Toll Road: Stockton hires criminals to shoot traffic scofflaws

A new toll road authority in Stockton, Calif., is taking a unique approach to traffic enforcement — by allowing tool booth operators to shoot drivers who bypass the toll plaza.

The program is designed to complement the existing “Advance Peace” initiative that pays criminals not to shoot people.

“With Advance Peace, the city council decided to pay residents not to shoot each other,” said Mayor Michael Tubbs, “but that seemed like a waste of money in light of Stockton’s problem with moving vehicle violations.”

Highway Patrol reported the first successful shooting Tuesday evening.

“This is another first for Stockton,” said Mayor Tubbs. “We’re leading the nation in new law enforcement experiments, and I think city residents will begin to see real dividends.”

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