BARBARA EHRENREICH: Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor?

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In defiance of all reason and compassion, the criminalization of poverty has actually been intensifying as the recession generates ever more poverty. The number of ordinances against the publicly poor has been rising since 2006, along with ticketing and arrests for more “neutral” infractions like jaywalking, littering or carrying an open container of alcohol.

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