Thursday, July 13, 2017

"Stockton program would pay men not to shoot each other"

Via RedditThe city is exploring a couple options in the hopes of curbing the number of violent crimes in the city.

The first option is out of Detroit called Project Greenlight. In this situation, live cameras would be set up inside and outside of businesses in Stockton, and the cameras would be monitored in real-time from the police headquarters.

The second option out of the Bay Area is more controversial. Richmond's Advance Peace uses taxpayer dollars to pay men with firearm history to not shoot guns.

In exchange, the men can participate in adult fellowship, mentorships and job opportunity programs.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Tubbs explained Stockton's version of Advance Peace would not exclusively use taxpayer dollars.


Leland said...

Wait, What? How is this supposed to work? Or is this just a simple excuse for wealth redistribution with a bonus disguise of being gun control?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

So if someone shoots someone is he sentenced to giving the money back?

Lem said...

Maybe its a setup. They have to fill out a form naming who they've shot in the last 6 months.

Leland said...

Defendant - "Your honor, I promise not to shoot anyone anymore."

Judge - "In that case, I sentence you to cashing this check for $1,000!"

Defendant - "But your honor, I said I won't shoot anyone."

Judge - "Well then, make it a check for $2,000! Now get out of my court you monstrous gun owner before I give you another $1,000 of taxpayer dollars."

AllenS said...

Dear Stockton

Please send me ten million dollars and I promise not to shoot everyone of you idiot mother fuckers.


edutcher said...

It works on the same principle as honor amongst thieves.

Lem said...

Stockton is in California.

Methadras said...

How the fuck does that even work? You show up to a pay window and you say, "Yo, I di-unt shoot nobodiez!!! I dindu nuffins!!! Gimme my mon-eeze!!!"

I better work on my accent.

Leland said...

Meth, the real question is whether or not you have to own a gun to get the stipend? I mean, its easy not to shoot anyone when you don't own a gun; so do those people get paid not to shoot anyone? If not, this seems to be an incentive to go and purchase a gun.