April 22, 2015
No Human Involved

From an interview with filmmaker Nick Broomfield on his documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper:

NB: There is a police slang term that, when the police call in a homicide, for example, they would say ďNHI,Ē [meaning] ďno human involved.Ē Which [means] donít really bother with proper forensics. Heís a John Doe or Jane Doe. Itís a homeless person, a drug addict, prostitute, gang member, we donít really care. We probably donít expect to find the person responsible. Just book it in. But donít spend a lot of time on it.

Thatís kind of what it means. Itís used for disposable people. People who arenít worthy of a proper inquiry. And again, disposable people, people who obviously arenít represented, arenít considered part of the political process, have no employment. They donít count.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 22, 2015 01:40 PM
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