In the Bay State, the grotesque black holes of bureaucracy sometimes take on an added Groundhog Day-esque tint. Like when your request is rejected. But you win your appeal. And then your request is rejected again.
Since May 23rd, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Venkat Balasubramani of Focal PLLC have been helping fight a series of lawsuits against MuckRock over requests filed by Phil Mocek regarding so-called “smart meters” in the city of Seattle. Yesterday, the last of those suits was finally dismissed.
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As part of our collaboration with Campaign Zero, MuckRock requested use of force policies from the largest police departments in the country.
Over the past year, our FOIA requests have released thousands of documents that show how for-profit prisons have leveraged the legal system to their advantage, letting companies pick-and-choose inmates to off-load costs, ignore complaints and concerns, and create dangerous conditions for prisoners and staff alike. This is all done while ...
- 100% funded
- $4025.00 raised
- 97 backers
From Abbie Hoffman to Malcolm X, Ol' Dirty Bastard to the Insane Clown Posse, FBI files read like a veritable Who's Who of the 20th Century. This project aims to sift through the hundreds of thousands of agency archival material we've managed to get released, so we can better understand ...
- 33% funded
- $1675.00 raised
- 11 backers
- 2 months, 1 week remaining
What started out as an attempt to answer a (seemingly) simple question - what is the oldest computer still in use by a government agency - has seen spiraled into a project that touches on issues of national security, record keeping, and finally finding out whatever happened to Zeos.