The Bay State Examiner is an independent news organization focused primarily on issues of governmental abuse of power and lack of transparency. We investigate the power dynamics between the “public” and the “public servant” and test if our freedoms exist only on paper or if they can be exercised.
Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger has done more to stop a journalist from reporting than he has to stop the flagrant misconduct in his department that we exposed.
The Sutton Police Department refuses to accept my report of a criminal violation of the records law.
The Supervisor of Records ripped a giant new hole in the records law by refusing to have the law enforced when the MBTA Transit Police illegally destroyed a video because “there are no other responsive records available.”
The new Senate records update bill has a language problem, but if corrected the bill will be a massive leap in the right direction.
The city of Greenfield spent more than $6 to ask us for 40 cents.