ARE YOU KIDDING, WE ARE NOW PAYING CRIMINALS NOT TO COMMIT CRIMES?
District of Columbia Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is the Democrat who wrote the legislation that would pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. UNREAL, but this is what you get for liberal logic. Tax payers are supposed to redistribute their money and give it to individuals so they don’t commit crimes. Just curious, what happens if some one receives the stipend and does actually commit a crimes, do we get a refund? Why is it that liberals think using other peoples money and just throwing dollars at issues solves the problem?
Next up, paying kids to go to school, paying people not to speed, paying men not to abuse their wives, paying child molesters not not to commit crimes against the helpless and maybe even paying terrorists not to wage jihad. What do you think libs?
They say crime doesn’t pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.
The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bill that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. It’s based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.
Under the bill, city officials would identify up to 200 people a year who are considered at risk of either committing or becoming victims of violent crime. Those people would be directed to participate in behavioral therapy and other programs. If they fulfill those obligations and stay out of trouble, they would be paid.
The bill doesn’t specify the value of the stipends, but participants in the California program receive up to $9,000 per year.
Richmond experienced a 77 percent drop in homicides between 2007, when the program was launched, and 2014, although how much can be specifically attributed to the stipends is unclear.
The proposal in Washington has generated scant debate as lawmakers have focused on other crime-fighting tools included in the bill. Longtime civic activist Dorothy Brizill was the only person to testify against the stipend program at a lengthy hearing last fall, saying it would waste taxpayer dollars.