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Friday, June 3, 2016

Students call for prisons to be banned

Prophecy Sign:  The disappearance of wisdom and discernment

So the next thing on the radical far left/progressive agenda seems to be the coddling of convicted felons to the point of shutting down all prisons.  The advocates of this nonsense haven't told us what we should do with those murders and rapists, but I guess that's to be decided after several lengthy studies and expensive round-table discussions. Meanwhile, don't call felons 'felons' or ex-cons 'convicts' as it hurts their feelings and if you are an educational facility stop doing criminal background checks on your applicants because it might be construed as discrimination as so many ex-cons are from a particular ethnic background. 

Now to be fair, there are likely far too many young men locked behind bars that could otherwise be rehabilitated by other means, (restorative justice for instance).  But to call for the entire dismantlement of the prison system is just nuts.  

As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.  Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense and show everyone how stupid they are. Ecclesiastes 10:1-3 NIV

Students call for prisons to be BANNED: NUS group headed by union's 'anti-semitic' new president says all criminals should be freed 
An influential students' group has called for prisons to be abolished because they are 'sexist and racist' in the latest in a series of far-Left interventions by the student movement. The National Union of Students black students' conference also voted to step up its fight against the Government's anti-extremism agenda. The controversial votes at the conference in Bradford this weekend came after the current NUS black students' officer, Malia Bouattia, was elected president of the union, defeating the more moderate incumbent. She has previously argued that it is Islamophobic to oppose ISIS and described one university as a 'Zionist outpost' because it has a large Jewish society. One of the motions passed at the conference on Saturday was titled 'Prisons are Obsolete! Abolish Them Now!', and resolved to 'call for the abolition of the prison-industrial complex'. 

DOJ halts use of word ‘felon’ and ‘convict’ to describe inmates
An official with the Department of Justice said the agency will no longer call people “felons” or “convicts” after they are released from prison because it is too hard on them emotionally. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason wrote a piece in The Washington Post Wednesday saying “many of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a ‘felon’ or ‘offender.’” Mason said the decision is not to condone their behavior, but to use words to help them reenter society.

Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities
The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or disciplinary issues through high school.

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