Writer, FOIA researcher, legal assistant. I focus on surveillance, civil liberties, criminal justice, and more.
Philly-Camden area law enforcement have unfettered access to a massive phone record database rivaling the NSA's.
Similar suspicious activity reporting programs face mounting criticism nationally.
Police collect thousands of license plate images per minute, and store largely innocent people’s travel habits for a year. What’s wrong with this picture?
HailStorm gear scoops up cell data from people not under investigation, raising serious Fourth Amendment concerns.
On Penn's opaque, cozy relationship with the national security state.
Legal proceedings surrounding the politically-charged, precedent-setting prosecution of investigative journalist Barrett L. Brown have taken another disconcerting turn as the government has requested a gag order to be placed on both Brown and his defense team.
The folly of domestic security intelligence-gathering centers, or fusion centers – now facing criticism from both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C. – is about to stumble into Philadelphia, with our cash-strapped city footing $10 million of the $20 million bill amid the expected closing of 37 public schools.
A state-appointed commission recently announced a plan to privatize most of the Philadelphia school system