ProPublica

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Name: ProPublica
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

U.S. companies are cozier with the NSA than previously thought

This originally appeared on ProPublica. Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than has been previously disclosed. The documents, by The Intercept, describe “contractual ... [Published Salon - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Propublica Analysis: Young Black Men 21 Times more likely to be Killed by Cops

The answer to the question has seemed quite obvious for some time, but details and specific facts beyond the anecdotal have been limited.  For some reason, the Department of Justice does not regularly publish the details of who police kill every year ... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

ProPublica urges next AG to "Fix Presidential Pardons"

The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this strong new piece from the Editor-in-Chief of ProPublica. The full headline and subheadline provides the basics: "For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggestion: Fix Presidential Pardons; More ... [Published Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

An analysis of  killings by police shows  outsize risk for young Black malesYoung Black men are 21 times as likely as their white peers to be killed by police. This data is drawn from reports filed for the years 2010 to 2012, the three most recent years ... [Published Michigan Citizen - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Local Police Team with Charitable Foundations and Wealthy Donors to Keep Controversial Purchases in Shadows

Using private foundations, some police departments in the U.S. have been able to buy things that aren’t subject to public discussion or vetting by elected official, according to a report by ProPublica.When the Los Angeles Police Department in 2007 wanted ... [Published AllGov - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggestion: Fix Presidential Pardons

More than two years ago, a ProPublica series showed that white applicants were far more likely to receive clemency than comparable applicants who were black. Since then, the government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a study, but the pardons ... [Published CWEB News - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

(David Sleight/ProPublica)Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than have been previously disclosed. The documents, published last week[1] by The Intercept, describe ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits

Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, N.C., uses a rigid instructional approach in which teachers stick to a script and drill students, like the kindergarteners above, through call and response. (Travis Dove for ProPublica)Versions of this story were ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

More Proof That Police Kill Young Black Men Far More Than Anyone Else

Sky ChaddeThe scene of an officer-involved shooting in Dallas. According to a recent analysis, black men are 21 times more likely to be shot by police officers.In the past few months, Dallas activists have been working to raise awareness about the number ... [Published Dallas Observer - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 2 reports

Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits

by Marian Wang Versions of this story were co-published with The Daily Beast , Raleigh News & Observer and Charlotte Observer . In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation — a group co-founded by the ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

ProPublica Analyzes Data On Male Victims Of Deadly Police Shootings

ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows young black males are at a higher risk of being shot dead by police than white males. Rachel Martin talks to Ryan Gabrielson, the story's lead reporter. ... [Published NPR - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 3 reports

Black and Blue

The problem of blacks and police goes beyond shootings to general interactions between black communities and law enforcement.Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/When the video begins , all you hear is yelling. “It was just a cigarette! Mister, it’s just a cigarette, ... [Published Slate Magazine - Oct 14 2014]

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Utah’s use-of-force law says police are "justified in using deadly force when ... the officer reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent death or serious bodily injury to the officer or another person."
...no national database for this type of information, and that is so crazy," University of South Carolina criminologist Geoff Alpert told USA Today . "We've been trying for years, but nobody wanted to fund it and the police] departments didn't want it. They were concerned with their image and liability. They don't want to bother with it."
Repeat after me: "I pledge to be obedient and loyal to those in authority ..."
...The full headline and subheadline provides the basics: "For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggestion: Fix Presidential Pardons; More than two years ago, a ProPublica series showed that white applicants were far more likely to receive clemency than comparable applicants who were black. Since then, the government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a study, but the pardons system remains unchanged." And here are a few excerpts from a piece that is styled as an open letter to the next Attorney General:

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U.S. companies are cozier with the NSA than pre... [Published Salon - 13 hours ago]
Propublica Analysis: Young Black Men 21 Times m... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 19 2014]
Twitter Feed Spotlights the Staggering Number o... [Published TakePart - Oct 18 2014]
Yes, #Gamergate is an Ed-Tech Issue [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 18 2014]
Evgeny Morozov did not “plagiarize” in the New ... [Published PandoDaily - Oct 18 2014]
SENIOR POWER: Some public comments [Published Berkeley Daily Planet - Oct 18 2014]
Weekend reads: In favor of testing, but against... [Published Education News Colorado - Oct 17 2014]
The Baker Mitchell Charter Scheme [Published Charlotte Magazine - Oct 17 2014]
2 more NC education woes [Published Robesonian - Oct 17 2014]
ProPublica urges next AG to "Fix Presidential P... [Published Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP - Oct 17 2014]
Wonkbook: Max Ehrenfreund is your next Wonkbooker [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 17 2014]
Local Police Team with Charitable Foundations a... [Published AllGov - Oct 17 2014]
Longer Looks: An Alabama Judge's Dismantling Of... [Published News-Medical.Net - Oct 17 2014]
In Other Health News: Black Lung v. Shriveled Soul [Published Balloon Juice - Oct 17 2014]
After a heated hearing, NYC taxi commission pos... [Published PandoDaily - Oct 17 2014]
The IT contract squeeze, a new federal spending... [Published Federal Computer Week - Oct 16 2014]
Take 5: ISAT news, charter study and the corrup... [Published Catalyst Chicago - Oct 16 2014]
For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggest... [Published CWEB News - Oct 16 2014]
You already have bed bugs. Now get ready to dea... [Published PandoDaily - Oct 16 2014]
Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white [Published Michigan Citizen - Oct 16 2014]
Pubcasters take home regional Emmys, and more a... [Published Current Online - Oct 16 2014]
Walker, Burke have little in common [Published Post Crescent - Oct 16 2014]
For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggest... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Oct 16 2014]
Longer Looks: An Alabama Judge's Dismantling Of... [Published Kaiser Health News - Oct 16 2014]
There’s ‘Bad News About The News’ (but also a l... [Published Poynter Institute - Oct 16 2014]
Police Departments Skirting Public Accountabili... [Published Techdirt - Oct 16 2014]
Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Educat... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 16 2014]
NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relations... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 16 2014]
The Evening Blues - 10-15-14 [Published Daily Kos - Oct 16 2014]
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Wonkbook: Max Ehrenfreund is your next Wonkbooker [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 17 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
In Other Health News: Black Lung v. Shriveled Soul [Published Balloon Juice - Oct 17 2014]
Steve Day's autopsy showed severe black lung. This proved a top doctor wrong & now the program he leads is suspended. http://t.co/eHgxfu3X7d — ProPublica (@ProPublica) October 9, 2014 From Chris Hanby’s Buzzfeed article: After working underground ...
Police Departments Skirting Public Accountabili... [Published Techdirt - Oct 16 2014]
The less the public knows about law enforcement surveillance technology, the better. That's the thought process governing the purchase and deployment of technology like Stingray devices and automatic license plate readers. In the case of the former, ...
Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Educat... [Published Crooks and Liars - Oct 15 2014]
by Marian Wang ProPublica, Oct. 15, 2014, 5:45 a.m. Versions of this story were co-published with The Daily Beast and the Raleigh News & Observer . In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation 2014 a ...
Police Departments Are Having Charities Buy The... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Oct 15 2014]
NYPD Patrol CarWikimedia Commons Not everyone is happy that police departments nationwide have branched out to NSA-style surveillance, collecting vast stores of ordinary citizens' digital information to mine for future investigations. But lengthy public ...
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