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What could go wrong? DC Crime Bill proposal would pay people not to break the law

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By Doug Powers  •  February 5, 2016 02:04 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s fortuitous that the “agree not to commit crimes, get a check” movement is gaining steam in DC just as the Clinton syndicate is preparing to re-take the town.

From the New York Times:

Avoid criminal activity for a chance to earn $9,000?

It’s a choice that some Washington residents may be able to make if lawmakers approve new legislation aimed at changing the city’s approach to crime prevention.

Under the proposal, modeled on a similar effort in Richmond, Calif., a new office would be created to identify individuals “who pose a high risk of participating in, or being a victim of, violent criminal activity.”

The legislation seeks funding to cover stipends for about 50 individuals a year, who would be paid to follow a program “involving life planning, trauma informed therapy, and mentorship.”

The plan is part of sweeping anti-crime legislation — the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016 — that won unanimous approval by the District Council on Tuesday. It will face a final vote on March 1, before heading to the mayor and Congress.

To see how this philosophy works out on a broader, more international scale, consult those in the White House who support paying Iran to not take more hostages or develop nuclear weapons.

If the DC program really catches on, someday when there’s no money left to pay out, progressives will have to address the crime problem with Plan B: “The Purge.”

**Written by Doug Powers

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