D.C. Democrat Pens Bill That Would Pay Residents For Not Committing Crimes
Oh, that makes a lot of sense. Not.
Via Free Beacon:
The Council of the District of Columbia approved legislation Tuesday that would pay residents in the nation’s capital for not committing crimes.
First reported by the Associated Press, the bill penned by Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie gained unanimous approval from the D.C. Council. The legislation, called the “Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016 (NEAR Act),” would establish an office to identify as many as 200 residents annually who are at risk of committing violent crimes or becoming a victim of such crimes.
The individuals would be instructed to participate in life planning, trauma informed therapy, and other programs; if they comply and do not commit crimes, the individuals would receive a stipend. The legislation was based on a Richmond, California, program that pays individuals who participate as much as $9,000 annually. More