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San Francisco Bans Terms that Make the City Look Like It Has a Crime Problem

Once a beautiful American city rich in history and charm, San Francisco is now a dumping ground for some of the most insane, far-left ideas imaginable. In the latest installment of the craziness occurring in the municipality, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has deemed terms such as “prisoner” and “felon” to be “dehumanizing.” As a result, the entity has approved a resolution to ban these offensive words and replace them with “person-first language.”

The goofy resolution was passed by all board members attending last month. These progressive individuals agreed that the terms, used by many Americans for hundreds of years, “only serve to obstruct and separate from society and make the institutionalization of racism and supremacy appear normal.” Numerous new replacement terms were given to “serve as models of appropriate use of person-first language.”

For example, one should never refer to a person as an “inmate” or “prisoner,” but rather call him or her a “currently incarcerated person.” One should also not use the term “juvenile offender.” Instead, these youngsters should be labeled a “young person impacted by the justice system.”

It’s no secret how liberals, especially in far-left haven California, feel about illegal immigration. So, unsurprisingly, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors wants to ban the use of the term “illegal alien” and replace it with “individual” or “person.”

The words “addict” and “substance abuser” are also apparently abhorrent. According to the resolution, they will be banned and replaced with the more politically correct “person with a history of substance abuse.”

Defending the measure to the San Francisco Chronicle, Supervisor Matt Haney stated, “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.”

The media outlet noted that “the district attorney’s office is already on board.” However, the ridiculous resolution is nonbinding. Reportedly, Mayor London Breed didn’t pen her signature on the measure. A spokesperson for Breed explained that she “doesn’t implement policies based on nonbinding resolutions.”

According to Fox News, “The sanitized language, though unlikely to do much to address the crime problem, may result in some convoluted descriptions of crimes in the future.” Illustrating the absolute madness of the resolution, the San Francisco Chronicle maintained that a person whose vehicle has been broken into might be known to authorities 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.”

During a recent broadcast of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson lamented the sad state of The City by the Bay. He commented that the “left has totally transformed” it “from this country’s most beautiful city, our Cape Town, into a cesspool of filth, homelessness and drug addiction. That is not an exaggeration. There are now more junkies in San Francisco than there are high school students.”

Continuing, Carlson stated, “And so you won’t be surprised to learn that the city has also become threatening and dangerous. The rate of property crime in San Francisco is the highest of any big city in America. More than five dozen cars are smashed and robbed every single day of the year. It’s a disaster.”

Referring to the language present in the recent resolution passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Fox News host remarked, “So, in other words, victim and criminal are now morally indistinguishable. That’s on purpose. This is woke equality.”

Carlson contended, “Now, you could laugh this off. San Francisco, after all, is where all the crazy things happen. But language makes thought possible. When the words disappear, so does our ability to think about the ideas the words represent.”

Continuing, he maintained, “When they prevent you from saying the obvious, over time, it becomes impossible to see the obvious. And that’s exactly of course, why they do it. Those who control your words, control your mind.”

If the left continues to push politically correct policies, future generations will suffer. Prison shouldn’t be made into a party. Of course, liberals likely want to do away with jails altogether. People should face consequences for their actions. Coddling criminals doesn’t allow them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and give them the desire to not make them again.


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