San Francisco just went full George Orwell and will change how the city refers to criminals and drug addicts.
They are using language to whitewash crimes and misdemeanors in a doomed effort to be sure.
For example, the city will no longer use the terms “addict” or “offender” and will change how they call a “Convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”
The new rules come from the Board of Supervisors and one wonders if they don’t have anything better to do with their time?
The city is facing a massive homeless and crime problem on top of a housing crisis because of the wealth disparity in the city.
No one can afford to live there unless you are a tech millionaire causing all sorts of social breakdowns resulting in unhappy people.
The goal is to change how people view criminals which is an odd goal for a city suffering under the weight of its homelessness and resulting crime.
From Fox News:
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, from now on a convicted felon or an offender released from custody will be known as a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “justice-involved” person or just a “returning resident.”
A juvenile “delinquent” will now be called a “young person with justice system involvement,” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.”
And drug addicts or substance abusers, meanwhile, 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 told the newspaper. “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.”