Atomwaffen Division (Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center of Illinois.
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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 date range on all portions of this request is from 10/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

Threat assessments, field reports, intelligence updates, and any other reports which make mention of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division.

I also request an email search using the following keywords:
-Atomwaffen Division
-Samuel Woodward
-Brandon Russell
-John Cameron Denton
-Michael Lloyd Hubsky
-Sean Michael Fernandez

The group's prominent leaders include Brandon Russell of Florida, John Cameron Denton of Montgomery, Texas, Michael Lloyd Hubsky of Nevada, Kaleb Cole of Washington, and Sean Michael Fernandez of Texas. Atomwaffen Division has been implicated in five killings within the last year and a half, including the recent murder of Blaze Bernstein by Atomwaffen Division member Samuel Woodward. The public has a right to know about this public safety threat.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center

03/13/2018

MuckRock News
Mr. Curtis Waltman
requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIR #18-0689

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 March 6, 2018, we received your request for the
following: Records related to Neo-Nazi Group Atomwaffen Division,
including Samuel Woodward, Brandon Russell, John Cameron Denton, Michael
Lloyd Hubsky and Sean Michael Fernandez from 10/1/15 to the present.

A reasonable search for the requested items was conducted; however
responsive documents could not be identified with the search terms
provided. Please remember the Illinois State Police only maintains
records handled by Illinois State Police personnel.

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

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