Paying People not to Kill

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Police in Richmond, California have been piloting a program for the last seven years that pays a group of potentially violent people to not commit crimes. They use a model to determine the 50 people most likely to be involved in a shooting and pay them to stay out of trouble. And last year, Richmond’s murder rate was the lowest it’s been in 30 years.

Credits

Guest:
Tim Murphy - senior reporter for Mother Jones - @timothypmurphy

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott