San Francisco puts Orwell’s Newspeak into action “convict” now “justice-involved person”

San Francisco's long history as a "city of tolerance" has left it with headline-grabbing issues with its homeless, human waste and rat infestations. But instead of handling them, we now we have them doubling-down, rebranding common words and phrases in the criminal justice system in hopes of changing public perception. Orwell's Newspeak in action. So will its rat problem now be known as a "rodent population challenge"?  -- IFPO

From PrivateOfficerBreakingNews:

San Francisco CA Aug 25 2019

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.

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.”

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