Antifa and White Supremacist Groups (Delaware Information Analysis Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Delaware Information Analysis Center of Delaware.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Delaware Information Analysis Center

Good Day –

Your request was forwarded to the DSHS for processing on December 12, 2017. Your full request is listed below. Please note that FOIA allows access to “public records,” unless the public record requested falls within one of the enumerated statutory exemptions. See 29 Del. C. §10002 (definition of “public record” and specific exemptions); 29 Del. C. § 10003 (setting forth FOIA request procedures). Your request has been sent for legal review. We will provide an update within 15 business days.

Thank you.

From: Delaware Information Analysis Center

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Delaware Information Analysis Center

Response sent 12/22- see copy below.

Curtis Waltman
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 44603
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Waltman:

By letter dated December 12, 2017, you made a request under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for: “threat assessments, field reports and intelligence updates.”

The Division of the Delaware State Police (DSP) has determined that your request is exempt as you are out of state you are not entitled to receive documents under FOIA, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld state statutes that limit FOIA requests to state citizens only, such as Delaware. McBurney v. Young, 569 U.S. ____ (Apr. 29, 2013)(Docket 12-17).). (See Att’y Gen. Op. 16-IB20).

Sincerely,

Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.
Superintendent

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