My piece on eminent domain for the Huffington Post

I was so privileged to work on this with Radley Balko when I interned with him. This piece, about the township of Mount Holly trying to exercise eminent domain, was published in the Politics vertical of the Huffington Post on August 1st, 2012. Here’s the link. And here it is in full.

New Jersey Town Rips Up Working-Class Neighborhood for Private Developers

By Dan Wang

Santos Cruz still remembers the first time he heard the demolition crews. “They came without any warning at 6 a.m. outside my home,” he said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. “The ground started shaking and there was a tremendous amount of noise. They knocked down all the houses they owned: It was like being in a war zone for a whole month.” Cruz, 49, has lived in Mount Holly Gardens, N.J., for 23 years. Now, the local government wants him out.

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