Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gov't to Juvenile Gangsters: Try Golf, Not Crime

From the WSJ's Law Blog we get another glimpse of our tax dollars hard at work:

While one state is pulling funding for its juvenile delinquents’ legal representation, the feds are doling out $500,000 to combat juvenile crime in America. How? With golf.

That’s right. Compliments of Robert J. Flores, the administrator of the DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the World Golf Foundation’s First Tee Program is getting the cash infusion. “We need something really attractive to engage the gangs and the street kids,” said Flores, “golf is the hook.” He added: “I don’t know why people insist on denigrating it, it’s a sound program.”

I guess we'll have to wait for the Feds to pony up some more of our cash for the Inner City Country Club program to find out if this crime-fighting measure is successful or not.

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