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Felon-Tainted Liberal Group Refuses to Come Clean
Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6/24/04 | Jo Mannies

Posted on 06/25/2004 10:13:10 AM PDT by GarnetGirl04

Days after the AP broke the amazing news that Americans Coming Together, a Democrat liberal advocacy group, had been paying former rapists and identity thieves to go door-to-door for John Kerry, events have taken a disconcerting turn:

ACT refuses to admit that it hired violent felons, while it simultaneously defends sending nonviolent felons door-to-door.

Check out this coverage of this scandal, from The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch:

"We don't hire violent felons," Howard said of those convicted of rape, murder and other physical crimes against people. But for most non-violent felons, she said, "People who have served their time and paid their debt to society deserve a second chance."

... Felons make up "only a handful" of the canvassers, and are closely supervised, she said. In Missouri, convicted felons who complete their sentences are allowed to vote, so long as they were not convicted of election-related offenses.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Missouri; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: felons; kerry
So let me get this straight: You don't hire violent felons, but you think it's no big deal to send non-violent felons door-to-door?

Let's keep in mind who nonviolent felons can be: identity thieves, drug traffickers, drug abusers, credit-card scammers, burglars, and so many other offenders. Just because a felon is not "violent" does not make him the kind of person we want to invite into our homes wittingly.

But the true harm is not that ACT told these people to go door-to-door. They sent them there with the imprimatur of the pro-Democrat organization. Old women who opened their doors to these people did not open their doors to undifferentiate strangers; they opened them to people who began their pitch with something along the lines of "hello, I'm from America Coming Together, and I'd like to talk to you about why you should vote, and why you should vote to support these issues."

ACT hopes that this issue fades away. For the sake of homeowners in every state where ACT sends people door-to-door, I hope it stays in the headlines. This isn't, as they've said, the "latest attack to scare and suppress potential voters." It's a sober warning. Too bad that ACT cares more about collecting signatures than it does about the safety of the signatories.
1 posted on 06/25/2004 10:13:10 AM PDT by GarnetGirl04
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To: GarnetGirl04
Exactly. "Non-violent" felons will usually be property crime felons.

So Soros and pals want to give these guys an excuse and a cover for hanging around other people's homes.

Soros is a bad guy.

2 posted on 06/25/2004 10:17:11 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: GarnetGirl04

Many of the leadership and democratic politicians are unindited felons, why should their staff be any different.


3 posted on 06/25/2004 10:17:17 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What do they call children in Palestine? Unexploded ordinance)
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To: GarnetGirl04

Give them a break, this is the Democrats we are talking about. Where are they going to find NON Felons to rally to their cause?

They really have no option to employ felons since the DNC is a criminal enterprise.


4 posted on 06/25/2004 10:17:56 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: GarnetGirl04

You know, I saw the story on ACT using felons for door-to-door registration drives yesterday on AP. The headline was something like "Pro-Kerry Group Pays Felons to Register Voters." I checked back a few hours later, and the headline had been amended "Political Group Promises to Do Background Checks". It seemed like the same story to me, with an extra sentence or two about the background checks. Rewriting news and history?


5 posted on 06/25/2004 10:20:22 AM PDT by NateLannister
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To: GarnetGirl04

O.K. My question is this. In most states, you must be a registered voter to register voters. Since felons have forfeited their voting rights, all the people they registered should be considered illegal voters. AM I RIGHT OR WRONG? Somebody help da boy out here.


6 posted on 06/25/2004 10:28:55 AM PDT by no dems (Does the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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To: no dems

At least here in Fla. you are 100% correct. Felons cannot vote or own guns.


7 posted on 06/25/2004 10:33:56 AM PDT by 50 Cal
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To: no dems

In 39 states felons may vote. Including 4 states that allow incarcerated felons to vote.


8 posted on 06/25/2004 10:55:30 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: GarnetGirl04
For a quick second I thought this was about the Violent Femmes

Must put glasses on face...
9 posted on 06/25/2004 10:56:34 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: GarnetGirl04
With any luck this is gonna end up as a commercial that makes "Willie Horton" look mild by comparison.

So9

10 posted on 06/25/2004 10:58:54 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: wideawake

A free chance to case the joint.


11 posted on 06/25/2004 11:11:43 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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There was another thread here where the DNC had filed a complaint against the Nader campaign for fraudulent signature gathering in AZ .. The DNC is claiming the petitions to put Nader on the ballot in AZ are invalid because THE PEOPLE WHO WERE GATHERING THE SIGNATURES WERE "FELONS".

Looks like the left hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing .. as usual.

12 posted on 06/25/2004 11:26:34 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: a core set of principles from which he will not deviate)
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To: Graybeard58

That's pitiful.


13 posted on 06/25/2004 11:33:38 AM PDT by no dems (Does the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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