When Holmes was released from prison last year, officials in this city offered something unusual to try to keep him alive: money. They began paying Holmes as much as $1,000 a month not to commit another gun crime.
Cities across the country, beginning with the District of Columbia, are moving to copy Richmond’s controversial approach because early indications show it has helped reduce homicide rates.
But the program requires governments to reject some basic tenets of law enforcement even as it challenges notions of appropriate ways to spend tax dollars.
…And yet, interest in the program is surging among urban politicians. Officials in Miami, Toledo, Baltimore and more than a dozen cities in between are studying how to replicate Richmond’s program.
…five years into Richmond’s multimillion-dollar experiment, 84 of 88 young men who have participated in the program remain alive, and 4 in 5 have not been suspected of another gun crime or suffered a bullet wound, according to DeVone Boggan, founder of the Richmond effort.
And how is this for bizarre?
Boggan believes that travel is another key to the program’s success. He sets aside $10,000 per fellow for trips that are often the first time participants have left the state or the country. But fellows must agree to partner with someone they have either tried to kill or who attempted to kill them.Here is the full story, fascinating throughout...
“Wild, right?” Boggan says. “But they get out there and realize, ‘Hey, this cat’s just like me.’ ” Boggan’s measure of success: No fellows who have traveled together have been suspected in subsequent shootings against one another.
It is tough legislation, necessary in the face of statistics that show there is an armed home invasion virtually each day in NSW
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Masked intruders have shot at a man after they ordered him to lie on the ground in a violent home invasion in Melbourne's west. It was an average Thursday night as Christian's three children got ready for bed upstairs and his wife prepared food in their Caroline Spring's kitchen for the following day. He got up from the television at about 10.40pm to investigate after his wife heard a loud noise that sounded as though someone was trying to open the door to their Barn Elms Parade home.
He soon realised the door had been kicked in.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing - there was a man with a steel pole to my left and to the right there was another guy holding something I couldn't see," Christian told reporters on Friday.
The men told him to get on the floor, as his wife hid behind the kitchen bench.
From the floor, he threw household items at the men, including a fruit bowl, and screamed at them to leave. "One guy said, 'shoot, him, shoot him' and then I heard a pop and I saw a bit of a spark," Christian said.
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The force you use to protect yourself must be enough and only enough to protect yourself. It strikes me, that if someone enters my home with a device capable of disabling me so that I can later be slaughtered would be that fatally stabbing the bloke would be requisite. I can't be bothered looking up the case law and I'm not really suggesting we go that far.
Opinion is all I'm trying to cultivate.
I see it that the bloke killed him to potentially save his life because he cannot determine the outcome of a tazer attack.
I'd say he's protected himself and taught the offender a lesson along with any other would be home invaders thinking they can do this sort of thing without any real consequences.
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