Posted by: Blue
The other day, while on a bathroom break at Mickey D's, a young, drunk Native male walked up to me and offered his hand, introducing himself as "Tony".
I shook his hand. He said "Mind if I ask you a question?"
"I wanna work with kids but I have a history... a violent history to be honest..."
"What should I do?"
It was 3 a.m. and he was downtown, alone in a rough neighbourhood.
"Go home and go to bed. No one ever gets in trouble while they're sleeping. Stay out of trouble for a few years and then apply for a pardon."
I ran him when I got back to the car. He had been convicted of Manslaughter at 18 years old for stabbing a youth to death in a fight. Under our sickeningly lax laws, he was released on parole after 3 years.
I hope he never gets pardoned. No one needs him "working" with their kids.