The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "rogue nations" ...
A Scripps Howard News Service investigation has found found dozens of individuals who have been banned as food stamp merchants yet nonetheless remained in business in communities across the country because of lax governmental oversight. Scripps later identified more flaws in the program's oversight: Convicted thieves and cheats are running food-stamp stores around the nation, even though federal law is supposed to prohibit them from doing so.
Using confidential documents from government sources and dozens of interviews with key players, the authors revealed how for more than a quarter of a century, while the Central Intelligence Agency turned a dismissive eye, a globe-straddling network run by Pakistani scientist A. Q. Khan sold the equipment and expertise to make nuclear weapons to a rogues' gallery of nations.
"An examination by the Sun shows that the pension fund's $23 billion portfolio contains investments in companies that do business with rogue nations or whose practices contribute to social or environmental ills in direct opposition to the United States and Nevada policies."
The four part series investigated the thriving trade in dual-use technology, those products that can be used for civilian purposes as well as in nuclear applications. The research goes into the booming black market in nuclear materials out of post-apartheid South Africa.
Mother Jones looks at how "the United States exempts itself from the standards that it applies to others." The report finds that the country often "refuses to sign international treaties and ignores U.N. resolutions." The author points to a number of cases - the Washington's refusal to recognize the jurisdiction of the World Court for the crime of mining civilian harbors in Nicaragua, the invasion of Panama in 1989, the government's reluctance to impose economic sanctions on repressive China - that exemplify "this fat and superior mentality." The story sheds light on "the U.S. refusal to pay U.N. membership" and "to sign on to the land-mines treaty." It also reveals that the U.S.A and Somalia are the only country that have "not yet ratified the convention that forbids the execution of minors."
"The enemy: rising crime in urban America, coupled with police brutality and corruption. The man with answer: a former Robert F. Kennedy aide who had turned crime crusader. Eventually heeding the constant lobbying of Adam Walinsky, Congress finally created the Police Corps training program to create an elite generation of sophisticated, college-educated officers. But with lax oversight at the U.S. Department of Justice, state and federal program administrators relied on Walinsky for guidance. The result: a rogue program that after $54 million had put only 246 cops on the street. What's more, Walinsky's influence took a controversial path of militaristic, boot-vamp style of training, including sleep deprivation, Hell Week endurance tests and live-fire over cadets' heads."
Tags: police training; FOIA; criminal justice; Florida State University; university graduates into neighborhood cops; Outward Bound training style; character; commando; ROTC for police; sleep deprivation; National Institute on Justice
The Nation's investigation of U.S. operations in Guatemala revealed a systematic link between Guatemalan Army death squads and the C.I.A. rogues were responsible for maintaining ties with the Guatemalan death squads. The Nation reported that the links were, in fact, developed and maintained by many C.I.A. officials and said policy was covered up, if not facilitated by, a number of U.S. Ambassadors to Guatemala. (April 17, 24 & June 5, 1995)