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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with egos intact. If I had to go through such hard... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Aug 9, 2009 at 6:38:13 PM
...and I know that those who lived in urban areas ... by Sheila Samples on Sunday, Aug 9, 2009 at 7:35:25 PM
It was yesterday or the day before that I read an ... by William Cormier on Monday, Aug 10, 2009 at 9:34:41 AM
that banks were expecting to get $3.8 billion of p... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:57:19 PM