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Massachusetts State Police and local law enforcement have spent millions amassing an arsenal of Tasers, but there’s minimal accountability for those doing the purchasing, or for those doing the tasing.
While President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this year regarding the possible establishment of a “Space Force,” FOIA shows that not everyone in his own administration is so keen on the idea. In a series of recently released emails from last year, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson made clear her opposition to the establishment of a semi-autonomous “Space Corps,” insisting that it be the USAF in charge of militarizing the cosmos.
When you send thousands of FOIA requests, you are bound to get some very weird responses from time to time. Recently, we here at MuckRock had one of our most bizarre gets yet - Washington State Fusion Center’s accidental release of records on the effects of remote mind control.
Chicago Police Department can’t use blanket “investigatory techniques” exemption to deny records regarding controversial social media surveillance technology
Chicago Police Department can’t use blanket “investigatory techniques” exemption to deny records regarding controversial social media surveillance technology according to a recent appeal determination by the Illinois Assistant Attorney General.
In California, Homeland Security continues to argue that Antifa, not white supremacists, pose “the greatest threat to public safety”
Since last September, MuckRock has been tracking every Homeland Security-run fusion center in the country’s investigations into Antifa and white supremacist groups. Today, we’ll take you on a rundown of the responses we’ve gotten back from California.
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|Taser Metadata (Lawrence Police Department)||Completed||Lawrence Police Department||Lawrence, MA|
|Taser Metadata (Worcester Police Department)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Worcester Police Department||Worcester, MA|
|Taser Metadata (Taunton Police Department)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Taunton Police Department||Taunton, MA|
|Taser Metadata (Plymouth Police Department)||Fix Required||Plymouth Police Department||Plymouth, MA|
|Taser Metadata (Brockton Police Department)||Completed||Brockton Police Department||Brockton, MA|