E-mail correspondence to or from TSA Officers in Atlanta or Charlotte that contain culturally sensitive terms

Beofotch Beofotch filed this request with the Transportation Security Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Arthur Noll

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All e-mail correspondence since January 1, 2011, sent or received by current or past TSA Officers based in Atlanta or Charlotte that contain the following culturally sensitive search terms in them (all terms to be searched are within parentheses, not case sensitive): "nigga", "niggaz", "niggas", "honkey", "gook", "spic", "bitch", "bitches", "twerk", "NSFW", "MILF", "M.I.L.F.", "Nickelback", "pussy", "titties", "twink", "kyke", "redneck", "magic city", "charlie sheen", "dyke", "faggot", "fag", "queerbait", "bukake warrior", "trap queen"

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.


Arthur Noll

From: Arthur Noll


I am awaiting on acknowledgement of this request.

Best regards,

Arthur Noll

From: FOIA

Good morning,

Your request is currently in the processing queue, but at this time we are unable to provide an estimated date of completion.

Thank you and have a nice day!

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From: Beofotch Beofotch

2016-TSFO-00413 - still waiting on fulfillment of this one. Thanks!

From: Transportation Security Administration

Good Afternoon,
TSA FOIA request 2016-TSFO-00413 for Mr. Arthur Noll was administratively closed on September 13, 2016 for failure to respond to our request to pay advanced fees within 30 days per the attached email.


From: Beofotch Beofotch

Hi - As per the response from 2016 there should be no fees as the search methodology being quoted was both inaccurate and does not follow DHS IT data privacy standards. The search should be performed by the IT and e-mail administrator and not literally by hundreds of individual TSOs. Thus please reopen as noted in 2016. It should take approximatley 8 man hours to fully complete and extract the search.

From: Transportation Security Administration

A new request will need to be submitted if you are still interested in the records. Per the email below, your 2016 request was administratively closed for failure to respond to our email dated August 5, 2016, for advanced payment of fees or to narrow the scope of your request within 30 days.