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By Bob Weeks | WatchdogWire.com
Activate Wichita is touted by Wichita city officials as an “online conversation about the future of the Greater Wichita metropolitan area.”
On Facebook, Activate Wichita is sold as “an innovative new way to be heard on the issues your passionate about. Whether your passion is local arts, the environment, or employment creation, you can log [...]
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Sep 03, 2014 5:00 AM | 172
Law enforcement at the University of Kansas is implementing new technological measures to record video of all police interactions with the public.
There’s just one small catch: Officers wearing the cameras also control what – and when – it records.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 29, 2014 12:36 PM | 37
Video footage and photos depicting Ferguson, Mo., police acting more like soldiers on the battleground has catalyzed a national debate over the role of military hardware in local law enforcement. But while Kansas cops have received everything from grenade launchers to mine-resistant armored vehicles, few – if any – have an issue with it.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 21, 2014 1:12 PM | 101
The federal government’s now-infamous 1033 program has played a huge part it placing military surplus equipment into the hands of local law enforcement. But while the ramifications of such actions are on full display in Ferguson, Mo., the Sunflower State isn’t immune from the trend of police militarization.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Aug 20, 2014 5:00 AM | 147
The doom and gloom predictions of the state’s largest teachers union have not come to pass more than a year after Deerfield USD 216 faculty opted to boot out the Kansas National Education Association, according to teacher Doug Crandall.
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