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A.C. Thompson

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A.C. Thompson has been a reporter for 12 years, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. In 2006-2007, he was an investigative reporter for SF Weekly. For eight years before that he worked in a similar role for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. His work has also appeared in a number of national magazines. His work received the George Polk Award for local reporting in 2005. Thompson is co-author of the book Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights.

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Terror in Little Saigon (Vietnamese)

An old war comes to a new country.

Watch: The Front on Camera

ProPublica and Frontline reopen the investigation into a death squad run by former South Vietnamese military men that killed journalists, torched businesses and intimidated those who challenged its dream of re-starting the Vietnam War — all on American soil.

Terror in Little Saigon

An old war comes to a new country.

Hãy giúp chúng tôi điều tra những vụ Ám sát c&#

Không giống như các cuộc tấn công bạo lực chống nhà báo khác, những vụ ám sát này đã thu hút được khá ít sự chú ý. Hãy giúp ProPublica và Frontline điều tra

Help Us Investigate the Murders of Five Vietnamese-American Journalists

If you know anything about these murders or were a victim of political terrorism during this time, you can help our investigation by sending us a tip.

How We Reported ‘Terror in Little Saigon’

How we investigated the murders of five Vietnamese-American journalists.

Coming soon: Terror in Little Saigon

ProPublica and Frontline reopen the investigation into a death squad run by former South Vietnamese military men that killed journalists, torched businesses and intimidated those who challenged its dream of re-starting the Vietnam War — all on American soil.

In Protecting the Elderly, California at Last Takes Steps to Catch Up

California, which has loosely regulated the assisted living industry for years, adopts measures that give advocates for the elderly modest hope.

In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter

Cost concerns may derail efforts by lawmakers and advocates to require more frequent inspections and a swifter response to allegations of abuse and neglect.

What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown

Post Mortem by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of 18-year-old African American killed by police.

Assisted Living Giant Is Focus of Federal Probe

Investigators for the last year have been examining the operations of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living company.

In California, a Raft of Measures to Improve Conditions and Oversight of Assisted Living

After months of damning reports, including an investigation by ProPublica and PBS “Frontline,” legislators have proposed a regulatory overhaul.

In Churn of Assisted Living Deals, An Island of Misery

The assisted living facility in McMinnville, Oregon has been owned in recent years by several of the industry’s largest companies. Throughout, its record has remained troubled.

Another Setback in Federal Investigation of New Orleans Police

Former officer acquitted in the death of Henry Glover.

In California, $1 Million in Unpaid Fines for Assisted Living Centers

A ProPublica review of records from the California Department of Social Services shows the state collected less than half of the more than $2 million in fines it issued against assisted living facilities from 2007 to 2012.

Elderly, At Risk, and Haphazardly Protected

A ProPublica and “Frontline” examination of the multibillion-dollar assisted living industry reveals a mishmash of minimal state regulation and no involvement by federal officials.

Danziger Bridge Convictions Overturned

The federal judge who oversaw the trial of five New Orleans police officers charged in the shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina granted a request for a re-trial after uncovering misconduct by federal prosecutors.

World of Hurt: Those Lost and Those Left Behind

A review of state regulatory records and more than 100 lawsuits turned up repeated examples of grave mistakes or misconduct at facilities operated by Emeritus Senior Living, the country’s largest assisted living company.

“Close the Back Door”

Inside Room 101 at Emerald Hills, a covert campaign was under way in the fall of 2008. Potentially lethal bed sores were spreading across Joan’s body, and workers were trying to improvise help.

“A Sinking Ship”

On Sept. 30, 2008, an employee at the Emerald Hills assisted living facility in Auburn, Calif., made an entry in a company computer log: “pressure ulcer/wound.” Joan, who had spent just 19 days in the facility, had developed the wound on her foot.
A.C. Thompson
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