Street Level Philadelphia

*** ASSIGNMENT FROM PHOTO DESK: A dozen demonstrators from ACORN, The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, occupy the H&R Block office at 1517 Chestnut Street in Center City Tuesday morning, accusing the tax return business of misleading taxpayers and predatory lending with Block’s Refund Anticipation Loans. According to ACORN, similar protests were staged today at H&R Block offices in 50 cities. This group left peacefully when police arrived. ©2003 / Philadelphia Daily News photo by Jim MacMillan, date:1/13/04,time:10:47:33 AM,shutter: 1/45,f:4.0,iso:,lens:20,Philadelphia,PA,USA,Street Level Philadelphia

By Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and the assistant director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University. He has been a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Knight-Wallace Fellows, as well as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Swarthmore College. Previously, MacMillan spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Daily News and photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press, after which he and his team were awarded The Pulitzer Prize.