Slow down Bloomberg! I just read this article over on the Atlantic Cities about how Mayor Bloomberg suggested that all public housing residents should be finger printed. It reads like this is just one of his on the whim thoughts, but come in. It’s an offensive statement because when we mention finger printing in our society we immediately think of criminality. He should be smart enough to realize that. By suggesting that NYCHA residents should be finger printed he is calling them a criminal element in so many words. It’s the continued criminalization of the poor in American society.

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