Minn. debate over when to clear criminal slates ramps up ahead of new legislative session

  • Article by: BRIAN BAKST , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 3:05 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's willingness to forgive people with criminal pasts is emerging as a hot topic for state legislators, who previewed a proposal Monday that would give low-level offenders a clean slate more quickly and for a more clearly defined set of offenses.

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timetofaceitFeb. 17, 14 1:56 PM

Democrats; Right away if they can vote. Republicans; They commited a felony, they need to live with their choice. Which is the correct answer? Well, I'll let you decide.

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jim4848Feb. 17, 14 5:56 PM

Republicans aren't going to like felons not being able to expunge their record to buy guns.

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supervon2Feb. 17, 14 6:32 PM

The Democrats must be desperate for votes. Just what I want-support from the crime unions.

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