Dennis Brutus

Nicholas Marritz filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1430433-000, DOJ-AP-2019-005201

1430433-000

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Nicholas Marritz

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records related to the late anti-apartheid activist and poet Dennis Vincent Brutus (28 November 1924 – 26 December 2009).

REQUEST FOR FEE WAIVER
1. The subject of the requested records concerns the operations or activities of the government, because it seeks records related to the government's investigation of a person.
2. The disclosure is likely to contribute significantly to an understanding of government operations or activities, because the records will show how the Bureau treated a prominent anti-apartheid activist who lived in the United States for many years.
3. Disclosure of the requested information will contribute to the understanding of the public at large because the records will be made available for free to the public online.
4. I have no commercial interest in these records. My interest in these records is purely as a concerned citizen.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Marritz

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

# Individual Information

Prefix First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix Email Phone Location

# Domestic Address

Address Line 1 Address Line 2 City State Postal

# Agreement to Pay

How you will pay

I am requesting a fee waiver for my request and have reviewed the FOIA
reference guide. If my fee waiver is denied, I would like to limit my request
to the two free hours of searching and 100 duplicated pages.

# Proof Of Affiliation for Fee Waiver

Waiver Explanation



REQUEST FOR FEE WAIVER
1. The subject of the requested records concerns the operations or
activities of the government, because it seeks records related to the
government's investigation of a person.
2. The disclosure is likely to contribute significantly to an understanding
of government operations or activities, because the records will show how
the Bureau treated a prominent anti-apartheid activist who lived in the
United States for many years.
3. Disclosure of the requested information will contribute to the
understanding of the public at large because the records will be made
available for free to the public online.
4. I have no commercial interest in these records. My interest in these
records is purely as a concerned citizen.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and
this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

Documentation Files

# Deceased Individual

Prefix First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix ARN SSN FBI Number Date of
Birth Place of Birth Date of Death Additional Information



To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following
records:

All records related to the late anti-apartheid activist and poet Dennis
Vincent Brutus (28 November 1924 – 26 December 2009).

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 20 business days,
as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Marritz

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From: Nicholas Marritz

Addendum:

In fulfilling this request, please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies at FBI Headquarters. Please also conduct a search for records at the Alexandria Records Center. If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
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Direct: (540) 868-4593
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From: Nicholas Marritz

Dear FBI:

I hereby appeal the Bureau’s response to my FOIA request. The Bureau stated that potentially responsive records may have been destroyed or transferred to NARA. However, my original FOIA request specifically said that “If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records.” The Bureau did not comply with this portion of my request, and I ask that it do so.

Thank you for your consideration of this appeal.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-005201
* Request Tracking Number: 1430433
* Requester Name: Nicholas Marritz
* Date Submitted: 05/31/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI Appeal

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