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Blaine (Fin) V. Fogg

November 3, 2017

Seymour W. James, Jr

l'ederal Bureau ol Investigation

Attn: FOIA/PA Request

Record/lnfbrmation Dissemination Sectioa 170 Marcel Drive

Winchesrer. V A 22602-4843

Fax: (540) 868-4391 14997


'lina M. Luongo

Attornef in Charge

Criminal Practice

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.

Ifthis Request 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 you have any questions in processing this request, I can be contacted at the address

above, via e-mail at aposada@legal-aid.org, or by telephone at (212) 577-3385.


Anthonv Posada

Supervising Attomey The Legal Aid Society

Community Justice Unit

(212) s77-338s aDosada,a,l crral-aid.qry 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.