Jim Northrup

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1357110-000
Due Dec. 1, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning Jim Northrup (April 28, 1943 – August 1, 2016) was an Anishinaabe (Native American) newspaper columnist, poet, performer, and political commentator from the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in Minnesota. His Anishinaabe name was "Chibenashi" (from Chi-bineshiinh "Big little-bird"). His death has been widely reported. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/books/jim-northrup-vietnam-veteran-who-wrote-about-life-on-the-reservation-dies-at-73.html

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.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the Bureau for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure.

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,

Michael Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at https://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, by clicking on the SERVICES link at the top of the homepage and then click on the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy picture, or the direct link is: https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foia, or by accessing the U. S. Department of Justice at https://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision that I am not a member of the news media. I have previously written about the Bureau for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

10/26/2016 11:25 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000414

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10/26/2016 11:27 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000412

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10/26/2016 11:28 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000410

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10/26/2016 11:28 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000408

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10/26/2016 11:30 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000407

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10/26/2016 11:30 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000406

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10/26/2016 11:31 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000404

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10/26/2016 11:32 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000403

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10/26/2016 11:33 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000402

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10/26/2016 11:36 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000401

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10/26/2016 11:37 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000397

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10/26/2016 11:38 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000396

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10/26/2016 11:38 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000395

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10/26/2016 11:39 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000394

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10/26/2016 11:41 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000391

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10/26/2016 11:48 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000390

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10/26/2016 11:48 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000389

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10/26/2016 11:49 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000388

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10/26/2016 11:50 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000387

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10/26/2016 11:51 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000385

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10/26/2016 11:53 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000384

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10/26/2016 11:54 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000382

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000393 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000393, -000394, -000395, -000396, -000397,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000394 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000395 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000393, -000394, -000395, -000396, -000397,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000396 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000393, -000394, -000395, -000396, -000397,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000397 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000393, -000394, -000395, -000396, -000397,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000401 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000393, -000394, -000395, -000396, -000397,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000402 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000393, -000394, -000395, -000396, -000397,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000384 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000385 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000387 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000388 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000389 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000390 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000391 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-000384, 000385, 000387, 000388, 000389, 000390,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000403 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000403, -000406, -000407, -000408, -000414,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000406 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000403, -000406, -000407, -000408, -000414,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000407 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000403, -000406, -000407, -000408, -000414,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000408 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000403, -000406, -000407, -000408, -000414,

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-000414 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-000403, -000406, -000407, -000408, -000414,

From: Michael Best

I am re-appealing the improper and illegal decision to deny me classification as a member of the news media. To aid you in reaching the correct decision, I have cited additional facts and case law that make it clear there is no question as to the proper fee category status. This is NOT a duplicate appeal.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure and have an open arrangement with each. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through the non-profit Internet Archive, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance. Additionally, case law states that “proof of the ability to disseminate the released information to a broad cross-section of the public is not required.” Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Dep’t of Justice, 365 F.3d 1108, 1126 (D.C. Cir. 2004); see Carney v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice, 19 F.3d 807, 814-15 (2d Cir. 1994). Further, courts have held that "qualified because it also had “firm” plans to “publish a number of . . . ‘document sets’” concerning United States foreign and national security policy." Under this criteria, as well, I qualify as a member of the news media. Additionally, courts have held that the news media status "focuses on the nature of the requester, not its request. The provision requires that the request be “made by” a representative of the news media. Id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II). A newspaper reporter, for example, is a representative of the news media regardless of how much interest there is in the story for which he or she is requesting information." As such, the details of the request itself are moot for the purposes of determining the appropriate fee category.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

01/18/2017 04:07 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-001711

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-001711 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely reversed/remanded.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2017-001196 & 001711, FBI - Remand for Search & Dupl

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