When I was in nursing school, the instructors hauled us all down to the police station to get finger printed. Every one of us. They said we couldn’t graduate unless the police had our prints on file. I did it, but never liked the fact that my prints are in some archive when I have done nothing wrong. That was in Louisiana.
This year, I have to go get printed again for the State of Texas if I want to renew my nursing license. This is a new requirement for this state. I could go inactive and skip the entire humiliating process.
If I want to renew my Texas real estate license, I’d need to get printed. Also a new requirement.
So I have to go get printed twice before the end of the month because both my nursing license and real estate license expire at the same time. I’ll just have to make damn sure I wear gloves when I go on a crime spree.
Why must these hands which have done so much healing be dunked in the same ink as those which have taken lives?