Friday, December 4, 2009

You Hired WHO?

Almost as disturbing as the report of a Rochester City employee committing a rape (does it really matter whether it was on duty or not?) is the information that this employee had been convicted previously of several felonies, including criminal possession of a weapon.

How did someone with that background make it through the City's hiring process?

We hope the incident and the related disclosure about the employee's background motivates City Council to look into the hiring practices of the City's human resources department.

Had it been a County employee, already there would be calls from the political opposition, among others, for investigations.   In the one-party City government there isn't an opposition party.   Let's hope some of the Councillors have enough character and courage to demand an inquiry into the hiring practices that let the accused rapist, with that background, slip through.

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