It's come to this: Hardened criminals as "special snowflakes".
The [Inj]ustice[, Revenge & Coverup Commissaria]t says traditional terms for criminals such as "felon" and "convict" are "disparaging" and will no longer be used by the agency.
Because murderers and rapists and thieves and arsonists and terrorists are supremely and uniquely deserving of the preservation of their personal dignity and self-esteem.
In a column published in the Washington Post, Assistant [Reischfuehrer] Karol Mason writes that from now on, less "disparaging labels" will be assigned to those who have broken the law.
The new terms could include "person who committed a crime" and "individual who was incarcerated.
"I have come to believe that we have a responsibility to reduce not only the physical but also the psychological barriers to reintegration," Mason writes.
"The labels we affix to those who have served time can drain their sense of self-worth and perpetuate a cycle of crime, the very thing reentry programs are designed to prevent."
Remember when the purpose of the criminal justice system was to separate criminals from the rest of society and punish them for their crimes? And how deserved shame and disparagement was an integral part of that? That's why they called it "hard time," or so I was taught. Now "persons who committed a crime" and "individuals who were incarcerated" are the newest f'ing protected civil rights class.
But don't worry, my friends, Assistant Reischfuehrer Mason assures us that this stupid-ass new nomenclature "in no way means condoning criminal or delinquent behavior." Even though that is PRECISELY what it does.
And they called Peter Griffin retarded. My LORD, my LORD. Can this society get any more f'd up? Are you kidding?