If you are up to date on your PC lingo, you already know that Columbus Day is imperialist and racist and that we should all be celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead. Now the left has come up with a new PC name for felons too.
Next Tuesday, the Justice Roundtable is hosting Legislative Breakfast and Luncheon Briefings for House and Senate staff. Among the featured speakers at both events is Lawrence Garrison who was convicted of convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine and sentenced to 188 months in prison in 1998. Lawrence has since been released, but the Justice Roundtable does not identify him as a felon. Instead he is referenced as a “impacted person.”
So when you are in polite company and find the need to refer to a convicted criminal, remember, they are not called convicts are felons anymore. They are “impacted persons.” You’ve been warned.