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
In July, six Philadelphia narcotics officers were indicted for running what amounted to a drug dealing, racketeering operation from within the Philadelphia Police Department. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office withdrew … Continue readingPhilly DA seized houses based on indicted cops’ reports
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
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 Philadlephia District Attorney’s Office has so far refused to disclose any details about how it spends and shares with the Philadelphia Police Department the millions of dollars it brings … Continue readingState reports show millions in revenue from Philadelphia civil forfeiture machine
This is an abstract of my research thus far into civil asset forfeiture in Philadelphia. These findings were published in two articles in the Philadelphia City Paper: – – “The Cash … Continue readingFact Sheet: Civil Asset Forfeiture in Philadlephia
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.
This infographic, based on an analysis of 8,284 civil asset forfeiture cases in Philadelphia, shows that the Philadelphia D.A. wins the bulk of its forfeiture cases by default, on their … Continue readingTough odds: Fighting forfeiture in Philadelphia is a losing proposition (infographic)
Click on the graphic below to see an interactive chart depicting the timelines of some of the several hundred cases I selected by random sample for analysis, ordered by date … Continue readingGuilty or Not: Infographic of Forfeiture in Philadelphia