Award of Excellence
Gabe Silverman, Robert O'Harrow Jr., Osman Malik
The Washington Post
"Your property is guilty until you prove it innocent"
Link to project.
In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, an aggressive brand of policing called “highway interdiction,” which involves authorities seizing money and property during traffic stops, has grown in popularity. Thousands of people not charged with crimes are left fighting legal battles to regain their money.