The state keeps a vast archive of inspection and complaint reports against licensed day care, preschool and after-school programs. But most of these records remain stored away in obscure government offices.
The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general blacked out a call for U.S. Border Patrol agents to hold back from shooting migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at them that don’t pose a deadly threat.
Fifteen little-known U.S. charities reported sending $40 million worth of medical supplies to Guatemala in 2010. But no one – including the charities and its biggest recipient – was willing to be specific about where the medical supplies went or exactly who benefited.
Officials from the California Department of Public Health and long-term care advocates clashed at an Assembly oversight hearing over regulators’ ability to process complaints of abuse against nursing assistants.
California’s Department of Health Care Services pledged a multitude of changes after an internal audit identified weak rules, dysfunctional bureaucracy and ineffectual monitoring that left the publicly funded rehab program for the poor open to fraud and put patients at risk.
A new U.N. report has found that crimes against humanity are occurring in North Korea and calls for an international tribunal to investigate. Survivors describe what life is like in North Korea’s hidden prison camps. (via Human Rights Watch)