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    Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) reveals that not only the severity of the fire but also human error contributed to the tremendous damage of a series of California wildfires; city councils placed politics over public safety, senior state officials did not understand their own emergency directives, requests for critical air support go lost in the chain of command, October - December 1993.
  • Making Waves

    Broadcast News Networks, Inc. (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) finds that the lifeguards at New York City beaches and pools are creating a life-threatening situation by allowing corruption and cronyism to impede public safety; the lifeguard coordinator abused his power, extorted money for political purposes, manipulated union elections, and bullied lifeguards into covering up their negligence in the case of drownings, June 27 - 28, 1992.
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    Detroit Free Press reports on parolees from the Michigan Department of Corrections and how only 6.3 percent of convicted felons serve their full sentences, compared to 17 percent nationally; finds that the parole board frequently breaks the law by releasing inmates without jobs or educational plans; finds the easing of prison crowding is a priority over public safety; budget cuts have reduced the number of parole officers and the psychiatric treatment of violent criminals, July 18 - 19, 1992.
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    Corpus Christi Caller-Times reveals that drunk drivers are allowed to remain on the roads by a judicial system that does not report violations to the state Department of Public Safety, even though such reporting is required by law, Feb. 3, 1991.
  • Without Just Cause

    WWOR-TV (Secaucus, N.J.) uncovers state police practice of stopping, without probable cause, out-of-state minority motorists driving expensive cars.
  • A Recipe for Trouble

    Philadelphia Daily News series on restaurant inspections finds health department understaffed and restaurants able to remain open despite serious violations.
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    WEEI Radio (Boston) series uncovers ties between Massachusetts Department of Public Safety official and organized crime figures, drug dealers and convicted felons, Oct. 9-11, 1985.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) runs series of articles about the FDA under the Reagan administration; agency sides with industry and is steadily dismantling public safety programs that have been years in the making, July 1983.
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    L.A. Weekly does a lengthy investigation of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and finds it was serving many of its customers water that exceeded California guidelines for a suspected human carcinogen; DWP officials never made the problem public.
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    Santa Fe Reporter does series on problems, including low worker morale and weak security, in the New Mexico prison system; special attention is given to investigation of the new head of the system, a former employee of the U.S. Office of Public Safety, which was linked to torture of political prisoners in various countries.