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Welcome to America – Now Spy on Your Friends, Buzzfeed
The FBI requires agents to warn potential informants, who may be seeking a deal that will speed up the immigration process, that the agency is not able to help their immigration status. This Buzzfeed News investigation finds that not only are agents violating these rules, but they are dangling immigration status over the heads of Muslim immigrants so they will spy on their neighbors.
On average, Oklahomans with mental illnesses and substance use disorders will die 35 years early, thanks in large part to a struggling mental health system. This examination of the history of mental health treatment in Oklahoma explains how it got to this point.
It's not a coincidence that most police dashcam videos are silent. This DNAinfo Chicago investigation found that Chicago police officers routinely damaged dashcams to prevent audio from recording. That was the case when black teenager Laquan McDonald was shot to death by police.
The Ticket Machine, Buzzfeed
From last night: the cop who pulled over his own mom, his ticketing binge, and what it meant for a Texas city's poor https://t.co/HxYzLl5LYa— Alex Campbell (@alexcampbell) January 27, 2016