I used to live in Marshalltown, IA in the mid-90's. I was working as a carpenter at the time and one of my co-workers told me about the big local conspiracy. Apparently, the biggest employer in town at the time was Monfort, a huge pork processor, who also employed mostly "undocumented" hispanics at the packing plant. My buddy told me that he was friends with a local cop and was told that the local paper was in cahoots with the meat-packing company to not report all of the horrible crimes that were occuring in the town of 25k. The theory was that if the good townsfolks knew just how much rape and murder was being committed by the workers at the plant, then they would demand it be shut down and the illegals run out of town. I do know the first time I ever heard gunshots in a city was in Marshalltown... Last night, a friend of mine had just gone on a ride-along with the local cops in Prescott Valley, AZ and heard the same conspiracy theory. Only in this case, it is the local rich development family not wanting the true crime rate to be known since it will drive down property values... I had no idea this was such a common conspiracy... Any of you guys have a similar one in your area?