FOIA Requests: It’s So Easy!

October 5, 2009

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This unnamed bureaucrat will carefully read and respond to your FOIA request!

CameraFRAUD has taken the guesswork out of submitting a Freedom of Information Act to your favorite (or least favorite) government agency with the creation of this handy PDF form.

Best of all, the only personal information you need to offer is your name and signature. The response from the agency will be mailed to CameraFRAUD directly, keeping your address out of the mix.

The steps:

1. Download the form.

2. Complete the form, print it and then be sure to sign it.

3. Add postage and mail it in!

Keep in mind, agencies are usually not required to compile new data or reports, but instead provide to you copies of documents already in existence.  Some data is not covered under FOIA, such as personnel records or anything deemed to be relating to an “ongoing investigation,” but you can always ask anyways.

Need some ideas on what to send, where?

The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

(hint: Emails to / from Redflex, anyone?)

Arizona Department of Public Safety
2102 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85009

(hint: How about reports or memos detailing accidents in photo radar zones? Reports or memos detailing malfunctions? Reports or memos mentioning protests? The possibilities are endless).

Arizona Department of Transportation
PO Box 2100
Phoenix AZ 85001-2100

(hint: All safety studies and statistics relating to photo radar? Copies of all complaints relating to photo radar / enforcement? How about asking them who ordered the Longmore and US-60 traffic camera to be pointed downward towards protesters on 9/25/2009 at 5:00PM?)


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