When is a crime not a crime? When the criminals aren’t criminals!
(Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip)
Note: This is not a satire. I only wish it was.
San Francisco may not be able to clean the poop off the sidewalks, but they’ve got plenty of energy for turning language itself into mere babble.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to clean up the language so that you can’t call felons “felons” anymore. Ditto convicts, juvenile delinquents, and drug addicts: those are all naughty words that are now to be forbidden ( https://kfbk.iheart.com/featured/sacramentos-latest-news/content/2019-08-22-dont-call-them-felons-anymore-in-san-francisco/).
The new terms will be “formerly incarcerated person”–can we call those “FIPs” for short?–“justice-involved individual,” and “person with a history of substance abuse,” just to name a few.
San Francisco’s violent crime rate is double the national average. So what do they do about it?
Stop calling criminals “criminals”! Problem solved!
Hard to believe, isn’t it? Even harder to believe that the nitwits who are doing this were actually elected to public office. Is everyone in San Francisco a nitwit?
Oh, well–on to the next problem! Who knew these were so easy to solve?
P.S.–I wonder what the new term will be for those who become “justice-involved” by using the wrong pronoun.