Ohio’s background check flaws put the public at risk; commercial searches better to protect the public

Ohio residents have been “falsely lulled into feeling secure with Ohio’s and the federal background check system,” said Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein in November 2020.  The state-maintained background check database is missing substantial amounts of criminal history information.  As reported by Courthouse News, “a minimum of 27% of Ohio felony convictions in 2015 were… Continue reading Ohio’s background check flaws put the public at risk; commercial searches better to protect the public

Government-run background checks take too long; Private sector checks are better and faster

A recent story in the New York Post highlights how long it can sometimes take for the government to conduct a criminal background check and how dangerous that delay can be.  A recent Post story notes that “[New York C]ity’s top watchdog agency [the Department of Investigation or DOI] is so behind in conducting background… Continue reading Government-run background checks take too long; Private sector checks are better and faster