Bonus: The Promotion
January 4, 2020
SEASON 03 // EPISODE 14
THE RAID

Agriprocessors / Swift & Co.

An immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company's CEO, Sholom Rubashkin.

Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities.


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Performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs )


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An immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company’s CEO, Sholom Rubashkin. // Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities.