Sacramento Bribes Criminals to Reduce Violence

Desperate to reduce violence, Sacramento bribes criminals by paying tribute to gang leaders to not kill.

Is this the best way to reduce violence, or has the city decided for social justice reasons to avoid arresting minorities at all costs?

When Sacramento bribes criminals, how will they get their money back if the criminals don’t hold up their end of the bargain? It seems that the gang leaders will have leverage to threaten more violence if the city tries to stop bribing them.

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Fox 40 reports, “Sacramento City Council Approves ‘Advance Peace’ Program.

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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.

The program is already in use in Richmond and is also being considered in Stockton. Some believes it can help curve violent crime.

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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.

[…]

During the discussion leading up to the vote, Ashby criticized the Advance Peace contract’s language — often butting heads with the mayor.

But in the end, the council agreed to the program, voting 9-0 in favor.

Read the entire Fox 40 story.

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