Documents on Portland protests from DHS/I&A

Ted Timmons filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis of the United States of America.
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Ted Timmons


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All data collection, reports, and publications from I&A on the Portland, Oregon protests of July 2020, broadly speaking. Data collection may have started in May 2020. There are several known reports that were compiled from "open source intelligence", which should preclude the need for classification or redaction:
1. Communications gathering from protesters which resulted in a "intelligence report" being broadly disseminated on approximately July 17 2020. This request should include the communications, report, and any related documents or discussion. (see citation 1 below)
2. So-called "intelligence reports" on journalists related to Portland, Oregon, from May 1 2020 to July 31, 2020. It appears there are at least three such reports. This should include reports and data collected about Mike Baker and Benjamin Wittes but may include others. (see citation 2 below)
3. Any documentation, reports, or communication about "violent opportunists", "violent antifa anarchists" or otherwise, as described in an internal memo. (see citation 1 below)
4. All communication, reports, and documentation from Brian Murphy discussing Portland from May 1 2020 to July 31 2020. A suggested search of Murphy's email archives or documents is simply "portland". (see citation 1 below)
5. All communication, reports, and documentation about "Operation Diligent Valor" from May 1 2020 to July 31, 2020. (see citation 1 below)
6. Any "baseball cards" related to Portland. (see citation 2 below)
7. Any "FINTEL" related to Portland. (see citation 2 below)
8. All social media, "open source" and public data collected by DHS regarding Portland protests from May 1 2020 to July 31, 2020. (see citation 3 below)

Citations:
1. Shane Harris, Washington Post, "DHS analyzed protester communications, raising questions about previous statements by senior department official" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-analyzed-protester-communications-raising-questions-about-previous-statements-by-senior-department-official/2020/07/31/313163c6-d359-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html
2. Shane Harris, Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "DHS compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-who-published-leaked-documents/2020/07/30/5be5ec9e-d25b-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html
3. Shane Harris, Washington Post,"'DHS authorizes personnel to collect information on protesters it says threaten monuments" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-authorizes-personnel-to-collect-information-on-protesters-it-says-threaten-monuments/2020/07/20/6f58867c-cace-11ea-b0e3-d55bda07d66a_story.html

Your urgency at reviewing and filling this information is appreciated. There is an immense public interest in police accountability; I will make any responsive records publicly available and have the capacity to share it with every interested news organization in the region, state, and beyond. Given the concern about data collection by DHS of citizens and risk of document scrubbing or deletion, this request is extremely urgent. Please expedite it in every way possible.

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,

Ted Timmons

From: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis

Submitted on Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 00:12
Submitted by user: Anonymous
Submitted values are:

Select the DHS component you wish to submit your request to: : Office of
Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
Title:
First Name: Ted
Middle Initial:
Last Name: Timmons
Suffix:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Country: United States
Address 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 99741
Address 2: 411A Highland Ave
City: Somerville
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02144
Telephone Number: 617-299-1832
Fax Number:
Are you requesting records on yourself? No
If yes, you must check the perjury statement:
By initialing here you are providing your electronic signature.:
Please describe the records you are seeking as clearly and precisely as
possible:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All data collection, reports, and publications from I&A on the Portland,
Oregon protests of July 2020, broadly speaking. Data collection may have
started in May 2020. There are several known reports that were compiled from
"open source intelligence", which should preclude the need for classification
or redaction:
1. Communications gathering from protesters which resulted in a "intelligence
report" being broadly disseminated on approximately July 17 2020. This
request should include the communications, report, and any related documents
or discussion. (see citation 1 below)
2. So-called "intelligence reports" on journalists related to Portland,
Oregon, from May 1 2020 to July 31, 2020. It appears there are at least three
such reports. This should include reports and data collected about Mike Baker
and Benjamin Wittes but may include others. (see citation 2 below)
3. Any documentation, reports, or communication about "violent opportunists",
"violent antifa anarchists" or otherwise, as described in an internal memo.
(see citation 1 below)
4. All communication, reports, and documentation from Brian Murphy discussing
Portland from May 1 2020 to July 31 2020. A suggested search of Murphy's
email archives or documents is simply "portland". (see citation 1 below)
5. All communication, reports, and documentation about "Operation Diligent
Valor" from May 1 2020 to July 31, 2020. (see citation 1 below)
6. Any "baseball cards" related to Portland. (see citation 2 below)
7. Any "FINTEL" related to Portland. (see citation 2 below)
8. All social media, "open source" and public data collected by DHS regarding
Portland protests from May 1 2020 to July 31, 2020. (see citation 3 below)

Citations:
1. Shane Harris, Washington Post, "DHS analyzed protester communications,
raising questions about previous statements by senior department official"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-analyzed-protester-communications-raising-questions-about-previous-statements-by-senior-department-official/2020/07/31/313163c6-d359-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html
2. Shane Harris, Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "DHS compiled ‘intelligence
reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-who-published-leaked-documents/2020/07/30/5be5ec9e-d25b-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html
3. Shane Harris, Washington Post,"'DHS authorizes personnel to collect
information on protesters it says threaten monuments"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-authorizes-personnel-to-collect-information-on-protesters-it-says-threaten-monuments/2020/07/20/6f58867c-cace-11ea-b0e3-d55bda07d66a_story.html

Your urgency at reviewing and filling this information is appreciated. There
is an immense public interest in police accountability; I will make any
responsive records publicly available and have the capacity to share it with
every interested news organization in the region, state, and beyond. Given
the concern about data collection by DHS of citizens and risk of document
scrubbing or deletion, this request is extremely urgent. Please expedite it
in every way possible.

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,

Ted Timmons

Upload documents directly:
https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAATtXuo1KnuR6K6H3RKtKrqIuo%3A1k25JC%3Amf7MXdvZ9RUTcbkOfYLawIudzvU&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Funder-secretary-office-of-intelligence-analysis-8%252Fdocuments-on-portland-protests-from-dhsia-99741%252F%253Femail%253DI%252526AFOIA%252540hq.dhs.gov
I am willing to pay fees for this request up to the amount of: $: 25
Select from the list below: An individual seeking information for personal
use and not for commercial use.
I request a waiver of all fees for this request.:
Please provide an explanation for your request for a fee waiver:
Please select and describe in detail if you believe your request warrants
expeditious handling: An urgency to inform the public concerning actual or
alleged Federal Government activity exists (This option available only for
PERSONS ENGAGED IN DISSEMINATING INFORMATION).
Please provide information to support your selection: Your urgency at
reviewing and filling this information is appreciated. There is an immense
public interest in police accountability; I will make any responsive records
publicly available and have the capacity to share it with every interested
news organization in the region, state, and beyond. Given the concern about
data collection by DHS of citizens and risk of document scrubbing or
deletion, this request is extremely urgent. Please expedite it in every way
possible.

Files

There are no files associated with this request.