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The community’s needs above all: Lessons from the Providence External Review Authority’s struggle for police accountability
Driven by movements for police accountability, civilian oversight agencies have become commonplace across the county. But often politically weak and under-resourced, they fail to live up to the aspirations of the activists that fight for them. In Providence, Rhode Island, a civilian oversight agency works to reestablish its legitimacy.
As e-scooter companies chose to ask for forgiveness, not permission while setting up shop across the country, cities worked quickly to pass regulations. MuckRock surveyed the different approaches they took.
In 1981, a group of Brown University students found a creative way of protesting a lecture by Central Intelligence Agency Director William Casey. Then, in keeping with the CIA’s campus fixation, the Agency kept tabs on the students as they defended their free speech rights.
This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s acting attorney general linked to scam business, FOIA weaponized by corporations, and surveillance footage exposes police abuse in Indiana
In this week’s FOIA round-up, public records reveal the shady associations of President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed acting attorney general, tax preparation companies use FOIA to target a university professor, and surveillance video tells the story of police abuse in Indiana.
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|RI Corrections Gang Association Policy||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Department of Corrections||Rhode Island|
|FIFA United 2026 Bid Agreements||No Responsive Documents||Georgia Department of Economic Development||Georgia|
|FIFA United 2026 Bid Agreements (San Francisco City Hall)||No Responsive Documents||San Francisco City Hall||San Francisco, CA|
|FIFA United 2026 Bid Agreements (City and County of San Francisco Airport Commission)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||City and County of San Francisco Airport Commission||San Francisco, CA|
|FIFA United 2026 Bid Agreements (Cincinnati City Manager)||Fix Required||Cincinnati City Manager||Cincinnati, OH|