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Blaine (Fin) V. Fogg

November 3, 2017 Seymour W. James, Jr

l'ederal Bureau ol Investigation 'lina M. Luongo
Attn: FOIA/PA Request Attornef in Charge
Criminal Practice
Record/lnfbrmation Dissemination Sectioa
170 Marcel Drive
Winchesrer. V A 22602-4843
Fax: (540) 868-4391 14997

Re: Freedom of Information Request

Dear Freedom of Information Officer:

The following request is submitted pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5
U.S.C. $ 552. The request is made by a group of concemed citizens whose communities are
being aflected by gang raids, immigration sweeps, surveillance, databases and collection of
secret dossiers on suspected gang members and individuals alleged to be associated with
gang members.

I . All records, documents, regulations,and guidelines pertaining to how the FBI tracks
and maintains data through the National Gang Intelligence Center OIGIC).

2. Total number of employees assigned to the NGIC, the Safe Streets Gangs Unit, and
the MS-13 National Gang Task Force, respectively, by year from January 2006 to

3. All records, documents, regulations, and guidelines describing and/or defining
ttgang," "gang member," "association," and "gang-related criminal activity."

4. Total number of individuals whose personal information appears in the NGIC
database, by year, from January 2006 to present.

a Total number of the individuals whose personal infbrmation appears in the
NGIC database, by year, from January 2006 to present, broken down by race
(Black, Hispanic, White, Other).

b. Totat number ofthe individuals whose personal information appears in the
NGIC database, by year, from January 2006 to present, broken down by age'
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5. Copies ofall documents, records, or forms used by the NGIC to track gang

Please furnish records to:

Anthony Posada, The Legal Aid Society: Community Justice Unit, 199 Water Street 6
Floor New York, NY 10038

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. $ 552(a)(6)(AXi), I expect a response within the twenty (20) day
statutorv time limit.

IfthisRequest is denied in whole or in part, I ask that youjustify all deletions by reference
to specific exemptions ofthe FOIA. I expect release ofall segregable portions of otherwise
exempt material. Further, recognizing that it may take longer to provide certain documents
than others, I request that you provide us with documents as they become available rather
than waiting lbr the complete set.

If youhave any questions in processing this request, I can be contacted at the address
above, via e-mail at, or by telephone at (212) 577-3385.


Anthonv Posada
Supervising Attomey
The Legal Aid Society
Community Justice Unit
(212) s77-338s
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on behalf of a coalition consisting of:
Family members ofpeople impacted by "garg" policing, Brooklyn Defender Services,
Black Alliance lor Just Immigration (BAJI), Coalition to End Broken Windows, Critical
Resistance NYC, ICE-Free NYC, Just Leadership USA, Legal Aid Society, Mi Casa No Es
Tu Casa, Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, PROP, Reform RICO,
Queens Neighborhoods United, Unlocal, Voices olCommunity Activists & Leaders
(VOCAL-NY), We Care, Why Accountability, and Youth Represent.