The police and the courts turn misfortune into a crime

Criminalizing America’s Poor and People of Color by Rev. Paul J. Bern The number of laws criminalizing poverty and race are increasing as police shootings and homelessness worsens in America. From 2006 to 2012 there was a 12 percent increase in laws prohibiting camping out in public places, a 14 percent increase in laws prohibiting […]