Worms of Endearment In which our writer atones for his crimes against invertebrates. by Isaiah Thompson Published: Apr 28, 2010, Philadelphia City Paper It all began last spring, when I decided I … Continue readingWorms of Endearment
The Olympics are about many things: athleticism; nationalism; internationalism; world peace, even. They’re also about politics, power, money — and land. If the Olympics are a massive sporting event, it … Continue readingBoston 2024 Land Watch
I recently appeared on WHYY’s Newsworks Tonight and WURD’s Nick Taliaferro Show to talk about my recent story for City Paper connecting the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office civil forfeitures … Continue readingRadio: Talking civil forfeiture, indicted police
This article, originally published December, 2007 in the Miami New Times, was the second part in my series, “Swept Under the Bridge,” revealing that sex offenders had been ordered by … Continue readingSwept Under the Bridge, Part 2
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Two years after I published my first report for the Philadelphia City Paper on how the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office operates a civil forfeiture “machine,” a class-lawsuit has been filed … Continue readingClass-action lawsuit target Phila District Attorney’s forfeiture ‘Machine’
By Isaiah Thompson Published: 08/30/2014 | New findings show what appear to be more than a hundred checks, totaling over $300,000, written out to the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP, but deposited … Continue readingBank documents show hundreds of thousands in re-routed NAACP checks
by Isaiah Thompson, Jun. 12, 2014 For more than a decade, the nonprofit started by Jerry Mondesire got hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state, with most of the money … Continue readingNearly half a million in affordable housing grants to Mondesire went to three vacant properties.