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SACRAMENTO -- After a violent weekend of suspected gang-related shootings, Tuesday the Sacramento City Council took action to reduce the bloodshed.
It approved a controversial program called Advance Peace, which offers cash stipends to gang members who remain peaceful.
The program is already in use in Richmond and is also being considered in Stockton. Some believes it can help curve violent crime.
The program targets key gang agitators, offering them cash stipends to graduate school and remain peaceful. It already claims success in dropping crime rates in Richmond. But the city would still have to pay half the cost of the program, $1.5 million out of the city's general fund.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: infolurker
There is at least one other meaning for the expression "gang-banger", which may lead this thread off track. Perhaps you should have stuck with "gang member".