CRIME: Putting Heat on the Sunbelt Mafia

On June 2, 1976, a top Arizona investigative reporter, Don Bolles, 47, was fatally mutilated when a dynamite blast ripped his car apart. That explosion is still reverberating in Arizona—louder than ever. It has shaken the confident, well-entrenched Establishment to its foundation, and it has also stirred the first real attempt at serious law enforcement since Arizona joined the union in 1912. All this is now being dramatized by an extraordinary journalistic enterprise. Six months ago, 36 reporters from 27 news organizations, calling themselves IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors Association), went...

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