Feds Blame ‘Self-Styled FOIA Terrorist’ for Their Own Stonewalling

Journalists shouldn’t have to sue to get public information. BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold is a prodigious Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requester who files hundreds of public records requests and dozens of lawsuits a year against federal agencies. In fact, the only news organization that filed more FOIA lawsuits against the government last year was The New York Times. Most transparency advocates and journalists would think of this as a feather in Leopold's cap, but according to government lawyers, filing too many lawsuits against agencies for failing to abide by federal records...

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Why Are Detroit Cops Killing So Many Dogs?

A Reason investigation reveals widespread, unchecked violence against pets during drug raids—including two officers who have shot more than 100. A group of Detroit police officers executing a narcotics search warrant knocked on Nikita Smith's door on January 14, 2016. The only fact that both Smith and the officers agree on after that point is that, a short while later, Smith's three dogs were all shot dead. What really happened in the moments between could be a costly question for the city of Detroit. In a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in May, Smith says the Detroit police executed her...

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