DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes

What will it be, paid idle hands with much free time, or pride in labor that provides income to support one’s family? Of course, that would require end to every nationally destructive legislation from NAFTA to GATT to TPP. Congress, take note.

Fellowship of the Minds

Paying people not to commit crimes? Only the government can come up with that solution.

government solve all problems

The District of Columbia lawmakers are looking for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders. (I think punishment is a great deterrent, but that’s just me.)

The AP reports that the D.C. Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to approve a bill that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. Apparently this is already happening in other cities as 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…

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