Westboro Baptist Church - protests at military funerals (FBI)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1151161-001
Est. Completion None
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, mentioning or concerning Westboro Baptist Church - protests at military funerals.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: FBI-Records Management Division

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA 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 FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at www.fbi.gov or http://foia.fbi.gov/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4997

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please provide an update on this request. The last communication in our records is from April 2011.

Thank you.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The above FOIPA request was closed 5-9-2011 due to fees related reasons.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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: Jason Smathers

I do not have a record of that, can you please explain?

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Correspondence was mailed to you on 4-8-2011 requesting payment of $15.00. Payment was not received within the 30 day requirement and the request was closed. If you did not receive the correspondence, please advise this office and another copy will be mailed to you.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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: Jason Smathers

$15 for this specific request, or another one? Do I owe $15 now?

I am always anxious to make sure my fees are paid. I encourage phone calls or emails if there is an issue, I will promptly pay anything I owe.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Another copy of the correspondence has been mailed to you.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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 - FBI

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

The above indicated fee letter has never been received. Please advise or send an electronic copy to this inbox.

Thank you.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Another copy of the cost letter has been placed in the mail.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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 - FBI

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

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