Chicago to hire ex cons as debt collectors

The Chicago Sun Times reports that it is going to hire ex cons, fresh from the big house to collect debts for the city.  I don’t know how you feel about it, but I think its a great idea.  I am all for giving someone a fresh start and a break.  Besides, municipalities are exempt from the strictures of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  Thus, if the collector/convict gets a little too rough with the consumer, too bad.  The consumer can’t do anything about it because he is a debtor.  Besides, if the consumer/debtor complains, he should remember that the convict/collector in all likelihood, has the debtor’s home address right in front of him….do you suppose that this was an intended benefit?

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