Antifa and White Supremacist Groups (New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center of New Hampshire.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire "Access to Government Records and Meetings" Statute (RSA Ch. 91-A), I hereby request the following records:

The following request has a date range entirely of 1/1/17 to the date this request is processed.

Threat assessments, field reports, and intelligence updates, which have focused on the following groups:

-National Socialist Movement
-Antifa
-Vanguard America
-the Ku Klux Klan
-Traditionalist Worker Party
-Identity Evropa
-Oath Keepers
-III Percenters
-Proud Boys
-Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

An email search using the following keywords
"Antifa"
"Proud Boys"
"White Supremacist"
"White Nationalist"
"Anarchist"
"Occidental Dissent"
"Stormfront"
"Vanguard America"
"Identity Evropa"
"Ku Klu Klan"
"National Socialist Movement"
"Aryan Brotherhood of Texas"
"Oath Keepers"
"III Percenters"
"Traditional Worker Party"

As a member of the media I request a fee waiver. My work appears regularly on MuckRock.com and I will link my author's page here as well: https://www.muckrock.com/news/author/chwaltman/. I have freelanced several pieces to Motherboard a subsidiary of VICE Media which can be found at the following link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman, and I have also written for DeSmogBlog.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center

Mr. Waltman,

In response to the first part of your public records request for "Threat assessments, field reports, and intelligence updates, which have focused on [certain] groups", we have no records responsive to your request. We are continuing are efforts to respond to the second part of your request, for "An email search using [certain] keywords", and we estimate that it will take an additional 30 days to determine the extent of available records. As such, I will be in touch on or about February 2, 2018.

David M. Hilts
Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-4032
F (603) 271-0336

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at (603) 271-2791. You will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in notifying us.

From: New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center

Dear Mr. Waltman,

I estimate another 30 day continuance on your Right to Know request. Attorney Hilts will be in touch on or about April 4, 2018.

Michelle Myrdek
Paralegal
Department of Safety
Office of the Commissioner
33 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305
603-223-3817

From: New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center

Mr.Waltman,

I estimate another 45 day continuance on your Right to Know request. Attorney Hilts will be in touch on or about June 29, 2018.

Michelle Myrdek
Paralegal
Department of Safety
Office of the Commissioner
33 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305
603-223-3817

From: New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center

Mr. Waltman,

I apologize for the recent lack of communication regarding the completion of the second part of your request. I believe that we should be able to make a substantive response to the remainder of your request by the end of the week.

David M. Hilts
Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
W (603) 227-4032
F (603) 271-0336

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify me by telephone at (603) 271-2791. You will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in notifying us.

From: New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center

Mr. Waltman,

Please find attached the non-exempt records that are responsive to your request. Records have been withheld for the following reasons: records that are exempt from disclosure per RSA 91-A:4, I as records that are not publicly available per RSA 651-F and 28 CFR part 23; records whose disclosure would constitute an invasion of privacy per RSA 91-A:5, IV; records subject to copyright; and records compiled for law enforcement purposes whose disclosure would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions that could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law, and whose disclosure could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, per 38 Endicott Street North, LLC v. State Fire Marshal, 163 N.H. 656, 661 (2012). I apologize once again for the delay in responding to the second part of your request. This request is considered to be closed.

David M. Hilts
Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Safety

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