New York town offering residents $500 to report ‘illegal guns’ (VIDEO)

Saturday, June 29, 2013
By Paul Martin

by S.H. Blannelberry

On Wednesday, town and law enforcement officials in Peekskill, New York, launched “Operation Safe Streets,” a program that provides a financial incentive — $500 — to residents who report to authorities individuals who are in the possession of an “illegal gun.”

In short, “Operation Safe Streets” is a toll free tip line that pays “tipsters” $500 if their information leads to the confiscation of an illegal gun. The number for this particular line is 914-468-4GUN.

At the press conference, Councilman Darren Rigger explained how the tip line will make the Peekskill community safer, which has approximately 23,000 residents.

“In this post-Newtown, Connecticut, world we live in, when communities want to make cities and their streets safer they cannot wait to get that done. They cannot wait for the state to come in and help, they cannot wait for the federal government to come in and help. Every community has to step forward and do it themselves and here in the City of Peekskill, we are ready to lead that fight,” Rigger said.

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