Pennsylvania House votes to block release of info on police shootings

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The bill would bar public officials from releasing the identity of a police officer involved in a shooting or other use of force for 30 days.

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Governor’s office sought to silence critic of sanctuary-styled immigration policy

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, Issues, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

“They are trying to kill the story, and they’ve crossed ethical lines. … I reached out to their office as a private citizen,” Hansen said.

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Does prosecutorial immunity trump justice in John Doe-related lawsuit?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“You have to seek a real warrant from a real judge in an open court,” said MacIver Institute attorney Ben Hurst.

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Attorney: Should UW-La Crosse chancellor be fired for his conduct?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Campus Culture, Education, Free Speech, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The attorney for a fired employee wants an investigation of whether UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow should be held to the same standard as his client.

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The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Federal government, National, News, Pensions, Transparency  /  No Comments

Most federal debt is hidden off the books in the form of promised — and unfunded — future payments to Medicare and Social Security recipients.

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No sunlight for Michigan party caucus meetings

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Michigan, News, Open Records, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Party caucuses around the country and the world still operate by the Las Vegas rule: What happens in caucus stays in caucus.

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