Israel/Palestine emails

Matthew Petti filed this request with the Teaneck Police Department of Teaneck, NJ.
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Communications

From: Matthew Petti

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all emails containing the non-case-sensitive keystrings "Israel," "Palestine," "Palestinian," "Aqsa," and/or "Jerusalem" sent to or from one or more Teaneck Police Department officials/employees/staff between April 14, 2021 and the date this request is processed.

If any of the emails contain attachments, please include those attachments as well.

I am a member of the news media who has written numerous articles on Middle East politics for Responsible Statecraft, the Asia Times, Reason Magazine and the National Interest.

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.

Sincerely,

Matthew Petti

From: Teaneck Police Department

Please see below.
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John McCallum
Keyboarding Clerk 1
Township Clerk's Office
Township of Teaneck
(201) 837-1600 x1029

From: John McCallum <jmccallum@teanecknj.gov>
To: <112546-09770577@request.muckrock.com>
Cc: clerk <clerk@teanecknj.gov>
Sent: 6/3/2021 5:30 PM
Subject: OPRA Petti 5/25/21

Good afternoon,

After doing the search for your request, it yielded 2,537 emails. Would you be able to narrow the time period or request? Please let us know. Once we receive direction we will get it to you as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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John McCallum
Keyboarding Clerk 1
Township Clerk's Office
Township of Teaneck
(201) 837-1600 x1029

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From: Matthew Petti

Hello John,

Would you be able to produce the first 100 pages of emails? I would be willing to narrow my request down to that. Also happy to talk on the phone about ways to make this easier for you.

Best regards,
Matthew

From: Teaneck Police Department

Good afternoon,,

Please specify your request to a particular topic to help narrow the search.
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John McCallum
Keyboarding Clerk 1
Township Clerk's Office
Township of Teaneck
(201) 837-1600 x1029

From: Matthew Petti

Hello John,

As I mentioned in my initial email, I am looking for emails related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In particular, I am interested in emails related to the Israeli flag raising that was planned for Votee Park on May 23, 2021 but later cancelled, and the pro-Palestinian rally that took place outside of Town Hall on May 22, 2021. Let me know if you need any more detail.

Best regards,
Matthew Petti

From: Teaneck Police Department

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for getting back to us. In regards to your original request email:

"Any and all emails containing the non-case-sensitive keystrings "Israel," "Palestine," "Palestinian," "Aqsa," and/or "Jerusalem" sent to or from one or more Teaneck Police Department officials/employees/staff between April 14, 2021 and the date this request is processed."

We are asking for you to narrow the search in regards to topics that you listed, specific individuals for to/from, and time period in order to narrow the volume of emails. Please advise how you will like us to proceed in a narrowed search. Thank you.

Kristen

Kristen DeNorchia, R.M.C.
Deputy Township Clerk
Clerk's Office
Township of Teaneck 
818 Teaneck Road 
T. 201-837-1600, Ext. 1027

From: Matthew Petti

Dear Kristen,

I would like to keep the keywords and senders/receipients the same. I will narrow the timeframe to dates between April 14, 2021 and April 28, 2021. Also, have you removed duplicate emails? If not, you may do so. For example, if there’s 1 email from Chief O'Reilly that went to 15 people, I only need 1 copy, not 15.

Best regards,
Matthew

From: Teaneck Police Department

Good morning.

We never received guidance from you on senders/recipients. We have your keywords and dateframe noted. Is it possible you can name specific agents to help us better locate records responsive to your request?
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Doug Ruccione
Township Clerk
Clerk's Office
Township of Teaneck 
818 Teaneck Road 
T. 201-837-1600, Ext. 1028

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