Someone informed me of this info last night.
While it seems too insane to be true, that’s the level of corruption and incompetence running deep-blue American cities.
They’ll offer financial incentives to commit crime and release violent thugs onto the streets.
Arguably De Blasio’s most outrageous policy during his tenure as NYC mayor, he’s offering $1,000 per month to violent offenders.
So long as the crime involved a lethal firearm.
If you’re a felon convicted of a firearm offense, you’re eligible for a program to gain a $1,000 monthly stipend.
It’s called Advance Peace.
However, it’s anything but peace.
This only gives criminals an incentive to commit a firearm offense to gain eligibility to join the program.
Tax-payer dollars given to violent offenders.
Way to go De Blasio.
His failed leadership could do the unimaginable and completely unite NYC.
Between incentivizing violent crime and COVID-19 injection mandates, that’s what De Blasio may do before he exits office.
Here’s more on ‘Advance Peace.’
Looks like NYC will try out components of Advance Peace, a program that pairs people at risk of shooting or being shot with a mentor and $1000/mo stipend. The effort will complement Cure Violence-style violence interrupter programs. https://t.co/41vhrKwB1E
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So how will NYC handle this crisis?https://t.co/F0qrNOXGUh
Through an outfit called “Advance Peace,” NYC will offer a stipend of $1,000 per month (“transformational opportunities”) to “young men involved in lethal firearm offenses,” https://t.co/ZkaH2t4Uxu
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The New York Post had the story:
Through an outfit called Advance Peace, the city will offer a stipend of $1,000 per month (“transformational opportunities”) to “young men involved in lethal firearm offenses,” at the same time pairing them with “neighborhood change agents” — “credible messengers, meaning they bring life experience, conflict mediation and mentorship skills to the target population.”
If giving a grand a month to violent teens — on the proviso that they receive “mentoring” from older ex-cons — sounds like a good use of money, well, you’re in luck. According to Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, investing in the Advance Peace model “isn’t only a moral obligation, it’s a governing imperative.”
Williams — who himself avoids street violence entirely by living within the secure confines of Brooklyn’s federally managed Fort Hamilton Army Garrison — and his associates claim that Advance Peace is “evidence-based” and has a demonstrated track record of success. But a look at the organization’s own reports indicates that the model’s record is, in the best cases, mixed.
In Sacramento, three neighborhoods were targeted for an 18-month Advance Peace intervention, which really only covered 2019. Those districts did see a decline in “gun homicides and gun assaults,” compared to the mean of the previous 36 months, though the comparison period is skewed by the sharp rise in the national murder rate caused by the “Ferguson Effect” in 2015. Murders across all of California, for example, rose steeply in 2015 and 2016, and then returned to pre-Ferguson levels.
The Advance Peace program in Stockton, Calif., on the other hand, was a disaster. Murders rose from 28 in 2019 to 45 in 2020, up 60 percent, much higher than the 37 percent increase nationwide.
The summary fact sheet for the Stockton program announces proudly that 71 percent of its 34 participants “are not a suspect in a new firearm-related crime.” Similarly, the Sacramento program boasts that 44 percent of its 50 members “had no new arrests.” Of course, that doesn’t account for the 17 original participants who dropped out or were arrested in the first six months.
If you are tasked with keeping a busload-size cohort of young men from getting arrested for a gun crime, and count it as a success when only a dozen or so get caught, maybe you need to reconsider your definition of achievement.
In New York City, agreements have been struck with community-based groups in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island to manage stipend-and-mentorship Advance Peace programs. The groups in question, including ManUp! in East New York and Street Corner Resources in Harlem, were selected because of their long experience in “violence interruption” — of course, their close political ties to local leaders.
But one has to ask, if these are the groups that have been working so hard to stop violence in the neighborhoods they are rooted in, why are their neighborhoods so violent? Not to blame ManUp! or Street Corner Resources, but it isn’t clear what they have been up to that deserves to be rewarded.
PJ Media had this commentary:
Moscow on the Hudson
This is just the last part of de Blasio’s commie plan. He let criminals out of jail over COVID and killed off the anti-crime unit. He and Cuomo scrapped bail, keeping thugs on the street. Paying them off is just the next step in his woke plan to kill the greatest city on earth and turn it into a pinko paradise. Expect more of this nonsense. De Blasio’s term will be over and he just might decide to go full commtard on his way out.