Political correctness is eating away at the core of what makes America a beautiful and unique sociopolitical experiment and a beacon of freedom for the whole world.
Our culture today is obsessed with doing anything possible to avoid offending another human being, which is why if you say something deemed to be “unsavory” — in reality this is anything liberals don’t agree with — you’ll get called every name in the book, not to mention the harassment you’ll encounter immediately afterwards on social media.
The whole concept of PC culture is hitting all new waves of insanity as police in Seattle are no longer allowed to call a suspect, well, a “suspect,” but must instead refer to him, her, or other as “community member.”
Yes, this is for real.
KIRO7 is reporting, 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.
“I think this is all in an effort to make sure our report writing sounds politically correct,” Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Kevin Stuckey told KIRO 7.
The online use of force reporting system, called Blue Team, is used for more than just use of force reports. It also tracks the department’s administrative investigations and the Early Intervention System among other reports. A photo sent to KIRO 7 shows the Blue Team in a recent online department training. Read More