Antifa and White Supremacist Groups (Maine Information and Analysis Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Maine Information and Analysis Center of Maine.
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Rejected

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), 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.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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: Maine Information and Analysis Center

To:
MuckRock.com
Attn: Mr. Curtis Waltman

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This email is sent to acknowledge our agency’s receipt of your Freedom of Access Act (“FOAA”) request copied below.

We will respond further soon. Please note at this time, however, the following:

1. Our agency will not be waiving any fees that we are authorized to charge pursuant to the FOAA.

2. To the extent, if at all, we have any records responsive to your FOAA request, I expect access to them would need to be denied in whole or part following a review of the records. See 1 M.R.S. § 402(3)(A). See also id. § 408-A(4); 16 M.R.S. § 804.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, may contain information that is confidential by law and/or information that is protected by attorney-client privilege. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE CONTACT me WITH A REPLY E-MAIL at the earliest convenience. Thank you.
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From: Maine Information and Analysis Center

To:
MuckRock.com
Attn: Mr. Curtis Waltman

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This email is sent to acknowledge our agency’s receipt of your Freedom of Access Act (“FOAA”) request copied below.

We will respond further soon. Please note at this time, however, the following:

1. Our agency will not be waiving any fees that we are authorized to charge pursuant to the FOAA.

2. To the extent, if at all, we have any records responsive to your FOAA request, I expect access to them would need to be denied in whole or part following a review of the records. See 1 M.R.S. § 402(3)(A). See also id. § 408-A(4); 16 M.R.S. § 804.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, may contain information that is confidential by law and/or information that is protected by attorney-client privilege. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE CONTACT me WITH A REPLY E-MAIL at the earliest convenience. Thank you.
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From: Maine Information and Analysis Center

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Pursuant to 16 M.R.S. § 807, we cannot confirm the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your FOAA request. See 1 M.R.S. § 402(3)(A). See also 16 M.R.S. § 803(7); id. §§ 804, 807.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, may contain information that is confidential by law and/or information that is protected by attorney-client privilege. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE CONTACT me WITH A REPLY E-MAIL at the earliest convenience. Thank you.

From: Maine Information and Analysis Center

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Pursuant to 16 M.R.S. § 807, we cannot confirm the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your FOAA request. See 1 M.R.S. § 402(3)(A). See also 16 M.R.S. § 803(7); id. §§ 804, 807.

Respectfully, C

CHRISTOPHER PARR
STAFF ATTORNEY | MAINE STATE POLICE
(e) christopher.parr@maine.gov<mailto:christopher.parr@maine.gov>

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This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, may contain information that is confidential by law and/or information that is protected by attorney-client privilege. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE CONTACT me WITH A REPLY E-MAIL at the earliest convenience. Thank you.

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