The NGO Muckrock, launched a project recently to help users navigate government records laws. The intent of the project is to capture excuses given by state agencies for denying public records requests. They have already cataloged 22,000 requests, and are employing crowdsourcing to document more.
"Morisy [Muckrock’s cofounder] says the debate surrounding the disclosure of police body camera footage is partially what inspired him to embark on the project."
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