Murder. It’s bad. That’s why there’s a whole commandment against it, and a bunch of other laws all over the world. It’s the second-worst thing you can do to a person, other than making him watch an Amy Schumer movie. It can be fun to watch people murder each other in TV shows and video games and comic books and such, but it’s wrong to do it in real life.
Yet people keep murdering each other, every single day. In Baltimore alone, there were 335 homicides in 2020. That averages out to a murder every 26 hours. That’s way too much murder. But how do we stop it?
All the laws ever written in the history of mankind haven’t stopped people from killing each other. We just keep at it. So maybe it’s time to try something new. How about… bribes?
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.”