Gang shootings are a big problem in some major cities, including in Sacramento, California.
But Sacramento’s answer to solving them is setting some people’s heads spinning.
From Fox News:
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.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg moved the vote up saying, “Let’s get going on doing everything we can to save innocent lives,”
The city plans to pay gang members $1.5 million to stop shooting at each other.
The city voted 9-0 in favor of the program although what all the details are not clear as the contract hasn’t been finalized. The money is coming out of the general fund.