With the realization that the upcoming Occupy National Gathering (June 30 – July 4 in Philadelphia) will be policed by, among others, officers who traveled to Chicago for the NATO summit, I am happy to announce that I am launching a full-scale Freedom of Information Act project. I will be joining Dustin Slaughter of the David and Goliath Project and Kenneth Lipp of OpAsylum in this endeavor.
The first part of the project will be our filing both federal and municipal FOIA requests for information on interoperability between federal and local law enforcement agencies as well as private security agencies or contractors re: Occupy and the Occupy National Gathering. We will also be seeking to obtain information on interoperability and mutual assistance at selected upcoming National Special Security Events (NSSE) that are likely to have a heavy Occupy presence, including the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Updates to the investigative project will be found here on xo99 and real-time information and updates can be found on our shared Twitter account, @occupyFOIA.