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San Francisco to Launch Pilot Program Paying People Not to Commit Gun Crimes

San Francisco is launching a pilot program in October that effectively pays people $300 a month not to commit gun crimes.

The goal of the program is to reduce gun violence across the city.

It will start with 10 people who want to change their lives and become community ambassadors. Participants will have to pass an interview.

The payments come in the form of gift cards, and the spending habits are tracked.

The Human Rights Commission says the idea has shown to be a cost-effective way to reduce gun crimes in other cities. Oakland and Richmond have similar anti-violence programs.

Source: NBC Bay Area

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