Monthly Archive: February, 2010

Being Homeless is Against the Law

Economic profiling treats homeless people as criminals By Margo Pierce Affluent college students set up tents, cardboard boxes and crates on private property housed in their makeshift “shanty town,” as a protest against… Continue reading

Health Care Reform on Life Support

People are dying for lack of insurance By Eli Braun Twelve-year-old Deamonte Driver died of an abscessed tooth that a routine $80 tooth extraction could have prevented. His family lacked health insurance and… Continue reading

‘Madness’ Strikes Downtown

Attack leaves vendor badly injured By Gregory Flannery The circumstances of the vicious beating endured Jan. 24 by Robert Meehan were fraught with irony. The attack occurred a few steps from the Metropole… Continue reading