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Berks County, with the city of Reading, Pa. at its heart, has become a statewide leader in civil asset forfeiture. (Matt Smith for Keystone Crossroads)
Cash grab: As asset forfeiture quietly expands across Pa., abuses follow

Our investigation found that seemingly innocent people are getting caught in the rush for cash.

Cash grab: As asset forfeiture quietly expands across Pa., abuses follow

What connects Philadelphia with Pittsburgh? Altoona with Allegheny National Forest? Harrisburg with Happy Valley? Amish Country with Coal Country?

Quite a lot, actually.

While most media in the state focus locally, Keystone Crossroads explores the stories that matter across the commonwealth, reported with all Pennsylvanians in mind. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating on this project to create in-depth and insightful journalism on key topics that reverberate from the Statehouse to the streets and back again: government accountability, public education, changing communities, and criminal justice.

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