DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. SOURCE
Only in places like Washington, DC or Richmond, CA could some ridiculous BULL like this even be remotely considered a *good thing*.
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.
“Up to 200 people a year who are considered at risk of either committing or becoming victims of violent crime” they say? There is a stipend for not becoming a victim of violent crime too?
Whoever thought this up has got to be one STUPID SOB.
If you think you’re going to be a victim there is no amount of *stipend* that can stop you from your *victimhood* other than using the *stipend* to buy a quality concealed carry handgun.
That is how you also STOP these slugs of humanity from committing acts of violence too; 2 rounds to the chest, works miracles and it’s a lot cheaper than $9,000 a year too.
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, a Democrat who wrote the legislation, said it was part of a comprehensive approach to reducing violent crime in the city, which experienced a 54 percent increase in homicides last year. Homicides and violent crime are still down significantly since the 2000s, and even more so since the early 1990s when the District was dubbed the nation’s “murder capital.”
OK, herein lies what I like to call *clues*.
Kenyan McDuffie? McDuffie? Really?
Must be a *Black Irish* Democrat. Just sayin’.
McDuffie argued that spending $9,000 a year in stipends “pales in comparison” to the cost of someone being victimized, along with the costs of incarcerating the offender.
You see, that is the solution to every problem in America IF you happen to be a Democrat or a Bernie Sanders Socialist; you throw money at the problem, preferably someone else’s money, but I digress.
Paying a criminal to *be good* is like telling a child, a spoiled brat, how you will reward them with candy or some such IF they will be GOOD.
You don’t reform a criminal by rewarding them, you reform a criminal by either locking them up forever or, a much cheaper solution; shooting the bastard and being done with it.
Democrats, or, if you prefer, Socialists, are the ruination of America, and it’s getting worse everyday!