Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived Injustices (Virginia State Police)

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Multi Request Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived Injustices
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From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records mentioning, describing or generated as a result of the 8 May 2015 Roll Call Release IA-0181-15 (which was designed to be shared widely with law enforcement) from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of intelligence and Analysis (I&A) in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, titled "Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived Injustices," as well as records otherwise responding or reacting to the issues raised in it.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. 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 non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, 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 my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Virginia State Police

Mr. Nash,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Act request. Due to the
volume of requests and manpower constraints, it is not practical for the
agency to respond in the 5 days permitted under Virginia Freedom of
Information Act. You are hereby notified that, pursuant to §
2.2-3704(B)(4), the agency is entitled to, and here by asserts its right to
claim, seven work days in addition to the five provided for in §
2.2-3704(B) in which to provide one of the responses set forth in §
2.2-3704.

Thank you,

Angela S. Kepus, FOIA Specialist

*on behalf of F/Sgt David Ostwinkle*

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

From: Virginia State Police

Mr. Nash,

Thank you for your recent email to the Virginia Department of State Police
(the Department) wherein you requested,

"Records mentioning, describing or generated as a result of the 8 May 2015
Roll Call Release IA-0181-15 (which was designed to be shared widely with
law enforcement) from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of
intelligence and Analysis (I&A) in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, titled "Criminal Hackers Target Police to Protest Perceived
Injustices," as well as records otherwise responding or reacting to the
issues raised in it."

As you may be aware, requests for records of the Commonwealth, its agencies
and political subdivisions are governed by the *Virginia Freedom of
Information Act* (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 *et. seq.* of the *Code of
Virginia*. Under
FOIA the Department is not required to answer questions or create documents
that do not already exist.

Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not
be found or do not exist.
--
First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
Office: (804)674-2642
Cell: (804)393-0011

From: Virginia State Police

Mr. Nash,

Thank you for your correspondence to the Virginia Department of State
Police (the Department). As you may be aware, requests for records of the
Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by the
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the
Code of Virginia.

Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(3), the requested records could not
be found or do not exist.

We regret we are unable to assist you further in this matter.

Thank you,

Angela S. Kepus, FOIA Specialist

*on behalf of F/Sgt David Ostwinkle *

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

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