Never-Ending Crime

Poverty, as they say, is a crime. Perhaps more accurately, it is the result of crime. Theft, through slavery and genocide, is a crime against humanity. But only when prosecuted. The lingering effects of crimes against humanity, like poverty, can be seen on Indian reservations, in prisons and inner city slums. The impoverished are criminalized for being poor; it is their never-ending crime.

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~ by Jay Taber on January 20, 2009.

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