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This week’s FOIA round-up: Records reveal a history of abuse among Chicago Police Department trainers and confirm neglect led to Indiana inmate's death

This week’s FOIA round-up: Records reveal a history of abuse among Chicago Police Department trainers and confirm neglect led to Indiana inmate’s death

For this week’s FOIA round-up, documents reveal most of the officers in “implicit bias” training are accused of same abuses the program is attempting to prevent, a request confirms claims that neglect lead to the death of an Indiana inmate, and a record from Elizabeth Warren’s past resurfaces through the Texas Public Information Act.

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Submit your school to our College Cola Contract Crowdsource

Submit your school to our College Cola Contract Crowdsource

At universities throughout the country, the two big beverage manufacturers, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, contract exclusive rights to stock vending machines and soda fountains with their products, and in September, MuckRock began asking its audience to help us understand just what else ends up in those agreements.

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Texas records law finds requesters jumping through hoops for records

Texas records law finds requesters jumping through hoops for records

One state’s public records law in particular stands out as being completely different than the federal statute it was based on: Texas, where a “pre-appeal” system both streamlines and complicates the process.

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Revenge porn laws face an unexpected civil rights obstacle: The First Amendment

Revenge porn laws face an unexpected civil rights obstacle: The First Amendment

Each state prosecutes nonconsensual pornography differently, and some free speech advocates are concerned that overly-broad laws will actually impede other liberties.

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Move fast and regulate things: Inside cities’ response to the e-scooter invasion

Move fast and regulate things: Inside cities’ response to the e-scooter invasion

As e-scooter companies chose to ask for forgiveness, not permission while setting up shop across the country, cities worked quickly to pass regulations. MuckRock surveyed the different approaches they took.

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