After the tremendous response to our piece on the CIA’s cafeteria complaints, Michael Morisy immediately filed a follow-up FOIA for the most current copy. Two years and a switch to a far inferior food service contractor later, it’s finally arrived.
The scientist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin had already been consulting with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for decades. But after an unflattering “High Times” article, they decided to raid his house.
Omar Mateen’s troubled past and law enforcement aspirations documented in police academy application
In 2006, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen decided to devote himself full-time to the pursuit of a career in law enforcement. According to a 2015 application for admission into a law enforcement academy at the Indian River State College, he quit his job as a Sales Associate at the General Nutrition Center “to start preparing to become a police officer.”
In California, the officer driving a 18-ton MRAP could have as much as 20 hours of training time - or as little as 15 minutes
Much like our previous audit of Texas police departments’ proposals to train officers in the operation of military-grade armored vehicles, similar documents from Californian law enforcement agencies revealed that there is no clear qualification standard when it comes to use of 18-ton Mine-Resistant vehicles.
On the anniversary of the CIA-backed overthrow of Guatemalan leadership, MuckRock wants you to take part in building our collection of coup-related documents.
Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife drew international attention for a proposal straight out of a Sci-Fi Original Pictures plot – a program that would turn an island off of the Quabbin reservoir into an endangered rattlesnake sanctuary. While praised in the conservation community, some residents, leery of an island full of snakes, took a different tack – or as one concerned citizen put it, “Have you lost all reason?”
With the summer heat approaching, we look at the process inmates go through for relief before resorting to rioting - the ways you can question operations near you.
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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 ...
- 65% funded
- $325.00 raised
- 7 backers
- 6 months 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. Interested ...
The programs being designed and implemented across the country under the auspices of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) have drawn fire from Muslim community members and civil rights activists. They are criticized for unfairly targeting Muslims, being used for surveillance under the pretext of community outreach, and being based on an ...
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