General Gordon Baker, Jr. (Spet 6, 1941-May 18, 2014)

David Goldberg filed this request with the Detroit Police Department of Detroit, MI.
Tracking # A17-05442
Due Sept. 6, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: David Goldberg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

I requesting any and all materials pertaining to General G. Baker Jr. (AKA Al Ware, or “Big Al” Ware), who was born in Detroit, Mi on Sept 6, 1941 and passed away on May 18, 2014. Mr. Baker refused induction into the Army on Sept. 10, 1965, and was subsequently declared a security risk by military officials and was associated with the anti-war movement, the September 10th movement, UHURU, the Revolutionary Action Movement, and later, the Dodge Revolutionary Movement (DRUM) and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, which were all located in the Detroit area. I request access to any and all pertaining to Mr. Baker, including, but not limited to, DPD reports, Red Squad files, correspondence between your office and local (State of Michigan police and/or cities of, including Highland Park and Hamtramck police) and federal governmental agencies, including the FBI and CIA; intelligence reports; counterintelligence, news clippings; photos, phone taps, pictures, etc.


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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


David Goldberg

From: Detroit Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.