It’s official. Liberals are now defending the rights of convicted felons to not be called, well, convicted felons.
As part of new “person first” language rules voted in by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors criminal justice words are being “sanitized.”
Basically, political correctness is now being extended into the world of crooks and crime.
So, for instance, the term “convicted felon” shall now be replaced with “justice-involved person” or “returning resident” in San Francisco.
Another example: “person on parole” becomes “person under supervision.”
Yet another: “juvenile delinquent” is now “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.”
Yeah. This is real.
Keep in mind this is Pelosi’s district – the same city where pooping on the streets is so commonplace that there’s an app for it.
Fox News has more details on the new "language sanitation" voted on by the San Francisco Board:
Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”
The Board of Supervisors adopted the changes last month even as the city reels from one of the highest crime rates in the country and staggering inequality exemplified by pervasive homelessness alongside Silicon Valley wealth.
The local officials say the new language will help change people’s views about those who commit crimes.
The San Francisco Chronicle examined what this would look like in practice:
The words “felon,” “offender,” “convict,” “addict” and “juvenile delinquent” would be part of the past in official San Francisco parlance under new “person first” language guidelines adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
Going forward, what was once called a convicted felon or an offender released from jail will be a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “justice-involved” person or simply a “returning resident.”
Parolees and people on criminal probation will be referred to as a “person on parole,” or “person under supervision.”
A juvenile “delinquent” will become a “young person with justice system involvement,” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.”
And drug addicts or substance abusers will become “a person with a history of substance use.”
“We don’t want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done,” Supervisor Matt Haney said.