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San Francisco to Pay High-Risk People Not to Shoot Others


A new program in San Francisco will pay high-risk individuals to not shoot anyone in an effort to combat the rising gun violence in the city.

“The Dream Keeper Fellowship will pay 10 individuals who are at high risk of being on either end of a shooting $300 each month to not be involved in such crimes,” Fox News reported.

“It’s not necessarily as cut and dry as folks may think,” Sheryl Davis, executive director of the Human Rights Commission, told Newsweek. “It’s not as transactional as, ‘Here’s a few dollars so that you don’t do something bad,’ but it really is about how you help us improve public safety in the neighborhood.”

However, as the San Francisco Examiner explained, individuals enrolled in the program could receive additional payments if they meet certain milestones, but they would start off “with a baseline of $300 a month without having to meet any marks.”

The fellowship has drawn further controversy from critics who have questioned the effectiveness of the $300 incentive. They have pointed out that the program requires the government to know if an individual has shot someone and avoiding the resulting prison sentence dwarfs the incentive of a $300 payment. Furthermore, since the program pays individuals to not be “on either end of a shooting,” critics contend that potential shooting victims are already quite incentivized to not be shot.

In an effort to argue that the program will be effective, proponents have referenced similar programs in Stockton, where “only” 29% of participants were arrested for new gun crimes, and Sacramento, where “only” 44% of participants were arrested on new charges.

Proponents have also referenced a study that indicates a similar program’s success in Richmond, where they claim the enrollment of 21 individuals prevented a citywide spike in crime.

The fellowship will launch in October and is being rolled out by San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission and Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

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19 responses to “San Francisco to Pay High-Risk People Not to Shoot Others”

  1. asianchris says:

    I was about to shoot someone… but I got $300 so I let my homie do the dirty work..

    I wipe my ass with $300

  2. IntegratedCrazy says:

    We already give those people gibs. Aka welfare. Aka handouts.

  3. Devilsgun says:

    Reparations, by any other name, spends just as easily.

    This will encourage a lot of people to get more gangster, now that it pays

  4. pandusa says:

    California dystopia- SAVE yourselves.

  5. Lee_H says:

    This is the equivalent of Biden giving intelligence, military assets, and money to the Taliban.

  6. MassSkeptic says:

    Anyone ever stop and think that maybe a life of crime isn’t all that bad? There’s no punishment, charges get dropped and people end up getting paroled. It’s insane.

  7. Wolv256 says:

    I hate all you woke scumbags. Get the fuck out of my country! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  8. Fifth says:

    I have a nagging suspicion this whole “Dream Keeper Fellowship” has recently escaped a mental asylum. Look kids, this should serve as a warning to y’all — too much dugs wily fry your brain.

  9. JiltedValkyrie says:

    Is this a pro-2A move? Universal basic income for every gun owner in SF. LOL

  10. Tbrunschon says:

    I found a loophole! Ill sign up and my 300 for not shooting someone which i will then give to someone else to shoot the mofo i need shot! 🤣 its a win-win! i didnt shoot someone therefore the program is successful but home boy still got his 🤣🤣

  11. morty56 says:

    Here’s a thought….why not pay some other folks to go around such neighborhoods with authority to arrest any individual who is trying to shoot someone else? Maybe they could wear blue uniforms? Maybe have a shiny badge as well? Just sayin that it seems to work in some other cities…

  12. UppityG says:

    😄😂🤣
    “Only 29%” A third.
    “Only 44%” Half.
    Yeah, this is why lefties should be allowed anywhere near the wallet. They’re juveniles of all ages who have no concept of how to measure actual success and constantly set the bar lower, not higher. Congrats San Franciscans, this is how your money is being spent. 😂🤣😂🤣

  13. Will_Was_Here says:

    If they know who these people are in order to pay them not to shoot someone why are they not already incarcerated.

    Almost seems like an incentive to be violent.