San Francisco Wants to Change What Criminals are Called
Article from The Daily Wire by Hank Berrien.
Forget the real problems plaguing San Francisco, like rampant feces, urine, and drug needles inundating its streets, and the fact that the city is reputedly the nation’s leader in property crime; the city’s Board of Supervisors is proposing softening the language referring to criminals. The Board of Supervisors is championing new “person first” language guidelines; convicted felon or offender released from jail will be called a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “justice-involved” person or a “returning resident,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Chronicle added:
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.”
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer proposed the guidelines. Supervisor Matt Haney told the Chronicle, “We don’t want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done.” He added, “We want them ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from.”
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