Previously, the BLM had reported the deaths of 14 horses as a direct result of the helicopter roundup, but records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) show a significantly higher death toll
FBI forewarning? Telex allegedly sent on Nov.17 1963 to all US offices warning of a threat to assassinate the president in Dallas on Nov.22. Despite a witness claim in New Orleans, no such message was ever found. Then in 1976, researcher Mark Lane uncovered a copy using the Freedom of Information Act and it became an issue in Oliver Stone's movie. www.lberger.ca
Hillary Clinton emailed classified information using her private email address months after leaving the State Department, according to a published report. The Democratic nominee discussed with a group of diplomats and former staff members a deal between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates in a May 2013 email that was obtained by the Republican National Committee through the Freedom of Information Act. However, the contents of the email were redacted and are not slated for declassification…
One major reasons that I want to enter the MLIS field is that I want to strengthen availability and access to public records. The recent fed. govt. memo about FOIA is a good start. MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Act A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency. As Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, "sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."