MuckReads: Wal-Mart Has a Serious Crime Problem, Death in LAPD Custody, More

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Wal-Mart is one of the largest corporations in the world, but its cost-cutting measures are causing security problems that go well beyond petty theft. According to this investigation, there is about one violent crime every day at one of the company’s 4,500 locations across the country. (Bloomberg)

Estimates suggest that between 1980 and 2012 nearly 1,200 indigenous women in Canada went missing or were murdered, though advocates say that understates the problem. This is the story of one of those women, and the factors that contribute to these types of crimes in Canada. (The Globe and Mail)

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The dark forces behind the disappearance of Angeline Pete

Wendy Stueck was drawn to her friendly laugh and curious nature. But the next time the Globe reporter saw Angeline Pete’s face was on a missing person poster

theglobeandmail.com

This election cycle has seen its fair share of finger-pointing about who is responsible for the rise of ISIS. The answer, of course, is multidimensional, but an intensive review of the record reveals how cost-cutting and other decisions by the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State aided in the militant group’s rise. (ProPublica/Washington Post)

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As ISIS Brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Department Cut Eyes and Ears on the Ground

An investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but…

United States officials downplay the role of ground troops in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, in favor of a narrative that hinges on targeted airstrikes and drones. But this investigation found that U.S. commandos play a much larger role in the ground war than White House officials let on. (Buzzfeed)

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Inside The Real US Ground War On ISIS

As the US and its allies prepare to launch a major offensive for Mosul, US service members are on the ground in growing numbers — and increasingly in harm’s way. Mike Giglio reports from the bases …

buzzfeed.com

Making videos of police conduct and misconduct available to the public is critical to police accountability and transparency. California law allows police to keep such videos a secret, but ProPublica obtained two that document how Vachel Howard died after an incident in an LAPD jail. (ProPublica)

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Videos Surface of a Death in Custody the LAPD Didn’t Want Released

Vachel Howard was arrested for driving under the influence. Hours later, he was dead. Here‘s what happened inside an LAPD jail.

propublica.org

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