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Report Claims a Third of FOIA Requests To the NYPD Go Unanswered 65

Daniel_Stuckey writes "Reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, who shared a Pulitzer last year as part of the Associated Press team covering the NYPD's surveillance activity, have summed it up perfectly: The NYPD doesn't answer document requests. "For the most part, they don't respond," Apuzzo told the Huffington Post. 'Even the NSA responds.' It's not just reporters who've noticed. New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio gave the police department a failing grade in an April report based on its dismal response rate to Freedom of Information requests. By de Blasio's analysis, nearly a third of requests submitted to NYPD go unanswered."
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Report Claims a Third of FOIA Requests To the NYPD Go Unanswered

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  • Re:How low can we go (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Charliemopps ( 1157495 ) on Monday November 04, 2013 @10:16PM (#45332483)

    That's true of just about every department in the country. I think most people in this country have ridiculous illusions about the quality and skill of our police force. Reality hits them square in the face when they actually have to call the police. My neighbors home was burglarized recently, the police showed up, told him there wasn't much they could do and left. They didn't even ask any of the neighbors (like me) if we'd seen anything. No investigation at all. Get pulled over with a Marijuana pipe in your car and you'll have 3 squad cars on the scene within minutes.

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. -- Aldous Huxley