Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dear City of Greensboro; Please provide all undocumented closed PIRT requests = Censorship

Please provide all PIRT requests for the last 30 days that are not documented on the PIRT System's "View Closed Requests", as the information has been withheld from the public.

Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.

Potter Stewart

Prior restraint or prior censorship 
eliminates certain material from being published or communicated 
to its fullest extent.

In Greensboro, North Carolina, 
the City has prevented controversial information
from being disseminated to the public.

Pontius Pilate was the first great censor 
and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship.

Ben Lindsey

If power can corrupt a few
can apathy devastate many?

Submitting to censorship 
is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: 
the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. 

But it is also the world where choice has been taken away
 and reality distorted. 

And that is the most dangerous world of all.

Lois Lowry

Can the wants of a few who know
outweigh the needs of many that don’t until a majority figures it out?

The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe
if the people tolerate the growth of private power
to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself

That, in essence, is fascism
ownership of government by an individual
by a group or by any other controlling power

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

If City Council candidates raise money for TV and print advertising
are political campaigns indirectly paying the salaries
of John Hammer and the News and Record
relied on for unbiased analysis?

Propaganda proceeds by psychological manipulations,
character modifications, and the creation of stereotypes
useful when the time comes.

The two great routes that propaganda takes
are the conditioned reflex and the myth.

Jacques Ellul

"The propagandist seeks to change the way people understand an issue or situation
for the purpose of changing their actions and expectations
in ways that are desirable to the interest group.

Propaganda, in this sense, serves as a corollary to censorship
in which the same purpose is achieved,
not by filling people's minds with approved information,
but by preventing people from being confronted with opposing points of view.

...Propaganda is generally an appeal to emotion, not intellect.

It shares techniques with advertising and public relations,
each of which can be thought of as propaganda that promotes a commercial product
or shapes the perception of an organization, person, or brand.

..."Propaganda is a form of communication
that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position.

As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense,
presents information primarily to influence an audience.

Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission)
to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages
to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented.

The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience..."


Has corruption of the political, capitalist and information systems
negatively influenced economic performance and consumer behavior
through legislation, budget appropriation, regulation and taxation
to benefit a few at the expense of many?

view  4612 Open Records Request 5/15/2015 5/26/2015 Jessica Edge Closed. 1 week 1 day
view  4613 Email search for Jason Cannon 5/15/2015 6/11/2015 Jeff Sykes Closed. 3 weeks 3 days

Missing 4614

view  4615 Records related to Human Trafficking cases 5/18/2015 5/19/2015 Ben Holder Closed. 1 day
view  4616 Training for School Resource Officers 5/18/2015 6/5/2015 Mr. Martin closed. 2 weeks 3 days


view  4618 Copy of Lease agreement 5/18/2015 5/19/2015 Jeremy Roberts Closed. 1 day
view  4619 Greensboro''''s 457 plan investment policy statement 5/18/2015 5/20/2015 George Hartzman Closed. 2 days

4620, 4621

view  4622 Plans for construction site at 3009 Sourwood Rd 5/19/2015 5/21/2015 Robert Kernodle Closed. 2 days

4623 - 4625

view  4626 Greenway at Stadium Park, 451 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 5/20/2015 5/27/2015 Jeffrey Page Closed. 4 days


view  4628 INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT 5/20/2015 6/12/2015 George Hartzman closed. 3 weeks 1 day

29,30 etc...

view  4631 Stan Kelly 5/20/2015 6/15/2015 George Hartzman Closed. 3 weeks 2 days
view  4632 Greensboro Randolph Megasite 5/20/2015 6/3/2015 Alan Ferguson Staff compiling records. 1 week 4 days
view  4633 Sam Simpson 5/20/2015 6/17/2015 George Hartzman closed. 3 weeks 4 days
view  4634 2701 Patio Place 5/20/2015 5/21/2015 Victoria Landers Closed. 1 day
view  4645 300 E Wendover Ave 5/27/2015 5/28/2015 Brian Lang Closed. 1 day
view  4649 AON Consulting contract 5/27/2015 5/28/2015 George Hartzman Closed. 1 day
view  4652 1605 New Garden Road 5/28/2015 6/1/2015 Melanie Armstrong Closed. 2 days
view  4659 1605 New Garden Road 5/29/2015 6/3/2015 Nicholas Mauro Closed. 3 days
view  4660 Stats on aging and maintenance 5/29/2015 6/4/2015 Jeff Sykes closed. 4 days
view  4672 Lenoir Water Treatment plant contract 6/1/2015 6/9/2015 Gerard Babin closed. 1 week 1 day
view  4673 Guilford County Economic Dev. Corp. 6/2/2015 6/10/2015 John Hammer Closed. 1 week 1 day
view  4674 Contract Request 6/2/2015 6/4/2015 Roger Bryce Staff compiling records. 2 days
view  4678 Payment to Brooks Pierce for lobbying against SB 36 6/3/2015 6/9/2015 John Hammer closed. 4 days
view  4680 Search warrants release 6/3/2015 6/5/2015 Ben Holder closed. 2 days
view  4688 John Hammer and Roy Carroll''''s Rhino Times 6/6/2015 6/18/2015 George Hartzman closed. 1 week 3 days
view  4689 Greensboro News and Record''''''''s Joe Killian and Donnie Turlington 6/6/2015 6/18/2015 George Hartzman closed. 1 week 3 days
view  4693 Crime analysis for charges on Greensboro school sites 6/8/2015 6/11/2015 Chris Duncan closed. 3 days
view  4696 Contract and invoice request 6/9/2015 6/22/2015 Jeff Sykes closed. 1 week 4 days
view  4699 GPD Incomplete Public Record 6/10/2015 6/16/2015 Matthew humphrey closed. 4 days
view  4700 Incident reports involving pedestrians on Yanceyville St. 6/10/2015 6/11/2015 Brian Clarey Staff are compiling records. 1 day
view  4702 Reported instances of juvenile rape 6/11/2015 6/18/2015 Ben Holder closed. 1 week
view  4706 Violations Search 6/12/2015 6/15/2015 Eric Nelson closed. 1 day
view  4707 Uncashed checks over 180 days 6/12/2015 6/15/2015 Anthony Minotti closed. 1 day
view  4708 Pay and insurance information for Greensboro firefighters 6/12/2015 6/16/2015 Philip Vogler closed. 2 days
view  4709 Open records request (our ref# 85488-1) 6/12/2015 6/15/2015 Mickey Wherritt closed. 1 day
view  4712 Repair records request 6/15/2015 6/19/2015 James Faucher closed. 4 days
view  4713 Arrest record 801 Westover Terrace 6/15/2015 6/16/2015 Ben Holder closed. 1 day
view  4715 Arrest record 716 Benjamin PKWY 6/15/2015 6/16/2015 Ben Holder closed. 1 day


view  4725 well permits 6/18/2015 6/23/2015 arthur jozwiak closed. 3 days


view  4735 5/20/15 warrant search 6/22/2015 6/22/2015 Ben Holder closed.