In Seattle, Police Can No Longer Report ‘Suspects,’ They Have To Say ‘Community Members’

I wish this was a joke, but it’s not. In Seattle, police can no longer use the term “suspect” for use of force reports. Instead, they have to write “community member.”

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  • mobuyus

    Great how is calling a suspect a communal penis going to be of any help. As though he/she/it is some sort of member to be passed around a community. If I go to Seattle and commit a crime refer to me as the criminal or the guilty party.

  • UCSPanther

    PC-enforced words can backfire on the PC crowd. As an example, “retard” was supposed to be replaced with “exceptional individual”, but many have found it a hilariously ironic synonym, and it has since joined the old non-PC terms (IE idiot, moron, etc) in reference to stupid people, and “retard” is still commonly used.

    Just wait for “community member” to be used in an ironic manner when referencing criminals and social degenerates (IE junkies, beggars, etc)…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Hey if the SPD wants to play this silly game go ahead. The next step is typically charging all police with hate crimes and civil rights violations for everything. The current staff will hold to retirement or as long as they can recruitment will drop off, the people they do recruit will be affirmative action slackers, gays, trans, the obese, the handicapped. When they can’t meet their quotas they’ll hire illegals. Eventually the PD becomes an SJW Gestapo. Sounds great to me as long Amazon keeps sending me boxes.

  • Oracle9

    “Students?” I wouldn’t want to be one of those.

  • Bla Bla

    Time to ban politicians. It’s for the children.

  • ed

    BLACK !!!!!!!!!!