Washington bill extending records act to the legislature dies after public outcry

Washington bill extending records act to the legislature dies after public outcry

A bill slated to extend certain aspects of the public records act to the Washington State Legislature is dead following a heated public hearing.

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FBI can neither confirm nor deny investigations into darknet markets that it confirmed are ongoing

FBI can neither confirm nor deny investigations into darknet markets that it confirmed are ongoing

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has responded to dozens of FOIA requests regarding darknet markets (and one request for files on Cryptocomb) by refusing to confirm or deny the existence of records mentioning them. To support this denial, the Bureau cited FOIA exemption b(7)a, which covers “ongoing proceedings.” In doing so, the Bureau seemed to violate its own GLOMAR response by citing the existence of proceedings it refuses to acknowledge exist.

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FOIA FAQ: Why can’t I upload my existing FOIA requests to MuckRock?

FOIA FAQ: Why can’t I upload my existing FOIA requests to MuckRock?

Often times people ask to upload their existing FOIA requests to MuckRock or want to share an interesting cache of documents through the site. We’re always excited to see more people using public records, so we wanted to explain why we don’t accept these kinds of offers and suggest some alternatives.

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Homeland Security IG report finds spoiled food and other violations at New Jersey facility housing immigration detainees

Homeland Security IG report finds spoiled food and other violations at New Jersey facility housing immigration detainees

Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at a jail in Newark, New Jersey have been fed spoiled food and subjected to deteriorating conditions, according to a report released last week by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General.

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New York court green-lights release of NYPD body-worn camera footage

New York court green-lights release of NYPD body-worn camera footage

A New York state appellate court made a landmark ruling this week, which allows the release of body-worn camera footage for one of the country’s largest police departments.

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