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October 13, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

13 Scary Things for Friday the 13th



Scared businessman looking at Capitol Hill A list of the 13 scariest things POGO has shed light on and is working to change.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 12, 2017

By Amelia Strauss

Customs and Border Protection Officer Punished for Reporting Wrongdoing



US Customs and Border Protection agents await a bus for inspection. A Customs and Border Protection Officer who tried to report concerns of racial profiling and Fourth Amendment violations faced resistance and punishment from supervisors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

October 11, 2017

By Peter Tyler

Senate Bill Would Improve Oversight of Programs That Give Police Military Equipment



Marine recruits go through the bayonet assault training course at Parris Island, S.C., on May 13, 2011. Legislation was introduced that will improve accountability in a Department of Defense program that transfers surplus military equipment to civil law enforcement agencies.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 6, 2017

By David S. Hilzenrath

Ruling Limits Government’s Power to Police Offshore Drilling



Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill An appeals court has ruled that the government cannot use a major set of safety and environmental regulations to prosecute offshore drilling contractors.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources

October 4, 2017

By Mia Steinle

ICE Puts Detainees with Mental Illnesses “At Risk” in Solitary Confinement



Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may be putting immigrant detainees with mental illnesses at risk of harm by not reporting when they place these detainees in solitary confinement.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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