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January

2016

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Human Rights Watch: Rubber Stamp Justice

A new report from Human Rights Watch cites New Economy Project’s research in an examination of the pernicious effects of the debt buyer industry, which exploits the nation’s courts to drain millions of dollars from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. 

From the report: 

A study by New Economy Project, a nonprofit organization, of debt buyer lawsuits in New York City found that in a sample of people with default judgments entered against them by debt buyers, 95 percent lived in low or moderate-income neighborhoods and that the majority lived in predominantly Black or Latino neighborhoods.

Read the entire report here.

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