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Mayor's Right Hand Removed Regardless of Clean Background Check

The Mayor-Elect Suttle of Omaha, NE has not enjoyed smooth sailing since stepping into his new position. His problems involve his trusted campaign consultant since 2005 and current Community Chief of Staff. Well, actually, Matt Samp will no longer be the Mayor's right hand or any kind of hand at all. What's the big to-do all about? Frankly, it's not good, and the new Mayor had no idea.

According to the recent expose that appeared in the local paper, a teenager of 19 came forth back in 2001 and reported to the police that in the 1990's Stamp, then 23, had coerced him into a sexual relationship at the age of 14. A week later, the troubled victim committed suicide. Now 36, Samp has denied the whole story and was never charged for these allegations. He feels a clean background check should speak for itself.

In spite of his denials, the Mayor has announced publically that Mr. Samp will no longer serve as part of his administration. When asked by the press if Samp had undergone customary screening at the time he was hired, the Mayor assured his constituents that like any government entity, the hiring process of the City includes a criminal background check. However, the Mayor pointed out that routine screening would not have revealed the allegations against Matt Samp, since he was never charged with, let alone convicted of the crime.

Unfortunately, the Mayor is right in this case, but it's possible that there may be other skeletons in Samp's closet, and possibly other similar convictions. It wouldn't hurt to run a current background check to see if he's been up to no good at any other time during his public service. Hopefully, with all the publicity, the case will finally end up in court. It seems fair to trim the wings of this accused child predator and sex offender who may have caused a child's suicide.

A Gentle Boy

Robert Hawkins was a quiet, studious, gentle boy. He was quite impressionable and easily troubled. Robert never recovered from his parents' divorce, and had a strained relationship with his mother and domineering stepfather. The boy spent most of his time reading in his room. He didn't have many friends and kept to himself to avoid bullies.

After graduating from high school, Robert moved out to his college dorm and concentrated on his studies. He got a number of scholarships to pay for college and supported himself by working at McDonalds as an assistant manager. At 19, he had a real girlfriend for the first time in his life, and seemed happy.

On a busy day three weeks before Christmas, at a huge bustling shopping mall in an affluent area of Omaha, Nebraska, Robert Hawkins opened fire in a department store with the AK-47 he had taken from his stepfather's gun collection. Thousands of panicked shoppers ran screaming; many hid in dressing rooms. Nevertheless, Hawkins managed to shoot eight to death, and wound a number of people, before he turned the gun on himself and blew out his brains.

No one knew what prompted this deadly outburst, but police recovered notes from Hawkins that were expected to shed some light on the reasons behind his breakdown. It has been speculated that his well hidden troubled psyche 'snapped' following his job loss and breakup with girlfriend.

The above account is based on a true story. Background checks protect peaceful citizens from being deceived and/or harmed by a cunning criminal.