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Resource ID: #23858
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: LA Weekly
Date: 01/25/2008



Christine Pelisek probed a department steeped in tradition yet struggling to improve its image following a series of fire house pranks and allegations of racism and cover-ups. The result was a fascinating, controversial story that helped fuel calls for an inspector general or independent assessor to review the LAFD's problems with minorities and women. A proposal linked to this story was slated for the 2009 Los Angeles municipal ballot

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