Humorous / Chilling FOIA Requests
jya at pipeline.com
Mon Oct 3 15:14:26 PDT 1994
Responding to msg by ogd at selway.umt.edu (ozymandias G
desiderata) on Mon, 03 Oct 11:49 AM
> On the same note, do any of you have any humorous /
>chilling stories about what you found out when you got
The best I heard is that of a fairly noteworthy 60s radical who
asked for his FBI file and was completely demoralized to learn
that his FOIA request was the first and only item in his brand
No one there cared about him until then -- or so he was told.
Since then I have heard that this was a
technique used by the LEAs to blow people away and discourage
them from getting their real files.
Quite illegal, to be sure, but well within approved procedures
of the time. Probably still done.
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