Huge increase in arrests of homeless in L.A. — but mostly for minor offenses – “Black, brown, poor, homeless – tactics at turning people into roaches the same – shameful harassment! 

Many arrests are for unpaid tickets, a Times analysis finds. Police say arrests are a necessary tool, while homeless advocates see a revolving door of debt and jail stays.

Source: Huge increase in arrests of homeless in L.A. — but mostly for minor offenses