BLM comms (Michigan State Police)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Michigan State Police of Michigan.
Tracking #

31204332

Multi Request BLM comms
Status
Processing

Communications

From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Michigan State Police

Hello Emma Best (MR94640),

Your request for access to the MSP FOIA Application has been approved for use with your MILogin account.
The MSP FOIA application link will be available the next time you log in.

If you are facing any issues, please contact Client Service Center at 517-241-9700 or 1-800-968-2644.
Thanks,
MILogin Team

From: Michigan State Police

A FOIA request for Michigan State Police records has been created. You can track the status of your request (CR 31204332) in the portal. The response, once completed, will be available for download in the portal.

From: Michigan State Police

A response to a request for Michigan State Police records has been issued. You can download the response to your request (CR 31204332) in the Records Request Portal.

From: Michigan State Police

A response to a request for Michigan State Police records has been issued. You can download the response to your request (CR 31204332) in the Records Request Portal.

From: Michigan State Police

A response to a request for Michigan State Police records has been issued. You can download the response to your request (CR 31204332) in the Records Request Portal.

From: Michigan State Police

A recent request (CR 31204332) received by the Michigan State Police (MSP) requires a good-faith deposit before the MSP can process your request. You have 45 calendar days to make the necessary deposit payment, otherwise your request will be considered abandoned. The deposit can be made by returning to the portal. Payments will take up to two business days to process.

From: Emma North-Best

Why do you demand a "good faith" deposit two full months after you are legally required to have fulfilled the request?

Why will you not tell me how much the deposit is, or what requires it?

Why have you failed to even acknowledge the request in the 2.5 months since it was submitted?

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