The word ‘criminal’ now declared offensive

American Thinker

Seattle police now use the term “community member” in place of “suspect” when writing use of force reports, something several officers find offensive.  Per KIRO:

“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.

“Politically correct.”  No kidding.

This is the result of the left’s ceaseless push to whitewash truth and make everything the same.  So if someone in Community A commits a heinous crime, he is awarded the same description as a law-abiding citizen who also lives in Community A.  They are both community members.

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Seattle restaurants going dark as $15 an hour minimum wage goes into effect

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Photo via Veraiconica's Blog

Photo via Veraiconica’s Blog

Seattle is about to embark on a civic experiment that most experts predict will be an economic disaster; a $15 an hour minimum wage is set to go into effect on April 1st. And some restuarants in the city have already shuttered their doors and are either going out of business or moving to friendlier climes.

 

This was entirely predictable – and was predicted when the measure passed the Seattle city council. Restuarants are particularly sensitive to this sort of increase in wages since most of their employees are paid at the minimum, and such a large percentage of their operating costs go to labor.

“Washington Restaurant Association’s Anthony Anton puts it this way: “It’s not a political problem; it’s a math problem.”

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