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Every Murder Is a Tragedy. But Funding the Funeral Shouldn’t Be

March 27, 2018
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Every Murder Is a Tragedy. But Funding the Funeral Shouldn’t Be
Joseph Darius Jaafari, Alan Thompson, Thomas Shomaker, Sean Ryon
In Philadelphia, one group is helping families of victims get the compensation they deserve.

This story is the second in a multimedia series on states’ victims’ compensation practices. In the first installment, a NationSwell original investigation found that thousands of families of murder victims are denied compensation due to a “contributory conduct” clause — essentially, local officials allege that the victim was responsible for his or her own murder. Read the full investigation here.

 

 

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