Let the good people of New York City carry their own violence interrupters on their hips so that when the moment actually is upon them they can do something other than wait to die.
Leave it to New York City to once again have its head so far up its fourth point of contact that any crappy idea smells like roses to them.
Mayor DeBlasio, taking over right where Bloomberg left off with crackpot ideas is spending nearly $13 million of taxpayer money on a “Gun Crisis Management System.”
According to our friends at Liberty Unyielding:
A key facet of the Mayor’s plan, backed by the City Council, are so-called “violence interrupters.” These interrupters will be seeded in high-crime police precincts to disrupt street crime before it reaches the point of a gun muzzle. This comes as the administration’s response to a 12 percent uptick in shootings this year in the City that Never Sleeps.
The plan is based on the Cure Violence model, which is designed to treat gun violence as a health care issue. The cure proposed is to identify those likely to be involved in gun violence and have a peer intervene before things get out of hand. Targeting 14 of the highest crime areas of the five boroughs, 2-3 specially trained violence interrupters will be sent into each of the police precincts to help defuse crime before it happens.