November 25, 2008
Ireland's New begging Law
This is ridiculous! Ireland is basically criminalizing poverty! Poor people can't pay a $700 fine for begging, so of course they will all go to jail for a month! But jail is where people make criminal connections and actually become members of real gangs, so I don't think this will do anything to lower the crime rate in Ireland. All you're doing is criminalizing the most vulnerable people in society for being vulnerable. How sick!