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    Los Angeles Times looks at a squad within the city's police department that surveils dangerous criminals; reveals squad members frequently watch while criminals commit armed robberies they could have prevented, Sept. 25, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times describes the incestuous and sometimes corrupt relationships between federal officials and defense contractors in light of the Pentagon procurement scandal, June 15 - July 24, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times looks at the International Integrity Award; finds manipulative techniques, including sexual seduction, to recruit and keep followers and build a New Age empire with suspicious finances, Aug. 14 - 15 and Sept. 19, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times tells of the nationwide problem of unscrupulous vocational school operators who saddle hopeful students with big debts, often leaving the federal government with noncollectable guaranteed student loans; finds lax accrediting standards, schools sometimes shut down and keep the money, June 16-17, 1988.
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    Reason Magazine shows how the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (L.A. CRA) used power politics to have thousands of houses and small business buildings in Hollywood declared blighted; finds the L.A. CRA wanted to present the land to developers at subsidized prices, and describes how it doctored minutes of meetings, falsified data to exaggerate problems, and rigged special board elections, January 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine traces the activities of a veteran smuggler and a computer engineer involved in smuggling high technology to the Soviet Union, April 10, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine details how a former associate director for nuclear weapons at the Lawrence Livermore Lab told government officials about problems at the lab; despite vindictive reaction from the lab, Roy Woodruff told how SDI technology such as the X-ray laser has been misrepresented, July 17, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine details the rise and fall of a large illegal steroid manufacturing and distribution network broken up by federal agents; finds steroid use is growing, and is popular among many world class athletes, April 24, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times articles show how a campaign reform law has failed to limit campaign fundraising through PACs; city officials use political consultants who work as lobbyists. (March 8 and April 9, 1987)
  • Gangs and Guns

    Herald Examiner (Los Angeles) describes how gang members in Los Angeles, some just children, use their proceeds from the sale of crack to buy high-powered weapons, Feb. 28, 1988.