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  • Wagon Mound

    KOAT-TV (Albuquerque) "found Wagon Mound town officials had authorized their two-man police force to illegally ticket motorists on the nearby interstate as a way of raising revenue for their small town in northeastern New Mexico. Their speed trap paid off. In a five-month period, police ticketed hundreds of motorists, many from out of state, and collected well over $10,000 dollars in fines and bond money. The officers improperly searched cars and luggage, harassed motorists, often made arrests and illegally set exorbitant bonds."
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    Wall Street Journal tries to untangle the confusion surrounding procedures for making legal searches and arrests, Aug. 9, 1985.
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    Indianapolis Star investigation into a successful police "sting" operation that broke theft rings finds no rings at all; police actually created crimes in order to make arrests, police informants pocketed some of operation's "buy" money, 1982.
  • Amtrak Used to Transport Cocaine

    Richmond Times-Dispatch runs article on the use of Amtrak to transport cocaine from Florida to the northeastern United States; questions why so many arrests are made in one town.
  • Colombia Cocaine FBI Investigation

    Hartford Courant gives a narrative account of how an FBI agent posed as a money launderer for two years to infiltrate a network of Colombian cocaine dealers; follows the FBI investigation from its inception to its conclusion, detailing the arrests.
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    Sacramento Bee looks into the arrest of five men for 169 counts of child molestation, finding the investigation slipshod with some charges impossible to verify.
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    Howard County (Md.) Sun investigates the theft of $300,000 from the Howard County Office of Finance; though arrests were made, the state's attorney, a supporter of the county executive, put up roadblocks to the investigation; as a result of the story a grand jury investigation was ordered.
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    Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) uses computer to analyze handling of drunk driving arrests in Scott County; study reveals only 55 percent lose their licenses, when 90 percent should have.
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    News-Sun (Waukeegan, Ill.) does articles on sheriff's deputies having sex with prostitutes while making prostitution arrests.