Tony S

What am I misunderstanding? This is referred to as crowdfunded/sourced. Are you simply asking me to pay for a FOIA request with a police departments of my choice? Or are you asking for me to help others cover the costs of their requests? Are we trying to target specific states (Why/Why not?)

For instance Dallas PD here: Tracking # 2016-01809 They want sixty five bucks. If I wanted to split that, pay it all give $10 towards it where do I get this information. How close to goal is this payment? Can’t I appeal this payment? Can’t you? Where is help (money) needed more.... Helping people cover costs or me to pay for fresh FOIA requests. I am just a little confused as no specifics are offered on the page.

Jack R-W

Are you simply asking me to pay for a FOIA request with a police departments of my choice?

This is, from what I can see, an article that is talking about an on-going search into social media surveillance.

Or are you asking for me to help others cover the costs of their requests?

You can do that, yes.

If I wanted to split that, pay it all give $10 towards it where do I get this information.

You go to the request page for that request (https://www.muckrock.com/foi/dallas-190/dallas-pd-social-media-surveillance-23632/) and click the “Pay” button.

How close to goal is this payment?

I don’t think that payment has been started yet.

Can’t I appeal this payment?

In most places, only the requester can appeal.

Where is help (money) needed more.... Helping people cover costs or me to pay for fresh FOIA requests.

Well, if you see a request that you are interested in, you can help cover the cost of the payment and that will help get those documents released. Or, you could file a new request for different information.

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