Here’s today’s dose of PC insanity: the Justice Department now taking precaution as to not demean criminals. As the Washington Post reports:
The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms “felon” and “convict” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less “disparaging labels,” Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced Wednesday.
The Office of Justice Programs plans to substitute terminology such as “person who committed a crime” and “individual who was incarcerated” in speeches and other communications as part of an effort to remove barriers that officials say hinder progress of those who re-enter society after completing their prison sentences.
The announcement follows a series of initiatives introduced as part of the Justice Department’s first National Reentry Week, through which law enforcement officials hope to reduce recidivism by revamping aspects of the criminal justice system.
Then there was this gem from Captain Obvious:
A criminal record can prevent people from obtaining employment, housing, higher education or credit, the Justice Department noted.
You know, the reason crime has consequences is to act as a deterrent. Here’s a simple guide to avoiding the consequences: don’t commit a crime.
Now watch this:
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