Wait, what now? This was a serious proposal and :
The Council of the District of Columbia approved legislation Tuesday that would pay residents in the nation’s capital for not committing crimes.
First reported by the Associated Press, the bill penned by Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie gained unanimous approval from the D.C. Council. The legislation, called the “Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Amendment Act of 2016 (NEAR Act),” would establish an office to identify as many as 200 residents annually who are at risk of committing violent crimes or becoming a victim of such crimes.
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