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Death of Free Speech at Polk State College

This is an investigation into the censorship of art by renowned artist Serhat Tanyolacar at Polk State College for being 'too controversial'. I hope to document the internal workings of an American college administration attempting to censor protected speech in the form of artistic expression by an adjunct faculty member.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: Agency attempts at transparency hit road bumps

This week’s FOIA round-up: Agency attempts at transparency hit road bumps

In this week’s FOIA round-up, we take a look at experiments with transparency in Florida, Oregon, and Wisconsin that have recently hit road bumps.

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Records show FBI provided assistance to local law enforcement at least twice in 2016 to monitor Black Lives Matter protests

Records show FBI provided assistance to local law enforcement at least twice in 2016 to monitor Black Lives Matter protests

In July of 2016, following a series of high-profile police shootings, Black Lives Matter protests erupted in cities all over the country. Some local police departments, ostensibly fearing for the safety of both protestors and officers, reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for help in monitoring upcoming demonstrations. According to documents recently obtained by MuckRock, the FBI provided assistance in the form of social media surveillance and on the ground threat monitoring.

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Second Florida Judge rules to suppress release of Robert Kraft video

Second Florida Judge rules to suppress release of Robert Kraft video

This week, a Florida circuit court judge ruled the controversial Orchids Day Spa video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft cannot be released ahead of the trials for Kraft and the 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution at the massage parlor.

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Prosecutors on the Robert Kraft case say controversial video "will be released" per Florida records law

Prosecutors on the Robert Kraft case say controversial video “will be released” per Florida records law

Controversial video footage of 77-year-old New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft engaging in sexual acts at a Florida day spa will be released, according to recent reports. However, lawyer’s defending Kraft have filed an emergency motion today to prevent footage from reaching the public.

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Cookie, Crumbled: FTC complaints about the Girl Scouts

Cookie, Crumbled: FTC complaints about the Girl Scouts

Federal Trade Commission complaints about the Girl Scouts of the United States of America are littered with scammed parents and children, unreceived patches, cookie order issues, and botched field trips to Disney World.

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