From coast-to-coast, police departments are starting to crack down on individuals considered “likely” to commit a crime, even if they have yet to do so.Read More →
To see why a commission to safeguard Minnesotans’ rights to privacy and access to public data may be a slam dunk at the Capitol, check out the complex questions posed to state officials at Open Secrets MN.Read More →
While some Virginia lawmakers plan to file legislation restricting police use of controversial automatic license plate reader technology, others are hesitating. Police use of ALPR technology is something that hits home with many Virginians and people around the country, as dozens of emails from readers indicated after Watchdog.org broke a story this week revealing how Alexandria police had captured this reporter’s license plate multiple times on camera over a six-month period.Read More →
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When you’re hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good. And when you are as broke as Illinois, the promise of billions of dollars from a Chicago casino looks amazing.
“Macau, I believe, is the gaming capital of the world. If I’m not mistaken their revenues last [...]
Bob Guzzardi, the conservative Republican activist who is challenging incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election, on Tuesday won the right to remain on the ballot.Read More →