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This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s "sky penis"

This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s “sky penis”

In this week’s FOIA roundup, the Navy Times investigates the jet that drew a giant penis over Washington state, text messages indicate that Michigan Representative Larry Inman sought campaign contributions in exchange for his vote, and records reveal that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been largely absent from his legislative responsibilities.

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Harrowing audio clip reveals unlicensed bounty hunters running amok in North Dakota

Harrowing audio clip reveals unlicensed bounty hunters running amok in North Dakota

After filing near 50 public records requests tracking regulations that may or may not exist on bail enforcement agents (also commonly called bail recovery agents or bounty hunters), is that the industry is almost entirely devoid of any meaningful oversight. A perfect illustration of this comes to us from North Dakota’s Insurance Department, which helpfully provided a lone audio file concerning a violent struggle by an unlicensed bounty hunter team, and a single complaint written by a woman whose brother had experienced the wrath of an abusive bail agent.

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