Notifications of Investigation or Non-Consenting Program Enrollment

Ramola Dharmaraj filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1321934-000
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From: Ramola Dharmaraj

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the auspices of both the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide, for the time period 1 Nov 2013 to the present date, 2/6/2015:

1) All notifications of ongoing investigation, whether categorized as intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, criminal, civil, or otherwise, under National Security labels or otherwise, and/or all notifications of enrollment into covert community policing/crime prevention/neurological or psychological "behavior modification" programs, naming me--Ramola D/Ramola Grace Dharmaraj--personally as the person under scrutiny, investigation, or study, or as the person enrolled into any classified or unclassified programs of the kind detailed above, issued locally, to any and all businesses, schools, libraries, stores, fitness centers, restaurants in the Boston metro area, particularly Quincy, MA, Milton, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Braintree, MA; particularly those associated with Adams Montessori School, Thomas Crane Library, Milton Library, Joan's Olympic Gym, YMCA Quincy, Milton Art Center, Wollaston Hill Montessori PreSchool, Barnes & Noble, Pier I Imports, Good Health Store, Stop n' Shop, Star Market, Punjab Cafe, Sher-a-Punjabi, East Congregational Church in Milton, First Baptist Church in Wollaston, Dhammakaya Meditation Center in Quincy, other local businesses and restaurants, and including residents on Pine Street, Quincy, MA, and in the Wollaston, Quincy neighborhood; and

2) All reasons for these notifications, along with specific information contained in the notifications, including the manner of labeling and characterizing of my person, the specific reason for the investigation/s/program enrollments, the duration of the investigation/program, the manner in which the investigation/program is being conducted, and the authorizing body or bodies permitting the investigation; and

3) Any records--including emails, memos, notifications, orders, agreements, instructions, explanations, categorizations and inclusions on lists or databases of any kind, referrals to the names of any other federal, state, or local government agencies, including local or national Joint Terrorism Task Forces--relating or referring to myself; including, but not limited to, records that require, plan, or document any monitoring, surveillance, observation, questioning, interrogation, investigation, infiltration into local communities and businesses, and/or collection of information relating or referring to myself.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Ramola Dharmaraj

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

Dear Ramola Dharmaraj,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. Before we can process your request you must complete and submit the U. S. Department of Justice (Certification of Identity) Form DOJ-361. Privacy Act requests (records about yourself); requires an original and legible signature, and the “penalty of perjury statement” which is included on the Form DOJ-361.

If you do not wish to use the Form DOJ-361, your request must be accompanied by a notarized signature or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person that you say you are. The statement should be above your signature and state, “I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on [date].”

The Form DOJ-361 is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ under the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy link, or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. The form may be mailed or faxed to the FBI at the address/number in my signature line. A scanned copy is acceptable if sent by electronic means but the FBI does not accept electronic signatures. You may submit an attachment listing additional information that may aid in locating responsive records. Please place your name and contact information on the attachment.

If you are requesting a copy or wish to challenge your Identity History Summary Check which is often referred to as a criminal arrest record aka (Rap Sheet) or a Criminal Background Check, please contact the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) at (304) 625-5590/2000 or write to:

FBI CJIS Division, - Summary Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

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
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Ramola Dharmaraj

Dear David P. Sobonya,

Thanks very much for the information. I will have the Certification of Identity form out to you right away.

And, to clarify, this is not a request for an "Identity History Summary Check" or criminal arrest record, I don't have one.

Sincerely,
Ramola D/Dharmaraj

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A no responsive documents response.

From: Ramola Dharmaraj

Dear David P. Sobonya,

I trust you have received my Certificate of Identity form, mailed 2/13/2015, along with the enclosure carrying additional information to support my FOIA request, which I paste here below, for purposes of public record and information:

Additional Information Regarding My FOIA/PA Request to the FBI, Dated 2/6/2015
Today's Date: 02/13/15

1) Since 1Nov 2013, shortly after I expressed my First Amendment Rights to free speech in the following ways:

a) I wrote to my Senators in Massachusetts--Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey--and my House and State Representatives for Massachusetts/Norfolk County--Stephen Lynch and Tackey Chan--copying my letters to The Boston Globe and The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, expressing my concern over the persistence and deleterious health effects to adults, children, and local trees of “chem trails” or chemicals being sprayed daily by planes over Quincy, MA neighborhoods,

b) I contacted Amnesty International in Boston about obtaining materials for elementary-school children taking my creative and essay writing workshops (See Wishing Well/artcreatewrite.com) to possibly participate in their Dec 17, 2013, Write for Rights campaign,

c) I spoke out briefly to administrators and School Board members at Adams Montessori School in Quincy, MA, my daughter's elementary school, expressing concern over the ethicality of charging babysitting fees during Parent-Teacher conferences during school hours Nov 1-3 at the school (which was to be closed during the conferences),

I have been subjected to surveillance within my neighborhood and beyond, within businesses/stores/churches/temples/restaurants/schools/fitness centers/post offices; I have witnessed proprietors of stores/restaurants being notified, in my presence and therefore perfectly visibly, of my presence; formerly very contented clients of my children's writing and art workshops dropped away abruptly and en masse; once-friendly members of my child's school community and neighborhood began to and continue to engage overtly in actions of surveillance, harassment, hostility, and transparently scripted theater; my phone line sounds like it's being wiretapped; my emails via Gmail are frequently found to be missing, delayed, or tampered with; my Wordpress blogs are tampered with; finally, open mention has been made to me and in my presence of “investigations,” and programs of “behavior modification,” and “neurological modification,” with respect to myself.

2) My recent FOIA requests of identical nature through Muckrock.com addressed to the Boston Regional Information (Fusion) Center and the Commonwealth Fusion Center have currently yielded “no responsive documents/records” responses.

3) My FOIA request, while arising out of distinct concern for my own standing in my community, a very justifiable concern given recent activities (as described above) in my community, hopes also to address the legitimate concerns of others today--particularly peace/justice/environmental activists, writers, and independent journalists like myself-- in my community and in society at large, regarding fraudulent targeting, surveillance, and investigations by Intelligence agencies under bogus and fraudulent charges of wrongdoing/”extremism”/”potential terrorism”/"domestic terrorism"/"national security risk"/"potential violence”/”potential crime,” etc., fraudulent character assassination, and fraudulent co-opting of communities into surveillance and harassment activities against scapegoated individuals through fraudulent mention or use of community crime-prevention, behavior-modification, and neurological-modification programs.

While I make this request as a concerned citizen and law-abiding member of my community, in the interests of informing my community and society at large--via the process of public enquiry on a public website, as stated in my request--I also make this request as a writer, an independent journalist, and a concerned citizen blogger on current issues, especially pertaining to government oversight. Please feel free to peruse my current websites at The Everyday Concerned Citizen (www.everydayconcerned.net), Delphi Quarterly (www.delphiquarterly.com), www.ramolad.com, and www.artcreatewrite.com.

All information obtained through this FOIA request is intended for public disclosure, analysis, and distribution; I am a writer being wrongfully targeted, and as a writer, journalist, and activist with a keen interest in transparency and accountability of government, I aim to make public all aspects of this matter. I do hope therefore that my request is understood as being made distinctly by a concerned citizen and member of the news media, both, and that the fee category my request is being considered under be applied accordingly.

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I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Ramola D/Dharmaraj

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

Ramola D/Dharmaraj,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. If appropriate, a response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the FOIPA may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

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
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

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