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
On Sunday, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured an extensive segment on civil forfeiture, a large portion of it touching on the practices of the Philadelphia District Attorney I … Continue readingCivil Forfeiture reporting makes its way to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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’
Click here to read my assembled reporting on how the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office works with police to raise millions by seizing cash, cars, and even the houses of people … Continue readingPhiladelphia’s Civil Forfeiture “Machine”
Read my eight-part, ongoing series on now-suspended Philadelphia NAACP President Jerome Whyatt Mondesire and the mysterious nonprofit into which Mondesire desposted checks made out to the NAACP and hundreds of … Continue readingWhy did NAACP money go to president’s defunct nonprofit?
Follow Isaiah Thompson on Twitter. Last Friday, a freight train operated by Norfolk Southern Corp derailed in western Pennsylvania, flipping off the tracks and slamming into a steel refinery. No … Continue readingRailroad laws keep safety records in private hands
Law to Clean Up 2018Nuisances’ Costs Innocent People Their Homes by Isaiah Thompson, Special to ProPublica, Aug. 5, 2013, 6:39 a.m. (SEE THIS PIECE AS IT APPEARED ON PRO PUBLICA) … Continue readingLaw to Clean Up Nuisances’ Costs Innocent People Their Homes
The Cash Machine How Philly Law Enforcement seizes millions in alleged crime money — whether there’s been a crime or not. Isaiah Thompson City Paper This story was made possible … Continue readingCash Machine: How the Philly D.A. seizes millions in alleged crime money — whether there’s been a crime or not.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has raised tens of millions of dollars from it’s civil asset forfeiture machine. But how it uses that money is unclear — mostly because the … Continue readingHow the Philadelphia D.A. spends millions in forfeiture money is a mystery.
In May, 2010 I was thrilled to produce this piece, “Throw the Book at Them,” with This American Life updating my multi-year reporting on sex offenders in Miami-Dade county who … Continue readingThis American Life: The Bridge