Allowing citizens to donate money to a fund established for building prisons would give them an opportunity to do something about the growing crime problem, Del. Joseph M. Getty told the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday.
The bill "could be called the Citizens Against Crime Empowerment Act," Delegate Getty said in support of his proposal to create a check-off on state income tax forms similar to those used for the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund.
"People are scared of crime and are frustrated at our government's inability to adequately respond," he said. "People want to do something about it themselves.