I need to hire someone with a license to practice law in NYC to help us obtain some data. I already asked the people I know, and got ignored by the referrals I contacted. It's a simple job, the data I want was previously released, but was not made completely public.
Please contact me @ http://911blogger.com/users/jkeogh/contact if you know a lawyer who might be able to help.
"Following the pattern set by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Justice Department last week refused to disclose how, when, and how often the federal government uses GPS to track vehicles.
As a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) petition filed last July, on January 16 the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received two internal Justice Department memos setting out the department’s policies regarding tracking of citizens using GPS technology.
At least that’s what the documents purported to reveal. In reality, the pair of memos sent to the ACLU by the DOJ were largely blacked out, leaving all but the barest of background information completely redacted.
As is customary among the participants in the government project to place every American under constant surveillance and make every citizen a suspect, Justice Department attorneys argue that the information requested by the ACLU in the FOIA petition could be used to help criminals escape capture by law enforcement.
The ACLU isn’t convinced, however.
The CIA has released nearly 800 pages of newly declassified documents on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks.
The documents were released in response to an INTELWIRE Freedom of Information Act request for material referenced by the 9/11 Commission. Numerous documents were withheld, and those that were released have been heavily redacted. Despite this, it is highly unusual to receive any material from the CIA in response to a FOIA request, and they provide a fascinating look at the state of the agency's understanding of Al Qaeda over the years.
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|AE911Truth Blueprint Newsletter | Vol. XXXII | November 2011|
By David Kravets, from Wired, November 3, 2011
Bowing to political pressure, the Justice Department abruptly dropped proposed revisions to Freedom of Information Act rules Thursday that would have authorized the government to inform the public that requested records do not exist even if they do.
The proposal would have granted the government a new option to state that documents relevant to a FOIA request did not exist. According to the Justice Department’s proposal, if the government believes records should be withheld, the government agency to which the request was made “will respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist.”
Under normal practice, which seems Orwellian enough, the government may assert that it can neither confirm nor deny that relevant records exist if the matter involves national security.
Civil rights groups, and a host of lawmakers from both sides of the spectrum, had blasted the Justice Department’s original proposal.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten years after al Qaeda's attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission's investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009, Reuters has learned.
The National Archives' failure to release the material presents a hurdle for historians and others seeking to plumb one of the most dramatic events in modern American history.
The 575 cubic feet of records were in large part the basis for the commission's public report, issued July 22, 2004. The commission, formally known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, was established by Congress in late 2002 to investigate the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks, the pre-attack effectiveness of intelligence agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the government's emergency response.
By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
During the Bush-era, a great many Americans were swept up in the spying dragnet laid after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by federal officials hoping to prevent another major terrorist attack -- people like pacifist Christians, liberal activists, families with members overseas and even street-level falafel sellers.
Now Americans can add another group to the list of those who were viewed as a potential threat: the staff of Antiwar.com.
Your support is needed for our appeal of a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court of Nevada which erroneously blocked access to responsive records from the FBI regarding the Pentagon attack and the cockpit voice recording from United Airlines flight 93. An attorney specializing in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is representing the plaintiff in this case at a reduced public interest rate. Funds will be applied to appeal court filing fees, the creation of required appeal briefs, and attorney travel expenses to the hearing to provide in-person oral arguments before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California in this matter.
Unfortunately, the legal services being provided cannot continue beyond what can be paid for. Please donate today so that this extensive effort to obtain long awaited 9/11 information can be completed.
After spending months obtaining and sorting the huge dataset from the ic911-FOIA
here follows the first post in a series focusing on the demolition of the North Tower .
Before you watch the images, I suggest you watch one of the best 9-11 videos made,
David S Chandlers 'North Tower Exploding' :
The crime of the century has gone overlooked for 10 years. It should be an insult to one’s intelligence that a national emergency occurred on 9/11, the date the same as the national number for emergency, 911. The branding of the September 11, 2001 attacks as “Nine-Eleven” alone should be suspicious enough, nevermind the fact that they were used for political gain by both Republican and Democrat administrations. 9/11 has been the catalyst for kicking the American Police State into high gear as well as the justification for offensive foreign policies, but perhaps even those aren’t enough reasons to convince some people that the subject needs further examination.
9/11 Helicopter Footage Hits WorldWide Media Headlines While Incriminating 9/11 FOIA Videos are Ignored
Recently acquired FOIA helicopter footage from 9/11 hit major media headlines.
The new video, some of it seen before (@ 4:00 min), is low-mid quality and mostly missing the very important aspects of the WTC Towers destruction; especially the onset of their destruction. It does however give good perspective to the dust cloud that covered thousands of people in Manhattan.
Over the last 9 years there have been many Freedom Of Information Act Requests filed pertaining to the events on 9/11/01. Very little of the information that has been acquired has had any major media attention if any at all.
HELP THIS STORY BREAK INTO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
Thanks to James Gourley at the International Center for 9/11 Studies, the only individual to successfully sue NIST over a FOIA request for the entirety of the footage that’s been covered up for the past 10 years, we now have overwhelming evidence that disproves the official story of nine-eleven. Of the 5 terrabytes of data released, maybe 35% has been analyzed and posted on YouTube for the world to see. Even Gourley’s organization itself has not had the time to examine and post all of the new evidence and so other 9/11 researchers have taken up the task of downloading the raw data from the “NIST Cumulus Database” and posting the converted videos to YouTube and elsewhere all over the internet. We here at WeAreChangeNewJersey.COM will continue to post this new evidence until it is fully released.
Here are some of the best channels to get started investigating the new evidence:
HELP THIS STORY BREAK INTO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
New Evidence Uncovers 9/11 Truth
2010 NIST 9/11 Footage Leaks Ignored
Media Admits To Having 9/11 Foreknowledge
9 Years Of Hidden Evidence Exposes Massive 9/11 Coverup
911Gate – Video Releases Disprove Official Story
WeAreChange New Jersey Releases 5th Cache Of New 9/11 Video Evidence
911Leaks: Meet James Gourley, The Real Julian Assange
On this week's "9/11 In Context" show, which airs Thursday, January 20, at 3pm ET, I will interview researcher Aidan Monaghan, who has investigated the 9/11 flights in great detail with important results. Aidan has also filed a wide range of FOIA requests from government agencies and filed lawsuits seeking information related to the 9/11 attacks. Today's discussion will focus on Aidan's impressive research into the autopilot technology available for 757s and 767s at the time of the attacks, contradictory black box information provided by government agencies, and other unusual circumstances related to the flights.
Listen live at:
or listen to the mp3 which is available at the same link right after the broadcast.
Click "Play" or click on "Download" under the show title ("Aidan Monaghan ...").
A page of links to key articles by Aidan Monaghan is posted at the Resistance Radio forum show page, at http://www.resistradio.com/forum/4-show-links/165-aidan-monaghan-on-the-...
Don't miss the show! It is sure to be worthwhile.
Knowing that there is potential evidence of tampering with some of this FOIA video evidence NIST has released thus far, I find it suspicious that in the following video you only see the first two seconds or so of the first tower collapse before it cuts off and then after it comes back the smoke has already covered the area... (:39 seconds to :42 seconds in)
At first, I thought it may have been just a problem with the camera or maybe the operator needed to change batteries or something. Then, I noticed that the second time the video cuts out at 2:33 and comes back 2:37 you miss the entire collapse of the second tower.
That's not all I noticed though...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Twin towers collapse eyewitness Paul Lemos clearly describes how he witnessed bombs take down the World Trade Center in yet another revealing piece of evidence that NIST was forced to release as part of a recent FOIA request. As we reported in our previous articles, is it really a coincidence that almost every video NIST sat on for years contained bombshell eyewitness testimony of explosives bringing down the towers and Building 7?
ORIGINAL SOURCE FOOTAGE:
9/11: WTC witness - NIST Release #25 - 42A0106 - G25D16
While everyone is focusing on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, another important information dump is getting largely ignored since September 1, 2010 when James Gourley of the International Center For 9/11 Studies obtained nearly 5 terrabytes of videos and reports concerning the attacks on the WTC and Pentagon buildings.
Although some of the tapes have had some audio/video manipulation, it is clear why NIST did not want to release any of this material for the past 9 years. The 9/11 coverup demands that no evidence of explosions or bombs be included in the official story, and some of these videos have even been kept hidden simply for including the WORDS "bomb" or "explosion" in their contents.
|Litigation seeking the release of never before seen 9/11 FBI records is currently underway in the federal courts. There is an immediate need for a FOIA attorney to assist the plaintiff with this important case. The defendants have a large body of legal experts working to prevent the release of these records. A public interest FOIA attorney has offered their services at a reduced public interest rate. Will you help to raise the required funds? Release of these requested records may help settle questions surrounding the Pentagon and Shanksville controversies, as well as others. Release of these records could also help overcome future claims of release exemption by the FBI for other 9/11 records requests.|
A sad scene from what appears to be the night of 9/11 as rescue workers work tirelessly looking for survivors and their fellow firefighters who were in the buildings during their destruction.
At the 6:58 mark there seems to be a very bright glow. It appears to be molten metal in the mid-ground of the camera frame once the camera zooms in.
Amazingly, after 220 stories of buildings “collapsed” into the streets right below, the streets were quite walkable for the rescue personnel. Shouldn’t there be a massive pile of a building, TIMES 2?
RAW NIST FOIA Cumulus Release #14 WNBC Dub 4 Clips 24-76 in order combined.
Support the efforts of the International Center for 9/11 Studies, they are currently trying to receive more RAW data via FOIA requests.
This is not new information to people who follow the information here on 911blogger. But the important thing here is that this information is coming up in so many media sites, many that you would not expect to have this news, when the msm and popular alternative and progressive media outlets completely ignore it. Seems the truth wants to seep out anywhere it can, even if the big players in the media want to censor 9/11 truth.
Several new videos have been released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Freedom of Informatiion Act (FOIA) that confirm what '9/11 Truthers' have had much reason for saying for many years - that 9/11 was an inside job.
Since the recent release of the NIST FOIA, this short clip reveals a person of questionable presence. Who is he? Secret Service Special Agent Bennette who is acting as a liaison of sorts for the Tower 7 lobby after Tower 2 has come down, but when asked his title, he states O.S.T. Quick search of OST, (Office of Secure Transportation) reveals an arm of the Department of Energy responsible for the transportation and security of nuclear and, or "related" materials...
For further reference see their site:
Not some group that changes light bulbs in Federal Buildings...
Curious, if anyone had caught this tidbit, and if indeed this man is indeed, OST. Also, more of this camera operators footage would hopefully make it's way into the fold.
Aidan Monaghan of 911Blogger.com joins The Corbett Report to discuss his tireless efforts to uncover government documents about 9/11 via FOIA requests. We discuss some of the information he has uncovered and how others can follow in this fruitful area of research.
Letter to Editor, North County Times, published August 3, 2010
We have a federal agency showing disdain for the Freedom of Information Act. Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of National Institute for Standards and Technology, denied a request from structural engineer Ronald Brookman, who sought detailed structural analysis information gathered by NIST when they determined the cause of the World Trade Center Building 7 collapse. Gallagher's stated reason for denial was that releasing it "might jeopardize public safety."
What might jeopardize public safety is "not" allowing professionals in the building industry such as Mr. Brookman to independently study the NIST analysis of the highly anomalous building failure. A 47-story high-rise suddenly collapses straight down into its own footprint — highly anomalous.
In response to FOIA request, NIST has refused to provide copies of transcripts and tapes of interviews with the first responders about Michael Hess and Barry Jennings trapped in WTC7.
Excerpt from NIST NCSTAR 1-8: proof of existence and classification of the interviews with explicit references to the two men trapped in the WTC 7:
Below there are links to documents we exchanged with NIST:
The FBI has sent me a largely uninteresting cover letter in response to an FOIA request filed when your grandfather was a small boy. The letter was originally sent in 2003 with a report about an investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) into FBI abuse of the so-called “wall” procedures, which regulated information sharing between intelligence agents on one side and prosecutors and criminal agents on the other.
Together with the cover letter, the report totals 244 pages, but will not be forthcoming from the FBI. As it was done by the OPR, it should come to me from the DoJ. The bureau also sent me a six-page list of the other page numbers (3 to 244, understandably) and next to each number is the text “Referral/direct.” If you don’t believe they could do anything this pointless, see here.
Published in the September, 2009, Rock Creek Free Press
In an attempt to get to the bottom of what really happened on 9/11, citizen investigator Aidan Monaghan has filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with federal agencies such as the FBI, SEC, Department of the Navy, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Agency after agency has refused to comply with his requests, instead claiming that the information cannot be found, does not exist, was never properly filed, or even, from the FAA, that it was simply “not in a position to release said records at this time.”
On January 8, 2008, I submitted a FOIA Request to NIST asking for all records that relate to the fireproofing upgrades made to the Twin Towers prior to 9/11. I was recently successful in getting three new reports about the condition of the Twin Towers just prior to 9/11 released.
One report is a fire engineering assessment completed by Burro Happold in February of 2000. The other two reports were property condition assessments done by Merritt & Harris, Inc. a year or so prior to 9/11. These reports together total hundreds of pages, and I want them widely released so they can be analyzed in light of the NIST reports on the collapses of the Twin Towers. Note that the Merritt & Harris reports are very large files.
Merritt & Harris Report #1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NRZG0EYP
Merritt & Harris Report #2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SXPY2FU6
Burro Happold Report: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=42IO10P8
Please report any interesting findings here.