D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime


#1

I am so sick of democrats!
(Protection money from the feral animals)

I don’t ‘think’ that this is satire?
It is difficult to tell anymore!:no:

The District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council has passed a measure that would pay people $9,000 a year to NOT commit crimes.

The mafia has a word for this: extortion. Except in this case, the mafia are the potential criminals, and the neighborhood business owners are the D.C. government.

Under the measure, which still has to be approved by the mayor, city officials would choose 200 people a year that they consider to be at high risk for committing or becoming a victim of a crime.

How does that work? How does paying someone who “might” become a victim of a crime, prevent crime?

The “chosen ones” will then be required to attend behavioral therapy and/or other programs.
Once these criminals – oops, possible criminals – successfully complete the therapy and other programs, they will receive the stipend.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has not committed to funding the program, which would cost $4.9 million over four years, including $460,000 a year in stipend payments, according to the District’s independent chief financial officer.

Without the mayor’s support, it would be up to the Council to find money for it through new taxes or cuts to existing programs.

The council member who wrote the legislation, Kenyan McDuffie (D), said that spending $9,000 a year on preventing someone from committing a crime “pales in comparison” to someone being victimized.

D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime | MRCTV


#2

WAIT a minute! $4.9 MILLION in “costs” over 4 years, but only $1.84 million going to the “at risk” criminals? Where’s the other $3.1 million going??? Who gets THAT?


#3

This is the stupid kind of stuff only Democrats can come up with.


#4

[quote=“Pappadave, post:2, topic:48229”]
WAIT a minute! $4.9 MILLION in “costs” over 4 years, but only $1.84 million going to the “at risk” criminals? Where’s the other $3.1 million going??? Who gets THAT?
[/quote]200x9,000 = 1.8m. That’s the direct cash they receive.

I’m guessing that the total cost includes both the payments, and the cost to operate the “Don’t do illegal things/get your ass shot” program. So the training runs about $18,000 per person plus the $9,000 in direct benefits for a total cost of $27,000 per person.

If the program actually worked, I suppose it’s cheaper than housing them in prison for 10+ years, but I doubt it will work. Just making some busy-work jobs that paid 25k and giving it to them would probably do more.

Or you know, stop spending so much money on prisoners. We spend about 30k per prisoner. The Philippines spends less than 1k per year on prisoners. Now granted, their living standards are lower. But even when scaling for income, it would equate to $8,000 per year. Which is far more reasonable.


#5

If this is the real deal and it comes to pass, watch for a spike in “high risk” criminals…