Documents on Enough is Enough Protest

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.

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After the #EnoughIsEnough: Justice for Eric Garner protest in Boston, user Joshua Eaton filed for all documents (emails, reports, photo/video) related to this protest from Massachusetts State Police. The MSP responded with a $800 price tag, which we’re looking to raise with your help.

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From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom it May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

- Any and all records related to the event "#EnoughIsEnough: Justice for Eric Garner" (https://www.facebook.com/events/559470887517841/561337893997807), which began on Boston Common on Dec. 4, 2014 and then moved to several locations in and around Boston. The records I am requesting include (a) internal correspondence, (b) intelligence reports, (c) incident reports, (d) video recordings, (e) audio recordings, (f) use of force reports, (g) Field Interaction/Observation/Encounter Reports, and (h) screen shots or other records of surveillance of social media accounts related to the above-mentioned event.

- Any and all separately maintained records and records that are retrievable by an electronic search related to the group We Are the Ones, also known as We Are The Ones Boston (https://www.facebook.com/wearetheonesboston). The records I am requesting include (a) internal correspondence concerning the above-mentioned group and (b) dossiers and intelligence reports on the above-mentioned group.

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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. I am a digital producer at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting making this request as part of the news-gathering process. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,
Joshua Eaton

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Eaton,

The Massachusetts Department of State Police ("Department") has received your public records request. As a courtesy, I write to notify you that your request has been assigned to me for review. I have begun to reach out to the appropriate units at the Department to determine whether we have any responsive records.

Please be aware that:

* The Department may send you a good faith estimate for the cost of responding to your inquiry because, pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, a records custodian may charge and recover a fee for the time he or she spends searching for, redacting, photocopying and re-filing a record.

* Any response by the Department will be subject to the Public Records Law exemptions set forth in G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 26.

* Under the Public Records Law, every requester is treated equally. Thus, even a person who is the subject of the record is not granted any greater access right than any other person.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 7, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Eaton,

Attached, please see the Department's response to your request. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

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