Money to gang members? How’s that?
I believe I heard recently that the Fresno City Council is considering paying gang members $500 per month to disassociate themselves from their gang affiliation. Can this possibly be a serious consideration?
How will these individuals be monitored for compliance? We do not have the manpower or the resources to pay for such. Much gang activity takes place when most businesses are closed for the day, so who will be the individuals driving around to check compliance in the late night, wee hours of the morning?
If I heard correctly, the City Council has the votes necessary to pass this initiative, and our only hope for common sense is our mayor.
If this passes, I think I should find a gang to join as the $500 per month for “fun” money sounds appealing.
– Cheryl Browns, Fresno