Request for information related to "Pink Mass"

The Satanic Temple filed this request with the Police Department of Meridian, MS.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Mississippi's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

Any and all documents mentioning the Satanic Temple, particularly their "Pink Mass" ceremony which was performed at Magnolia Cemetery on July 17, 2013. This event was widely reported, including coverage in the national media: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/07/satanists-perform-gay-ritual-at-westboro-gravesite/

This issue was commented publicly by the MPD police in the news media: http://www.wtok.com/news/headlines/MPD-Expects-to-File-Charges-in-Cemetery-Trespassing--216302111.html

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

The Satanic Temple

From: Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Police Department

Response to your request was sent via U. S. Mail.

Chief Benny DuBose

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