerns. Fears over lock down and Coronavirus fuelled the surge. Moreover 60,000 background checks were processed in March. Around 80% of…

MTA Background Check On Transit Workers Flawed

Admin December 10, 2019
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The MTA background check has allowed some employees with convictions for serious crime to slip through the net. According to a recent audit from the inspector general of the MTA points to flaws in both the city and the authority’s background checks. The Inspector General (MTA) found major failings especially relating to large numbers of applicant’s histories. The findings applied…

Tenant Background Check Could be Banned in Berkeley

Admin November 22, 2019
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Those renters filling out a tenant background check who have a felony in Berkeley know that their application may well be destined for the shredder. The check boxes for references and employment are a breeze but one box is a real fly in the ointment. Activists and numerous elected officials now want Berkeley to implement “Ban the Box” in to…