The lead story for much of the day on philly.com has been how Cape May may lose its status at a National Historic Landmark City.
But the key story today is that the City Council passed a law that removes a question about criminal history from an employment application. At the same time as the Inquirer is questioning why records of school violence perps are not made available to all agencies, philly.com doesn’t lead with a significant change in employing criminals. If you do the crime, you pay the time, and there are other consequences.
The message sent by this new law is odd. Sure, criminals should be given a second chance, but it is hardly discriminatory that an employer should know that someone has done time.
Here is the far more important story at http://bit.ly/hMkgJj:
It is interesting that the Donna Reed Miller, who is retiring from her position in the 8th District and may face some legal problems of her own as a result of a housing scandal in Germantown, was the sponsor of the legislation.