ACLU of W.Va files public records requests for info on police use of military weapons, tactics

From The Republic:

CHARLESTON, West Virginia — West Virginia’s affiliate of the ACLU is participating in a project examining local police use of military technology and tactics.

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation and 23 other ACLU affiliates across the country have filed public records requests with law enforcement and military agencies.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 2, 2012

image of AccessA few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 20, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Florida appellate court: Student complaints are public record

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for May 18, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Open meeting law needs looser definition

MASSACHUSETTS—At the risk of sounding like a geezer, I want to tell you a little about what it was like reporting on local government before there was such a thing as an open meeting law.

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West Virginia House of Delegates advances FOIA bill

From MetroNews:

The Minority Leader in the state House of Delegates says legislation written to update West Virginia's Freedom of Information Act could, in a lot of ways, be a defining moment at the State Capitol.

"We're coming down to, really, where the Legislature needs to make a decision," Delegate Tim Armstead said on Wednesday's MetroNews Talkline.

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