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Thursday, March 31, 2016

America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"

It is widely known that in the past 6 months there has been a loud debate about helicopter money, i.e., giving out ordinary people (bypassing the banks) money directly printed by the Fed. What is less known is that when it comes to the most despicable underbelly of American society, cash to the tune of $1000 per month is already being "helicoptered" to some of the most brazen criminals living in the US today with one simple condition: "don't kill people."

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Take the case of Lonnie Holmes, 21, who lives in Richmond, a working-class suburb north of San Francisco and whose four his cousins had died in shootings. He was a passenger in a car involved in a drive-by shooting, police said. And he was arrested for carrying a loaded gun. When Holmes was released from prison last year, officials in this city offered something unusual to try to keep him alive: money. They began paying Holmes as much as $1,000 a month not to commit another gun crime.



Anonymous said...

$1k/mo to be good, where's my incentive to not get on that list? I've served my country and never have committed a crime. Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

Anonymous said...

I to have served , get ready to serve again , we don't have a justice system anymore , but we do have about 100,000,000 gun owners folks , it's a commin ! The largest army in the world ! We could defeat the U.S. military in less than an hour.

Anonymous said...

Obama has put America at the bottom , Hillary will dig it deeper , if it can go deeper.

Anonymous said...

Just where in that state's budget is the money coming from or is it coming from the federal government? Burns my butt to look at the amount of federal and state taxes taken out of my paycheck every two week. While I am grateful I have a job this is just another example how bad we have fallen as a nation. Its going to get worse. Are we going to be paying shoplifters $500 a month not to steal? Are we going to pay thugs $750 not to assault people? Come on - the insanity of it all.

Anonymous said...

This type of thing is happening in our schools daily. Of course not with money,but with candy, toys etc.

Tommy will not sit down in class or follow directions. He has no physical or mental issues, he just will not listen. Teachers and parents create an IEP to help. If Tommy does what is expected of everyone else he is rewarded.

Giving them money is the next logical step.

Pathetic world we live in.

Anonymous said...

And all these guys, Obama the King, is letting out of Gitmo, how much are we paying them not to do something bad to our country again?

Anonymous said...

6:18 AM - you may have the troops, but where are the leaders?

Anonymous said...

Kinda the same logic behind a farm subsidy, isn't it? I'm with 12:07...I have a registered firearm (and a little property) where's my $$$ for not planting corn or shooting someone?