5803 Tags

boston

1 Project

View all...

Know Your Rights: The power of public records when dealing with law enforcement

In our culture of expanding surveillance, we are constantly encouraged to report suspicious activity to authorities. What can be done when the people you want to hold accountable are the police themselves? This project means to subvert that attention from our fellow citizens towards law enforcement.

Learn more

46 Articles

View all...

Anarchy in the U.S. (with a side of molasses)

Anarchy in the U.S. (with a side of molasses)

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood happened 100 years ago this month. While the cause of the accident turned out to be a faulty tank and warmer than average temperatures, initially reports blamed sinister anarchists intent on violence. A recent Federal Bureau of Investigation report on “Anarchist Extremism” shows just how little things have changed.

Read More

The FBI and the case of Charlie Chaplin's stolen corpse

The FBI and the case of Charlie Chaplin’s stolen corpse

In late December 1977, Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, known to the world as “Charlie,” died in his home in Switzerland. A few months later, his body was stolen from its cemetery plot, kicking off an international corpse hunt that briefly - if dubiously - included the FBI.

Read More

MuckRock's Dog or Hot Dog Challenge

MuckRock’s Dog or Hot Dog Challenge

It’s dog week here at MuckRock, and we’re kicking things off with a challenge to you, dear reader. We requested photos of mayors in major cities around the country with either dogs, or with hot dogs. Now it’s up to you to guess - are these mayors hanging with Shih tzus or sausages?

Read More

Until recently, police in Columbus, Ohio couldn't differentiate between rape kits and shopping carts

Until recently, police in Columbus, Ohio couldn’t differentiate between rape kits and shopping carts

A public records request with the Columbus Police Department revealed that until a year ago, the department tagged rape kits in evidence as “other,” a designation also used for shopping carts and cell phones.

Read More

A look back to last week's Public Interest Potluck

A look back to last week’s Public Interest Potluck

Last Thursday, MuckRock, along with Boston Hassle, held our first ever Public Internet Potluck There were lots of opportunities for those who came to get involved in local community activism, as well as organizational swag and plenty of reading material.

Read More

7 Requests

View all...

No Responsive Documents

Death of Christopher Thein

Sean Maloney sent this request to the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA

No Responsive Documents

Mayor Marty Walsh's Super Tuesday Plans

Kyle Clauss sent this request to the Mayor's Office of Boston, MA