After covering several high-profile incidents involving the killings of civilians by police officers in 2014, Washington Post staff writer Wesley Lowery was surprised to discover that there were no official statistics about such fatalities.
But the paper gave no credit to Fatal Encounters or any other grassroots data-collection project in their submission to the Pulitzer Board.
So I fired off an email to Wesley Lowery, Martin Baron, Paul Farhi, and managing editor Cameron Barr congratulating them on their Pulitzer, but complaining that I didn’t think they’d given Fatal Encounters the credit we were due.
A Los Angeles Times story in September of 2015 called JLENS a “zombie” program that, after expenditures of more than $2.7 billion, could still not do its primary job—largely because the system had failed to keep even one aerostat aloft for 30 days at a time.
We’re doing a period Western, and a science fiction [movie],” said Nolan. “Basically, we’re shooting Alien, Days of Heaven and Unforgiven simultaneously, and then cutting them all together… It’s just a massive, massive undertaking.”
He said J.J. Abrams, who set the whole project in motion by reaching out to him and Joy about Westworld years ago, is not heavily involved at this point. According to Nolan, that’s just because “he’s a very busy dude.”