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Cities paying criminals not to kill

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    These stories have gotten some attention the last few days, but I haven't seen anything on here. If I am missing something obvious please let me know and I will delete this thread and link to the other.

    Cities begin to challenge a bedrock of justice: They’re paying criminals not to kill

    D.C. plans to pay its most violent residents not to kill. Here’s why it could fail.

    It's about cities paying ex-cons not to kill people -- as much as $1,000 a month. Apparently D.C. is considering jumping on board.

    You'd think nothing would surprise me anymore, but this one flabbergasts me.
     
  2. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Old news.
     
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Gobsmacked too. You'd think it would create a market for murder. How do you speculate that?
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's not quite as simple as paying killers not to kill. It seems to have been effective in Richmond.

    Doesn't seem like the conventional policing system is doing a great job of keeping the bullets from flying.
     
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    So does that mean childbearing aged women having sex will get checks?
     
  6. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Active Member

    That's as silly as paying farmers not to grow food.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe to sell this, we should pay farmers not to kill people and pay criminals not to grow food.
     
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  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Or paying people to destroy their cars ...
     
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Now, now. Don't offend smallpotatoes.
     
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  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    smallp doesn't destroy cars on purpose. It's more like wanton endangerment.
     
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  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I'd like to short any market that pays people not to kill.
     
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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