Is It a Crime to Be Poor and Homeless in America?

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At the same time homelessness is on the increase, some cities are passing laws that make it harder to survive on the streets. Is poverty being criminalized in the midst of a recession? Also Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak comes to Washington, and men with handguns and AR-15's outside President Obama's healthcare rallies raise questions about the right to bear arms.


Banner image: A woman shows a sign saying 'Please Help, Pregnant, Hungry and Homeless' as she begs for money near Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton