The City Council in Sacramento, Calif. last week unanimously approved the controversial “Advance Peace” program, through which the city offers cash stipends to gang members who remain peaceful.
The 9-0 council vote came after a violent weekend in California’s state capital during which a 49-year-old father was gunned down at Meadowview Park, Fox40 reported.
The victim, Ernie Cadena, was in the “wrong place at the wrong time” when he was shot and killed by a man believed to be a gang member.
“It was his only day off from work, and he just came to the wrong place at the wrong time,”said Aliseah Cadena, the victim’s daughter “He was a wonderful father, and he was a soon-to-be father. And I wish I could have him back.”
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