California City Plans To pay Gangs MONEY – Here’s Why
How bad has gun violence gotten in Sacramento, Calif.? City leaders now plan to pay gang members $1.5 million for a cease-fire, according to Fox News. It’s a reoccurring concept for the deep blue city that’s begun to circulate again.
Following a fatal shooting last weekend in a city park, the Sacramento city council unanimously approved a controversial program called Advance Peace in an effort to address a recent spike in violence.
The program offers gang members cash stipends for graduating from school and generally staying out of trouble.
This isn’t a new concept. Back in 2017, the Sacramento Bee reported that the police department was investigating five open gun-related homicides, and 13 people in the city had died from gunshots during the year. The latest incident was a drive-by shooting in Meadowview, linked to an online battle of insults between local rap artists with gang ties. It quickly became the breaking point in a summer of bloodshed. Community activists and city leaders stood in the park where the shooting happened and agreed on one thing: What was being done to stop gun crime wasn’t effective.
Sacramento’s City Council called a special meeting on Aug. 29 and unanimously voted to approve a three-year, $1.5 million contract for Advance Peace, a controversial mentoring and intervention approach to curbing gun violence that was pioneered in Richmond, Calif.
Berry Accius, a community organizer in Meadowview, called those intense days a “come to Jesus moment,” when city officials realized the problem of gun violence requires more than “just throwing police in an area and trying to work it out that way.”
The community couldn’t disagree more. The general consensus is that Sacramento needs a new police chief:
Bill Andren @BillAndren Sacramento needs a new Police Chief. This is the stupidest thing ever. This is just going to give the gangs more power
Mike @popsiphone sac needs a new police chief
Michael H. @Northwest102 Prediction: This money gets used to buy more guns and drugs. Liberals are complete morons!
RJ Bob Lee @rlpets Throwing Money isn’t going to fix the problem, they don’t stay bought, they just take the money and get better arms to use on the Police..
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