FOIA Roundup: Making policy on pesticides, Delaware’s return to PIA processing, and this year’s Golden Padlock winner
In this week’s roundup, we feature new details on the pesticide industry’s push to influence international policy, this year’s Golden Padlock winner, and gestures toward transparency across the country.
University records prove difficult to obtain despite transparency efforts
Looking to get records from your alma mater? Make sure you do your research - getting records from college campuses may not be as straightforward as you would think.
This week’s round-up (Summer Fun Edition): Detention center down in the dumps, the country’s thirstiest Congressman, and a public records beach brawl in Delaware
Grab your life jackets as we take a dive into this week’s round-up as we look at the Trump Administration’s plans to turn dumps into detention centers, utility bills that show a Congressman’s unquenchable thirst, and an argument over police misuse of military gear turns a quiet Delaware beach town upside-down.
States have different policies on how they approach domestic violence - and many don’t have any policies at all
A request for domestic violence response policies for state police departments in all 50 states found 28 states willing to release the policies free of charge, or for a small fee. Twelve states reported having no such policy. Four - Hawaii, Kansas, New Hampshire, and South Dakota - rejected the request, arguing that granting it would compromise security, reveal confidential law enforcement techniques, or disrupt the operation of government.
Five myths about the death penalty
From its role as a deterrent to lavish last meals that only exist in the public imagination, popular misconceptions remain about the way people are put to death in America.
DE DOC "Use of force" reports, 2000 - 2014
Beryl Lipton sent this request to the Department of Correction of Delaware