When did people become 'subjects' anyway?
There was a time in history, when masters owned slaves, or when kings and queens ruled the land, that people were referred to as their subjects. But today!
Why do police describe us as their subjects? Do they have such limited knowledge of the language they don't know the difference between a man and a woman, or a boy and a girl, that they must use a generic term for us all?
Below is a press release from the Beaumont, Texas Police Department. In it, the man is their 'subject'. He was no longer a man once he got on their radar.
It's not just the Beaumont Police Department, it is, with rare exception, the same will all law enforcement agencies.
Note also, they spell 'officer' with a capital O. Since when? So, the officers, spell their position with a capital O, and the people they are sworn to serve are 'subjects.'
I should feel insulted, but I'm not, because this is a hand-me-down indescrestion that no one in a leadership position has even noticed, much less made an effort to improve.
Posted :03-31-2012 at 09:45 PM Subject:Beaumont Police Attempt To Talk Out A Barricaded Subject.
On 3/31/2012 at 7:45 PM Beaumont Police Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Briar Cliff in reference to an intoxicated subject that had barricaded himself in his house. Beaumont Police Officers negotiated with the subject for approximately 2 hours before they were able to convince him to come out and allow Officers to check his well being and seek medical treatment. All ended well.