May 22, 2017

PC Police: Seattle cops told to replace “suspect” with “community member”

David MenziesMission Specialist

In an effort to be more sensitive and less judgmental, an edict was recently issued to law enforcement in the liberal paradise of Seattle that from now on, the correct term for “suspect” when writing up reports should be “community member”. 

Rank-and-file cops say such sugar-coated language is just more political correctness infecting their realm but Police Chief Operating Officer Brian Maxey says the changes are purely for accuracy.

Apparently labeling someone a suspect can sometimes be misleading if that person isn’t really suspected of doing anything. Yet considering that the entire population of a city is comprised of “community members”, how does that suggest precision?

But that’s how they roll on the Left Coast, like in the Washington Department of Corrections where they stopped calling prison inmates “offenders”, opting instead to use the PC term, “students”.

Students of what? Students of observing the passage of time from a concrete cell?

If that’s the case, how about these less “judgemental” terms for various “students”. Perhaps a murderer should now be called a “farmer of humans”.

Rapist is a pretty harsh word, so how about we call rapists “non-consensual erotic encounter enthusiasts”. And pedophile is such a loaded term, so how about we rebrand it “aficionado of inter-generational love”?

Never mind that the usual suspects may be guilty of committing some of the most egregious crimes imaginable.

Scumbags have feelings too, right?

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commented 2017-05-22 23:46:33 -0400
When I lived in Vancouver in the 90’s, I listened to Seattle open-line shows. The State made a law that if a man dated a single Mother on welfare for 6 months, he automatically adopted her child and had to pay for it until it was 18.
Needless to say, no man would go near a single mother, even to say hello. After a year, they dropped the law.
Seattle was only half crazy then!
commented 2017-05-22 17:46:46 -0400
Next, Murder will be called arbitrary releasing of a soul.
commented 2017-05-22 17:39:39 -0400
I had a very decent post that just wouldn’t save, tried several times. Gave up typing and retyping.
The PC garbage is maddening!
commented 2017-05-22 15:37:55 -0400
Why even bother sending murderers or rapists to jail or have police? After all, this is the 21st century so who cares if your child gets raped and murdered or your house gets burned to the ground, it’s our duty to protect the feelings of these special “community members” who might become a special “student”. The entire world has turned into a sickening shit hole where what’s bad is good and what’s good is bad. It used to be known as evil but now it’s called political correctness. Now you know who’s in charge of the world.
commented 2017-05-22 15:30:12 -0400
It even gets nuttier than that… As people were reminded this past week, Seattle STILL observes a state law passed in 1983 which lets it OPT OUT of creating a disaster evacuation law in case of nuclear war! So they have none to this day!… The nutbar Democrat who drew up the law, Dick Nelson, was quoted as saying:-
“Anything that was a prescription for more concern, like civil-defense exercise, was felt to be nonproductive,” he said. “People didn’t want to be in any sort of posture that people were anticipating more (nuclear) threats. We wanted to reduce the threat.”… I’m sure Kim Jong-un will respect that concern if he ever does place a nuclear warhead atop an intercontinental missile…
commented 2017-05-22 12:43:27 -0400
Criminals are anti-social. “Community member” is a misnomer.
commented 2017-05-22 10:40:10 -0400
Trudeau has it right. Everything will soon be Um! Ah! Um! Ah!
commented 2017-05-22 10:15:52 -0400
In another 50 years the Politically Correct Police and SJWs will have reworked the entire English language so that it will have little similarity to the English of 20 years ago.

I think it would be a lot better if the delicate snowflakes who are offended at everything and anything grow a thicker skin rather than hiding under their beds and crying like 2 year olds.