Mississippi Mayor Offers To Pay Criminals to Leave City

Nicole Rojas
May 27, 2019 - 5:00

Clarksdale, Mississippi Mayor Chuck Espy made an interesting proposal during a press conference on May 20: offering up to $10,000 for criminals to move out of his town. Espy said he would use his own money to help relocate people away from Clarksdale as part of a larger plan to reduce crime.   “If you’re just simply a gang member, a criminal or a drug dealer, move out of this city now,” Espy said, according to WREG....

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