A homeless woman has been charged with first-degree larceny for sending her child to a better school. The authorities claim she lied about her address in order to get him into the school.
For many people, education is seen as the passport to a better future. This mother is doing what she can to get her son the best possible start in life - and she's been arrested for it. I would argue it would have been a crime if she HADN'T done this.
She used her friend's address and the friend has now been evicted from public housing as a result.
This is so outrageous. She faces the prospect of 20 years in prison. Because there are not enough Black people in prison already, right?
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