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Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty

  • Aired: 12/13/2017
  • 58:39
  • Rating: NR
To address the relationship of poverty and race, Peter Edelman, has released his most recent book – Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America. Edelman explains that Ferguson is a representation of America and how the numerous fees involved in law enforcement, substitution of prisons and jails for mental hospitals, and welfare policies have made it a crime to be poor.
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A look at the disproportionate way that lacking money can turn citizens into criminals.
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