Skip to comments.Anticrime effort jolted by arrests (In Massachusetts: good intentions + funding = ????)
Posted on 02/13/2010 12:06:46 PM PST by ruralvoter
Three Boston street workers hired to steer young people away from lives of crime have themselves been arrested since June, challenging ambitious efforts by the city and the Boston Foundation to guide gang members toward rehabilitation.
Last month, a 44-year-old street worker funded by the Boston Foundation was arrested in Newton and charged with heroin possession and passing about $1,500 in counterfeit bills to buy goods at T.J. Maxx. Two months earlier, another worker hired through the foundation was charged with assaulting a police officer on a Dorchester street. And last June, a street worker hired by the city was charged with possession of a pound of marijuana with intent to distribute the drug.
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Oh, well. Better enroll them in ACORN.
check the liberals replying to the story at the source.
unbelieveable the world they live in, in a nutshell:
(and thats an approprate term in this case )”this is a good idea, paying criminals and hope they improve, whoops, its not working, lets keep throwing more money at them, maybe it will get better” that and somehow they manage to morally justify it by comparing it to the WOT.
“Rogue Amish”, again?
Actually, you can use former criminals to help young men straighten out. But it takes a more powerful motivator than this. It takes a real conversion. It takes religion. Otherwise, it rests on pretty shaky ground.
“sharing information on offenders and gang members and collaborating with police”
I’d say that after publishing this info, there will be open season on “street workers”.....this programs days are numbered
“the two groups of street workers have been working closely together, sharing information on offenders and gang members and collaborating with police, Byner and foundation officials said.”
>>Oh, well. Better enroll them in ACORN<<
Are you kidding? These guys have all the qualifications to be secretaries in the TOTUS-reader’s cabinet.
These guys sound like the Black Panthers. Some things never change. Liberals love to “empower” the underdog. Like criminals as an example.
They always put the inmates in charge of the asylum. Then, when disaster occurs, they just ignore it and move on to their next srewed up adventure. Look at Vietnam. Look at what happened in Cambodia. Liberal knot heads certainly won’t consider them.