Give Felons The Right To Join The Army/Military

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I am asking congress to support letting felons into the army/military. I think that if someone has proven to change there ways in life and be a role model citizen then there is no reason to not let them join. This is descrimination against USA citizens. These people are trying to better there life and that is what the USA stands for.

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I have 3 felonies on my record but for the past 7 years I have gotten a job and obtained a Associate's Degree in Computer Science. I would like to enlist. I have changed my 100 percent and would like a chance to represent my country. Just as my father did.
SO CAN I JOIN THE MILTARY WITH A FELONY.
To whom it may concern. My name is David Polanco. In the shortest way possible I would like to express myself regarding my aspirations to join the US Army. I was raised mainly as a home body most of my life. I was so well taken care of that I thought I can never muster the will to face the trials of life and overcome my fears as well as my father and brother have in there life. So when I grew up and my calling to take care of my family came I sought to do the right thing even in the presence of fear. I was living in Miami some years back,and one day I received a call from my aunt stating that my grandfather was suffering from heart conditions and dimentia. I went to the hospital with my mother and father where he was admitted,and told the doctors and social workers that I would take care of my grandfather. i did not know the dangers that lied within the community in which he was residing. Nor did I know about the extent to which the thugs in his building would reach to try and drive us out. Even to the point of threatening my mother to cause her physical harm. Most of the time I was forced to stay in my grandfathers apartment out of fear of threats we would hear every day. We called the cops numerous times,and every time they came the thugs were gone. They were so diligent at getting out of sight before police arived that eventually they didn't want to believe us. For two years this went on. From 311 calls to 911, to calling the precinct direct. They would call me out in the lobby of the building,outside of my window threatening that they would shoot us if we don't leave. Eventually my father got a stroke and became bound to the house. My grandfather's dimentia worsened and he had to be admitted to a home for elderly people. Where he resided until his recent passing. These people made fun of his death, and tormented my mother to the point of constant grief,and crying on top of the fact that she was in mourning. One night two men were calling me out, and this time I came out and told them to stop. I told them that my parents are old and ill,and that they were making to much noise. I did not even address the fact that they were calling me out. They just stared and notted there heads yes, as to indicate,or make me believe that they understood. I went back inside,and seconds later they did it again. My grandfather had an old gun in his closet that he had kept for years. And I remembered that he did. So when I heard them calling me out again, I ran to the closet and proceeded to grab the gun,and I went outside. I told them to stop calling me out and to stop calling me a faggot. They both had bottles in their hands. I had the gun in my sweater,so it was not visible. One of them got up as if to attack, and I stepped back. My parents came out,and I told him to watch his language in front of my mother. My mother told the man who got up to stop yelling curses at me,and he proceeded to step forward in a combatant stance with the bottle in his hand. I told h
To whom it may concern. My name is David Polanco. In the shortest way possible I would like to express myself regarding my aspirations to join the US Army. I was raised mainly as a home body most of my life. I was so well taken care of that I thought I can never muster the will to face the trials of life and overcome my fears as well as my father and brother have in there life. So when I grew up and my calling to take care of my family came I sought to do the right thing even in the presence of fear. I was living in Miami some years back,and one day I received a call from my aunt stating that my grandfather was suffering from heart conditions and dimentia. I went to the hospital with my mother and father where he was admitted,and told the doctors and social workers that I would take care of my grandfather. i did not know the dangers that lied within the community in which he was residing. Nor did I know about the extent to which the thugs in his building would reach to try and drive us out. Even to the point of threatening my mother to cause her physical harm. Most of the time I was forced to stay in my grandfathers apartment out of fear of threats we would hear every day. We called the cops numerous times,and every time they came the thugs were gone. They were so diligent at getting out of sight before police arived that eventually they didn't want to believe us. For two years this went on. From 311 calls to 911, to calling the precinct direct. They would call me out in the lobby of the building,outside of my window threatening that they would shoot us if we don't leave. Eventually my father got a stroke and became bound to the house. My grandfather's dimentia worsened and he had to be admitted to a home for elderly people. Where he resided until his recent passing. These people made fun of his death, and tormented my mother to the point of constant grief,and crying on top of the fact that she was in mourning. One night two men were calling me out, and this time I came out and told them to stop. I told them that my parents are old and ill,and that they were making to much noise. I did not even address the fact that they were calling me out. They just stared and notted there heads yes, as to indicate,or make me believe that they understood. I went back inside,and seconds later they did it again. My grandfather had an old gun in his closet that he had kept for years. And I remembered that he did. So when I heard them calling me out again, I ran to the closet and proceeded to grab the gun,and I went outside. I told them to stop calling me out and to stop calling me a faggot. They both had bottles in their hands. I had the gun in my sweater,so it was not visible. One of them got up as if to attack, and I stepped back. My parents came out,and I told him to watch his language in front of my mother. My mother told the man who got up to stop yelling curses at me,and he proceeded to step forward in a combatant stance with the bottle in his hand. I told h
Our ever increasing use of felony convictions for minor and non violet offenses creates a generation of individuals that have a very hard time of adding back to society.
Its time to move past the stigma that all ex offenders have no value to society. Military service is a great place to both teach discipline and respect as well as allowing individuals to give back to our country.
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I have paid my debt to society. I made some mistakes in my life but i have learned from them and i have bettered myself. I have spoken in many schools about drug abuse since my conviction. I am dedicated to making my life as good as it can be and i think that joining the united states army is the way to better myself even more.
Some of them need the structure coming from bad situations in their life and have made changes for the better. I believe it will help get a lot of tge African American males who are repeat offenders a chance to things different. They stay stuck in the enviromment with no opportunity to get a. job or a good paying job but no reform for bad choices they have made. What will it hurt to give them the opportunities are they not a part of this good old USA that we live. I belive crime will go down as well because they have a different way of doing things in life.
My son needs to join. The military is the answer to my prayers. PLEASE inform & contact me as his mother if a waiver will pass. My son is in Wasco prison & I will write to him if Congress can help.
We can fight too. Better then most soliders!!