• Welcome to Global Gulag Media Forum. Please login or sign up.
 

How it became a crime to be poor in America

Started by David Icke Bot, Nov 08, 2017, 04:54:48 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

David Icke Bot



theguardian.com
http://www.theguardian.com/



How it became a crime to be poor in America
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/06/how-poverty-became-crime-america





'In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the country adopted a set of criminal justice strategies that punish poor people for their poverty. Right now in America, 10 million people, representing two-thirds of all current and former offenders in the country, owe governments a total of $50bn in accumulated fines, fees and other impositions.

The problem of "high fines and misdemeanors" exists across many parts of the country: throughout much of the south; in states ranging from Washington to Oklahoma to Colorado; and of course in Ferguson, Missouri, where, in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown, revelations about the systematic criminalization of the city's poor black residents brought these issues to national attention.

As a result, poor people lose their liberty and often lose their jobs, are frequently barred from a host of public benefits, may lose custody of their children, and may even lose their right to vote. Immigrants, even some with green cards, can be subject to deportation. Once incarcerated, impoverished inmates with no access to paid work are often charged for their room and board. Many debtors will carry debts to their deaths, hounded by bill collectors and new prosecutions.'



Read More : How it became a crime to be poor in America



Icke





Last Edit by Humphrey

David Icke Bot



Thousands of Americans Are Being Jailed for Debt, Chased by Private Collectors














Icke





Last Edit by Humphrey