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    The News Tribune conducted a computer analysis of DWI arrest records in order to investigate the performance of every police agency in the state. The analysis showed that the police agencies experienced a drop in the number of DWI arrests in 1993. Police attributed the drop to the fact that the system for arresting and prosecuting drunk drivers was too cumbersome and unreliable, Jan, 30 - 31, 1994.
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    The Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.) reveals in an extensive three-part series that the county juvenile justice system is completely inadequte to deal with the 50% surge in teen arrests and the surge in violence and drug use; findings include that teenage males have become the most dangerous criminals in the system, that juvenile jails are so full only the most violent offenders spend time there, and that some programs for offenders are still striving despite lack of compassion for them, July 17, 1994.
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    Rolling Stone describes the FBI investigation which led to the arrests of several teenagers who planned to bomb churches in Los Angeles to start a race war; the investigation, which led to convictions, had some critics because the FBI seemed to be promoting the violence for which it arrested the suspects, June 30, 1994.
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    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution discovers an Atlanta nurse that is suspected of causing intensive-care patients to suffer sudden cardiac arrests; finds that the nurse had been fired grom numerous other nursing jobs but no previous employer had given him a bad recommendation; he had falsified job applications, and had been indicted for murder in a Birmingham, Ala., code-blue death, 1991. # GA McIntosh Sternberg Perl Durcanin
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    Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times reports that a local police department may have used racial profiles in making stops on Interstate 95; during a six-month period in 1991, almost all the arrests on I-95 by the Tinicum Police were of African-American males pulled over for minor violations, Aug. 25, 1992.
  • Operation Silent Nights: Crackdown or Breakdown?

    WCNC-TV (Charlotte, N.C.) follows the trials of 100 drug suspects who were arrested in the same Christmas holiday sting operation and finds that most got off with little or no punishment, July 9 - 10, 1992.
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    Chicago Sun-Times uncovers scheme within performance evaluation system of the Chicago police force that rewards officers for the number of arrests, which boosts statistics, but does not necessarily fight crime, June 7, 1992.
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    Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) conducts a computer analysis of New York State's first-time drug offenders; finds that blacks and latinos are 65 percent more likely to be sent to jail than whites; 90 percent of drug arrests were made in two primarily black neighborhoods, May 19 - 20 and Dec. 22 - 23, 1991.
  • InJustice For All

    WDTN investigates a career criminal with 60 arrests in more than 20 years. He served only 4 years for the crimes. 90 percent of criminal cases don't make it to the courtroom because of plea bargains.
  • Transit Officers in New York accused of Unlawful arrests

    New York Times articles report several New York City transit police officers made scores of false or improper arrests in the subway system, and that no disciplinary action was taken despite an official investigation.