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CPRA logs

Logs of California Public Records Act requests kept by state and local agencies

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California SB 272 catalogs

Lists of enterprise computer systems required of local California agencies by 2015's Senate Bill 272

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MuckRock request data shows big difference in backlogs between states

MuckRock request data shows big difference in backlogs between states

In order to get a better sense of what’s truly going on with public records laws, we decided to take a look at data from over 2,600 agencies in MuckRock’s API. The numbers show the staggering differences in state and local average response times as well as the number of requests filed and completed in those states.

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As Sunshine Week draws to a close, state legislatures are set to review a number of records bills across the nation

As Sunshine Week draws to a close, state legislatures are set to review a number of records bills across the nation

As we wrap up Sunshine Week 2019, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of transparency bills currently making the rounds throughout state houses and senates.

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Eight years in, LAPD can’t measure PredPol’s effect on crime

Eight years in, LAPD can’t measure PredPol’s effect on crime

An internal audit of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Chronic Offender Program and PredPol usage found few accurate ways to measure accountability in data-driven policing.

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Come hang out with MuckRock and DocumentCloud at #NICAR19

Come hang out with MuckRock and DocumentCloud at #NICAR19

The DocumentCloud and MuckRock crew will be out at NICAR starting this Wednesday through Sunday, and we’d love to say hello. We’ll be part of an RSVP-only panel discussion Thursday and we’ll have a user meetup Saturday at 1pm on Saturday in the lobby.

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This week's FOIA round-up: FBI messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, EPA apologizes to reporter, and California AG threatens reporters over criminal cops

This week’s FOIA round-up: FBI messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, EPA apologizes to reporter, and California AG threatens reporters over criminal cops

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Federal Bureau of Investigation messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, the Environmental Protection Agency apologizes to an AP reporter after a FOIA’d video shows her being thrown out of headquarters, and California’s Attorney General threatens journalists who uncovered a list of 12,000+ criminal cops.

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