Request For Arming Orders For Louisiana National Guard During Katrina, Part II

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 10 months ago

Recall that I requested arming orders for the Louisiana National Guard during Katrina in July of this year.  This would aid in studying just who ordered the Guard to be armed, what their mission was, and why they confiscated firearms from the public.

On July 22, I received this note from the Louisiana National Guard.

Dear Mr. Smith:

The attached letter is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request dated July 20, 2014 requesting records of arming orders for the Louisiana National Guard during the response to Hurricane Katrina.  This request has been assigned the case number FA-14-0006.

We will make every effort to provide the responsive records as soon as possible.  All communications concerning this request should be identified with the above reference number and addressed to the address shown above.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the undersigned at (___) ___-____, fax (___) ___-____, or via email at mackenzie.g.eady.mil@mail.mil.

Mackenzie G. Eady
Administrative Services Division
(Office) redacted …
(Mobile) redacted …
(Fax) redacted …

To date I have heard nothing from the Louisiana National Guard.

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  1. On November 18, 2014 at 3:26 am, Steve Parker, M.D. said:

    A simple oversight, I’m sure.

  2. On November 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm, Archer said:

    “To date I have heard nothing from the Louisiana National Guard.”

    That silence will continue, I wager.

    What’s your next planned action, and what timeline are you considering?

    (Also, I can read the phone and fax numbers when I mouse-over them. Was that intentional on your part?)

  3. On November 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    “What’s your next planned action, and what timeline are you considering?”

    Dunno. Got suggestions? I’m not sure I can get a really large blog to take interest in this to give it traffic and attention.

  4. On November 21, 2014 at 10:51 am, Ned Weatherby said:

    Response means you are in the system, and they’ve acknowledged that fact.

    If you don’t obtain documentation within the statutory time-frame, you can appeal.

    You can also file a followup FOIA for all documents currently maintained in case # FA-14-0006.

    That should show that the request was routed to a FOIA tech, and contain all documents in the file absent any personal information.

    I used to submit FOIA requests on behalf of several attorneys, until Bush II changed the rules supporting nondisclosure.

    I’ll see if I have any alternate strategies, and forward if I can find something in my disheveled files.

  5. On November 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm, dan said:

    they work for the Governor of your state…ask him since the gov. at the time was a crying female…..imho

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