Sacramento's city government is now beginning a program that will pay known gang members if they manage to go a period of time without killing another person.
This program is so ridiculous it sounds fake — until you remember that it originated in California. Nothing is too crazy or too liberal for the sunshine state.
After a violent weekend of suspected gang-related shootings, Tuesday the Sacramento City Council took action to reduce the bloodshed.
It approved a controversial program called Advance Peace, which offers cash stipends to gang members who remain peaceful.
“Let’s get going on doing everything we can to save innocent lives,” Steinberg said.
The program targets key gang agitators, offering them cash stipends to graduate school and remain peaceful. It already claims success in dropping crime rates in Richmond. But the city would still have to pay half the cost of the program, $1.5 million out of the city’s general fund.
In the end, the council agreed to the program, voting 9-0 in favor.
Not one city council member thought it was a bad idea to payout gang members with taxpayer dollars?
Then again, they were voted into office by the same people who vote for Nancy Pelosi year after year. It should be expected.
Source: Zero Hedge