Building a Resilient Community - Harris County

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Harris County Sheriff of Harris County, TX.
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Help Release Houston/Harris County CVE Documents

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In addition to the three pilot Countering Violent Extremism programs in Boston, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, there are a number of programs being implemented in places like Montgomery County, MD and Houston/Harris County, TX. The latter’s “Building a Resilient Community to Counter Violent Extremism” strategy was recently made public and, like CVE programs elsewhere, raises significant civil liberties, privacy, and safety concerns for Muslims.

In response to a request, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department has identified 670 documents related to its CVE program and requires $158.95 in fees to release them. Help us raise the funds and learn how Harris County developed its CVE strategy.

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From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all briefs, memos, directives, PowerPoint slides, guidelines or other documents concerning the countering violent extremism (CVE) model facilitated by Mustafa Tameez and Wardah Khalid from Outreach Strategists.

A copy of all emails, letters, and other written communication to or from Harris County Sheriff's Office concerning CVE.

According to the "Building a Resilient Community to Counter Violent Extremism" document available online, Tameez and Khalid were "tasked by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to play the role of conveners."

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Waqas Mirza.

From: FaxPress (HCSO)

Good afternoon Dear Waqas Mirza,

The Harris County Sheriff's Office received your request for records on May 12, 2016 pertaining to the above-mentioned matter. Please know that our Office is currently processing your request. Your records should be ready on or before the 10th day due date which will be Thursday, May 26, 2016.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Roel Garcia, Director of the Legal Services Department at 713.755-6400.

Sincerely,

The Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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From: FaxPress (HCSO)

Good morning Mr. Mirza,

Please see attached a copy of the estimate letter pertaining to your open records request.

Thanks and have a good day!

Sincerely,

The Harris County Sheriff's Office

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From: Waqas Mirza

Hello,

Thank you so much your response. I would like to request an extension in order for me to raise the required funds. I can send a check by June 21st if you would be so kind to allow for the extension.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: FaxPress (HCSO)

Good morning Mr. Mirza,

Thank you for your response to our estimate letter. Please know that we agree to your request for an extension of time, and even if you need some more time we will be happy to work with you on this matter. For further communications please contact us either via facsimile at 713.755.6228, or telephone number at 713.755-5668.

Thank you and have a great day,

Claudia Gallardo

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HCSO Core Values
Merit and maintain the public’s trust
Embrace and deliver professional service
Protect our citizens with honor and courage
Exemplify ethical conduct at all times
Develop, encourage, and care for our Sheriff’s Office family

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Gallardo,

Thanks so much for your help with this request. We'll be placing a check in the mail this week.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $158.95 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Harris County Sheriff

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Waqas Mirza

Hi Claudia,

We have unfortunately still not received the documents. Would you please re-send them to:

MuckRock
1035 Cambridge St #1
Cambridge, MA 02141

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: Harris County Sheriff

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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