Welp, now snowflakes are keeping police officers from being able to do their job.
Alert! Alert! Someone has been offended (again). This time, cops are calling criminals…criminals.
Shock. Gasp. The horror.
Instead of making sure our streets are safe and arresting violent perpetrators, police officers need to take extra time out of their day to make sure they don’t label these individuals with offensive terminology. Instead, they should be called “community members.”
Say what? According to Kiro News 7:
When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect.
“Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects.
Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.
Police fatally shot Butts after they said he shot the officers.
The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Kevin Stuckey hit the nail on the head. He said, “I think this is all in an effort to make sure our report writing sounds politically correct.” Bingo, Kevin.
“I don’t think you should have a broad stroke like that and call everybody the same thing,’ he continued. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with calling someone who is a victim a victim, or calling someone who’s a suspect a suspect.”
But that’s judging people! Indeed it is.
You might offend them! And?
We need to call a spade a spade.
We need to know who is a criminal, who is a doctor, who is a student, who is the Uber driver, and who ordered pizza.
Which one of these guys am I supposed to arrest?
Who is going to help deliver my baby?
Do I sit at the desk or do I lecture the class?
Which car do I get into for my ride home?
Who’s order #359? Pepperoni and green peppers?
This is how we live in a well-ordered and functioning society. You start getting rid of labels and words and nothing with mean anything.
Imagine a courtroom…will the defendant rise….