The Brechner Center develops initiatives that give the public timely and affordable access to the information needed for informed, participatory citizenship.
Federal report: Data-gathering on hate crimes is "deeply flawed" and vastly undercounts actual instances, because law enforcement agencies' reporting is purely voluntary. #datadeserts https://www.propublica.org/article/police-dont-do-a-good-job-tracking-hate-crimes-a-new-report-calls-on-congress-to-take-action
California's A.G. threatened legal action against college journalists if they didn't give back an "inadvertently" released list of police officers with criminal records.
Good thing they didn't.
Why is it important for law enforcement agencies to obey FOI law? “FOIA is a powerful tool for holding the government accountable and ensuring we are all treated fairly.” https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/13/why-foia-matters-chicago-public-records-videos/
If you're in or near Gainesville this Wednesday, Nov. 13, join @mirandareporter for a free @GainesvilleSun-sponsored workshop at @UFLaw about how to obtain and use public data and documents. Details: https://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20191101/nathan-crabbe-invitation-to-learn-how-to-get-public-records