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Submission + - Wikipedia COO was Convicted Felon ( 4

An anonymous reader writes: From the Register:

"For more than six months, beginning in January of this year, Wikipedia's million-dollar check book was balanced by a convicted felon. When Carolyn Bothwell Doran was hired as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Florida-based Wikimedia Foundation, she had a criminal record in three other states — Virginia, Maryland, and Texas — and she was still on parole for a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) hit and run that resulted in a fatality. Her record also included convictions for passing bad checks, theft, petty larceny, additional DUIs, and unlawfully wounding her boyfriend with a gun shot to the chest."

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Wikipedia COO was Convicted Felon

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  • The idea behind the penal system is that you pay your debt to society and are then given a chance to go back to being a normal citizen again. If the only thing she was still on the hook for was probation on the DUI (which has no impact whatsoever on how you can manage accounting), then I see nothing wrong with this. It's the same reason I think laws about felon gun ownership and voting are a batch of crap - either they paid their debt to society or they didn't, and if they didn't, is there any reason we a
    • Actually, the DUI in question is Debiting Under the Influence. She was found guilty of using an ATM while having a 0.10 blood alcohol level. Her inability to insert the card and subsequently remember her PIN caused great delays to other users of the ATM.

      Please, vote YES on prop 182 to force LIFE IN PRISON for those people who continue to stand in front of the ATM while trying to remember their PIN instead of moving to one side.

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