San Francisco To Re-Brand Felons As 'Returning Residents,' Use Other PC Terms

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to change the words the city uses to describe criminals.

San Francisco, CA – The city of San Francisco has used a politically-correct grammarian to craft new words to describe criminals or drug addicts without offending anyone.

Local officials said the new phraseology would help people to think of criminals and drug addicts more positively, FOX News reported.

Under the proposed “person-first” language edict passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, nobody can use the words “felon,” “offender,” “convict,” “addict,” or “juvenile delinquent,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The supervisors want convicted felons to be called “justice-involved” or “formerly incarcerated” persons, or even a “returning residents.”

A convict on parole or probation would be called a “person on parole” or a “person under supervision,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Drug addicts shall be called “persons with a history of substance abuse” and a juvenile delinquent will be a “young person with justice system involvement” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.”

“We don’t want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done,” City Supervisor Matt Haney said. “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.”

The resolution passed by the board of supervisors that mandated the changes said that one in five California residents had a criminal record and words like felon and inmate “only serve to obstruct and separate people from society and make the institutionalization of racism and supremacy appear normal,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“Inaccurate information, unfounded assumptions, generalizations and other negative predispositions associated with justice-involved individuals create societal stigmas, attitudinal barriers, and continued negative stereotypes,” the resolution continued.

The non-binding resolution passed in July but San Francisco Mayor London Breed has not signed it despite the fact the district attorney’s office has said they’re on board with the new language, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The mayor’s spokesman, Jeff Cretan, said Breed “doesn’t implement policies based on nonbinding resolutions, but she is always happy to work with the board on issues around equity and criminal justice reform.”

San Francisco Police Spokesman David Stevenson said the police department has “made our members aware of the resolution and are researching possible impacts on operations and communications.”

The San Francisco Chronicle pointed out that under the new language guidelines, a victim of a car break-in by a recently released felon on parole with a drug problem would be called “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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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Can't say, "he is a convicted murderer and rapist."

Must say, "zie is an involved person."

More nonsense from San Francisco, where they ban plastic straws and bottles, and hand out millions of free needles every year.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Such ridiculous nonsense. Just because you call a duck a bird, doesn’t mean it’s not a duck!

flybynight
flybynight

Crapofornia keeps digging for the bottom, should be there any time now!!!

SoCal_Blue_Supporter
SoCal_Blue_Supporter

Hey... Here's a wild thought.... How about - Don't steal, rape or murder people, and you won't be branded a thief, rapist or murderer? If you do, then you deserve to be called what you are. Crazy, i know, right?

JBo
JBo

A rose by any other name...

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I'm guessing that the pedophiles in that state don't have to report as a sex offender on the sex offender registry. It's probably called being on the naughty list.

Anomie88
Anomie88

Typical Democratic city and population. So worried about labels, except when they apply them to conservatives: then they love using words like: Deplorables, White Supremacist, Racist, Toxic Manhood, etc. They have lost their minds.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Wow! Now this will solve the crime and homeless problem for sure!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"The city of San Francisco has used a politically-correct grammarian to craft new words to describe criminals or drug addicts without offending anyone"

and to that I say FU PC, "grammarian" and SF Board of Supervisors I will use any language I feel is appropriate to describe who ,what,when ,where,why and how and if that offends someone , well I suggest you ask your Mommy to kiss your boo boo to make it all better.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Tucker on Fox tonight is saying that "felon" is the new "F word." He was showing lots of Dem leaders using the word, but he was bleeping it. It was hilarious, but so concerning at the same time.

I don't quite understand all this Progressiveness to change the English language from the Left, but it is very dangerous. Tucker made the point that both the perpetrators and the victims of crimes might now be referred to as "justice-involved individuals."

Gosh, he is great and frequently has such unique insight.

When the Liberals come to my town hall meetings, I am going to make a point to be there, and state my case against their destructive agenda.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

All of us who are or have been in law enforcement still know them as TURDS!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Contributing citizens???? Ya....sure...good one!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

magnumforc
magnumforc

And we call the SF board of stupidvisors terminally stupid...I believe that is within their language capacity.

JMK2244
JMK2244

This would be laughable if it weren't so scarily ridiculous. Good grief!

Mumsy
Mumsy

It doesn't matter what you idiots decide to call prisoners when they get out of jail!!! They are still exfelons. They were in prison for a reason, not for stealing girl scout cookies. I can call my dog my baby or my little boy, but, believe me, he is still my dog.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF??? Really?? Commiefornia is really off its rocker!! Sanctuary state, free health care to illegals, free needles to drug addicts, the streets used as toilets, don't hurt the weirdos or criminals feelings. So the politicians only want to support the freaks and law breakers, not law abiding decent citizens??

Musicray
Musicray

San Francisco officials are out of control!

Steve N TX
Steve N TX

Murderers will be referred to as "Lifespan Technicians".

CivilianMark
CivilianMark

I have a 1 word name for the SF Board of Supervisors we would use in Boston- retahds.

Cops kid
Cops kid

Returning resident lmao,. That's got to be made up omg 😂😂 frequent flyer! Misguided individuals, legally challenged, misunderstood meham,

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

And if I call a pile of dog shit a bouquet of roses...it will still stink and look gross. Stupid is as stupid does as stupid believes.

Buffrat
Buffrat

Interesting statistic that 1 in every 5 Californians have a criminal record. And I just thought they were liberal assholes.

vwiles34
vwiles34

I wonder if they send out the welcome wagon with a fruit basket and a free pass to Chucky Cheese.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Rebrand the Supervisors as a waste of precious oxygen users!

havasudude
havasudude

spending millions in taxpayer money so peoples feelings don't get hurt but cannot clean up the city, if you have not been there lately it is a craphole.