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National Lawyers Guild files FOIA requests regarding federal role in Occupy crackdowns

From National Lawyers Guild:

Washington, D.C. — The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) and the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests Wednesday with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the National Park Service (NPS). The requests ask that the agencies release all information on the planning of the coordinated law enforcement crackdown on Occupy protest encampments that played out in multiple cities over the course of recent days and weeks.

Each FOIA request states: “This request specifically encompasses disclosure of any documents or information pertaining to federal coordination of, or advice or consultation regarding, the police response to the Occupy movement, protests or encampments.”