BLM comms (Memphis Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Memphis Police Department of Memphis, TN.
Tracking #

W015446-060920

Multi Request BLM comms
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Kent Hoover


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

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Mr. Hoover:

We have received your request for a public record. It is our goal to respond to these requests as soon as possible or within 5 business days. However, please note that certain requests may take longer to process due to the size of the records requested or current request volumes. Your request has been given the following reference number W015446-060920 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj6D6-lOkqeJfDAjSur71jWNo%3A1jib3v%3AU1zUaWaNfSk3gQiY_06AeN_nG_o&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmemphis-police-department-652%252Fblm-comms-memphis-police-department-94646%252F%253Femail%253Dmemphistn%252540mycusthelp.net

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MTN-NYD.pdf (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFoaewmUhlDwpP1wEiwOoPfTAiUXxYS6myZ1wU8NT0onJWJan5BSctn3yQ4rqXiVXv7nkS24yip-2B0-2F-2FDoqwkdOt1xI7RKevuLoj3Gq3vQTH0EYTJHKV3xWmjnUHjPePcoMm2lgjlmoraV82-2BTNnpSwe1xGnvhGzbHBZh4oCc6oRltPbM3zRLK4okfp0T1fu4THA-3D-3DJwon_LVK2BWh4Tt57mxuU0dRHAb5-2FOMIBFGghjj1RbvmvQWolMPiykGRjFqHil9AXQDYetmHN-2BTwRoufa0uC5AAsBNeO64qSJd2FNnhkdzWc-2FrJHk668bDvxTAfMD7DCFUre7atpjD9mfXKkjFrzM6k8yqKEtS25jnGI3L94YMpGG06TbpyVVd2VGlPBvOxqG99SeTFy-2B8-2BZOKlkwtgyp-2FxPwbzpC3g2ab2VTXaN-2FVQhHosZgRmFl-2BMPvtgP0u4TBsmLVn-2Ff1D4xGTqChdD3f2Xx4Z1TNbhNEEV-2BqKH7Ha-2F8mLVs83LfkYBBPcsqs7-2BKe6j7kOx1bfy1NBpXiwWPey6gkOIBizSAUZB02XBOe6IqAeD8uWY0X0y5yURaYNnfWf82LZx0B-2FIbcpGzPQc-2BLkrfO0Q-3D-3D)

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06/16/2020
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News DEPT MR 94646 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/9/2020, Reference # W015446-060920
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/9/2020. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj6D6-lOkqeJfDAjSur71jWNo%3A1jib3v%3AU1zUaWaNfSk3gQiY_06AeN_nG_o&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmemphis-police-department-652%252Fblm-comms-memphis-police-department-94646%252F%253Femail%253Dmemphistn%252540mycusthelp.net”
It is not practicable for the records you requested to be made promptly available for inspection and/or copying because: It has not yet been determined that records responsive to your request exist.
The time reasonably necessary to produce the record(s) or information and/or to make a determination of a proper response to your request is: JULY 16, 2020
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

From: Memphis Police Department

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06/29/2020
Mr. Kent Hoover
MuckRock News DEPT MR 94646 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 6/9/2020, Reference # W015446-060920
Dear Mr. Kent Hoover,
The City received a public records request from you on 6/9/2020. Your request mentioned “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Kent Hoover

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj6D6-lOkqeJfDAjSur71jWNo%3A1jib3v%3AU1zUaWaNfSk3gQiY_06AeN_nG_o&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmemphis-police-department-652%252Fblm-comms-memphis-police-department-94646%252F%253Femail%253Dmemphistn%252540mycusthelp.net”
Your request was not sufficiently detailed to enable identification of the specific requested record(s). You need to provide additional information to identify the requested record(s). *Please be advised that the initial search using your keywords and dates returned a voluminous result set of $158,000 items. Please provide additional search terms or more information about the subject matter you are seeking so that we can appropriately tailor the search to identify relevant responsive documents for your request.* If you would like for the City to proceed with your public records request, please respond to this letter within seven (7) days from 06/29/2020. Otherwise, the City will consider your request withdrawn.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office
City of Memphis

From: Memphis Police Department

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Dear Kent Hoover,
The City has not received a response to its request for clarification. Pursuant to T.C.A. 10-7-503(a)(4), this request has been closed.
Sincerely,
Public Records Office

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