Gutfeld Rails Against Gov't Program Paying Criminals Not to Kill
Cities across the country are considering paying people not to commit crimes in order to reduce homicide rates.
The Washington Post reported on a program in Richmond, Ca., that pays violent offenders as much as $1,000 a month, or $12,000 a year, not to commit more gun crimes.
Greg Gutfeld voiced his opposition to the program, saying it's a poor use of tax dollars, even if it is showing some signs of success.
Instead, he said, the money would be better spent on "more cops, better wages for cops, and yes, more prisons."
He said that incarceration is credited with drastically reducing violent crime since the '90's, "so much so that people are now questioning its value."
"That's the curse of success. When something works, you think you don't need it anymore. Our generation didn't get the measles, so no more measles vaccines! That's how we are with prisons."
Watch the full monologue above.