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While some people found Dave Chappelle’s SNL opener to be a somberly soothing balm on this festering wound of an election, a little over a dozen FCC complaints released via FOIA show others were upset about Chappelle dropping a Quentin Tarantino’s movie worth of n-bombs in his opening monologue, and “implying” that the United States might be the tiniest bit racist.
For months, the North Charleston Police Department - whose tumultuous history is underscored by the declaration of a mistrial in the case of former officer Michael Slager - has been stonewalling records requests for data about civilian complaints and use of force incidents, requiring a $1,500 deposit before it will begin a search.
Getting several years of meeting minutes from Massachusetts cities and towns isn’t easy - but it would be if each municipality kept up with reviewing and releasing non-exempt minutes regularly. Like they’re legally required to do.
Massachusetts agencies can get very creative when trying to avoid complying with public records requests, but some deny requests with such complete disregard for reality that it’s (almost) impressive. Enter the Braintree Police department.
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|Former Maywood Employees||No Responsive Documents||Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department||Los Angeles County, CA|
|Mary Pinchot Meyer||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Phil Ochs||Fix Required||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Stokely Carmichael||Awaiting Response||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Bayard Rustin||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|