Participation trophies are interesting. For generations now we’ve been warning each other of the dangers of individuals lowering their standard because they’ll get a trophy anyways… right? They don’t even have to be the best, do well, or stand out. Just exist and you get one too. Well, San Francisco has a weird way of handing out participation trophies.
San Fran’s trophies are a bit different than what kids get at the end of the soccer season. They’re $500 checks. And, get this, they’re given to the most violent criminals who decided to not “off” someone this month with a gun. That’s right. Paid to be good. Check out today’s episode of Idiot of the Week and see how San Francisco is battling their gun violence problem- one check at a time.