Notifications of Investigation or Non-Consenting Program Enrollment (Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC))

Ramola Dharmaraj filed this request with the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) of Boston, MA.
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From: Ramola Dharmaraj

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide all notifications of ongoing investigation, whether categorized as intelligence, counter-terrorism, criminal, civil, or otherwise, under National Security labels or otherwise, and/or all notifications of enrollment into covert community policing/crime prevention/neurological or psychological behavior modification programs, naming me--Ramola D/Ramola Grace Dharmaraj-- personally as the person under scrutiny, investigation, or study, or as the person enrolled into any classified or unclassified programs of the kind detailed above, issued to any and all community members in Quincy, MA, Milton, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Briantree, MA, particularly those associated with Adams Montessori School, Thomas Crane Library, Milton Library, Joan's Olympic Gym, Milton Art Center, Wollaston Hill Montessori PreSchool, Barnes & Noble, Good Health Store, Stop n' Shop, Star Market, Punjab Dhaba, other local businesses and restaurants, and including residents on Pine Street, Quincy, MA, and in the Wollaston, Quincy neighborhood, and all reasons for these notifications, from the time period 1 Nov 2013 to the present date, 17 November 2014, along with specific information contained in the notifications, including the manner of labeling and characterizing of my person, the specific reason for the investigation/s/program enrollments, the duration of the investigation/program, the manner in which the investigation/program is being conducted, and the authorizing body or bodies permitting the investigation; if your agency would like to state that such notifications do not exist, or that no such ongoing investigation or program exists or has been initiated, please provide a clear and truthful statement to this effect.

(This FOIA request, while specific to my name and person, addresses the current general public concern regarding illegitimate investigations and surveillance targeted at all law-abiding citizens and residents, including myself, and will provide particular information of general public interest, to all members of the media and the public.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ramola Dharmaraj

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 24, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Ramola Dharmaraj

Hello--

I would like to follow up on this Freedom of Information request, titled "Notifications of Investigation or Non-Consenting Program Enrollment" submitted 11/24/2014, and yet to receive an acknowledgement from your agency.

My FOIA request, while arising out of distinct concern for my own standing in my community, a very justifiable concern given recent activities in my community, hopes also to address the legitimate concerns of others today--particularly peace/justice/environmental activists, writers, and independent journalists like myself-- in my community and in society at large, regarding fraudulent targeting, surveillance, and investigations by Intelligence agencies under bogus and fraudulent charges of wrongdoing/”extremism”/”potential terrorism”/”potential violence”/”potential crime,” etc., fraudulent character assassination, and fraudulent co-opting of communities into surveillance and harassment activities against scapegoated individuals through fraudulent mention or use of community "crime-prevention", "behavior-modification", and "neurological-modification" programs.

All information obtained through this FOIA request is intended for public disclosure, analysis, and distribution, both via Muckrock and via my own reporting; I am a writer being wrongfully targeted, and as a writer, journalist, and activist with a keen interest in transparency and accountability of government, I aim to make public all aspects of this matter.

I look forward to hearing positively from your agency.

Sincerely,
Ramola D/Dharmaraj

From: Media Relations

Dear Ms. Dharmaraj:

There are no records in the BPD's possession responsive to your request.

Thank you

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:

Please provide all notifications of ongoing investigation, whether
categorized as intelligence, counter-terrorism, criminal, civil, or
otherwise, under National Security labels or otherwise, and/or all
notifications of enrollment into covert community policing/crime
prevention/neurological or psychological behavior modification programs,
naming me--Ramola D/Ramola Grace Dharmaraj-- personally as the person under
scrutiny, investigation, or study, or as the person enrolled into any
classified or unclassified programs of the kind detailed above, issued to
any and all community members in Quincy, MA, Milton, MA, Weymouth, MA, and
Briantree, MA, particularly those associated with Adams Montessori School,
Thomas Crane Library, Milton Library, Joan's Olympic Gym, Milton Art
Center, Wollaston Hill Montessori PreSchool, Barnes & Noble, Good Health
Store, Stop n' Shop, Star Market, Punjab Dhaba, other local businesses and
restaurants, and including residents on Pine Street, Quincy, MA, and in the
Wollaston, Quincy neighborhood, and all reasons for these notifications,
from the time period 1 Nov 2013 to the present date, 17 November 2014,
along with specific information contained in the notifications, including
the manner of labeling and characterizing of my person, the specific reason
for the investigation/s/program enrollments, the duration of the
investigation/program, the manner in which the investigation/program is
being conducted, and the authorizing body or bodies permitting the
investigation; if your agency would like to state that such notifications
do not exist, or that no such ongoing investigation or program exists or
has been initiated, please provide a clear and truthful statement to this
effect.

(This FOIA request, while specific to my name and person, addresses the
current general public concern regarding illegitimate investigations and
surveillance targeted at all law-abiding citizens and residents, including
myself, and will provide particular information of general public interest,
to all members of the media and the public.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this
request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the
recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The
requested documents will be made available to the general public free of
charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed
by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of
news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for
screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read
print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for
example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 10 calendar
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ramola Dharmaraj

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