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Prisoners stayed put during Florence

Compassion | Critics claim South Carolina and Virginia put inmates’ lives at risk amid mandatory hurricane evacuations
by Rob Holmes
Posted 9/19/18, 03:59 pm

Officials in two states are facing backlash for making inmates shelter in place during mandatory evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence’s landfall last week.

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Police raid home of GoFundMe couple

Compassion | An ongoing legal battle over money raised for a homeless New Jersey man reveals the pitfalls of well-intentioned giving
by Rob Holmes
Posted 9/12/18, 04:36 pm

Police last week raided the home of a New Jersey couple suspected of funding their own lifestyle with a GoFundMe campaign they set up for homeless man.

The raid is the latest in a sad saga surrounding the $402,000 Kate McClure raised online for Johnny Bobbitt, a homeless veteran who helped her last year when she ran out of gas on an interstate highway near Philadelphia.

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Good deed gone bad

Compassion | Addiction and missing funds complicate a case of good intentions
by Rob Holmes
Posted 9/05/18, 03:59 pm

A New Jersey judge last week ordered a woman to hand over more than $400,000 she raised last year to help a homeless veteran who gave her his last $20 for gas money.

In a suit filed last week, the veteran, Johnny Bobbitt, accused Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, of fraud and conspiracy, claiming they were holding the money and using it to fund an extravagant lifestyle. The couple said Bobbitt did not have a bank account and could not be trusted with the entire amount due to a drug addiction.

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