Tampa tow trucks violating law aimed at preventing drunk driving

WTSP-TV identified how illegal towing in Tampa was encouraging intoxicated bar patrons to drive their cars home, out of fear of towing. The story prompted immediate efforts to improve consumer protections outside bars and restaurants – not just in Tampa, but in neighboring cities now considering similar ordinances. The investigation is part of WTSP-TV’s series on…

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The NYPD Division of Un-American Activities

After 9/11, the New York Police Department built in effect its own CIA — and its Demographics Unit delved deeper into the lives of citizens than did the NSA. The appointments of David Cohen, a former senior CIA officer, and Larry Sanchez, a CIA analyst, represented a major shift in mind-set at the NYPD. Cohen and Sanchez’s guiding idea was…

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Atlanta car dealerships caught charging illegal fees

In an undercover investigation Fox 5 Atlanta found that many used car dealerships in the Atlanta area were breaking the law by charging extra fees when closing a sale. State law prohibits car dealerships in Georgia from charging more than the advertised price, aside from taxes, tag and title, yet some used car dealerships around…

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ATF storefront sting led to thousands of dollars stolen and a machine gun on the streets

In an attempt to bust criminal operations in Milwaukee by purchasing drugs and guns from felons the ATF set up a storefront sting. However, “the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF military-style machine gun…

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