Last spring, the Department of Homeland Security started collecting DNA at United States borders for the first time. Since then, DHS has quietly begun to implement the largest expansion of government DNA collection and storing of biometric information in more than a decade.
New documents raise questions about Denver Police Department continued participation in a controversial Obama-era counterrorism program.
Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Racine, Wisconsin lays claim to inventing the hairdryer and garbage disposal. With Milwaukee to its north and Chicago to its south, the town is tapping into that legacy as the first municipality with fewer than 100,000 residents to be chosen for the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge.
MuckRock announced that it would be looking at the extent of drone use by municipalities, counties, and states throughout the country. Since then, individuals from Connecticut to California have responded to the call.
Five years ago, MuckRock teamed up with Motherboard to conduct a massive survey of drone use by local police departments. We want to update that effort, and we need your help to do it.