(New York Post) A convicted murderer-turned-community activist in Baltimore has a radical approach to combating the city’s stunning murder rate: Pay criminals not to kill.
The controversial idea comes from Tyree Moorehead, who was 15 when he was put away for second-degree murder and spent 18 years behind bars, Fox 45 reported.
“I can relate to the shooters,” said the activist, who now transforms scenes of deadly shootings into so-called “no-shoot zones.” “Guess what they want? They want money.”
“I’ve talked to these people. I’ve seen the shooters. It’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Moorehead said…
Former Baltimore police spokesman TJ Smith agreed that a creative approach is needed to thwart the violence in the city — but said cash is not 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,” he told Fox 45.