How to get bodycam video with Minnesota law

On September 11, 2017, Saint Paul-based non-profit Public Record Media (PRM) will host a Freedom of Information (FOI) workshop at the North Regional Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will be held in the library’s North Regional Meeting Room, and will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The North Regional Library is […] Click here to view original post opensecretsmn.blogspot.com

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Mr. N goes to Washington

I have been coming to Washington DC since 1972. When I first came to the District of Columbia, Richard Nixon was President, there were demonstrations in the streets about the war, the Vietnam War; environmental issues started to get the whole attention of Congress with the passage of the […] Click here to view original post opensecretsmn.blogspot.com

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Secrecy of Stingray tracking of Minnesotan’s is because of ignorance, carelessness, or complicity

A step to bring more sunshine and accountability to rapid new and secret technology used by law enforcement to the public and Minnesota Legislature has fallen short. It was more of a document of bewilderment rather than anything else. By statute every two years the Minnesota Court Administrator’s office […] Click here to view original post opensecretsmn.blogspot.com

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FOIA, Trump/Clinton, and you.

This campaign cycle we have been hearing comments from the presidential candidates and their surrogates saying the media coverage is rigged or efforts by a non-profit organization is a "right-wing" conspiracy against them. Such entities like the New York Times, Washington Post, and Judicial Watch are using public record […] Click here to view original post opensecretsmn.blogspot.com

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