[Ed. – Apparently you have to be a documented criminal to get this benefit. But it seems like I should get paid not to shoot people, and so should you. What are we, chopped liver? Just think how successful the program would be if non-criminals were cycling their tax dollars amongst themselves as a reward for continuing, year after year, to never, ever shoot anyone.]
San Francisco will roll out a pilot program in October that will pay “high risk” individuals not to shoot one another, Fox News reported.
The program, which is sponsored by the Dream Keeper Fellowship, will pay 10 people “who are at high risk of being on either end of a shooting” $300 per month to forego the violent crime. Notably, the Dream Keeper Initiative is part of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s (D) plan to divert $120 million from the city’s law enforcement budget to projects aimed at helping the city’s black minority.
Fox News …:
Critics of the program have pointed out that similar initiatives haven’t been very successful, with the Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso saying in a Wednesday op-ed, “It was also tried in Sacramento, where its promoters boast that ‘only’ 44 percent of participants were subsequently arrested on new charges — well, as long as you don’t count about one-third of the participants who dropped out or were arrested in its first six months.