Drug Enforcement Administration In Search Of Efficient Ebonics Translators

August 24th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
specialAug 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is in search of some masters of Ebonics from the Southeast region of United States who could help them in some undercover drug investigations. On Monday, Michael Sanders, a Special Agent said to media sources that the Federal agents have decided to hire around nine Ebonics translators to interpret the highly complicated wiretapped conversations used by targets. The Special Agent maintained that the agency has already sent memos to several translation services providing companies to find out some of the most efficient Ebonics translators.

Michael Sanders maintained that the Agency felt the need of some efficient Ebonics translators recently while investigating certain cases. He added that it for this need that the agency decided to hire some outside translators on contract. According to Michael Sanders, although the department might not need the translators at present, it wants contractors to provide it with around nine Ebonics translators who can help the department during any future need.

Ebonics is better known as African American Vernacular English which puts to use English vocabulary in an African language structure. While there are many who could in general decipher such a language there are few who would be able to read the wiretapped conversation between the targets. Michael Sanders revealed that at present some Drug Enforcement Administration agents are helping the department to translate Ebonics when needed.

The search for Ebonics translators is being carried out in Southeast region of United States like Atlanta, Washington, Miami, New Orleans and Caribbean. Michael Sanders although could not provide a satisfactory answer to why the search is not being carried out in other regions, he held that there are certain ongoing investigations in the southern region that needs Ebonics translators.

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