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New documents released by Amtrak in response to a FOIA request shed more light on the 2017 panic and stampede at New York’s Penn Station that injured at least 16 people. While several eyewitnesses claimed panic was as a result of a police Taser being mistaken for gunfire, the officer who discharged the weapon blamed the incident on a mystery bystander yelling “ISIS ATTACK.”
Currently filling the 10 pm to midnight time slot on CNN, Don Lemon has apparently made no friends among temperance activists, opponents of potty mouth, and Trump supporters. According to Federal Communications Commission complaints released through FOIA, 41 people between 2015 and 2017 wrote to the Federal government to complain about Lemon’s newscasting.
A FOIA request to the Federal Communications Commission reveals that conservatives really do not like when comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel talks about politics.
U.S. Naval Intelligence tasked FBI with digging up dirt on Eric Williams to sway Trinidadian elections
A FOIA request to the National Archives from early 2015 has finally yielded the Federal Bureau of Investigation file on historian and first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Williams. In addition to the FBI monitoring Williams during his tenure at Howard University, the file contains reports from Naval Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency, who closely monitored his shift from academia into politics, including a request by Naval Intelligence that the FBI gather embarrassing personal details from William’s ex-wife in an attempt to hurt his chances during an election.
As part of MuckRock’s coverage of all things presidential leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Matthew Guariglia sent a FOIA request to learn the identities of the “one additional member” of the advisory committee who had to decide whether or not to grant Herman Cain Secret Service protection. Two years and two mostly-redacted documents later, we have an answer. Sort of.
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|WANTED-J. Frank Tragle||Rejected||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|George HW bush CIA file||Awaiting Response||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|George HW bush CIA file||Awaiting Response||Central Intelligence Agency||United States of America|
|Wrap Technologies NYPD||Rejected||New York City Police Department||New York City, NY|
|Gordon Parks FBI||Awaiting Response||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
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|UConn-Littler Mendelson||Completed||University of Connecticut||Connecticut|
|Eric Williams-Archives||Completed||National Archives and Records Administration||United States of America|
|Louis Freeland Post||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|NASA-Space Force||Completed||National Aeronautics and Space Administration||United States of America|
|Amtrak Penn Station.||Completed||Amtrak||United States of America|