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Book Review: The Ordeal of Appalachia — ProPublica
A new account challenges our notion of how the people of Appalachia “acquired civilization and then lost it.”
bookreview  alecmacgillis  propublica  appalachia  poverty 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans
Black people struggling with debts are far less likely than their white peers to gain lasting relief from bankruptcy, according to a ProPublica analysis. Primarily to blame is a style of bankruptcy practiced by lawyers in the South.
propublica  debt  bankruptcy  poverty  legalsystem  racism  race  inequality 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead… — ProPublica
A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.
propublica  courtsystem  dna  dnatesting  crime  j  criminaljustice 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire - The New York Times
Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious. Few know their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.
business  politics  donaldtrump  jarodkushner  realestate  legalsystem  tenantsrights  exploitation  slumlords  baltimore  maryland  nytimes  nytimesmag  propublica  alecmacgillis 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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