Request for records/information on self

John Kirsch filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1326891-000
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request copies of information and records on myself, John Arthur Kirsch. (See attached and completed DOJ Certification of Identity form.)

I was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on May 10, 1952. I graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1984. I was a newspaper reporter in Iowa and Texas. I am currently an editor for an English language publishing company in Mexico City.

I request any "cross-referenced" records mentioning me.

I also request a search of “ELSUR” (Electronic Surveillance) records that mention me.

I also request any information or documents, especially photographs, regarding an anti-war demonstration I participated in in front of the Federal Building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, in the early 1970s, most likely in the period of 1971 to 1973. At the time I was a student at Drake University in Des Moines.

While the demonstration was going on, I noticed a man across the street taking photographs of us. I approached the man and asked him who he was and why he was taking pictures of us. He did not answer and continued taking photographs.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

John Kirsch

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

Dear Mr. Kirsch,

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 http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: John Kirsch

Re: The man who took photographs of the demonstration I participated in -- I would like to know who that man was (a name and the job title of the agency he worked for), why he took photographs of us and what use was made of those photos. John Kirsch

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

Dear Mr. Kirsch,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to Initial Processing or 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/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip.

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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