Activist suggests paying criminals not to kill to cut Baltimore crime rate

Activist suggests paying criminals not to kill to cut Baltimore crime rate


A convicted murderer-turned-community activist in Baltimore has a radical approach to combatting 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,” the activist who now transforms scenes of deadly shootings into so-called “no-shoot zones.” “Guess what they want? They want money.”

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Baltimore has been wracked by violent crime in recent years, closing out 2020 with 335 homicides, according to statistics from the Baltimore Sun. In 2019, there were 348 murders.

“I’ve talked to these people. I’ve seen the shooters. It’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Moorehead said.

A Baltimore Police forensics team enters the house in West Baltimore where a U.S. Marshall was shot while while serving an arrest warrant earlier this month.AP

A similar strategy has been used before

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