Antifa and White Supremacist Groups (Arkansas State Fusion Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Arkansas State Fusion Center of Arkansas.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

The following request has a date range entirely of 1/1/17 to the date this request is processed.

Threat assessments, field reports, and intelligence updates, which have focused on the following groups:

-National Socialist Movement
-Antifa
-Vanguard America
-the Ku Klux Klan
-Traditionalist Worker Party
-Identity Evropa
-Oath Keepers
-III Percenters
-Proud Boys
-Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

An email search using the following keywords
"Antifa"
"Proud Boys"
"White Supremacist"
"White Nationalist"
"Anarchist"
"Occidental Dissent"
"Stormfront"
"Vanguard America"
"Identity Evropa"
"Ku Klu Klan"
"National Socialist Movement"
"Aryan Brotherhood of Texas"
"Oath Keepers"
"III Percenters"
"Traditional Worker Party"

As a member of the media I request a fee waiver. My work appears regularly on MuckRock.com and I will link my author's page here as well: https://www.muckrock.com/news/author/chwaltman/. I have freelanced several pieces to Motherboard a subsidiary of VICE Media which can be found at the following link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman, and I have also written for DeSmogBlog.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Arkansas State Fusion Center

Mr. Waltman,

Our office has previously responded to this request under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-101 et seq.) on numerous occasions. As we have previously indicated, you do not have the requisite standing under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act to make such as request. Arkansas FOIA law is clear that, "all public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State of Arkansas..." (Ark. Code. Ann. § 25-19-105(a)(1)(A)), as you are not a citizen of the State of Arkansas, your request is denied.

This is our final response to your request and we ask that you remove us from this automatically generated email.

Cf. McBurney v. Young, 569 U.S. 221, 133 S.Ct. 1709 (2013).

Thank you,

Arkansas State Fusion Center
1 State Police Plaza Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72209
Office: 501-618-8001
Fax: 501-618-8451
arfusioncenter@asp.arkansas.gov<mailto:arfusioncenter@asp.arkansas.gov>

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