CIR has identified dozens of armed guards who previously had been fired from or left law enforcement after being accused of offenses such as civil rights violations, excessive force and corruption.
Regulators have approved licenses for guards without conducting mental health evaluations or checking for evidence of substance abuse.
Dion “Freeky D” Daniels (left) greets Simon Curtis “Kilo Curt” Nelson, who still produces music under the Thizz label. A few Thizz rappers and former friends from their neighborhood in Vallejo, Calif., were swept up in a federal drug bust last year. “To come to 2012 and be labeled a drug label, it’s a bad […]
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When a thief rang up $2,000 in charges at Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree and Gap on Rosa Franco’s credit card, she quickly surmised the reason – the state of California had mistakenly left her credit card and Social Security numbers exposed. Twice. The state Department of Developmental Services, which serves Franco’s 5-year-old daughter and thousands of […]
Tracy Gary, one of the original members of the Vanguard collective and an heir to the Pillsbury fortune, said Hari Dillon was responsible for the foundation’s downfall. “But so, too, was the culture that all of us created,” she said.Michael Short/Center for Investigative Reporting The Vanguard Public Foundation was once a social justice leader in […]