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Gee, Officer Krupke, I’m a “justice-involved youth”: Obama euphemism for young criminals

May 3, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

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Store in Ferguson, Mo., after looting by “justice-involved youth”

Old: “Juvenile delinquent.”

Real old: “Punk.”

New: “Justice-Involved youth.”

Yes, that’s the name the ultra-nonjudgmental Obama administration has decided to call young criminals, because the word “criminals” apparently makes them feel bad, and we can’t have that.

Investor’s Daily reports:

“A press release issued earlier [on April 25] describes a new $1.75 million grant program as designed ‘to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing.'”

And here’s a quote from the press release:

“U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced the funding during a news conference with local leaders in Philadelphia today.

“’The future of our nation depends upon the future of our young people – including young people who have become involved with our justice system,’ said Attorney General Lynch.  ‘By helping justice-involved youth find decent jobs and stable housing after they return home, these critical grants provide a foundation for a fresh start and offer a path towards productivity and purpose.  In the months ahead, the Department of Justice will continue helping justice-involved youth enrich their lives and improve our country.’”

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen
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