State of Michigan Fails Our Background Check
July 23, 2008
Question: What happens when 1,900 convicts including those with sex offenses, murder raps and child abuse convictions apply for a job in day care in the state of Michigan.
Answer: They get get hired!
This is not a joke. The state of Michigan allowed this to happen exposing the children throughout the state to people who had no business caring for them. The state admits that the “background checks” that they ran were unsuitable and since 2007 are now running “4 background checks”. Since they were negligent in setting up a effective background screening program the first time, what are the odds that the program they have now is effective?
This is not rocket-science people! And my intuition tells me that the original decision was made for budgetary reasons. I’m personally disgusted by this revelation and hope that the people responsible for this are held accountable.
The media is already ablaze over this and I’m happy to pour on more gas. See a sampling of the articles written in the last 24 hours.