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Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:34 AM

San Francisco may offer cash incentives for not committing crimes

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/san-francisco-may-offer-cash-incentives-for-not-committing-crimes/

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – A long-running crime prevention strategy that’s used in a couple of East Bay cities may be heading to San Francisco.

It involves cash incentives for not committing crimes.

San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Fellowship has been described as giving someone money to not shoot people.

The Dream Keeper initiative is a part of Mayor London Breed’s $60 million dollars investment in San Francisco’s Black and African American community that will also provide resources for, among other things, youth development, education, workforce training, and guaranteed income

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Reply San Francisco may offer cash incentives for not committing crimes (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Sep 2 OP
global1 Sep 2 #1
Sneederbunk Sep 2 #2
dalton99a Sep 2 #3
kimbutgar Sep 2 #4
Mosby Sep 2 #7
Haggard Celine Sep 2 #5
MenloParque Sep 2 #6
tonedevil Sep 2 #8
USALiberal Sep 2 #9

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:40 AM

1. So The Stick Doesn't Work - Let's Try The Carrot.....

I'm sorry - that's absurd.

Maybe we should start offering cash incentives to Repugs - so they don't destroy our democracy. We don't know how to hold them accountable. So let's just reward them.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:51 AM

2. Works well for recipient as long as SF unaware of crimes he/she continues to commit.


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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 11:59 AM

3. What happens when San Francisco stops paying protection money to criminals?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:02 PM

4. Yesterday I was in a Trader Joe's in SF south of market

I saw a homeless person snatch a bunch of food and shoved it in his coat and walked quickly away. I made eye contact with him and he turned a corner. I kept on shopping but this is so common now. There was no security guard outside the store. I continued my shopping and didn’t report it. But it kind of made me uneasy.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:28 PM

7. A lot of retail companies have decided to not stop shoplifters

Due to the risk it poses to employees and other customers.

It's somewhat understandable.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:02 PM

5. That's just fucking wrong.

We're not Mommy, who gives allowances to her kids who behave. Let's pay people for jerking off, too. They could have raped someone, but they didn't so let's give them a reward. If you want to have universal basic income, do it, but don't be handing out rewards to people because they acted like any citizen should act. People should be expected to act lawfully without getting rewards.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:14 PM

6. $300 a month for high risk individuals

Poor idea and even poorer incentive. $300 a month to not commit violent crimes in SF!?!? A one bedroom apartment averages over $3,000 a month in San Francisco. I live in San Francisco and I know my drug dealer makes about $1200 per day in cash when he’s working. No one gonna stop hustlin’ for $300 a month in San Francisco.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:11 PM

8. This may seem absurd to many...

 

as the comments here testify. It is not unlike the plan that cut Richmond's murder rate in half. The article points to a similar thing being done in Oakland. Communities have been seeing some success with this even if you think it will never fly.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Sep 2, 2021, 02:20 PM

9. Sign me up, I promise not to commit any crimes. Nt

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