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Gov defends policy allowing
criminals to qualify as prospective
foster parents

Boston Herald, by Matt Stout

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/4/2014 4:15:40 PM

Gov. Deval Patrick acknowledged today that under Massachusetts policy, prospective foster parents can have a criminal record, but said he has faith in officials at the embattled Department of Children and Families to weed out those who could harm at-risk children. “You can have a record. It might be stealing a candy bar when you’re 14, 15 years old. That’s a record,” Patrick said today after cutting the ribbon on Vertex’s new Seaport building. “You’ll have a CORI for that or similar sorts of things. ... That’s why I say they are right to take into account the specific circumstances

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/4/2014 4:50:14 PM     (No. 9719440)

I maintain a list of States I would not mind if they drifted out to sea. Massachusetts is at the top of the list.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/4/2014 4:52:05 PM     (No. 9719444)

What could go wrong? s/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobn.t, 2/4/2014 5:27:01 PM     (No. 9719505)

Homosexual criminals would be even better.
Think about how messed up children of criminals, homosexuals, or homosexual criminals will be.

At some point in time, one of these kids will retaliate and kill a judge or "parent" for putting them there to be raised in such a horrific and perverted environment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/4/2014 5:30:13 PM     (No. 9719508)

FTA: The Herald reported today that people with rap sheets listing criminal convictions for armed assault, drug trafficking, motor vehicle homicide and even soliciting sex from a minor could be cleared to be foster parents under a state policy that allows workers flexibility to green-light those with criminal records.

Loving, compassionate leftists - their faith never wavers that a leftist gov´t will do what is best "for the children".





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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/4/2014 6:27:43 PM     (No. 9719567)

Does a check come with that ? Benefits ?
Oh yeah, whatever it is, we want it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/4/2014 7:07:45 PM     (No. 9719617)

I bet the local Humane Society wouldn´t let anyone with a rap sheet like that adopt a cat or a dog.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PAdiva, 2/4/2014 10:24:41 PM     (No. 9719764)

Well said #6

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