After the Dust Settles: A Guide to Protest and FOIA

A list of FOIA resources that will help you prepare, participate, and actively investigate what the police were doing at a protest.

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Records show D.C. Police used an LRAD sound cannon to "direct crowd flow" during the Women's March

Records show D.C. Police used an LRAD sound cannon to “direct crowd flow” during the Women’s March

Records released last week show D.C. Metropolitan Police Department employed a Long Range Acoustic Device during the Women’s March to “direct the crowd flow.” This is the latest evidence of an worrying trend in which police departments are increasingly using the incredibly powerful LRAD to deal with non-violent protests at the risk of causing permanent hearing loss.

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MuckRock’s guide to protests and FOIA: The day after

MuckRock’s guide to protests and FOIA: The day after

In a democracy, the power of the people comes from the ability to hold their government accountable. We’re launching a project to provide a comprehensive list of FOIA resources that will help you to prepare, participate, and investigate protests. Today, we’ll be examining three pivotal protests of the past decade in America – Occupy Wall Street, Ferguson and NoDAPL.

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MuckRock's guide to protests and FOIA: The day of

MuckRock’s guide to protests and FOIA: The day of

In a democracy, the power of the people comes from the ability to hold their government accountable. We’re launching a project to provide a comprehensive list of FOIA resources that will help you to prepare, participate, and investigate protests. Today, we’ll be looking at what to look out for during a protest.

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MuckRock's guide to protests and FOIA: The day before

MuckRock’s guide to protests and FOIA: The day before

In a democracy, the power of the people comes from the ability to hold their government accountable. We’re launching a project to provide a comprehensive list of FOIA resources that will help you to prepare, participate, and investigate protests. Today, we’ll be looking at what to know before the protest starts.

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38 Requests

No Responsive Documents

Boston Police Department Copley Square Protest

Grace Raih sent this request to the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA

Awaiting Acknowledgement

J20 Protests (Portland Police Bureau)

Curtis Waltman sent this request to the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR

Awaiting Acknowledgement

Muslim Ban Protests (Portland Police Bureau)

Curtis Waltman sent this request to the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR

No Responsive Documents

Muslim Ban Protests (Sheriff's Office)

Curtis Waltman sent this request to the Sheriff's Office of San Mateo County, CA