This is the 17th installment of a podcast following local activism efforts I am spearheading to address the surveillance state in Lexington, Ky. Through this series, you will get an inside look at boots-on-the-ground activism as it happens. The goal is to create a step-by-step how-to on tackling issues at the local level. You can access the other episodes HERE.
Back on episode #4, I talked about obtaining documents from government agencies through open records requests. You can gather a great deal of information about government departments and their operations by utilizing the formal FOIA request process. But what do you do when the agency denies your request and hides information behind exemptions in the open records laws?
In this installment of the Activism 101 podcast, I talk about how I appealed and won when the Lexington Police Department denied my request for documents relating to mobile surveillance cameras.
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