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States have different policies on how they approach domestic violence - and many don’t have any policies at all
A request for domestic violence response policies for state police departments in all 50 states found 28 states willing to release the policies free of charge, or for a small fee. 12 states reported having no such policy. Four - Hawaii, Kansas, New Hampshire, and South Dakota - rejected the request, arguing that granting it would compromise security, reveal confidential law enforcement techniques, or disrupt the operation of government.
MuckRock is launching a project which will attempt to break assaults down by base, branch, and rank, starting Fort Bragg. A request for all reports of sexual assaults from 2012 to 2017 is ready for release upon payment just shy of $120. We’re opening that request to crowdfunding, so please help spread the word.
Back in August, a handful of Nazis, White Supremacists, and “free speech advocates” came to Boston, where they were met by tens of thousands of counter-protesters. While the crowd was huge, only 33 people were arrested. And according to recently released incident reports, at least one of those was a photojournalist who tripped up a cop who might have taken the training wheels off too soon.
As hordes of white men with dopey haircuts take to the streets to denouce progress, it’s worth taking a look at a moment in American history when a bunch of rich dudes attempted to turn the country in a fascist dictatorship through overt violence, before they realized they could just hijack the electoral system - the story of General Smedley Darlington Butler and the Business Plot.
These days the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has the dubious distinction of being the “most contaminated place in America,” with about 53 million gallons of toxic waste stored at the sprawling 586 square mile facility. While the recent tunnel collapse is the most severe incident yet at the site, inspection reports released by the Environmental Protection Agency through FOIA reveal a history of slow-burning decrepitude at the nuclear waste dump.
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|Qatar MOU||Awaiting Acknowledgement||U.S. Department of State||United States of America|
|Syria Coordination||Awaiting Response||Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command||United States of America|
|Free Speech Rally: Incident Reports & Video||Awaiting Response||Boston Police Department||Boston, MA|
|WPD: Original Complaints||No Responsive Documents||Wareham Police Department||Wareham, MA|
|WPD's Social Media Policy||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Wareham Police Department||Wareham, MA|