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It's time again to look at another dumb Democratic idea that you just can't seem to truly understand. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, of Jackson Mississippi, has come to the conclusion that mugshots are just terrible to have hanging over your head for the rest of your life. More specifcially, criminals that are shot by police are the most negatively affected by the torture that is having your picture taken after commiting a crime.
"A mug shot is just one snapshot in time, and cannot be presumed to represent the sum total of any individual's existence... Removing the visual dehumanization that occurs when mug shots are used will be the first step we as a city take to engage in a truthful and honest conversation on violent crime."
That was just a couple of lines out of this mayor's executive order to the Jackson police department. Another excuse by a member of the Black Nationalist Movement to label a police force as racist because the majority of the mugshots are those in a minority group. (80% of Jackson’s resident population is black)
You see, this is what wins in communities such as this. A victim mentality that requires no burden of proof. Lumumba has requested the police to find a nice picture of any criminal shot by law enforcement, especially those killed. One might say a mug shot perfectly encapsulates the life of someone who needed to be shot by law enforcement, but I guess giving them the Michael Brown treatment works to. Try and sell people the false narrative that a criminal was some angel on earth that was unfairly taken by police, only to find out later that the person was a forever thug.
If there's one thing we can be sure about, it's that a mug shot is a constant reminder of how dumb you were at a certain time in your life. If seeing yourself locked up and in jail doesn't change your ways, then maybe we don't need you so much. This mayor was elected into office with ease, running on a platform that promised to make Jackson "the most radical city on the planet." That is a little horrifying to normal people that don't want a radical life.