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.
In the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives is a formerly SECRET memo, dated February 17th, 1967, from the Chief of the CIA’s Technical Intelligence Division entitled “Photo Analysis of UFO Photography.” That memo served as a response to a request by the Deputy Director of The National Photographic Interpretation Center to analyze photographic evidence of what was purported to be an unidentified flying object.
Lists of banned books acquired by MuckRock through public records requests show that Ohio and Michigan prisons ban books that aim to teach computer programming skills. Their decisions to ban educational texts related to programming, alongside erotica and literature published by neo-nazi groups, are in stark contrast with practices in other states and countries, where prisons include coding in educational programs.
Ohio State Highway Patrol’s #NoDAPL photos show a familiar perspective - and confirm a sniper was deployed
In response to a public records request by Emma Best, the Ohio State Highway Patrol released a huge collection of photos and video taken during its deployment at Standing Rock. While a large amount were culled from protestor’s social media accounts, a separate .zip file contains official police records - including some that appeared to be taken by someone that had been inside the camp, and one that showed a sniper overlooking the protest.