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  • Hatred At Home

    A comprehensive exploration of the prosecution of three domestic terrorists from Columbus, Ohio, featuring a detailed look at the investigations that led to their arrests and background on the Bush administration's war on domestic terror.
  • Alleged Illegal Drug Searches and Unlawful Marijuana Arrests by NYPD

    A two-part investigative series on marijuana arrests and illegal searches by the New York City Police Department and a look into the city's "Stop and Frisk" policy.
  • Grave Mistakes

    An investigation showing how the database of deceased Americans created in 1980 under the Freedom of Information Act accidentally lists thousands of Americans as deceased, suffering frozen bank accounts, refused credit cards, denied student and mortgage loans, or arrests for suspected identity theft. It also exposes how identity thieves have learned to use the filed to commit numerous acts of identity theft for tax fraud.
  • Women in Prison

    The series examined reasons leading to Oklahoma's No. 1 U.S. ranking for its rate of incarcerating women. The Tulsa World found that while the state ranked in the mid-range for arrests of women, it jumps significantly when it comes to sentencing.
  • Alleged Illegal Searches & Unlawful Marijuana Arrests by NYPD

    The story takes a look into the NYPD's "stop and frisk" policy. The "stop and frisks" are street encounters carried out almost exclusively blacks and Latinos in the city's poorest neighborhoods. The investigation shows that NYPD is likely making false arrests for marijuana possession after recovering marijuana through illegal searches during "stop and frisks."
  • Watching the Protesters

    This article exposes the military and local police intelligence operations worked to infiltrate and spy on a the ranks of peaceful protesters, dispaching a Ft. Lewis operative to not only heal lead protest demonstrations, but to provide secretive blow-by-blow accounts of the protesters' plans and positions to the police and Army. In effect, the Army double agent helped organize and lead them to their arrests and prosecutions.
  • NYPD: Fighting Crime at All Costs

    WABC closely examined the aggressive policing policies of the NY Police Department. A tip from an officer regarding the use of quotas had turned into "a relentless pursuit of arrests and summonses in the city's minority communities that he claimed led to the write up of innocent people."
  • Scales of Justice

    Many known criminals in Linn County walk the streets freely. Among many problems with the local justice system, the largest is that criminal cases are dismissed without prosecution. Without charges on a drug dealer's, child pornographer's, or girlfriend beater's records, it's as if they never committed a crime. The lack of corrective action is leaving local police with low morale and an overwhelming job of arresting repeat offenders only to see the justice system release them back on the public.
  • San Jose police: Misdemeanor Justice

    The San Jose police are the most aggressive city in California when it comes to misdemeanor crimes and the arrests. They have the largest per capita of arrests in the state and many of these arrests are for petty crimes or resisting arrest where no crime was actually involved. Many of these crimes involve the attitude of those being arrested, public intoxication without proper tests, and disturbing the peace. A number of these arrests are based on color and a great deal of force was used in these arrests.
  • Cuban Pot Rings

    “Cuban-run drug rings dominate Florida’s indoor marijuana-cultivation trade, which supplies the Eastern seaboard state with some of the most potent and expensive marijuana in the US. Court records and interviews with drug agents showed that up to 90 percent of the hundreds of suspects busted each year running illegal grow houses are recently arrived Cuban refugees”.