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  • Policing in America: Five Years after Ferguson

    CBS News’ “Policing in America: Five Years After Ferguson” is a first-of-its-kind investigation into changes that police departments across America say they're making regarding race and policing since the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri five years ago.
  • Slow death: The capital punishment gridlock

    For this two-part series, the Mercury News reported that while California sends inmates to death row "with the eagerness of 'death belt states like Texas and Florida, the eagerness stops there." Inmates on death row spend years wating for their appeals go through a "ponderous legal system." This story also contrasts California's system with Virginia's -- "the nation's locomotive of capital punishment."
  • The Judge Club

    This San Jose Mercury News story deals with a complaint from a high-ranking court source that Criminal Court Judges were spending Fridays on the golf course, contributing to a backlog of cases and making the jobs of others (i.e. attorneys and police) more difficult and time-consuming.
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    Johnson & Johnson is revealed as a less than angelic corporation. The article alleges that J&J knew about serious, sometimes fatal, problems with 4 new drugs that were prescribed regularly and made the company millions. (Dec. 1991)
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    The tobacco industry had a problem: growing concern about second-hand smoke. This Washington Post Magazine article investigates how, in order to fight public concern with second-hand smoke, the Tobacco Institute, its PR agents at Fleishman-Hillard and its lawyers at Covington & Burling helped turn a small-time Fairfax businessman into an international authority on indoor air quality and cigarette smoke. (Mar. 24, 1996)
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    Each week in Washington seems to bring out a new anti-smoking challenge. This Washington Post Magazine article looks behind the scenes at the activities of a team of Philip Morris, memo-writing, tobacco lobbyists. The Philip Morris strategy over the last decade has been to shower potential friends in Congress with attention, campaign contributions and support for pet projects. (Dec. 3, 1995)
  • The Smoking Files: Where There's Smoke There's Legislation

    The Post magazine found that a number of internal documents from the Washington office of Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. have turned up at the Houston office of a small anti-smoking doctor's group called Doctors Ought to Care through anonymous sources. The documents are concerned with the company's struggle to prevent the government from legislating or regulating cigarettes out of profitable existence. The article provides unusual insight into the lobbying methods, campaign funding, policy priorities and advocacy of leading company in the American tobacco industry. Article includes actual text of memos. (Dec. 3, 1995)
  • "How Health PACs Spend Millions to Influence Elections"

    This report published by the Public Citizen Health Research Group adds up Federal Election Commission figures and finds that the American Medical Association's Political Action Committee is the fourth biggest contributor to political campaigns, ahead of even the NRA. Drug companies are not far behind. Includes a list of the nation's top health spenders in politics.
  • Scarce oil, disputed deals -- and a corporate revolt

    Washington Post takes a look at the inner workings of Ashland Oil as it fought to preserve its supply of crude oil from the Middle East and finds that tens of millions of dollars in questionable payments to "consultants" may have helped keep that oil flowing.
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    The Recorder (San Francisco) looks at the impact large numbers of crack cases are having on San Francisco's justice system; looks at recidivism, probation revocation, juvenile court, jail overcrowding, judges and more, Jan. 3 - 6, 9, 1989.