As leftist California descends into bankruptcy and despair, the leftist-run city governments of the state are getting more radical with their liberal schemes to solve the many problems they helped to create in the first place.
The latest mind-boggling trend in California cities plagued with crime is actually paying gang members not to commit violent crimes.
After a 3-2 vote at Thursday’s city council meeting, the local government of Fresno is set to authorize city leaders such as Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer to determine whether the Advance Peace program should be implemented.
If city officials determine that the program is viable, they could be budgeted up to $200,000 in taxpayer dollars to dole out to gang members as a supposed deterrent against committing shootings and other violent crimes. They hope to raise private funding as well to further pay off these thugs.
“I don’t think we should be spending $200,000 or $300,000 over the next five years on a program that certainly has value, but we have a lot of needs in the city of Fresno, it always comes down to priorities,” said Councilmember Garry Bredefeld, who voted against the proposal.
This measure was proposed by Councilmember Miguel Arias, who believes that tax revenue from the increased “cannabis activity” going on within the city following the legalization of marijuana would help pay for the costs of the program.
“In essence, Advanced Peace identifies the most active shooters in Fresno and enrolls them into a prevention program to help them with mentorship and job placement,” Arias said.
Chief Dyer points to the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Initiative and Operation Ceasefire as initiatives that are already in place that make this program unnecessary.
“I am philosophically opposed to giving money to any gang member,” Dyer said.
Fresno would not be the first city in California to implement such a program. The city of Richmond is where the Advance Peace program debuted, and it has since spread to Sacramento and Stockton.
Richmond gives gang members who claim they have given up violence stipends ranging from $300 to $1,000 per month. Sacramento is pumping $1.5 million into their version of the program, with Advance Peace matching that total in privately raised capital.
There is no data showing these programs are effective in combating crime, but that hasn’t stopped liberal cities throughout California from pushing them anyway. Fresno may be the latest city to initiate a program that very well may subsidize violent gang activity in their communities.
‘White Lives Matter’ Mural Painted in the California Streets Sparks Police Investigation
Some of us are more equal than others.
Law enforcement is on the hunt for the individuals who painted the words “White Lives Matter” on a road in Martinez, Calif earlier this week.
Social justice warriors in the city are up in arms that people are pushing back against the racial dominance mob exerting power throughout the country with acts of violence.
“Our gates open up around 5 and it was there,” said witness Jesse Pattison.
“What I saw was hate speech written on the ground and we’re not going to tolerate it,” said Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporter Jeff Christensen.
“That’s right. We’re not gonna tolerate this in our neighborhood, we’re not gonna take this kinda hate,” one resident reportedly said.
California prosecutors have recently charged a couple with hate crimes for painting over a BLM mural in Martinez, as the system works hard to protect the rising domestic terror movement from criticism:
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced that they will be charging a couple with a hate crime for allegedly painting over a Black Lives Matter (BLM) mural in Martinez, Calif.
53-year-old David Nelson and 42-year-old Nichole Anderson are being charged with three misdemeanors, including a hate crime, for cleaning up the mural celebrating a nationwide terror movement that is at war with the rule of law…
The District Attorney’s office made it clear that they will do all in their power to protect BLM’s marxist revolution.
“We must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country. The Black Lives Matter movement is an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention,” stated Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton in a press release.
“The mural completed last weekend was a peaceful and powerful way to communicate the importance of Black lives in Contra Costa County and the country. We must continue to elevate discussions and actually listen to one another in an effort to heal our community and country,” she added.
The couple is being charged with vandalism under $400, violation of civil rights, and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti. They could face up to a year in county jail if they are convicted of the charges…
America is crumbling from within, and if BLM terrorists are not put down quickly, Western Civilization will be lost forever.
Authorities may ultimately charge the individuals who wrote “White Lives Matter” on the Martinez street with a hate crime if they are found, as peaceful protest and freedom of speech are only privileges reserved for certain victim groups in a diverse and multicultural America.
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