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The criminalization of poverty: Houston police arrest mother after she goes to a job interview

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The criminal justice system keeps working to keep poor people poor
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The vulnerability of the poor and the greed of a system in need of self-justification often combine to create the farce that we too often call justice.

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."
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One can only hope that these great kids' view will not be changed as they grow up, that they will not find themselves locked in by poverty, drugs, and absence of opportunity. We must work to make sure that no child's best choice is ever to join a gang, pick up a gun, or degrade their life with drugs. It takes a nation to raise our children.

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