‘Mutant Rabbit’ Lost By University of Michigan Laboratory, FOIA Docs Show
The University of Michigan was home to a series of animal deaths in 2018.
Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software
Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol.
future of flight
Uber Asked LA Mayor to Vouch for the Safety of its Still-Hypothetical Flying Taxis
A confidential FAQ that Uber sent Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti contains unprovable claims about its eVTOL technology.
'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking
One of science's most important publications assumes science journalists don't know how to do their jobs.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Emerson
Google Tells City ‘Local Adolescents’ Are Throwing its Bikes Into a Mountain View Creek
Mountain View public records show Google asked for help in retrieving its abandoned bikes from Stevens Creek.
Philly Cops Send Unhelpful Response to Public Records Request on Fake Google Car
The department sent us back a copy of our own email.
Crime & Drugs
The FDA told the DEA whether pot is medicine — but it won't tell the public
While the DEA and FDA decide whether the US government will continue to classify marijuana alongside heroin, the agencies are keeping the deliberations a secret.
City of Seattle Releases Documents, Then Court Orders Them Wiped from the Web
It looks like the city made a mistake, yet private citizens are getting sued.
It's Still Way Too Easy for Government Employees to Hide Official Conversations
Requests for government records have long been foiled by the use of BlackBerries and instant messaging apps, and personal email accounts.
'This Is Similar to the Way Jesus Was Treated': Letters to Missouri Governor Shed Light on Racial Tensions in Ferguson Aftermath
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's office was flooded with thousands of highly charged emails and letters from people around the world following Michael Brown's shooting.
Ferguson Officials Aren't Telling You What Happened to Mike Brown
Police and city officials have made it extremely difficult for anyone to access public records concerning Brown's death and the harsh response to protesters.
Alice Speri and Jason Leopold