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From a reporter in West Virginia getting arrested for “aggressive questioning” to an independent journalist facing 70 years in prison for documenting the inauguration protests, members of the press are facing legal consequences for doing their jobs - and the police’s paper trail just doesn’t add up.
Worcester Police claims it will take 15 minutes to “review and redact” each of its emails with the Trump campaign
After requesting emails between Donald J. Trump Inc. and the the Worcester Police Department, the department said it would cost over $800, citing the sizable task of separating the police officers’ emails from those of other city employees. A revised request for all of the emails then brought the cost to nearly $9,000, with WPD arguing that “due to the sensitive nature of the emails, each will take 15 minutes to review and redact.”
After the arrest and conviction of a woman for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing, one might be curious to see the incident report filed by the police. Unfortunately, the arresting agency, the United States Capitol Police, is a “legislative branch entity,” and therefore not subject to FOIA.
Emails released by the North Charleston Police Department show that after the fatal shooting of Walter Scott in 2015 by former NCPD officer Michael Slager, the department closely monitored the social media accounts of activists, in addition to compiling information - including court histories - regarding Scott’s family.
American and British governments denied Chagossians the right of return under the guise of environmental stewardship
Between 1967 and 1973, almost 2,000 natives of the Chagos Archipelago were kicked out of their home to make room for an American military base. After decades of lobbying for the right to return, the Chagossians were formally denied last year after the American and British governments started raising questions about the environmental impact of resettlement.
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