Latest in: Investigative

  • North Dakota Highway Patrol Refuses to Release Emails with Energy Transfer Partners

    September 8, 2016
    In the course of our reporting on resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Unicorn Riot has filed several public records requests to local, state, and federal agencies involved in policing protest and approving the pipeline. We believe public records are an important part of robust…...
  • One Year Later: A Cop’s Eye View of Protest Repression in Denver

    April 29, 2016
    Denver, CO – One year ago today, protesters in Denver took the streets in solidarity with the uprising taking place in Baltimore in response to the police killing of Freddie Gray. The Denver Police Department (DPD) forcefully repressed the march as soon as it began,…...
  • Records Release: Denver Police Twitter Block List

    April 12, 2016
    After filing a request under the Colorado Open Records Act, Unicorn Riot has received a list of all twitter accounts that have been blocked by the official @DenverPolice twitter handle. According to Mary Dulacki, records custodian for Denver’s Department of Safety, no Twitter user has…...
  • Interview with Christopher Soghoian about Analyst’s Notebook

    April 4, 2016
    For our story about the Denver Police Department’s use of the surveillance analytics software program Analyst’s Notebook, we were happy to be able to speak by telephone with Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union.  He answered some questions for us about…...
  • Revealed: Denver Police Using NSA-Grade Surveillance Software

    April 4, 2016
    Unicorn Riot is currently investigating the Denver Police Department’s intelligence gathering practices including the use of specific intelligence software, as well as how surveillance practices relate to federal agencies and fusion centers. Through a search of ICWatch (a database of intelligence employee information hosted by …...
  • Release: Michael Marshall Emails from Denver Mayor Hancock’s office

    February 18, 2016
    After filing a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request earlier this year, Unicorn Riot has received a batch of emails sent or received by the office of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during the time period when the city was withholding video of Michael Marshall‘s death…...
  • LEAK: Unredacted Denver Police Crowd Control Manual

    January 27, 2016
    Last week, after filing a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request, Unicorn Riot received a heavily redacted copy of the Denver Police Crowd Control Manual. Most sections of the manual relevant to the policing of protests (our primary interest) were redacted. One redaction was 15…...
  • New Document: Denver Police Crowd Control Manual

    January 19, 2016
    The Denver Police Department’s Crowd Control Manual, as well as Department Directive 11-07 to which it is attached, have, as far as we know, not been available to the public until today. After requesting these documents under the Colorado Open Records Act, we received a…...
  • Racist Chain Letter Sent by Denver RTD Employee

    October 22, 2015
    After the August 2015 police shooting of Mike Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson, a “chain letter” entitled “Words Of A Dying Black Man” began to circulate in forwarded emails and blog posts. The letter, which claims to be written by an elderly black Korean…...
  • Ordained Minister Plots Xenophobic Terror Attack

    May 16, 2015
    Ordained Minister Plots Xenophobic Terror Attack  by UnicornRiot.Ninja  On May 15th, The Muslims of America, Inc. released information of a plot by Robert Doggart to destroy the school and mosque of the Muslim village of Islamberg in Hancock, NY. Robert Doggart, a 63-year-old former Congressional…...