Forget Guantanamo, Try Pennsylvania

Inquirer: Stripped of their rights. Part 2 of a series on police abuses in Pennsylvania, this article discusses how local police strip search people for minor crimes despite court rulings that ban them. Yesterday they discussed how suburban police harass minorities. What strikes me most about these stories is they are exactly the type of stories that a metropolitan newspaper should be doing and demonstrates what will be lost if these papers go under. What I don’t understand is why this story is the top on Philly.com right now instead of the in-depth series.

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