California has lost its mind! Sacramento has just passed an ordinance that pays known gang members a $1000 a month stipend to ‘remain peaceful’ and not kill people!
The world has lost sight of the word ramifications! Appeasement never works, it only feeds the beast!
So in 10 years, they will have 10 times the number of ‘gang members’ waiting in line in California to get their check!
The city of Sacramento, California, is setting aside $1.5 million dollars of taxpayers money to pay gang members to stop killing people.
The city council unanimously approved the “Advance Peace” program in an attempt to address their ongoing problem with violent crime, according to Fox News.
The program pays gang members to graduate school and stop shooting at people. If a gang member wants to start killing people, they’ll be forfeiting their taxpayer-funded payday.
The vote had been scheduled to take place in two weeks, but Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg requested that the vote be moved up after five people were shot in a park.
“Five people were shot in Meadowview on Sunday,” Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said, according to Fox 40. “Let’s get going on doing everything we can to save innocent lives.”
The funding for the payments to the criminal gang members will come from the city’s general fund. The money will go to 50 men who are suspected of killing people, but there’s not enough evidence to prosecute them.
“Fifty is a huge number. That’s 50 shooters who have the possibility of taking a life,” Nicole Clavo said according to KCRA. “If we can reach those 50, how many lives have we changed?”
The Advance Peace program started in Richmond, CA and has been credited by some with reducing murders in the city; Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert disagrees.
They cannot get them, because California has become a sanctuary state!
A California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal. That was the last stats, for obvious reasons, and that was almost 25 years ago.
Appeasement is defined as yielding or conceding “to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.” Appeasement basically says, “If you don’t hurt me, I’ll do something nice for you.”
It is now, and has been, accepted since Adolf Hitler invaded Poland in 1939 that appeasement of sworn enemies and bullies doesn’t work. They interpret it as a sure sign of weakness and vulnerability. It makes them swaggeringly surer of their strength and others’ weakness and vulnerability. In this case, there is an incredible incentive to continue! $$$
The invariable result is they become more aggressive and dangerous. That’s what the letter “We can’t appease these sworn enemies” correctly proves in citing the historic Neville Chamberlain/Adolph Hitler Munich Agreement appeasement, an ultimately catastrophically failed attempt. If Hitler had been defied instead of placated, he could and would have been stopped in his tracks, and contained in Germany’s borders.
When I lived on the small Caribbean Island of Trinidad, they were dealing with a severe amount of kidnappings. They were paying. As they paid, the kidnappings multiplied.
If you use appeasement while raising children, it always backfires! You will end up with children committing the offense in order to get the appeasement. It is like Pavlov’s Dogs!
An appeased child will test and push until the boundaries shift again. And again. And again. This teaches the child that he can manipulate, act out, or otherwise behave in an immature fashion until he is bribed to behave.
Appeasement has never worked in the long run. Oh sure, it’s often a quick easy fix for short-term difficulties, but anyone knows that it’s a rotten strategy for long-term stability or character development. The problem is, appeasement continually shifts boundaries.
I am absolutely astounded at this latest moronic move by California!
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