San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon'

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sa...-convicted-felon-into-justice-involved-person

San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo
By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News

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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.
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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.”
“We don’t want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done. 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.”
— Supervisor Matt Haney​
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The sanitized language, though unlikely to do much to address the crime problem, may result in some convoluted descriptions of crimes in the future.
The newspaper noted an individual whose car has been broken into could well be known to police as “a person who has come in contact with a returning resident who was involved with the justice system and who is currently under supervision with a history of substance use.”
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The board’s approved new language is non-binding, with the district attorney endorsing the measure. Mayor London Breed hasn’t yet endorsed the new language
 

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In other news a rape victim is now an "unwilling sperm recipient".

RIP George Carlin...
Too simple and "sperm" is too harsh. An "unwilling recipient to a bodily interaction and transfer of fluids with a returning resident who is involved with the justice system". I mean, I hate to joke about it but this is absolutely absurd...
 

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If these idiots are elected, and they aren't all voted out of office at the next opportunity, then SF deserves every single thing they get.
 

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There is actually a rationale for this, it's not necessarily rational, but it is a rationale and it has been discussed heavily on morning radio news.
In Ca you cannot ask about a person's criminal past until / unless you make a conditional offer of employment. By changing the verbiage, this will obviously be challenged in court the moment it blows up on an employer (and it will blow up), there is a group within the city that contends a convicted felon or or or or will not have to admit to that upon the conditional offer, they will simply say - whatever nonsense (my word not the words from the news readers) the city says is permissable.

Remember you are talking about a city where you cannot use he/she you don't have a husband or a wife, your children are not yours, and you are not a pet owner, I'm pretty sure I'm missing some other ridiculous jargon but you all get the point. We are no longer talking about Willie Brown democrats who were outwardly far left and practically just left of center, we are talking about left of bernie / aoc democrats, running the city

There are some great places to visit/eat/hike etc... in SF and it is almost getting to the point that many from the bay area just go elsewhere to spend our money that includes business conventions and the like.

Unfortunately for the city to change it will have to implode, that day is coming, it's not if, it's when.
 
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