Iowa State University of Science and Technology – Network Block – Internet Protocol Address Pool – 205.237.112.0 – 205.237.127.255 – Evidence of Abusive/Harassing Behavior – #002

29 March 2022

MEMORANDUM

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

To:  Iowa State University of Science and Technology
291 Durham Center
Ames, IA 50011-2251

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

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:  IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – NETWORK BLOCK –  INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS POOL 129.186.0.0 – 129.187.255.255 – EVIDENCE OF ABUSIVE/HARASSING BEHAVIOR – #002

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 Request – Use of Iowa State University Information System Assets, 05 DEC 2021
5. Iowa State University Open Records Response, 17 DEC 2021
6. Freedom of Information Request – Use of Iowa State University Information System Assets #001, 03 JAN 2022
7. Freedom of Information Request – Use of Iowa State University Information System Assets #002, 03 JAN 2022
8. Freedom of Information Request – Use of Iowa State University Information System Assets #003, 03 JAN 2022
9. Freedom of Information Status Request to the City of Ames, IA – #001, 14 FEB 2022
10. Iowa Public Information Board – Alleged Violation of Iowa Code Chapter 22 – City of Ames, IA – #001, 01 MAR 2022
11. Iowa State University Open Records Response, 01 MAR 2022
12. Iowa Open Records Request – City of Ames, IA – The Elimination of The Fog of War, 18 MAR 2022
13.  Iowa State University  Open Records Response, 24 MAR 2022

1. Introduction

Internet protocol address pool 129.186.0.0 – 129.187.255.255 managed by Iowa State University of Science and Technology 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

Network Blocked:

Iowa State University of Science and Technology Netname:

NetName: CYCLONENET
NetHandle: NET-129-186-0-0-1
Parent: NET129 (NET-129-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Allocation
OriginAS: AS2698
Organization: Iowa State University of Science and Technology (IAST-Z)
RegDate: 1988-03-17
Updated: 2021-12-14
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/ip/129.186.0.0
OrgName: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
OrgId: IAST-Z

Address: Information Technology Services
Address: 291 Durham Center
City: Ames
StateProv: IA
PostalCode: 50011-2251
Country: US
RegDate: 2021-05-28
Updated: 2021-05-28
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/IAST-Z

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE110-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse Contact
OrgAbusePhone: +1-515-294-6935
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@iastate.edu
OrgAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/ABUSE110-ARIN

OrgTechHandle: TECHN1210-ARIN
OrgTechName: Technical Contact
OrgTechPhone: +1-515-294-6935
OrgTechEmail: tech-contact@iastate.edu
OrgTechRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/TECHN1210-ARIN

RAbuseHandle: ABUSE110-ARIN
RAbuseName: Abuse Contact
RAbusePhone: +1-515-294-6935
RAbuseEmail: abuse@iastate.edu
RAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/ABUSE110-ARIN
RTechHandle: TECHN1210-ARIN
RTechName: Technical Contact
RTechPhone: +1-515-294-6935
RTechEmail: tech-contact@iastate.edu
RTechRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/TECHN1210-ARIN

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 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 Iowa State University of Science and Technology.  Iowa Code 22.7(5) indicates these Iowa Incident Reports are public records.

A request for records in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22 was sent to Iowa State University requesting information systems logs and electronic mail for employee Sara Merritt due to a correlation of web traffic between Iowa State University, City of Ames, IA (municipality), and Metronet regarding the generation of an Iowa Incident Report against Michael J. Merritt by Matthew E. Merritt (Ames, IA Police Department Case:  21-005052).  Evidence received in an Iowa Open Records Request from a municipal agency of the City of Ames, IA indicates Iowa State University concealed records relevant to previous requests they have received in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22.7 that are not afforded that protection.

These records requests have been sent to the Ames, IA Police Department, and Iowa State University since December 2021.  This harassment (known) originated at Iowa State University of Science and Technology on 23 NOV 2021 at approximately 1235 CST.  As of 29 MAR 2022, the Ames, IA Police Department, and Iowa State University have failed to provide the requested records in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22.

This delay by the Ames, IA Police Department, and Iowa State University, has prevented the reporting and presentation of consolidated evidence of this behavior to Iowa State University of Science and Technology and State of Iowa law enforcement.  This delay has caused unnecessary expense and wasted resources monitoring this behavior while the Ames, IA Police Department, and Iowa State University have shown evidence of an unreasonable delay in 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 and Iowa State University, Iowa State University of Science and Technology will receive a historical timeline of abusive/harassing behavior supported by evidence relating to traffic originating from internet protocol addresses managed by Iowa State University of Science and Technology on an Iowa Incident Report submitted to the Ames, IA Police Department.

4. Conclusion

Ames, IA Police Department and Iowa State University’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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