This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Open Public Records Act request 'First Amendment Videographer Information (Specified)'.

June 25, 2018   09:12 AM
State of New Jersey
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Government Records Request
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Requestor Information
Request Number:  C133558
Request Status:  Denied Closed
Time to Change Jersey Style 
Ready Date:  
Custodian Contact Information
DCF-Central Office
, NJ 
Records Custodian
50 East State
opra+request-1790-
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
P.O. Box 975
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
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Request Date:  June 7, 2018
609-888-7730
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Document Detail
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Doc Name
Redaction
Legal Electronic  Other
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Media
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DCF
1
Overly Broad and Unclear
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N
N
Denial: 04.Exception by State Statute (specify) --- 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005), 
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.Id. at 546

June 25, 2018   09:12 AM
State of New Jersey
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Dear Time to Change Jersey Style:
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families ("NJDCF") has received your request, as follows: "(1) 
Any and all information and/or records generated since 6/1/2016 in reference to "First (1st) Amendment Audits", 
"Police Accountability", "Copwatching", "Copblocking", "Citizens Video Recording" and/or any other activities 
addressing persons who video-record and/or photograph local, municipal, county, state, federal, and/or military 
personnel and/or property for the purposes of accountability, education, and/or public awareness of law 
enforcement/government conduct, including but not limited to documents, emails, memos, bulletins, notices, 
letters, directives, "bolos", videos, slideshows, presentations, etc." and "(2) Any and all records and/or 
documents generated since 6/1/2016 referring to "Matt Tim", "POLICE STATE: NEW JERSEY", "PSNJ", 
"Gunnison Undercover", "Time to Change, Jersey Style", "NJ Wandering News", "Ironbound Media", and/or 
"ASK NJ Media Co." in reference to the above described activities."
Please be advised that, as written, both your requests for (1) and (2) constitute overly broad and unclear 
requests pursuant to MAG Entertainment, LLC v. Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 
(App. Div. 2005), which states in part: "While OPRA provides an alternative means of access to government 
documents not otherwise exempted from its reach, it is not intended as a research tool litigants may use to 
force government officials to identify and siphon useful information. Rather, OPRA simply operates to make 
identifiable government records 'readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination.' N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1. 
Id. at 546 (App. Div. 2005). The Court further held that "[u]nder OPRA, agencies are required to disclose only 
'identifiable' government records not otherwise exempt ... In short, OPRA does not countenance open-ended 
searches of an agency's files. Id. Unfortunately, we are therefore unable to fulfill your OPRA request. 
If your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfulfilled within the seven (7) business 
days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by the Department  to deny access.  At your 
option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the 
Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact 
the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at 
xxx@xxx.xxxxx.xx.xx, or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc.  The GRC can also answer other questions 
about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk 
in your county.
Thank you for your interest in NJDCF. 
Sincerely, 
Catherine Schafer 
DCF OPRA Custodian
(609) 888-7730
Your request for government records (# C133558) is as follows: 

June 25, 2018   09:12 AM
State of New Jersey
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Dear New Jersey Division of Children and Families,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please 
acknowledge receipt of this message.
  Records requested:
1) Any and all information and/or records generated since 6/1/2016 in reference to "First (1st) Amendment 
Audits", "Police Accountability", "Copwatching", "Copblocking", "Citizens Video Recording" and/or any other 
activities addressing persons who video-record and/or photograph local, municipal, county, state, federal, 
and/or military personnel and/or property for the purposes of accountability, education, and/or public awareness 
of law enforcement/government conduct, including but not limited to documents, emails, memos, bulletins, 
notices, letters, directives, "bolos", videos, slideshows, presentations, etc.
2) Any and all records and/or documents generated since 6/1/2016 referring to "Matt Tim", "POLICE STATE: 
NEW JERSEY", "PSNJ", "Gunnison Undercover", "Time to Change, Jersey Style", "NJ Wandering News", 
"Ironbound Media", and/or "ASK NJ Media Co." in reference to the above described activities.
Yours faithfully,
Time to Change- Jersey Style