Baltimore Ex-Con Activist Suggests Paying Criminals Not to Kill

Baltimore Ex-Con Activist Suggests Paying Criminals Not to Kill


Tyree Moorehead believes the key to fighting Baltimore’s rising murder rate is to pay the potential killers.

At 15, Tyree Moorehead was convicted of second-degree murder. After serving eighteen years in prison, the ex-convict dedicates his time to creating “no shoot zones” across Baltimore. Now, Moorehead has proposed a novel approach: prevent crime by paying those most likely to commit it.

“I’ve talked to these people. I’ve seen the shooters. It’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Moorehead said, pointing toward a common financial desperation. “Guess what they want? They want money,” he said.

Since 2015, rapper Tyree Moorehead has painted nearly 200 “No Shoot Zones” throughout Baltimore.

Since July, we’ve been working on a story with him about what drives him and whether they work. It airs tonight at 5:30 on @wjz. pic.twitter.com/PzAgIP89yW

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— Paul Gessler (@PaulGessler) December 3, 2019

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