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DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes

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posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: interupt42

Unfortunately, 9,000 a year is not enough to live on, felons have a hard time getting hired, and crime pays way better.

I agree with some on here and say the only way to solve this is legalize what should be legal and expunge some records to make people more attractive to employers again.




posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere




Their names must be published so that I may rob them.



Lol, is it robbery when you take back your money?



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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It occurred to me that paying criminals not to commit crimes is called protection money. In a way, isn't this the same thing?

The declining Roman Empire paid protection money to the barbarians. History tells us that didn't end well for them.

-dex



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 09:26 PM
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Just a way to create more useless government jobs and " loose " more taxpayer money



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 09:35 PM
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I've been crime free all my life, that's over 50 years, where's my reward????
but oh yes, let's treat the poor darlings like little kids and bribe them to be good in the candy store.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 09:42 PM
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Like robbing Peter to pay Paul to not rob Peter, so Paul can be robbed by Peter to pay Paul to not rob Peter...
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posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 09:50 PM
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Why don't they just seal everyone's record after they have finished heir sentence and restore their rights?

That's the way to do it!

I mean not letting people have careers is definitely bad.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
How long before the government is paying certain people not to vote?
Paying people not to watch porn?
Paying people not to drive their SUV?
Paying people not to eat certain foods?

Where will it all end?


We Pay Farmers (mostly big agricultural conglomerates 90%) Billions to NOT grow food!!!

LOL


Taxpayers’ Bill for Farm Subsidies: $30 Billion by 2018
www.ewg.org...

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posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

while we watch family owned farms go under......
this country has really become quite disfunctional.



posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 10:10 PM
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Cut through all the sh#t.
Just pay everyone to do nothing!
If anyone is ever caught doing something, we'll just cut their pay.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Felons have been SCREAMING about how hard it is to get a job with a record and these morons would rather do this than to legislate who has access to criminal records and for what purpose.

Oh no we're morons.
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posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 01:03 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: interupt42

Why don't they just seal everyone's record after they have finished heir sentence and restore their rights?

That's the way to do it!

I mean not letting people have careers is definitely bad.


You know, I agree with you on this.

The only exception (for me), would be legit sexual offenses.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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So from what I've read so far on the bill. It's 200 people that are viewed as at risk. They have to agree to the program and under go therapy, at the end of it all they get paid some amount that they've not set yet. The $9,000 is how much the CA program gives out. The one for DC has not been set yet, but I'm betting it wouldn't be any less, DC is a pricey place to live.



posted on Feb, 3 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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This literally has to be one of the dumbest things that I have ever seen passed by a city council--and I live outside of Cincinnati, so I've seen a lot of dumb things passed *cough* streetcar *cough*

"The system" is in place a deterrent for crime, and now they want to pay people who ignored the system and committed crimes to not do it again?

How many times does one have to ignore penalties for breaking laws before we realize it's not the motivation to avoid crime that is the problem here?



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