If you’re a young violent criminal looking to advance in your gun-toting career, you might want to consider packing your bags and heading to D.C.
The D.C. council has passed a bill that would pay an undisclosed amount of money to young violent criminals. This would also include crimes that involved a firearm.
It sounds like there’s some employment opportunities in D.C.
In order to receive the money, the offender would have to attend special classes designed to deter their criminal behavior as well as stay out of trouble.
I commend the D.C. council for actively coming up with a plan to curb violence. However, from my experience as a parent, I’ve learned early on that bribery will only get you so far.
What if the offenders in this program are crime free only while getting paid but return to violence after the well has run dry?
What if these violent offenders continue their law breaking while in the program and don’t get caught right off the bat?
Another thing to consider is that law-abiding citizens will be footing the bill for this special program.
Imagine paying the person who broke into your home to not break into your home again. That’s not exactly the way that’s suppose to work, right?
Personally, I think they should just require the criminals to attend the reformation classes (and I’m not talking protestant). Make it mandatory and if they don’t attend they get locked up. Heck, they should be locked up in the first place.
While the Prison Industrial Complex definitely needs an overhaul…It should begin with the non-violent criminals and not those who are a detriment to society.
However, I’m interested to see how all of this works out for D.C. Either they are on to something or have gotten way too desperate.
Do you think this program will benefit young violent criminals? Would you be OK with paying them to stay out of trouble?
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