|Submitted||March 22, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all memos, guidelines, PowerPoint slides, briefs, or other documents held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Countering Violent Extremism Office which contain any of the following word or phrase or hashtag: "@Ev4cuati0nSquad", "Evacuators 2K16" or "#SwatTheWorld"
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 22, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
A fix is required to perfect the request.
I would like to appeal this decision. The letter sent to me states that my "compound request" was "overly broad" and therefore does not fit the criteria for a FOIA request. I disagree that my request is "overly broad" and would recommend that you please see a request previously filed by an Evan Anderson in December of 2014. This was FOIP Request Number 1315096-000. This previous request sought Countering Violent Extremism documents related to terms such as "ecoterrorism" and "Earth Liberation Front".
My request is calling for a search for three specific terms. I do not believe that requesting a search for documents related to 3 terms is any way "overly broad" or requires any amount of extraordinary effort.
The three terms in question were from a shadowy group of self described supporters of Bashar al Assad and Vladimir Putin, who used automated telephone calls to generate bomb threats to schools. I believe it is in the public interest to release documents related to these types of groups - especially groups that use "hybrid warfare" methods to cause havoc in the west.
I humbly ask that you reconsider your closing of this request, or at the very least, close it after some reconsideration.
05/19/2017 12:40 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-004202
DOJ-AP-2017-004202 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Records not reasonably described.