[Ansteorra] background checks
littledragon0861 at gmail.com
Wed May 16 05:48:22 PDT 2007
Frankly I think that those working with kids should have to be
fingerprinted, just as they are for the schools, boy and girl scouts etc.
You can never bee too safe when it comes to the kids.
My 2 shekels
On 5/15/07, Lori Campbell <countesskat at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Caelin said:
> > Let us not get into the situation where we investigate everyone for
> > everything.
> Ah, but what today's board institutes in moderation, subsequent
> generations will allow in excess. I'm not just being flippant either.
> I wouldn't be surprised at all to someday see background checks
> required to hold an SCA exchequer's position (you know, just to make
> sure anyone who has ever written a bad check isn't made a group
> Come to think of it... maybe seneschals should have background checks
> too. I mean, if they can't obey posted speed limit signs how on earth
> can they enforce Kingdom Laws. Oh, and fighters should have background
> checks before they get their authorization cards... I mean, if there is
> any history of criminal violence in their past they really shouldn't be
> allowed to hit anyone with a stick... And those folks preparing feast?
> They need at least a food handler's license. And kitchens where we
> prepare food… those need to have passed a recent inspection...
> All joking aside, the only thing having corporate execute a 3rd party
> background check will accomplish is to cover the corporate backside in
> the event of future lawsuits.
> A $10 pass/fail check isn't worth the paper it is printed on. Or maybe
> it is. What you get for your money is someone else to type that name
> into one of the search engines that was just listed for state sex
> offender registries. I guess it would prove, at least, that our
> organization cared enough to check that registry prior to making
> someone a "youth activities" officer.
> The only national background check worth anything at all is obtained
> thru the FBI database (the only nationwide criminal record database).
> Unfortunately it is only available to law enforcement agencies and a
> few organizations who have successfully sought legislation for the
> right to access it (perhaps Boy Scouts is one). Even if we were
> somehow to find a way to access it, I guarantee it wouldn't be cheap.
> Even the OSBI pays for FBI record checks. I think $30 per check was the
> last figure I saw, but it might've changed since then. And this is a
> real, fingerprint/social security number based check.
> Seriously, I'm actually more afraid that the idea corporate is
> executing background checks will lull people into a false sense of
> security and they won't be as vigilant. I don't think true predators
> need to hold an official SCA office to find vulnerable kids.
> ~ Kat MacLochlainn
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