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    The Recorder (Amsterdam, N.Y.) series looks at the informal exercise of economic and political power in a small community through the use of federal economic development money by the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency, April 25 - 28, 1984.
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    Courier-News article details the crime and trial of a young New Jersey man who committed suicide after being sentenced to 30 days for possession of stolen cans of tuna fish; the state of New Jersey subsequently criticized the judge for his handling of the trial, March 2, 1984.
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    Clarion-Ledger series documents how defendants in a district justice court, which handles misdemeanor and small claims matters, were hauled in nights or weekends and forced to pay fines immediately or be jailed without the right to an attorney or a formal trial, October 1983.
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    Los Angeles Times issues special section on the Pentagon as employer, purchaser of goods and services, and bureaucratic monster; because of its size, the military-industrial complex makes politicians captives, ultimately resulting in the breakdown of the system of checks and balances, July 1983.
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    United Features Syndicate series says current and former members of Congress were involved in the purchase of narcotics from a ring that sold drugs on Capitol Hill; Justice Department blocked a grand jury investigation and prevented the trial of the arrested pushers, 1983.
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    Reason article reports on growing use of tax-free industrial development bonds by private businesses, which often amounts to government subsidies to business; focuses on abuses in the state of Texas, December 1984.
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    Philadelphia Magazine article shows how and why soft sentences are meted out in Philadelphia's criminal list rooms; the backlog of cases is expanding by the thousands; if judges get tougher, more attorneys will demand jury trials and the whole criminal justice system will be damaged by backlog, September 1981.
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    Columbus Dispatch articles find Ohio law makes it difficult to hold a mentally deficient criminal suspect, even when there is evidence that the suspect continues to be a danger to society; mentally ill found incompetent to stand trial for homicide are allowed to walk the streets, May 1982.
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    Reason article finds National Aeronautics and Space Administration continued a program--Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research--that had been vetoed by Congress by hiding it under another name in its budget, August 1981.
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    Consumer Interpol Focus reports on industrial accidents in the Third World; suggests the disaster at Bhopal may not be an isolated incident, June 1985.