Census May Have Hired Violent Criminals to Canvass Your Home in Sarasota from February/09 to April/09, Same Time Frame as Sarasota Home Invasions.
Monday, May 24, 2010 Sen. Shelby Slams U.S. Census Bureau for Allowing Sex Offenders and Rapists to Go Door-to-Door, Who Came To Your Door In Sarasota FL ?
The home invasions in Sarasota and Manatee counties happened over a four-month period from February to May, but then the crimes with the same pattern seemed to stop (May 26th). Authorities are not sure why, but speculate that Smith might have moved and could be responsible for crime in other jurisdictions. Sarasota home invasions suspect Delmer Smith was driving a 2000 Chevrolet SUV with Florida tag #M406CX. Monday, October 05, 2009, Ex-con Delmer Smith III Arrested in Sarasota Home Invasions, But There Is A Missing Link, How Did He Know Homes Contained Middle Aged Women Living Alone North of Clark Rd and South of Webber?
Monday, October 05, 2009 Census May Have Hired Violent Criminals to Canvass Your Home in Sarasota from February/09 to April/09, Same Time Frame as Sarasota Home Invasions.
In testimony before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday, GAO Director of Strategic Issues Robert Goldenkoff said tens of thousands of temporary census workers were improperly fingerprinted by bureau employees -- including individuals with extensive criminal records.
Friday, May 29, 2009, SARASOTA HOME INVASIONS PROFILED BY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BILL WARNER, THE PERP HAS MADE NO MISTAKES; IIn testimony before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday, GAO Director of Strategic Issues Robert Goldenkoff said tens of thousands of temporary census workers were improperly finger-printed by bureau employees -- including individuals with extensive criminal records.
Fingerprinting errors made by U.S. Census Bureau employees may have resulted in the hiring of 200 people with criminal backgrounds to conduct door-to-door canvassing, according to the Government Accountability Office.
"It is possible that more than 200 people with unclassifiable prints had disqualifying criminal records but still worked, and had contact with the public during address canvassing," he said.
Goldenkoff's testimony, part of a larger progress report on the bureau's implementation of the 2010 Census, identified key pitfalls in the hiring of the nearly 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the U.S. -- including "weaknesses in the bureau's information technology."
The bureau implemented fingerprinting for the first time in 2010 to better screen its workers. According to the new guidelines, bureau employees are directed to obtain two sets of fingerprint cards for each prospective worker -- and then send them to the bureau's processing center in Jeffersonville, Ind., where are they scanned and submitted to the FBI. If the candidate is found to have a criminal record, making him ineligible for employment, the bureau is "to either terminate the person immediately or place the individual in nonworking status until the matter is resolved."
If the first set of prints is deemed "unclassifiable," the bureau's processing center must send the second set of fingerprints to the FBI for processing.
Goldenkoff testified that of the 1,800 workers with criminal backgrounds, 750 -- or 42 percent -- were terminated because of their records, which included crimes like rape, manslaughter and child abuse, more from this source................