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Freedom of Information Act

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  • An Embarrassing Sandy Hook Report

    Some high-ranking state officials continue to plunder their credibility in their quest to shut the public out of the people's business. The assault on the public's sensibilities reached a Captain Queeg-like level of madness with the release of Danbury...
  • Judge Strikes Blow Against Government Secrecy

    Let's give State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is a nice guy whose instinct to protect the families of Sandy Hook victims is so strong that, for no other reason, he attempted to bend the laws of the state...
  • 5 key points debated in the decision to release Newtown 911 calls

    5 key points debated in the decision to release Newtown 911 calls
    Prior to the Wednesday release of audio recordings of 911 calls made Dec. 14 from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state's attorney for the Danbury region, Stephen Sedensky III, fought media requests for the recordings. Freedom-of-information advocates...
  • Newtown 911 calls released; fear, desperation heard in voices

    NEW YORK — "Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?" The voice on the other end shook with fear. "Sandy Hook school," the woman said. "I think there's somebody shooting in here." It was the first call received by police in Newtown,...
  • Newtown 911 calls: 'I keep hearing shooting,' caller says

    The first 911 call to Newtown police came in at 9:35 a.m.: “I think there's somebody shooting in here in Sandy Hook School,” a woman said, her voice shaking with fear. “Why do you think that?” the dispatcher asks. “...
  • Why Should Crime Victims' Information Make The News?

    Why Should Crime Victims' Information Make The News?
    Watergate. Benghazi. The Kennedy assassination. The need for government transparency has been evident through the decades, as has the need for a tool to obtain documents and information to hold the government accountable. The federal Freedom of...
  • New documents detail NSA privacy violations

    New documents detail NSA privacy violations
    WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency acknowledged that it repeatedly violated its own privacy guidelines in a now-defunct program to collect "to and from" data in American email, according to newly released documents that paint a picture of...
  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January

    More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January
    In the winter, Chicagoans complain about the slippery sidewalks, the snow plows not moving fast enough and freezing cold subzero temperatures. And of course, they complain about dibs. Some drivers believe that parking spot is theirs because they dug...
  • Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?

    PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...
  • Connections Smooth O'Garro's Cash Collection

    Some lethal emails revealed by The Courant last week interrupted the genial flow expected in the week ahead. Trouble grows in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's promiscuous grant-and-loan business. The public and federal criminal investigators are getting a look...