Tag Archives: Corruption

DHS I&A DSAC records illuminate aspects of federal public-private intelligence partnership: Wikileaks, Anonymous, Booz Allen Hamilton, career CIA officers at DHS domestic intelligence office

By Beau Hodai November 18, 2013 DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (DBA/CMD) release records obtained from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A) pertaining to the operations of the Domestic Security … Continue reading

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“Operation Tripwire:” the FBI, the Private Sector and the Monitoring of Occupy Wall Street

“Operation Tripwire”– the FBI, the Private Sector and the Monitoring of Occupy Wall Street Jump to source materials archive for this article. By Beau Hodai, December 30, 2012 Records obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by DBA Press … Continue reading

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Investigative report: “Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC and State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio

Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC and State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio By Beau Hodai, May, 2012 Download report in PDF format View source materials directory for this article Part 1: Legislative Service with a Smile “Quid pro quo: something given or … Continue reading

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DBA Press releases ALEC centralized source materials directory

DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy are pleased to announce the release of the “ALEC centralized source materials archive.” This archive contains well over 10,000 pages of documents gathered from the offices of ALEC public sector chairs … Continue reading

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Inside ALEC: naked contempt for the press and public in Scottsdale

Inside ALEC: naked contempt for the press and public in Scottsdale By Beau Hodai: DBA Press/PR Watch (of the Center for Media and Democracy)/In These Times January, 2012 “Mr. Hodai had a history at the conference– not a very pleasant … Continue reading

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Lest we forget: Hardin jail debacle revisited

Over the first quarter of this year, lawmakers have largely turned to privatization as a solution for states in fiscal crisis. As such, DBA Press feels this may be an appropriate time to revisit the case of Hardin, Montana– the … Continue reading

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The Rainmakers: banking on private prisons in the fleecing of small town America

(James) Parkey and/or one of his pitchmen approach an economically-depressed and isolated community– preferably within 100 miles of a federal courthouse– and convince local government leaders through a period of wooing, wining, dining and otherwise bedazzling—sometimes bribing– that a private prison, jail, or immigrant detention center is just the thing to cause long-dormant clouds of cash to burst open and rain prosperity down on their blighted town. Continue reading

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