Replacing the “Blue Wall of Silence” with the “Blue Wall of Integrity”

Replacing the “Blue Wall of Silence” with the “Blue Wall of Integrity” We have seen truth change the course of history through civilian intervention and documentation of police brutality and wrongdoing, but only after the harm is already done. The murder of George Floyd in June 2020 sparked a long-overdue national reckoning for greater [...]

Press Release: The Vital Role of Whistleblower Protections for Law Enforcement Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2022 The Vital Role of Whistleblower Protections for Law Enforcement Officers Government Accountability Project publishes landmark report recommending urgent law reform to promote police accountability. WASHINGTON – A new report published by Government Accountability Project entitled “Breaking The Blue Wall of Silence: The Vital Role of Whistleblower Protections for [...]

On the Media: Crime and Punishment

On the Media: Crime and Punishment This podcast features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and can be listened to here. Across news outlets, crime reporting often relies on police sources and incomplete data. On this week’s show, hear how to spot bias in crime stories and what more nuanced coverage looks like. [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Denounces Senate Rejection of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2022 Government Accountability Project Denounces Senate Rejection of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Senate blocked the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a voting rights bill that would ensure voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, protect against election sabotage, curtail [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a voting rights bill that will ensure voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, protect against [...]

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The Hill: Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input

Federal data is key to optimal governance and business — open it with public input This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Biden administration has made it clear that data is vital to achieving its top priorities. President Biden has signed data-driven executive orders on climate change, racial equity, economic recovery and COVID-19. Data is both a [...]

Sputnik International: US DOJ Whistleblowers Urge For Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs

US DoJ Whistleblowers Urge For Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. In a letter obtained by NPR, DoJ whistleblowers urge federal watchdogs and members of Congress to investigate what they say are illegal government directives that forced diversity and inclusion programs planned by the DoJ earlier [...]

NPR: DOJ Whistleblowers Call for Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs

DOJ Whistleblowers Call for Investigation Into Canceled Diversity Programs This article features Government Accountability Project and our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Justice Department whistleblowers are calling on federal watchdogs and members of Congress to investigate what they call illegal and abusive government directives that waste money and chill "diversity-related [...]

News 5 Cleveland: A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn’t received justice.

A Cleveland police officer killed her son. Tamir Rice’s mother says she hasn't received justice. This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. CLEVELAND — With the statute of limitations expiring in early December for a federal crime that prosecutors had been considering, Tamir Rice's mother said she [...]

Global Government Forum: Biden to promote diversity and union rights in federal workforce

Biden to promote diversity and union rights in federal workforce This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. President-elect Biden has set out his priorities for government and the federal service, though work on the handover from Donald Trump has so far been blocked by the General Services [...]