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To all those conservatives who used to complain that ebonics was not a language and did not need to be taught in school, Neeners to you, because the DEA is hiring someone with those unique language skills.
From the SmokingGun here with thanks to Don:
The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records.
A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media”
In contract documents Ebonics is listed among 114 languages for which prospective contractors must be able to provide linguists.
So the Narco units are run by all white Nebraska kids who don’t understand the street lingo?