Antifa and White Supremacist Groups (Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center of Illinois.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), 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
-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
"Proud Boys"
"White Supremacist"
"White Nationalist"
"Occidental Dissent"
"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 and I will link my author's page here as well: I have freelanced several pieces to Motherboard a subsidiary of VICE Media which can be found at the following link:, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman


Mr. Curtis Waltman

FOIR #17-2226

Good morning, Mr. Waltman.

We are in receipt of your request dated September 6, 2017. Your request
has been assigned the number 17-2226. Please refer to this number in all
correspondence about this request. As you have done many times in the
past, please ensure that all Freedom of Information Act requests intended
for the Illinois State Police are sent to the
email address. If you do not send them to this address, it will delay
processing your FOIA request.

We have sent your request to the appropriate division for processing.
Please be advised that we will need additional time to respond as the
processing just began today.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Erin Davis
FOIA Officer


Hi, Mr. Waltman

I am in the process of researching your request. It is a rather large
request, but rather than rejecting it as being unduly burdensome, I am
trying to see what info I can get together for you. It may be another
couple of weeks before I can get a response out to you.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach
out to me.

Erin Davis
FOIA Officer

From: Curtis Waltman

Ms. Davis,

No worries at all, I really appreciate your work on this request, I look forward to hearing back. Have a great weekend.

Curtis Waltman


You have a file (FOIA 17-2226 Response Redacted.pdf) waiting for you, sent by

Message from sender: 10/17/2017

Mr. Curtis Waltman

Re: FOIR #17-2226

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Thank you for writing the Illinois State Police with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

On September 13, 2017, we received your request for the following:

The Illinois State Police Freedom of Information Officer, Erin Davis, is granting your request in part and denying your request in part. Please note the documents are available for release with redactions. The reasons for the redactions are as follows:
5ILCS 140/7(1)(d)(v) - Disclosure unique or specialized investigative techniques other than those generally used and known or disclose internal documents of correctional agencies related to detection, observation or investigation of incidents of crime or misconduct, and disclosure would result in demonstrable harm to the agency or public body that is the recipient of the request;

5ILCS 140/7(1)(f) - Preliminary drafts, notes, recommendations, memoranda and other records in which opinions are expressed, or policies or actions are formulated.

5ILCS 140/7(1)(v) - Vulnerability assessments, security measure, and response policies or plans that are designed to indentify, prevent or respond to potential attacks upon a community's population or systems, facilities, or installations, the destruction or contamination of which would constitute a clear and present danger to the health or safety of the community, but only to the extent that disclosure could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the effectiveness of the measures or the safety of the personnel who implement them or the public. Information exempt under this item may include such things as details pertaining to the mobilization or deployment of personnel or equipment, to the operation of communication systems or protocols, or to tactical operations.

You have the right to have the denial of your request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Attorney General (5 ILCS 140/9.5(a)). You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by writing to:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Fax: (217) 782-1396

If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial letter (5 ILCS 140/9.5(a)). Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a Request for Review with the PAC.

You also have the right to seek judicial review of your denial by filing a lawsuit in the State circuit court (5 ILCS 140/11).

Erin Davis
Freedom of Information Officer
801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S
Springfield, Illinois 62703

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