UPDATED: Kentucky newspaper wins public records lawsuit, but what will actually be released is uncertain
Following a year-long battle, one Kentucky newspaper celebrates a public records victory - but not without facing a new records exemption for the same documents being requested.
In today’s digital era, streamlining public records request should be a breeze. Yet, states like Kentucky are still imposing laws that favor requesters who send in their request the old-fashioned way.
This week’s FOIA round-up: abuse in a Chicago hospital, overtime issues in Louisville, and political donations from the University at Buffalo employees
For this week’s FOIA round-up, a Chicago, Illinois psychiatric hospital faces federal defunding due to allegations of child abuse, the feds investigate mismanagement of Louisville Metro Police overtime funds in Kentucky, and students look into political campaign donations by State University of New York at Buffalo employees.
MuckRock files requests to over 9000 agencies in all 50 states, and the overwhelming number of our interactions with those agencies is positive, sometimes downright pleasant. Then there’s agencies like the Lexington Police Department in Kentucky.
Homeland Security reports show overwhelming focus on violence from the left, while downplaying threat from white supremacists
Documents from Homeland Security-run fusion centers in California, Kentucky, and Nevada indicate that law enforcement often over-focuses on Antifa other leftist-aligned groups while downplaying the threat of white supremacist violence.