By Mark Alley
I wrote here that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided to call convicted criminals “justice involved individuals.”
Hell, cops could be termed “justice involved individuals” as could judges, bailiffs, law clerks, probation officers and people who file legal records. They could all be labeled “justice involved individuals.” In the DOJ’s eyes law enforcement and felons are one and the same.
Now, the DOJ wants to eliminate the words “felon.” and “convict.”
Too judgmental, don’t you know.
From the WashingtonTimes.com:
Justice Department program to no longer use ‘disparaging’ terms ‘felons’ and ‘convicts’
by Andrea Noble
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.
More WORD PABLUM from our federal Department of Justice under Obama-appointed Leftist Loretta Lynch.
Votes. Felon voters. More votes for Demorats. “Smoothing things out” for criminals so that the Demorats are remembered at voting time.
Just look at Virginia: a quarter of a million new voters for Demorats at the stroke of Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe’s imperial pen — an act not put past the voters, mind you — to include rapists and murderers.
Now, since McAuliffe’s executive order, Breitbart reports:
Leftist groups sprung into action after Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted 206,000 felons the right to vote in April, including rapists and murderers, and have been working around the clock to get them on voter rolls.
According to a report by the Washington Post, activists want to swing the state for the Democratic nominee in November and for Democratic state officials. They’ve registered over 2,000 felons in two weeks. Hours after McAuliffe gave his order, activists were in poor and urban neighborhoods to start signing up ex-cons.
Just as Obama decided that a terrorist can’t be called a terrorist, and words don’t have real meanings any more, Obama’s rogue states have become “outliers” and pablum like “overseas contingency operations,” “man-caused disasters,” “countering violent extremism” and “kinetic military action” are the norm.
It should be no shock, then, that Obama’s DOJ now calls convicted felons “justice involved individuals” and more recently, “persons who committed a crime” and “individuals who were incarcerated.” No more felons, no more convicts. Perfect.
Again, why all of this, you ask?
First published at Bloviating Zeppelin
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