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Show Me a Hero Season 1 DVD Special Features
Format: Color, NTSC
Region: Region Free
Number of discs: 3
Studio: HBO Studios
DVD Release Date: 2016
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The city of Yonkers was crippled by heavy, possibly bankrupting fines – estimated to be close to $1 million a day from a compounded charge that started at $100 a day– for not following the orders, money Yonkers could not afford. Basic services stopped and parks and libraries were shuttered, with government workers potentially facing mandatory lay-offs. There were protests and Wasicsko and others received death threats, including the sending of single bullets in the mail.Wasicsko was forced to comply.The suit was finally settled in May 2007.The story is set between 1987 and 1994 in Yonkers, New York, a city north of New York City in Westchester County, and focuses on efforts to desegregate public housing.Federal judge Leonard Sand ruled against Yonkers and issued a desegregation order,mandating that public housing for 200 units – possibly scattered-site public housing ("SSPH"), which became the example of new public housing – be built in the affluent,Show Me a Hero Season 1 DVD mostly white, east side of Yonkers.The case and resulting politics resulted in national focus on issues of race, class, and housing.Mayor Wasicsko ran on the platform opposing the judge's order, but before taking office, in the face of the issue being supported by a federal appeals court, became an advocate for desegregation in Yonkers. Wasicsko faced a hostile city council and entrenched public housing leaders opposed to the desegregation.
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