Cases of rape and sexual assault contain deeply private information, but public data is available to help hold police accountable and provide guidance for better policing.Continue reading
The death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore brought up questions of police misconduct in the city. These answers demand access to police data, and drew Sunlight to look at the Baltimore Police Department’s open data offerings and beyond.Continue reading
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Foundation or any employee thereof. Sunlight Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information within the guest blog.
Sharon Paley is the "chief operator" at gb.tc (formerly know as Greater Baltimore Tech Council.) Dedicated to helping improve her beloved hometown through innovation and technology, Sharon has been instrumental in building Hack Baltimore, a platform created by gb.tc and the City of Baltimore encouraging every citizen to develop innovative solutions for civic betterment. You can catch Sharon's podcasts and blog posts at gb.tc or follow her @sharon_paley.
I like to take this page from Vince Lombardi’s playbook:
“People who work together will win, where it be against complex football defenses or the problems of a modern society.”
What more modern way to tackle the problems of a society than the civic hackathon. They are great opportunities to learn about how our own government works, develop new tools that enable governments to work better, and make a difference in the community and world we live in.Continue reading
Meet Shea Frederick, our latest OpenGov Champion. Last September, Sunlight’s video team — myself and Associate Video Producer Solay Howell... View ArticleContinue reading