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Child Watch: Criminalizing Poverty Is Big Business

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Mo. put a much needed spotlight on how a predatory system of enforcement of minor misdemeanors and compounding fines can trap low-income people in a never-ending cycle of debt, poverty, and jail. This included outrageous fines […]