By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) As the city of San Francisco grows wealthier around the periphery but is destroying itself from the inside out, liberals who comprise the Board of Supervisors have decided to address the rising crime rate and other social ills by changing language.

If the proposal is approved, no more will criminals be referred to in that manner. Or “felon.” Or “convict.” Rather, they will be referred to as “justice-involved persons,” “formerly incarcerated” or, for repeat offenders, “returning resident.”

The Washington Free Beacon‘s Andrew Stiles reports:

San Francisco is a city in decline. The cartoonish wealth of Silicon Valley surrounds an urban landscape beset by rampant homelessness and the highest property-crime rate in the country. Also, poop.

Local officials are doing everything in their power to confront the city’s challenges, for example, by targeting a “racist” mural of George Washington at a high school bearing the founding father’s name. They are intent on doing something about all the crime as well, just not in the traditional way that most cities confront crime.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors proposed new language guidelines to re-shape the way people talk about those in the crime industry. Words such as “felon,” “offender,” and “convict” would be replaced by “person first” terminology. Under the proposal, a convicted criminal would be referred to as a “formerly incarcerated person,” or “justice-involved individual,” or even a “returning resident.”

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The board’s non-binding resolution, approved last month, has already been endorsed by the district attorney. And no where in the language does the lunacy address crime victims.

Somewhat incredulously, the San Francisco Chronicle describes the language changes thusly:

The language resolution makes no mention of terms for victims of crime, but using the new terminology someone whose car has been broken into could well be: “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.”

In other words, someone whose car was broken into by a recently released offender, on parole with a drug problem.

That clear?

Meanwhile, homelessness — and the filth and criminal activity associated with it — continues to plague San Fran and other major California cities, which Democrats not only seem to be oblivious to but also invite with their “see no evil” policies.

And whose district is it? That would be multi-millionaire House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, though her gated mansion is far removed from the filthy, disease, and out-of-control housing and rent prices.

All that neglect doesn’t come without recognition, though. Pelosi is set to get an award from the “Heart of the Resistance” Thursday evening for ‘lifetime achievement.’

Congrats, Mrs. Speaker. And congrats, as well, to residents of San Fran for continuing to get the [Democrat] government they keep voting for.


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