San Francisco is falling apart: medieval diseases are returning among their growing homeless population, with The UN comparing their abject conditions to Mumbai; public workers earning up to $184,000 a year hose down their human-feces-covered sidewalks; poop maps have become a necessity for newcomers to navigate themselves around the most sullied streets; there’s Third World levels of wealth inequality; and, if that isn’t enough, rent is prohibitively expensive.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
As one of the most progressive parts of America, they’ve made headway in ‘progressifying’ their terminology when referring to convicted felons.
According to Fox News, 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.”
In a move to, apparently, soften the harsh meaning of words for seasoned criminals, San Francisco social problems go, largely, unaddressed. At least their feelings will be somewhat spared.
San Francisco, a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, hopes that “the new language will help change people’s views about those who commit crimes.”
Other change changes to the language will include, according to Fox News:
“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.”