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

29 November 2021

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt
720 1ST ST S
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-840-9916
Active Duty Military Retired/Writer

To: John Haila
PO Box 811
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
(515)-290-5436

Geoff Huff
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
(515)-239-5130

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 AMES, 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. Open Records Requests | City of Ames, IA
4. Ames Police Department Service Manual

1. Requested Information

(a.) City of Ames Information System End-User interaction with the following uniform resource locators (URL) during 15 NOV 2020 at 0001 Local Time through 29 NOV 2027 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 Ames 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 Ames information systems network usage logs that are not associated with City of Ames 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 within City of Ames information system logs showing previous access to uniform resource locators (URL) or their sub-domains in paragraphs 1(a.), 1(b.), 1(c.).

(e.) All City of Ames end-user electronic mail/attachments mentioning domains in paragraph 1(a.).

(f.) All City of Ames end-user electronic mail/attachments including the names Michael Merritt, Michael J Merritt, Michael J. Merritt, Michael James Merritt, Matthew Merritt, Matthew E Merritt, Matthew E. Merritt, Matthew Edward Merritt, Sara Merritt, Sara N Merritt, Sara N. Merritt, Sara Nicole Merritt during 15 NOV 2020 at 0001 Local Time through 29 NOV 2021 at 2359 Local Time.

(f.) All City of Ames end-user electronic mail regarding Ames, Iowa Police Incident #20-005016.

(g.) All City of Ames end-user electronic mail regarding Ames, Iowa Police Incident #20-005368.

(h.) All City of Ames end-user electronic mail regarding Ames, Iowa Police Incident #21-005052.

(i.) All City of Ames Police Incident reports made by Matthew E. Merritt/Sara N. Merritt of **** ******** ***, Ames, IA 50010 while filing complaints against Michael J. Merritt, 720 1st St S, Newton, IA 50208.

(I.) Audio file recording of the original phone-based report submitted by Michael J. Merritt to Officer Rohland/858 regarding Ames Police Department incident: 20-005368.

(h.) The purpose of City of Ames information systems usage by any City of Ames employees regarding accessing uniform resource locators (URL) in paragraphs 1(a.), 1(b.), or 1(c.) with respect to the Ames Police Department Service Manual Section 321.2 Policy, Ames Police Department Service Manual Section 321.4.3 Use of City Network and Internet Service, and the Ames Police Department Service Manual Section 600.7/600.7.1.

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

(j.) 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.

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

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

321.2 POLICY
“It is the policy of the Ames Police Department that members shall use information technology
resources, including computers, software and systems, that are issued or maintained by the
Department in a professional manner and in accordance with this policy.”

321.4.3 USE OF CITY NETWORK AND INTERNET SERVICE
“City of Ames information systems including internet access are provided at taxpayer expense
for the purpose conducting City of Ames business. It is understood that use of the internet has become integrated into software systems and media and communications used for many
purposes. This policy allows for incidental personal use of internet resources provided such use
meets the following guidelines:
(a) Is infrequent and of short duration.
(b) Does not interfere with the job performance of the employee or the employee’s
coworkers.
(c) Does not generate a direct cost to the City.

(d) Does not degrade the performance of City systems by excessive use of network or
internet bandwidth or computer resources.
(e) Is in compliance with all other sections of this policy and other City policies.
Examples of acceptable personal use may include:
(a) Use of internet access to check weather conditions or news.
(b) Use of internet to access web-based e-mail service to transmit and receive personal
email messages.

Employees should keep in mind that all Internet usage is captured and that web sites visited are
recorded and are available to supervisors upon request and are subject to disclosure
under public records law.

Internet sites containing information that is not appropriate or applicable to department use and
which shall not be intentionally accessed include, but are not limited to, adult forums, pornography,
gambling, chat rooms, and similar or related Internet sites. Certain exceptions may be permitted
with the express approval of a supervisor as a function of a member’s assignment.”

321.6 INSPECTION AND REVIEW
“A supervisor or the authorized designee has the express authority to inspect or review the
computer system, all temporary or permanent files, related electronic systems or devices, and any
contents thereof, whether such inspection or review is in the ordinary course of his/her supervisory
duties or based on cause.

Reasons for inspection or review may include, but are not limited to, computer system
malfunctions, problems or general computer system failure, a lawsuit against the Department
involving one of its members or a member’s duties, an alleged or suspected violation of any
department policy, a request for disclosure of data, or a need to perform or provide a service.
The IT staff may extract, download, or otherwise obtain any and all temporary or permanent files
residing or located in or on the department computer system when requested by a supervisor or
during the course of regular duties that require such information.”

600.7 INVESTIGATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET SOURCES
“Use of social media and any other Internet source to access information for the purpose of criminal
investigation shall comply with applicable laws and policies regarding privacy, civil rights and
civil liberties. Information gathered via the Internet should only be accessed by members while
on-duty and for purposes related to the mission of this department. If a member encounters
information relevant to a criminal investigation while off-duty or while using his/her own equipment,
the member should note the dates, times and locations of the information and report the discovery
to his/her supervisor as soon as practicable. The member, or others who have been assigned to
do so, should attempt to replicate the finding when on-duty and using department equipment.
Information obtained via the Internet should not be archived or stored in any manner other than
department-established record keeping systems (see the Records Maintenance and Release and
Criminal Organizations policies).”

600.7.1 ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
“Information that can be accessed from any department computer, without the need of an account,
password, email address, alias or other identifier (unrestricted websites), may be accessed and
used for legitimate investigative purposes without supervisory approval. Accessing information from any Internet source that requires the use or creation of an account, password, email address, alias or other identifier, or the use of nongovernment IP addresses, requires supervisor approval prior to access. The supervisor will review the justification for accessing the information and consult with legal counsel as necessary to identify any policy or legal restrictions. Any such access and the supervisor approval shall be documented in the related investigative report.

Accessing information that requires the use of a third party’s account or online identifier requires
supervisor approval and the consent of the third party. The consent must be voluntary and shall
be documented in the related investigative report. Information gathered from any Internet source should be evaluated for its validity, authenticity, accuracy and reliability. Corroborative evidence should be sought and documented in the related investigative report.

Any information collected in furtherance of an investigation through an Internet source should be
documented in the related report. Documentation should include the source of information and
the dates and times that the information was gathered.”

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

Ames, Iowa, United States left https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/ and visited https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments11/23/2021 11:31:47 AM (5 days 8 hours ago)  IP: 209.180.41.253 Hostname: 209-180-41-253.dia.static.qwest.net

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36

Whois Lookup

CenturyLink Communications, LLC CENTURYLINK-LEGACY-QWEST-INET-112 (NET-209-180-0-0-1) 209.180.0.0 – 209.181.255.255
[131072 addresses in this network]

CITY OF AMES Q0909-209-180-41-0 (NET-209-180-41-0-1) 209.180.41.0 – 209.180.41.255
[256 addresses in this network]

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

The following City of Ames Information System’s end-user activity on phoenixharbor.com tracked on 23 NOV 2021.

Time: 6 days 0 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 19:38:49 +0000 — 1637696329.400396 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.9193
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/?relatedposts=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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 0 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 19:38:47 +0000 — 1637696327.481129 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 4779.0901
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:19:08 +0000 — 1637691548.391041 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 3.6998
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:19:04 +0000 — 1637691544.691237 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.7211
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:19:02 +0000 — 1637691542.970090 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 13.9280
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:49 +0000 — 1637691529.042102 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 12.9234
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:36 +0000 — 1637691516.118708 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.4540
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2019/11/04/the-dominant-and-the-submissive/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2019/11/04/the-dominant-and-the-submissive/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:34 +0000 — 1637691514.664708 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 3.4938
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2019/11/04/the-dominant-and-the-submissive/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:31 +0000 — 1637691511.170934 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 19.8511
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:11 +0000 — 1637691491.319790 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.7076
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2019/12/07/spiritual-masochist/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2019/12/07/spiritual-masochist/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:09 +0000 — 1637691489.612228 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.3588
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2019/12/07/spiritual-masochist/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:18:08 +0000 — 1637691488.253458 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 26.5522
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:17:41 +0000 — 1637691461.701223 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.8501
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2020/09/18/healing-through-pain/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2020/09/18/healing-through-pain/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:17:39 +0000 — 1637691459.851136 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 4.7207
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/blog/2020/09/18/healing-through-pain/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:17:35 +0000 — 1637691455.130465 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.6991
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:17:34 +0000 — 1637691454.431406 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 22.9504
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:17:11 +0000 — 1637691431.481040 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.6853
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:17:09 +0000 — 1637691429.795789 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 13.7343
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/blog/2021/02/21/mirebird/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:16:56 +0000 — 1637691416.061519 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.9380
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 1 hour ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 18:16:55 +0000 — 1637691415.123557 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 2394.9219
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix(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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:37:00 +0000 — 1637689020.201689 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 28.5910
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:36:31 +0000 — 1637688991.610681 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.6483
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:36:29 +0000 — 1637688989.962353 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 22.5660
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:36:07 +0000 — 1637688967.396306 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 170.9704
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest(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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:33:16 +0000 — 1637688796.425860 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 33.8402
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-republic/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:32:42 +0000 — 1637688762.585631 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.8501
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-republic/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-republic/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:32:40 +0000 — 1637688760.735516 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.7062
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-republic/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:32:40 +0000 — 1637688760.029301 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 35.6283
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-republic(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:32:04 +0000 — 1637688724.400965 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.5776
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/?relatedposts=1(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Full Browser ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:32:02 +0000 — 1637688722.823360 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 8.1039
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/11/the-healing-tree/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:54 +0000 — 1637688714.719508 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 6.8714
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:47 +0000 — 1637688707.848119 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 1.9099
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:45 +0000 — 1637688705.938250 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.8028
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:45 +0000 — 1637688705.135488 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 4.9481
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/dungeon-phoenix(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:40 +0000 — 1637688700.187434 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.8400
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:39 +0000 — 1637688699.347468 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 26.0921
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:13 +0000 — 1637688673.255367 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 2.1606
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/?wc-ajax=get_refreshed_fragments(opens in new tab)
Type: Normal request
Referrer: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:11 +0000 — 1637688671.094753 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.7488
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix/(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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:31:10 +0000 — 1637688670.345986 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 179.8195
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/cemetery-phoenix(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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:28:10 +0000 — 1637688490.526442 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.0497
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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:28:10 +0000 — 1637688490.476711 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 3.0122
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/?relatedposts=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/96.0.4664.45 Safari/537.36
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:28:07 +0000 — 1637688487.464534 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.4397
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix-forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:28:07 +0000 — 1637688487.024848 in Unixtime
Seconds since last hit: 0.6512
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree/(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: Ames, Iowa, United States

Time: 6 days 2 hours ago — Tue, 23 Nov 21 17:28:06 +0000 — 1637688486.373684 in Unixtime
URL: https://phoenixharbor.com/phoenix/forest/blog/2021/11/07/blood-tree(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: Ames, 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 Penal Code 166(a)(7)

The historical record of traffic on 23 NOV 2021 to Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) originating from the City of Ames calls into question their employee’s motive, purpose, and adherence to the City of Ames Ames Police Department Service Manual. Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) is hosted in the state of Texas and none of its content has been financially promoted (social media), directly sent (SMS/MMS/Social Media DM), or sent in any way to citizens in the city of Ames, Iowa or Story County making 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 Ames providing services to its citizens. The scanning of content at Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) by employees of the City of Ames is excessive and irrelevant to their requirements for providing services to the citizens of Ames, IA.

This behavior calls into question other possible irregularities regarding the use of network assets by employees of the City of Ames 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 Ames, Story County, other jurisdictions, or other possible unknown locations while using City of Ames 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 Ames in providing services to its citizens. The City of Ames Police Department’s surveillance of a site that is not hosted within its jurisdiction or interacting with its citizens is highly intriguing and evidence of nothing more than harassing excessive force that most likely violates the tax-funded internet use policies of their networks (as my sites include what could be considered sexually explicit content). Continued access to this site by employees of the City of Ames through its information systems is not desired by the site manager nor is it an ethical use of resources by a police department with no jurisdiction over the location the site is hosted, the author, while the site and it’s author have not interacted with any citizens within the city of Ames, IA or Story County. The site manager of Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) requests the City of Ames block access to Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) from its employees to assist the perpetuation of this tax-funded network’s use being in accordance with the municipal documents that govern its use. If the site manager of Phoenix Harbor (phoenixharbor.com) continues to receive excessive unwanted possibly unethical traffic from government agencies or citizens of Story County their pools of internet protocol addresses associated with its geographic location will be blocked and these government agencies and citizens hostile to constitutional rights will receive additional legal correspondence to discuss this issue.

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt
720 1st St S
Newton, IA 50108
641-840-9916


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