Freedom of Information Act
A civil rights group sued the federal government Thursday to try to force it to turn over information about airport “behavior detection” programs designed to spot passengers who are potential threats, saying they lead to discrimination.
Two New York Times reporters who were held and questioned at Kennedy Airport on their way to Syria earlier this year are suing the Department of Homeland Security.
“The time has come to take the map down,” Rob Astorino wrote to the paper’s publisher and president Janet Hasson. In the letter, Astorino asked that the Journal News “immediately shut down the interactive map of pistol permit holders.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut filed a Freedom of Information Act request and learned that a police in ten towns compiled a database of more than 3 million license plate scans by patrol cars.
Federal safety regulators say a piece of machinery that killed a Yale University student lacked required safeguards.
Some local politicians and firefighters are vowing to fight a plan that will close several firehouse across the city. The demonstrators say the cuts would destroy emergency response time and put lives at risk.