MEXICO CITY (AP) —Police in the Mexican capital have kicked off a campaign to exchange guns for computers and other gifts in an attempt to reduce firearm deaths.
On the first day of the program in Tepito, a neighborhood known for drug dealing and street markets rife with contraband, officers collected 29 guns Tuesday and gave out several desktop computers along with packets of food and cash.
Right. The drug dealers are so poor, and starved for information, that they'll give up their guns for a computer. Or maybe they will just become gamers.
The gun exchange program is part of a crackdown on crime by Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who has sent in thousands of police to tackle crime gangs in Tepito and other rough neighborhoods.
Sounds like he might make a good mayor for NY, if Bloomberg ever retires.