Illinois Democrats Demand Term ‘Offender’ Changed to ‘Justice-Impacted Individual’ – EVOL

Democrats in Illinois are pushing to change state law so convicted criminals can be referred to in terms that are less “offensive.”

Far-left Illinois lawmakers are hoping to change a 2009 bill to reclassify the term used for criminals.

Fox News reported on Wednesday that House Bill 4409 is being sponsored by several Democrats.

The bill seeks to amend the Illinois Crime Reduction Act’s references to remove the term “offenders” to describe convicted criminals.

Instead, Democrats want convicts to be called “justice-impacted individuals.”

“It would also add members to the Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board from the Illinois Department of Corrections, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Sangamon and Cook County Adult Probation departments, as well as two members who have personal experience with the Adult Redeploy Illinois system,” the Fox report notes.

Why Democrats are so concerned with crooks’ feelings being hurt, isn’t immediately clear, however.

The move comes as Illinois remains under the leadership of Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Pritzker won reelection in 2022.

Pritzker has long been criticized for his soft-on-crime policies.

In September, Illinois became the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail.

Since then, crime has soared even further out of control



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