transparency

The CIA Took Four Years to Declassify its Dress Code

America’s Central Intelligence Agency is among the most secretive of the 17 or so U.S. intelligence outfits, but when it isn’t covering up scandal and corruption, the agency’s obsession with opacity can be outright ridiculous. MuckRock’s Mara Berg in 2013 sent written inquiries to several federal agencies, including the CIA, regarding the agencies’ guidelines for…

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NYPD Officers Prevented Nearly 100 People from Recording Police, Report Shows

Officers of the New York Police Department have been accused of preventing scores of people from videotaping police interactions over the past three years, according to a report released by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). The Board received some 257 complaints between 2014 and 2016, and 346 allegations that officers attempted to interfere with…

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Illinois Democrat Introduces “COVFEFE Act”

The meaning of the term Covfefe has finally been revealed, at least as interpreted by Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley who moments ago introduced the “COVFEFE” Act, also known as the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement. The bill introduced by the Illinois Democrat seeks to amend the Presidential Records Act to include the term…

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