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FCC Internet Service Complaints Revealed: 2,226 Tales of Comcast Woe, Mapped

Baltimore ranked 13th among 928 municipalities with the most complaints from residents against Comcast’s Internet services over a three-month period earlier this year, according to complaint data from the Federal Communications Commission. The complaints, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by CityExplainer, showed that Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Knoxville,…

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NEW: #BaltimorePolice declines to disclose social media monitoring software and #BaltimoreUprising public surveillance reports

Did you support #BaltimoreUprising or #BlackLivesMatter with a tweet? Do you know if you were monitored by the Baltimore Police Department or any other law enforcement agency? Are our lawmakers interested in the kinds of software that our law enforcement agencies are using to monitor the public — and whether there…

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Documents: Latest batch of state audits of Maryland prison health care facilities

With Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan recently deciding to shut down the Baltimore City Detention Center immediately, I wanted to take a look at health care delivery quality in the state-run pre-trial facilities in Baltimore and in correctional institutions around the state. I filed a Maryland Public Information Act request on Aug. 4, 2015, with…

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