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Kirk Johnson

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March 2005: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Oct 18, 2012

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Oct 18, 2012 Boy Scout Files Detail Decades of Abuse Accusations

QUOTE: Regrets and recriminations about how the Boy Scouts of America have policed the ranks of its scoutmasters and other volunteers to guard against sexual predators — and how they have often failed — echo through the thousands of pages of internal documents, police files and newspaper clippings....They do not suggest that scouting was riddled with sexual stalkers.

New York Times
May 08, 2009 Chemical Company Is Acquitted in Asbestos Case

QUOTE: At least 200 people have died of asbestos-related diseases and hundreds more have been sickened in Libby...And there is no doubt that the Zonolite Mountain vermiculite mine was the source of the asbestos. But the jury in Federal District Court in Missoula, deliberating for less than two days after a nearly three-month trial, unanimously concluded that the contamination was not criminal.

New York Times
Jun 03, 2008 Judge Orders Sect Children’s Release

QUOTE: The seizure of the children was one of the largest child welfare cases in the nation’s history and provoked charges that the state had overstepped its authority. A court of appeals and the Supreme Court agreed, at least in part, prompting Judge Walther, who had authorized the original raid, to order their release on Monday.

New York Times
May 20, 2008 Far-Flung Placement of Children in Texas Raid Is Criticized

QUOTE: The hearings, technically meant as a 60-day check-up of the state’s plan in handling the children and families of the raid, have exposed the clanking machinery of the Texas child welfare apparatus, which has strained at the seams and spent millions of dollars to handle one of the biggest and most complex child welfare cases in the nation’s history.

New York Times
Mar 21, 2008 Colorado Court Rules ‘No Smoking’ Means Exactly That, Even on Stage

QUOTE: “The smoking ban was not intended to prevent actors from expressing emotion, setting a mood, illustrating a character trait, emphasizing a plot twist or making a political statement,” a three-member panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals said in its unanimous ruling, upholding a lower court’s verdict. But, the court added, “smoking, by itself, is not sufficiently expressive to qualify for First Amendment protection.”

New York Times
Feb 16, 2008 Vast Legal-Aid Fraud Laid to Two Brothers

QUOTE: [Two Denver brothers] claimed to provide authentic legal services but did not, and ran a “nonprofit” that was anything but...[they] preyed upon lower-income consumers with confusing business names and false promises..."

New York Times
Jan 18, 2008 Secret Service: Detailed Look at ’06 Turmoil

QUOTE: ...revelations [of the Secret Service's unethical and perhaps even illegal conduct] arise from a lawsuit...filed against five Secret Service agents, accusing them of civil rights and free-speech violations.

New York Times
Nov 18, 2007 Proposed Colorado Measure on Rights for Human Eggs

QUOTE: A proposed amendment to the Colorado Constitution that would give legal rights to fertilized human eggs may be headed for the ballot next year, raising the prospect of a heated local debate over abortion at the same time that Democrats are gathering here for their national convention.

New York Times
Oct 25, 2007 Firefighters Get Control as Questions Rise

QUOTE: The fires of October 2007 have sharpened questions about the costs of protecting the increasing numbers of people who live in remote and highly flammable areas, reawakened old jealousies that simmer across Southern California and forced new examination of the tension between the need for local emergency services and the willingness to pay for them.

New York Times
Aug 30, 2006 Leader of Polygamist Mormon Sect Is Arrested

QUOTE: Warren Jeffs, the polygamist leader of a Mormon-offshoot sect and a symbol of the government’s hardened line against plural marriage in the West, was arrested...brings to a head many of the issues that have been simmering in the deeply isolated polygamist communities of Utah and Arizona where Mr. Jeffs’s outlaw stance had bolstered his claim to be an untouchable prophet of God.

New York Times
Apr 06, 2006 With This Ethical Ring I Thee Wed

QUOTE: gold mining's environmental and social impacts have become impossible to ignore, especially in developing countries where political protests, corruption and displacement of indigenous peoples have often accompanied mining.

New York Times
Mar 28, 2005 Colorado Court Bars Execution Because Jurors Consulted Bible

QUOTE: ... Colorado's highest court on Monday upheld a lower court's decision throwing out the sentence of a man who was given the death penalty after jurors consulted the Bible in reaching a verdict.

New York Times