The Doctors: Paying Criminals Not To Commit Crimes
The Doctors then discussed a controversial new bill being pushed in Washington D.C. in hopes of fighting crime. The bill proposes paying criminals a stipend of up to $9,000 not to commit crimes. They welcomed the D.C. councilman behind the bill to explain his reasoning over the phone. Kenyan McDuffie claimed that he was focused on prevention, especially in areas where violence is systemic. He said the bill is focused on the needs and research over the years that shows violence is a public health problem which can be prevented by addressing the root causes, as opposed to addressing the symptoms.