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Our request for investigations of sexual assault in Texas correctional facilities since 2013 returned a price tag of $1,132,024.30 from the Department of Criminal Justice, which says there are more than 260,000 pages of responsive documents that would require more than 61,000 hours to process.
Documents released to Donald Triplett III contain more than 70 tips from citizens reporting supposed “Muslim celebrations” of the September 11th terrorist attacks to at least six FBI field offices in the days following. Some of these dubious “leads” included “happy Middle Easterners laughing over coffee” the day before, a man expressing fear of anti-Muslim reprisals, and a table at TGI Friday’s that just split some appetizers.
Three MuckRock users filed FOIA requests from 2013 to 2015 for FBI files on The Tor Project, Inc., the developer of Tor. The software enables (in theory) untraceable access to both the regular internet and a network of websites inaccessible through other browsers, commonly called the “dark web.” Each request returned radically different sets of records, most predating the first request, and all linked only by their lack of substantial information.
FBI investigated Ayn Rand superfan who saw himself as the heir apparent to her Objectivist philosophy
Ayn Rand had a competitor for status as the most dizzyingly incoherent and morally questionable writer of the 20th century: her stalker. FBI files released to Emma Best show that the unnamed man sent Rand dozens of mommy issue-riddled letters over the course of the late ’60s, some making threats on her life.
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|Mary Pinchot Meyer||Fix Required||National Archives and Records Administration||United States of America|
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