College won’t give you public records about crime? Maybe it’s because … crime, what crime, we didn’t see any crime.

This morning, I learned that Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation after city police discovered at least 126 reports of crimes since 2007 that campus police failed to investigate, including 18 reports of sexual assaults.When I saw the news, I was immediately reminded of a series of public-records request that I and others at the SPLC have made in the past few months.