Stories

The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.

Most of our stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center directly at 573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.

Search results for "Pinkham" ...

  • Slacker fire inspectors

    The Times-Union reports that Jacksonville fire inspectors have spent almost two-thirds of their time shopping, running errands and going home in the early afternoons. The findings are documented with photographs of inspectors goofing off in the middle of the day. The city fire prevention department has left some buildings and businesses not inspected for up to 10 years, making the excuse that there are not enough employees. Other findings include that the fire marshal's office did not try to correct hazards it knew about, that a downtown hotel burned three times because it did not comply with the minimum fire prevention standards, and that the department's records and work logs were false and grossly incomplete.
  • (Untitled)

    The Times-Union found that in Jacksonville, which the FBI says has among the highest reported rape rates in the nation, prosecutors dropped nearly two thirds of all cases brought to them by police and only about 15 percent of all rape suspects went to prison. (April 14 - 16, 1996)
  • (Untitled)

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) looks at the work hours of judges in Duval County, Fla., and finds that many of them routinely worked six-, five-and even four-hour days before going home to work on their personal projects, June 14, 1992.
  • Getting away with murder

    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) finds that people who commit murder many times are not punished appropriately because of racism and an overcrowded criminal justice and prison system; finds that people who kill whites receive much longer sentences than people who kill blacks.
  • (Untitled)

    Pampa (Texas) News series tells how the county attorney's office violates state DWI laws; reveals that county officials refused to buy equipment required by state statutes, March 20 - 26, 1988.