Freedom of Information Request to the City of Newton, Iowa – #001

27 November 2021

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-840-9916
Active Duty Military Retired/Writer

To: Michael L. Hansen
1511 North Fifth Ave East
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-521-6755

City Administration
Administrative Services
101 W 4TH ST S
PO Box 399
Newton, IA  50208
641-791-0807

Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-5164
Fax: 515-281-4209

Office of Auditor of State
Room 111
State Capitol Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Office of Ombudsman
Ola Babcock Miller Building
1112 East Grand
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Subj: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – USE OF CITY OF NEWTON, IOWA INFORMATION SYSTEM ASSETS #001

Ref: 1. THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, 5 U.S.C. § 552
2. Iowa Open Records Act – Iowa Code Chapter 22
3. 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook
4. Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual
5. Email Correspondence with the Newton Police Department – 24 NOV 2021

1. Requested Information

(a.) City of Newton Information Systems End-User interaction with the following uniform resource locators (URL) during 15 NOV 2019 at 0001 Local Time through 27 NOV 2021 at 2359 Local Time:

  1. http://phoenixharbor.com
  2. https://phoenixharbor.com
  3. http://www.phoenixharbor.com
  4. https://www.phoenixharbor.com
  5. http://castlephoenix.com
  6. https://castlephoenix.com
  7. http://www.castlephoenix.com
  8. https://www.castlephoenix.com
  9. http://castlelazarus.com
  10. https://castlelazarus.com
  11. http://www.castlelazarus.com
  12. https://www.castlelazarus.com
  13. http://castlepolaris.com
  14. https://castlepolaris.com
  15. http://www.castlepolaris.com
  16. https://www.castlepolaris.com
  17. http://illusoryabuse.com
  18. https://illusoryabuse.com
  19. http://www.illusoryabuse.com
  20. https://www.illusoryabuse.com

(b.) The existence of any of the following uniform resource locators (URL) or their subdomains within the City of Newton’s information systems network usage logs.

  1. http://netflix.com
  2. https://netflix.com
  3. http://www.netflix.com
  4. https://www.netflix.com
  5. http://hulu.com
  6. https://hulu.com
  7. http://www.hulu.com
  8. https://www.hulu.com
  9. http://hbomax.com
  10. https://hbomax.com
  11. http://www.hbomax.com
  12. https://www.hbomax.com
  13. http://disneyplus.com
  14. https://disneyplus.com
  15. http://www.disneyplus.com
  16. https://www.disneyplus.com
  17. http://paramountplus.com
  18. https://paramountplus.com
  19. http://www.paramountplus.com
  20. https://www.paramountplus.com
  21. http://youtube.com
  22. https://youtube.com
  23. http://www.youtube.com
  24. https://www.youtube.com
  25. http://music.youtube.com
  26. https://music.youtube.com
  27. http://www.music.youtube.com
  28. https://www.music.youtube.com
  29. http://spotify.com
  30. https://spotify.com
  31. http://www.spotify.com
  32. https://www.spotify.com
  33. http://music.apple.com
  34. https://music.apple.com
  35. http://www.music.apple.com
  36. https://www.music.apple.com
  37. http://music.amazon.com
  38. https://music.amazon.com
  39. http://www.music.amazon.com
  40. https://www.music.amazon.com
  41. http://xbox.com
  42. https://xbox.com
  43. http://www.xbox.com
  44. https://www.xbox.com
  45. http://steampowered.com
  46. https://steampowered.com
  47. http://www.steampowered.com
  48. https://www.steampowered.com

(c) The existence of any of the following uniform resource locators (URL) or their subdomains within the City of Newton’s information systems network usage logs that are not associated with City of Newton User accounts.

  1. http://onedrive.com
  2. https://onedrive.com
  3. http://www.onedrive.com
  4. https://www.onedrive.com
  5. http://onedrive.live.com
  6. https://onedrive.live.com
  7. http://www.onedrive.live.com
  8. https://www.onedrive.live.com
  9. http://dropbox.com
  10. https://dropbox.com
  11. http://www.dropbox.com
  12. https://www.dropbox.com
  13. http://drive.google.com
  14. https://drive.google.com
  15. http://www.drive.google.com
  16. https://www.drive.google.com

(d.) End User information evidence shows accessed the above uniform resource locators (URL) or their sub-domains.

(e.) All City of Newton end-user electronic mail including attachments mentioning domains in paragraph 1(a.) and or the name Michael Merritt, Michael J Merritt, Michael J. Merritt, and Michael James Merritt during 15 NOV 2019 at 0001 Local Time through 27 NOV 2021 at 2359 Local Time.

(f.) The purpose of City of Newton information systems usage by any City of Newton employees regarding accessing uniform resource locators (URL) in paragraphs 1(a.), 1(b.), or 1(c.) with respect to the 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook Section 3.1 Electronic Communications and Internet Use, 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook Section 3.27 Use of Public Property, and the Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual, Procedure 1-7.

(g.) The desired format of requested data: Thumb drive (at City of Newton published rate):

(h.) The originator of this request is not responsible for any costs generated by the production or organization of this data if the clerical, professional, clerical staff, legal fees, or any other required actions or cost exceed 10 hours or $1000 (whichever comes first) without prior coordination and approval from the originator of this request.

(h.) Distribution of Requested Data: Priority Mail sent to the originator of this request.

2. City of Newton, Iowa Local Policy regarding Employee Conduct and use of City Information System Assets

(a.) 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook – Section 3.1 Electronic Communications and Internet Use

“Refer to the City Administrative Manual, Procedure 1-7”

(b.) 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook – Section 3.27 Use of Public Property

“No City employee, including temporary employees, shall request, use, or permit the
use of any publicly owned property, vehicle, equipment, labor, service or supplies
(new, surplus, scrapped or obsolete) for the personal convenience or advantages of
the employee or any other person except for that use which is generally available to
the public.”

(c.) Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual – 1-7 – Internet and Electronic Mail Acceptable Use

This procedure replaces the previous procedure 1-7 dated September 16, 1999.

The purpose of this Procedure is to set forth the basic guidelines regarding employee use of the Internet and electronic mail software.

Applicability

This Procedure is applicable to all employees. Certain exceptions may be applicable within the confines of Library usage as it pertains to Library-specific law or policy with regard to patron confidentiality. This may need a case-by-case analysis if necessary.

In General

Internet access and electronic mail use can provide significant business benefit to the City of Newton. The efficient use of these tools can improve the quality and productivity of the services the City provides to its citizens. Department Directors can authorize Internet access for employees having a legitimate need for the tool (e.g. research, communication, resource sharing, etc.).

Internet access is a privilege, not a right. Internet access and e-mail shall not be used for any illegal, improper, unprofessional or illicit purpose. The use of these tools is for business purposes.

Those laws and Administrative Policies that govern and guide employee behavior, communication and business practices in all facets of work also apply to the manner in which Internet access and e-mail is used. Persons conducting business on the Internet are representing the City of Newton. Therefore, all actions and communications should be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the behavior that is expected of employees of the City of Newton.

Under the Iowa Open Records Act (Code of Iowa Chapter 22) and the Freedom of Information Act as interpreted by the federal courts, e-mail and electronic files obtained via the internet are public records and subject to inspection by the public in the same manner that paper document of a similar nature are preserved and made available. Certain rules promulgated by the Library pursuant to state laws regarding public internet usage may supersede this policy.

Internet Access

1) Department Directors are responsible for authorizing internet access for his/her respective employees.

2) Employees authorized to have Internet access will sign a statement agreeing to abide by this Internet and Electronic Mail Acceptable Use procedure before such access is given.

3) The City reserves the right to monitor staff use of the Internet. Inappropriate use of the Internet will at a minimum result in the loss of the privilege. Inappropriate use includes but is not limited to the following activities:

a) Any traffic that violates state/local and Federal laws

b) Any traffic that is unethical in nature

c) Distribution of unsolicited advertising

d) Propagation of computer worms and/or viruses

e) Distribution of chain letters

f) Sexually offensive materials

Any and all material downloaded from the Internet shall be downloaded to an external storage device, and/or scanned for viruses by an in-place program before saved to the City’s network. If a program is downloaded, the user is responsible for checking copyright or licensing agreements. Users may accept licensing agreements and pay registration fees only with authorization from his/her Department Director.

Electronic Mail (e-mail)

1) E-mail is intended for business use.

2) The City prohibits the use of electronic mail in ways that are disruptive, offensive to others, or harmful to morale. E-mail may not be used to solicit others for commercial ventures, religious or political causes, outside organizations, or other non-business matters.

3) E-mail and electronic files are the property of the City. Retention of e-mail messages and files electronically transmitted, as an attachment to an e-mail message should utilize the same standard as a paper copy of the transmission would and the city’s record retention policy.

4) The City reserves the right to monitor e-mail messages. Messages transmitted to or from any workstation via e-mail are neither private nor confidential.”

3. Evidence of City of Newton Information System’s End User Accessing phoenixharbor.com

Mitchellville, Iowa, United States visited https://phoenixharbor.com/
11/24/2021 – 11/27/2021 12:48:02 PM (2 hours 11 mins ago)
IP: 97.64.147.218 Hostname: mail.newtongov.org
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36

4. Evidence of City of Newton Network Usage Logged at phoenixharbor.com

The following City of Newton Information System’s end-user activity on phoenixharbor.com tracked from 24 NOV 2021 – 27 NOV 2021.

Time: 2 hours 10 minutes ago — Sat, 27 Nov 21 18:48:04 +0000 — 1638038884.613792 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 2.0363
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 2 hours 10 minutes ago — Sat, 27 Nov 21 18:48:02 +0000 — 1638038882.577494 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 43823.5052
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 14 hours 20 minutes ago — Sat, 27 Nov 21 06:37:39 +0000 — 1637995059.072248 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 90.4003
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/blog/author/mirebird/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 14 hours 22 minutes ago — Sat, 27 Nov 21 06:36:08 +0000 — 1637994968.671948 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.5867
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 14 hours 22 minutes ago — Sat, 27 Nov 21 06:36:07 +0000 — 1637994967.085235 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 32456.1223
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 23 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:35:10 +0000 — 1637962510.962912 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 3.3889
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 23 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:35:07 +0000 — 1637962507.574035 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.5896
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird/music/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 23 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:35:06 +0000 — 1637962506.984484 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 3.5514
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird/music(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 23 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:35:03 +0000 — 1637962503.433035 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.8646
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird/videos/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 23 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:35:01 +0000 — 1637962501.568410 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.9153
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird/videos/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 23 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:35:00 +0000 — 1637962500.653066 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 34.1340
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/mirebird/videos(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 24 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:34:26 +0000 — 1637962466.519040 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.5646
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2019/10/08/falsemetoofuckyou/?relatedposts=1&relatedposts_exclude=24839(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2019/10/08/falsemetoofuckyou/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 24 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:34:24 +0000 — 1637962464.954391 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 291.8480
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2019/10/08/falsemetoofuckyou/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1&relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=24839&relatedposts_position=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 28 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:29:33 +0000 — 1637962173.106368 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 17.2830
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 23 hours 29 minutes ago — Fri, 26 Nov 21 21:29:15 +0000 — 1637962155.823322 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 182872.6609
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.55 Safari/537.36 Edg/96.0.1054.34
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:41:23 +0000 — 1637779283.162419 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.8544
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/blog/category/declarations/page/2/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/blog/category/declarations/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:41:21 +0000 — 1637779281.307975 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 130.5045
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/blog/category/declarations/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/staircase-of-illusory-abuse-theory/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:39:10 +0000 — 1637779150.803440 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 87.7203
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/staircase-of-illusory-abuse-theory/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/staircase-of-illusory-abuse-theory/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:43 +0000 — 1637779063.083154 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.8660
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/staircase-of-illusory-abuse-theory/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:41 +0000 — 1637779061.217188 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 6.1771
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:35 +0000 — 1637779055.040041 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 30.7998
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:04 +0000 — 1637779024.240260 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.6437
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/page/2/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:03 +0000 — 1637779023.596550 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 2.2403
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:01 +0000 — 1637779021.356288 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.6532
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

Time: 3 days 2 hours ago — Wed, 24 Nov 21 18:37:00 +0000 — 1637779020.703084 in Unixtime
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:94.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/94.0
Location: Mitchellville, Iowa, United States

5. Purpose of Request

Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) is a site/personal blog of creative writing regarding theology, philosophy, fictional writing (regarding the human experience), romantic poetry, erotic writing (with corresponding explicit imagery of BDSM, bondage, and other sexual themes that adhere to the terms of service (TOS) of the utilized hosting company), etc. Illusory Abuse (phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse) is a subsite of Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) that includes an in-progress and incomplete archive of legal documents produced by the Respondent of San Diego East County Court Case: ED100465. All contents of Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) are protected by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. All published legal documents regarding San Diego East County Court Case: ED100465 adhere to the requirements of California Family Code 166(a)(7)

The historical record of traffic exceeding the last 72 hours to Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) originating from the City of Newton (newtongov.org) call into question the employees of the City of Newton’s motive, purpose, and adherence to the City of Newton’s 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook and the Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual. The documented historical record of the City of Newton’s Police Department execution of excessive force/intimidation (Incident: 19-16725) toward the owner and manager of Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) (as well as the damage caused to his life regarding their documented negligence and prejudicial execution of law enforcement) makes this cyber dragnet of published assets protected by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America alarming, threatening, and a possible form of harassment. Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) is not relevant to the employees of the City of Newton providing services to its citizens. The scanning of content at Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) by employees of the City of Newton is excessive and irrelevant to their requirements for providing services to the citizens of Newton in accordance with the 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook and the Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual. As the content on Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com)(less the correspondence its agencies are tagged in on subsite phoenixharbor.com/illusory-abuse) is not relevant to the employees of the City of Newton providing services to its citizens. This use of the City of Newton’s government network resources could logically be determined to be an execution of “personal convenience” in accordance with the 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook or “non-professional use” as articulated in the Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual.

This behavior calls into question other possible irregularities regarding the use of network assets by employees of the City of Newton if available evidence within its information system logs show employees accessing “personal conveniences” or executing actions perpetuating “non-professional” behavior toward or against citizens within the city of Newton, Jasper County, or other possible unknown locations while using City of Newton information system resources.

6. Conclusion

The site Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) does not offer products, services, or viewable data that would assist employees of the City of Newton providing services to its citizens. Continued access to this site by employees of the City of Newton through its information systems is not desired by the site manager nor is it authorized by the 2020 City of Newton Employee Handbook or Newton, Iowa City Administrative Manual. The site manager of Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) requests the City of Newton block access to Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) from its employees to assist the perpetuation of this tax-funded network’s utilization being in accordance with the municipal documents that govern its use.

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
641-840-9916


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