DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes.
Apparently a similar program in Richmond, California, provides up to $9,000 per person per year to those in the program, initiated in 2007.
According to the above-cited article:
Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has not committed to funding the program, which would cost $4.9 million over four years, including $460,000 a year in stipend payments...As if the mayor were going to fund this program personally. Guess who will be on the funding hook?
The D.C. Council unanimously approved the bill.
Our local morning-news anchors have pronounced the program "A good idea!"
Hooboy, what a world.