Local protest policies and surveillance - Charleston, SC

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office of Berkeley County, SC.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # W002657-082916
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period

• June 17, 2015 - August 1st, 2015

and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.

→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.

→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materials
regarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Berkeley County Government

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Dear Beryl Lipton:

Thank you for your interest in public records of Berkeley County Government, South Carolina.  Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was received in this office on 8/15/2016 and given the reference number W002623-081516 for tracking purposes. Record Requested: "See attached letter dated August 15, 2016"
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I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated 8/15/2016, wherein you requested the following:
"See attached letter dated August 15, 2016"

This office will provide you with a copy of all nonexempt documents responsive to your request; however, please be advised that your request is overly broad and without a more specific description, this office cannot appropriately search for the documents in which you seek.  Please clarify your request by identifying which County department in which you seek records within 10 days of the date of this message; otherwise your request will be closed.  The breadth of your request will make a difference in the County’s cost estimate to be charged for responding to the request and the County’s response time.

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Berkeley County Legal Department
Berkeley County
1003 Highway 52 Post Office Box 6122
Moncks Corner, SC 29461-6120 www.berkeleycountysc.gov (http://www.berkeleycountysc.gov)

From: Berkeley County Government

Dear Beryl Lipton,

In regards to the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request received on 8/15/2016 requesting records, the records have been in "Clarification Requested" status for 10 days. Berkeley County considers this request withdrawn. If you would still like the records, please submit another Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request by visiting the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Center. (http://www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/?q=FOIA)

Request Details:
Reference # W002623-081516
Description of Records Requested: "See attached letter dated August 15, 2016"


Please be advised that the County does not monitor requests that have been closed. If a requester desires to seek additional information, we recommend the creation of a new request.
Berkeley County Government

From: Berkeley County Government

Dear Beryl Lipton:

Thank you for your interest in public records of Berkeley County Government, South Carolina.  Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was received in this office on 8/29/2016 and given the reference number W002657-082916 for tracking purposes. Record Requested: → Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period• June 17, 2015 - August 1st, 2015and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed. → Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materialsregarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you will receive an email when your request has been completed.  Again, thank you for using Berkeley County's Online Freedom of Information Act Records Center.
Berkeley County Government

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09/13/2016

Beryl Lipton
MuckRock
MuckRock DEPT MR 27723 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: FOIA Request #W002657-082916 dated 8/29/2016

Dear Ms. Lipton:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated 8/29/2016, wherein you requested the following:
→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period• June 17, 2015 - August 1st, 2015and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed. → Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materialsregarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.

This office will provide you with a copy of all nonexempt documents responsive to your request; however, please be advised that your request is ambiguous and, without a more specific description from you, this office cannot appropriately search for the documents in which you seek.  Please clarify your request to include specific dates and/or date ranges for #5 and #8 of your request within 10 days of the date of this message; otherwise your request will be closed.  The breadth of your request will make a difference in the County’s cost estimate to be charged for responding to the request and the County’s response time.
Berkeley County
1003 Highway 52 Post Office Box 6122
Moncks Corner, SC 29461-6120 www.berkeleycountysc.gov (http://www.berkeleycountysc.gov)

From: Berkeley County Government

Dear Beryl Lipton,

In regards to the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request received on 8/29/2016 requesting records, the records have been in "Clarification Requested" status for 10 days. Berkeley County considers this request withdrawn. If you would still like the records, please submit another Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request by visiting the Freedom of Information (FOIA) Center. (http://www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/?q=FOIA)

Request Details:
Reference # W002657-082916
Description of Records Requested: → Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period• June 17, 2015 - August 1st, 2015and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed. → Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materialsregarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.


Please be advised that the County does not monitor requests that have been closed. If a requester desires to seek additional information, we recommend the creation of a new request.
Berkeley County Government

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