General Gordon Baker Jr. (Sept 6, 1941-May 18, 2014)

David Goldberg filed this request with the Michigan State Police of Michigan.
Tracking # CR-200466999
Status
Rejected

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From: David Goldberg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

I requesting any and all materials pertaining to General G. Baker Jr. (AKA Al Ware, or “Big Al” Ware), who was born in Detroit, Mi on Sept 6, 1941 and passed away on May 18, 2014. Mr. Baker refused induction into the Army on Sept. 10, 1965, and was subsequently declared a security risk by military officials and was associated with the anti-war movement, the September 10th movement, UHURU, the Revolutionary Action Movement, and later, the Dodge Revolutionary Movement (DRUM) and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, which were all located in the Detroit area. I request access to any and all pertaining to Mr. Baker, including, but not limited to, correspondence between your office and local (State of Michigan police and/or cities of Detroit and/or Hamtramck police) and federal governmental agencies, including the FBI and CIA; intelligence reports; counterintelligence, news clippings; photos, phone taps, pictures, etc.

Obituary: https://www.pambazuka.org/resources/general-gordon-baker-jr-pioneer-african-american-working-class-resistance

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,

David Goldberg

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police Freedom of Information Unit has received your email.

If this is a new Freedom of Information Act request, please be sure that a mailing address is provided.

A response will be sent to you pursuant to the timelines required under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have questions, please visit our website, call (517) 241-1934 or respond to this email.

Thank you.

From: Michigan State Police

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police Freedom of Information Unit has received your email.

If this is a new Freedom of Information Act request, please be sure that a mailing address is provided.

A response will be sent to you pursuant to the timelines required under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have questions, please visit our website, call (517) 241-1934 or respond to this email.

Thank you.

From: MSP-FOI

We mailed a response on 9/6/17. We were unable to locate any records.

From: David Goldberg

I find this quite hard to believe, as Mr. Baker (AKA, Alexander Ware, aka "Big Al Ware, aka General Gordon Baker Jr.))secured some of his state police files before he passed away. Knowing the he was under surveillance by the Detroit Police, Hamtramck police, the Highland Park Police, and the FBI, I'm sure there was some coordination between these agencies - and perhaps even the department of war, labor or IRS-and your state agency.

David Goldberg
4698 Audubon Rd.
Detroit, Mi 48224
(248) 895-7226

Therefore, I'd ask you to do a far more important ncolved abd cross-referenced search and will include my mailing address below.

From: MSP-FOI

The Michigan State Police Freedom of Information Unit has received your email.

If this is a new Freedom of Information Act request, please be sure that a mailing address is provided.

A response will be sent to you pursuant to the timelines required under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have questions, please visit our website, call (517) 241-1934 or respond to this email.

Thank you.

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