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Thousands of wanted criminals are getting welfare benefits in Massachusetts

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  1. cupofjoe1962

    cupofjoe1962 In the Starting Line-Up

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    http://www.myfoxboston.com/myfox/pa...n=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.1.1

    In 2000 Massachusetts passed a law which would cancel Welfare
    payments to wanted criminals.

    The Feds do not allow wanted criminals to receive food stamps.

    Well in typical Massachusetts fashion, they are breaking the law to
    help the criminals.


    It sounds crazy, but it's true. Thousands of wanted criminals are getting welfare benefits in Massachusetts, cash and food stamps. Kevin Horton, the former head of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section is speaking out on the subject after retiring earlier this year. Here are the numbers he gave us:

    *More than 4000 people wanted for felonies and misdemeanors are collecting cash assistance from the state

    *More than 2500 wanted felons are receiving food stamps

    The state's welfare department disputes the cash assistance numbers, insisting it does cut people off. But it admits it doesn't stop any wanted felons from receiving food stamps.

    I tend to believe Kevin Horton, a guy with decades of experience on the State Police who has spent his career tracking down violent, wanted criminals.
     
  2. DarrylS

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    All they have to do to stop this is cross reference justice files and welfare files.. don't need task forces, just common sense.
     
  3. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    fugitives gotta eat too:D

    Seriously though, how bold do you have to be to collect a welfare check while you're wanted? My guess is a lot of these people have petty warrants for unpaid speeding tickets.
     
  4. reflexblue

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    #91 Jersey

    Yeah criminals are people too. :D Aside from that WHATS NEW?
    I'm sure criminals get welfare in Maine.And what do you care you live in Maine.
     
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    So when do those tolls go up on I-93? :bricks:
     

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