Cab Drivers Commit Crimes, Too

We noted before the case of Enio Ruben Tablas.  There is an update in this case.  In March 2016, Mr. Tablas was “convicted of sexually assaulting a female passenger was sentenced Wednesday to a five-year prison term.”  He will also “have to register as a sex offender and pay restitution to the victim, and he… Continue reading Cab Drivers Commit Crimes, Too

Update on the Uniform Law Commission

The Uniform Law Commission’s Criminal Records Accuracy Drafting Committee, to which CDIA has been an official observer for a couple of years now, will meet again on March 18 and 19 in Chicago and CDIA will be there again.  Recently, the drafting committee staff issued its latest draft of the proposed Criminal Records Accuracy Act.  The… Continue reading Update on the Uniform Law Commission

Cab Drivers Commit Crimes, Too

There has been a lot of unfair criticism lodged against companies like Uber and Lyft, for their criminal background checks.  Yet, we know that name-based criminal background checks from the private sector are more comprehensive than FBI or other fingerprint checks.  After all, FBI Assistant Director Stephen Morris said that “[t]he misnomer is that FBI… Continue reading Cab Drivers Commit Crimes, Too

NBCSL: Fingerprint Checks Disproproportionaly Burden Communities of Color

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) approved a resolution in support of common-sense criminal background checks for transportation network company drivers (TNCs), like Lyft and Uber, that include name-based criminal background checks from private companies.  The resolution said that a mandate of fingerprint-based background checks has a “disproportionate[] burden [on] communities of color who… Continue reading NBCSL: Fingerprint Checks Disproproportionaly Burden Communities of Color