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(Slate)   Ariel Castro had a previous history of domestic violence and witness intimidation. It just never turned up in the criminal background checks of school bus drivers   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-05-10 02:07:51 PM  
5 votes:
According to the article he had one arrest that never even resulted in an indictment, much less a conviction.

With that background, exactly what were they supposed to find that would have disqualified him?
2013-05-10 12:55:20 PM  
2 votes:
I got a citiation for disturbing the peace once (chased a buddy out of a bar with a squirt gun, cops were sitting at the light, oops), and 10 years later it was the first thing the adoption agency asked me about.
2013-05-10 02:04:41 PM  
1 vote:

cleek: how would knowing about a history of domestic violence lead the police to focus on Castro?

A history that ended many years before the girls went missing, two weeks ago he looked like a reformed person.

or we can institute state supervision for all offenders for life
2013-05-10 01:50:31 PM  
1 vote:

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Someone should look into this dude.

Heard he likes to get blotto..
2013-05-10 01:49:13 PM  
1 vote:

cleek: how would knowing about a history of domestic violence lead the police to focus on Castro?

there are probably tens of thousands of people in the greater Cleveland area with domestic violence records.

Yeah, I'm failing to conjure up any significant outrage over this. More generally, our puritanical moralizing that brands any and every one with the slightest anti-social demerits as unfit to ever hold a job or be trusted again just continues to get more and more out of hand. And we'll be lucky to...
2013-05-10 01:19:08 PM  
1 vote:
No wonder Cleveland Public Schools nearly went bankrupt. With such awesome background checks I am sure that the embezzlers and generally incompetent assholes who ran the system were checked as well.
2013-05-10 01:03:12 PM  
1 vote:
Someone should look into this dude.

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2013-05-10 12:58:07 PM  
1 vote:
The Cleveland police and now whatever school system employed this guy are looking pretty bad this week.
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