Posts Tagged ‘FOIA’

District Fails On Jobs, Living Wage: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Fenty, Transparency, Scrutiny: The Political Fallout of FOIA Reform," "Council Ices Statehood Committee," "Mount Pleasant NIMBYs Battle Over Haydee's," "Photos: Strasburg's Debut @ Nationals Park," [...]

Fenty, Transparency, Scrutiny: The Political Fallout of FOIA Reform

Roy Morris describes his struggles in getting D.C. government agencies to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as "Kafkaesque."
"They use these exceptions to deny anything," Morris told D.C. Councilmembers at a hearing this week on open government and transparency at the Wilson Building . “I don’t want to pick on the attorney general," Morris added. To which, [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Strasmania Edition

Good morning, Washington. Today’s Wednesday and the sun has left us. But don’t despair. At least foxes aren’t attacking you.
The messiah returned yesterday, arriving in the form of a 21-year-old man with a buzzed head and a 99 mph fastball. And you thought he would show up on a donkey?  Stephen Strasburg made his major [...]

Mourning Shannon Hader’s Resignation: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Will DC's Silly Scalping Rules Be Enforced For StrasburgStock?," "Photos: Demonstration at BP Headquarters," "D.C. Teachers 'Livid' About Union Election Debacle," "What About Ward? Robert [...]

Fenty Admin Loves Its FOIA Denials: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Strasburg Arrives: Let the Gouging Begin!," "D.C. Schools Now Model For West Virginia," "Fenty Booed At Dunbar Commencement," "How The Gun Lobby [...]

It’s About Time: D.C. Police Release General Orders In Response To FOIA Fight

In early 2009, the Partnership for Civil Justice filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court in the hopes that the D.C. Police Department would get its act together and comply with a very basic FOIA request. What did the civil rights lawyers want?
They wanted the D.C. Police to cough up their operational procedures and general [...]

The Post: D.C. Police Way Behind On FOIAs

Yesterday, the Washington Post broke the news that the D.C. Police Department has gotten a p.r. firm to do a little pro bono work to help buff up its image. I was quoted in the story (I hope I wasn't too whiny) on a subject that should be familiar to loyal readers of City Desk: [...]

Obvious Blog Post: D.C. Police Suck At FOIAs

The other day Carl Kerstetter sent me the above picture of his son David with his medals from his military service which included a tour of duty during the first Gulf War. The picture shows what David was before his mental-illness reared up and took over much of his life. On November 6, he was [...]

Why Not Post the Norman Mailer Files?

Buried in today's Style section is a story about what the Post dug up when it filed a FOIA request on author Norman Mailer, who died last year. There's not a whole lot of shocking news in the files, which may explain why it's buried in the Style section—Feds impersonated friends to extract Mailer's whereabouts, [...]

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