This is a cross-post of some of Kenneth Lipp’s recent FOIA work at OpAsylum.
Compiled from 5 pdfs of Department of Homeland Security FOIA logs between Janauary 1 and May 31 2012. The number preceding the request is the DHS designated case number. I’ve included only 2012 records in this list, but the DHS site has individual monthly records as early as October 2011.
DHS Headquarters and Privacy Office Logs
May FY 2012 (PDF, 11 pages - 96 KB)
April FY 2012 (PDF, 15 pages – 120 KB)
March FY 2012 (PDF, 12 pages – 121 KB)
February FY 2012 (PDF, 12 pages – 121 KB)
January FY 2012 (PDF, 11 pages – 99 KB)
December FY 2012 (PDF, 11 pages – 107 KB)
November FY 2012 (PDF, 12 pages – 100 KB)
October FY 2012 (PDF, 9 pages – 100 KB)
I have spoken with two requesters, Dr. Ciccariello-Maher of Drexel University in Philadelphia, as well as with Scott MacFarland of COX media in Washington DC. Dr. Ciccariello-Maher readily agreed to share any information he has received (those he has not received any).
- PRIV 12-0183 On January 13, 2012, George Ciccariello-Maher, an Assistant Professor with Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a search of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indices to PRIV 12-0183 the Central Records System for records related to the participation of federal agencies in the investigation of or nationwide law enforcement activities related to the “Occupy Wall Street” or “Occupy” Movement.
- PRIV 12-0244 On February 7, 2012, David Tonyan, an individual, in Skokie, Illinois, requested from the Department of Homeland Security PRIV 12-0244 (DHS) access to the list of all FOIA requests pertaining to the Occupy Chicago protestors between 9/24/2011 and 1/22/2012.
- PRIV 12-0255 On February 8, 2012, Scott MacFarlane, a reporter with COX Media in Washington, DC, requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) all DHS records, including videotape, email, memos, reports, threat assessments or transcripts regarding the protest movement “Occupy Oakland” from 2011 and 2012.
- PRIV 12-0312 On March 9, 2012, Will Campbell, an individual in Ottawa, Ontario requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) all documents, including but not limited to incident reports, relating in whole or in part to “Occupy Toronto” protests in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- PRIV 12-0313 On March 9, 2012, Roger Tansey, a deputy public defender in Indio, California requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) any documents, (broadly de?ned), evidencing any contacts between DHS and the City of Palm Desert,California, (including but not limited to its police department, the mayor, city council or employees) from September, 2011 through November 30, 2011 concerning the Occupy Wall Street movement.
- PRIV 12-0334 On March 22, 2012, Moriah Balingit, a journalist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the March 21, 2012 Occupy Wall Street FOIA request records that were released to Gawker Media and the following records: 1) a Threat Assessment issued by the Pittsburgh O?ce of Emergency Management and Homeland Security regarding an October 15, 2011 Occupy Pittsburgh rally; 2) all e-mails, correspondence and memos concerning the Threat Assessment, especially those from the O?ce for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; 3) all e- mails, correspondence and memoranda regarding Occupy Pittsburgh; 4) all -emails, correspondence and memoranda regarding Occupy Pittsburgh between DHS and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pittsburgh O?ce of Emergency Management, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Public Safety Director Mike Huss, the Allegheny County Sheri?’s O?ce, Allegheny County Police and Allegheny County Emergency Services, BNY Mellon Security Director Jake Resier and BNY Mellon CEO Vincent Sands.
- PRIV 12-0340 On March 26, 2012, Jason Leopold, Lead Investigative reporter with Truthout.org in St. Louis, Missouri, requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking all records, which includes but is not limited to, emails, memos, reports, threat assessments, requests for “intelligence products,” budgets, contracts, recordings, photographs, legal opinions, in which Department of Homeland Security senior o?cials and o?cials within the agency’s O?ce of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) as well as o?cials within the O?ce of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) communicated with and/or were contacted or briefed by any o?cials within the New York Police Department and/or the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and/or NYPD’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and the New York City Fusion Center about the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, sometimes referred to as “OCCUPY” or “OWS.” Requester also seeks the same type of materials in which Department of Homeland Security o?cials in the O?ce of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the O?ce of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) as well as senior o?cials at the Department of Homeland Security at agency headquarters were either contacted and/or briefed by New York Police Department (NYPD) and/or the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and/or NYPD’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) about surveillance and/or monitoring of the Muslim community or whether any of the o?cials mentioned were the recipients of emails, memos, intelligence reports, threat assessments. The records requested for Occupy Wall Street or OWS or Occupy should cover the time frame of September 1, 2011 through the present. The records requested for the second request regarding the Muslim community should cover the time frame of January 1, 2008 through the present.
- PRIV 12-0341 On March 26, 2012, Geo?rey King, an Attorney, requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) all records concerning the economic parity movement known as “Occupy” as it pertains to the University of California system campuses, including but not limited to “Occupy UC Berkeley” and “Occupy UC Davis.”
- PRIV 12-0396 On April 18, 2012, Geo?rey King, requested from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), any systems of records a?liated with the agency’s Social Media Monitoring and Situation Awareness Initiative, including, but not limited to, records referenced in EPIC v.DHS and especially in relation to Occupy Oakland and Occupy San Francisco; The Secret Service, which made a video recordings and other reports during civil unrest Oakland, CA following the conviction of BART police o?ce Johannes Mehserle on July 8, 2010 and possibly following his sentencing on November 5, 2010; and Any other DHS systems of records (whether maintained by DHS or its component agencies) that re?ect monitoring of the Mehserle conviction protests, the Mehserle sentencing protests, Occupy San Francisco, the Occupy movement generally, Twitter and/or Facebook.
- PRIV 12-0488 On May 29, 2012, Kevin Zeese, an individual with MuckRock.com in Boston, Massachusetts, requested from the Department PRIV 12-0488 of Homeland Security (DHS) records related to the enforcement against people involved in the Occupy movement or OWS movement.