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  • Writer's pictureREBECCA PRINE

Increase in LA's Criminalization of Homeless

Ticketing people for sleeping on benches parks riverbeds and beaches then arresting them when they cannot pay their fines? How do you give a citation for being homeless when there are is no housing?

Officers made 14,000 arrests of homeless people in the city in 2016, a 31% increase over 2011.

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