Cable One (Sparklight) – Network Block –  Internet Protocol Address Pool **.***.*.* – **.***.***.*** – Evidence of Abusive/Harassing Behavior

27 March 2022

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208
515-446-8993

To:   Cable One Abuse Department (Sparklight)
Internet Abuse Department, 
210 E Earll Drive, 
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Info: Federal Communications Commission
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Omaha Field Office
4411 South 121st Court
Omaha, NE 68137-2112
(402)-493-8688

Geoff Huff, Ames, IA Police Department, Chief of Police
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
(515)-239-5130

Chief Burdess, Newton, IA Police Department
101 W 4th St S
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-791-0850

Chief Tupper, Marshalltown, IA Police Department
909 S 2nd St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641)-754-5725

Chief Williamson, Kirksville, MO Police Department
119 E. McPherson St. 
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660)-785-6945

Iowa Public Information Board
Wallace Building, Third Floor
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Pressable Inc.
110 E Houston St 7th Floor #140
San Antonio, TX 78205

Subj:  CABLE ONE (SPARKLIGHT) – NETWORK BLOCK –  INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS POOL **.***.*.* – **.***.***.*** – EVIDENCE OF ABUSIVE/HARASSING BEHAVIOR

Ref: 1.  Title XVI – Criminal Law and Procedure, Chapter 708 – Assault, Section 708.7(1.)(a.)(4)
2. Title XVI – Criminal Law and Procedure, Chapter 708 – Assault, Section 708.7(4.)(a.)
3. Freedom of Information Request to the City of Ames, Iowa – #001, 29 NOV 2021
4. Freedom of Information Status Request to the City of Ames, IA – #001, 14 FEB 2022
5. Iowa Public Information Board – Alleged Violation of Iowa Code Chapter 22 – City of Ames, IA – #001, 01 MAR 2022
6. Iowa Open Records Request – City of Ames, IA – The Elimination of The Fog of War, 18 MAR 2022

1. Introduction

Internet protocol address pool **.***.*.* – **.***.***.*** managed by Cable One has been blocked from the following domain due to behavior originating from this network evidence supports possibly violate Iowa Code Section 708.7:

https://phoenixharbor.com – Phoenix Harbor

Michael J. Merritt, PO BOX 187, Newton, IA 50208

2. Phoenix Harbor Hosting Provider

Pressable Inc.
110 E Houston St 7th Floor #140
San Antonio, TX 78205

Physical Server Location:  Amsterdam

3.  Records Request in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22

A request for records in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22 was sent to the City of Ames, IA, and the Ames, IA Police Department requesting law enforcement incident reports this agency has communicated exist.  In conjunction with phoenixharbor.com web traffic logs, these records show evidence of abusive/harassing behavior of end-users originating from Cable One.  Iowa Code 22.7(5) indicates these Iowa Incident Reports are public records.

These records requests have been sent to the Ames, IA Police Department since December 2021.  This harassment (known) originated from Cable One on 23 NOV 2021 at approximately 1819 CST.  As of 25 MAR 2022, the Ames, IA Police Department has failed to provide these records in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22.

This delay by the Ames, IA Police Department has prevented the reporting and presentation of consolidated evidence of this behavior to Cable One and State of Iowa law enforcement.  This delay has caused unnecessary expense and wasted resources monitoring this behavior while the Ames, IA Police Department has shown evidence of an unreasonable delay providing these records.

A complaint against the Ames, IA Police Department has been filed with the Iowa Public Information Board in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 23.  Upon receiving requested records from the Ames, IA Police Department, Cable One will receive a historical timeline of abusive/harassing behavior supported by evidence relating to traffic originating from internet protocol addresses managed by Cable One. This correspondence will include a cease and desist agreement requesting specific internet protocol addresses and their end-users being blocked from accessing intellectual property hosted online published and maintained by Michael J. Merritt at phoenixharbor.com.

4. Conclusion

The originator of this correspondence currently has no grievance against Cable One, but there is an expectation of future cooperation regarding the facilitation of healthy traffic from Cable One infrastructure.  Ames, IA Police Department’s delay in adhering to Iowa Code Chapter 22 has caused unnecessary hardship due to their failure to provide a response that reflects the spirit of Iowa Code Chapter 22 as articulated by the Iowa Supreme Court in Horsfield Materials, Inc. v. City of Dyersville, 834 N.W.2d 444 (Iowa 2013).

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
Founder:  phoenixharbor.com
Creative Writer/Musician
Information Warfare Specialist
Information Systems Manager
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208
(515)-446-8993

https://castlephoenix.com

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