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MuckRock’s software is written in Python on top of the Django platform, and we’re doing a major upgrade from Python 2 and Django 1.11 to Python 3 and Django 2.2. It’s one of our most major MuckRock changes in years — and one we hope will have a minimal impact on day-to-day usage.
The circumstances around domestic violence situations can be complicated — even more so when one of those involved is a member of law enforcement. How are police expected to handle it?
This week’s update from the world of public records
Presidential visits, whether to rustic diners or clandestine headquarters, are always both meticulously planned and opportunities for unexpected chaos. When it’s President Trump visiting the CIA, the notoriously tight-lipped staff find themselves wrangling for seats and dealing with logistics that, unsurprisingly, were remarkably fluid for a trip just across the Potomac.
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Police misconduct is often hidden from public view and settling the lawsuits that result can be a regularly costly business for police departments. Police departments in the United States spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to pay the victims of these crimes. Help us shine a light on misconduct settlements in your town. Submit the name of a city and state. We’ll handle the rest.