The City Club Forum

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty

Season 22 Episode 64 | 58m 39s

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.

Aired: 12/13/17

Rating: NR

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