Nashville’s “Chronic Booking Offender Law” unfairly targets the homeless with harsh sentences for minor crimes

A controversial police program aimed at reducing crimes by homeless people has saved taxpayers money since it was launched this year, but it also has drawn pointed criticism that it violates due process rights and does little to curb quality-of-life offenses in the downtown area.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111002/NEWS/309020120/Can-jail-time-slash-crime-by-homeless-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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