Un attivista a Baltimora, Md., has come up with a unique solution to solving the city’s high murder rate — paying killers not to kill, secondo un rapporto.
“I can relate to the shooters, guess what they want? They want money,” Tyree Moorehead, the activist told FOX 45 di Baltimora.
Moorehead, who the Baltimore Sun reported spent more than a decade in prison on a second-degree murder conviction tied to a shooting at 15, suggests certain measures the city has taken to stop the bloodshed aren’t enough.
He has already taken other steps in an effort to curb violence in the streets of Baltimore. Come di 2019, he painted nearly 200 “No Shoot Zones” throughout the city, according to WJZ-TV reporter Paul Gessler.
“I’ve talked to these people, I’ve seen the shooters, it’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Lui continuò.
Baltimore has continued to experience a high rate of killings and shootings, despite a decline in many categories of crime during the coronavirus pandemic last year.
Nel 2020, the city eclipsed 300 homicides for the sixth year in a row, while recording more than 1,000 sparatorie.
Former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said he doesn’t believe paying criminals is the answer.
“It could make it easier for people to get their hands on guns because they now have an influx of a different level of cash,” fabbro told FOX 45.
tuttavia, he noted that a new creative idea was needed to curb violence in the city and said that Morehead’s idea “speaks to the desperation that we all have.”
Richmond, Calif., previously tested the controversial strategy of paying people not to commit crimes in order to combat gun violence that plagued the community
It resulted in the city seeing its lowest murder rate in more than 30 anni, la stazione ha riferito. Richmond also saw a 66% reduction in firearm assaults causing injury or death between 2010 e 2017, according to advancepeace.org.
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