An article on the criminalization of poverty.
While I disagree on a couple points (while I don't think marijuana use should be imprisonable, it should be illegal and fine-able, for example, and I'm not quite sure what to think about the "he committed a felony at 15 and is now unemployable" part), in general I thought this was well done. Being poor isn't a crime, so some of the arrests seem ludicrous.
I also question how badly the minimum wage harms these people. Without a minimum wage, they may be able to get a (lousy) job, in which case they would at least be able to earn some money, and gain some skills and experience to start working their way out of homelessness.