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From a grieving father whose son was shot to death by police with no charges brought: "It is time that communities demand total transparency from government and community-driven use-of-force policies for our police."
Police shot and killed my white son. I understand the outrage over George Floyd
Overland Park police lowered the “blue veil” over the investigation.
Minnesota is one of only 12 states where the public is clearly entitled to see the record of complaints against law enforcement officers. It's inconceivable that this won't soon be the law in every state, after the George Floyd case.
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck had 18 previous complaints against him, police department says
The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapo...
I wrote about Donald Trump and Twitter—and why the president simply cannot claim that the social platform is stifling his right to free speech.
Why Trump Can't Claim Twitter Is Violating His Free Speech
If anyone is breaching the First Amendment, it's the president.
Article: The expanding "qualified immunity" doctrine is giving police greater latitude to arrest journalists covering protests without suffering any consequences, even if their motive is to suppress news coverage.
‘Catch and Release’: Cops, Media and the Supreme Court | The Crime Report
Police have temporarily detained journalists at protests or blocked citizen reporters from videotaping an arrest on the grounds they refused to obey l...
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Alabama's public utility commission is trying to restrict recording, live-tweeting and other routine news coverage of hearings that, by law, the public is entitled to attend.
Alabama Utility Commission To Consider Ban on Recording Meetings | WBHM 90.3
Alabama’s Public Service Commission is considering new rules that restrict recording formal hearings. Critics say the “Media Coverage Plan...