Which came first, the undesirable symptoms of mental health that we hide from view and criminalize, or the actions of the unethical and the criminal that produced the trauma they evolved from? A community that abridges, mutes, disregards, and falsely criminalizes the voices of the wounded so they do not pollute their desired world will […]

When a jurisdiction produces evidence of a form of tribalism that indicates if you did not graduate from its schools or grow up in its cornfields, your voice and your life do not matter. It produces very concerning questions regarding how citizens who do not look like those who lead that jurisdiction are treated. When […]

IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Name of Complainant,Michael J. Merritt, vs. Name of Respondent,City of Newton, IA Case No. Pending DECLARATION AND EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE CITY OF NEWTON, IA’S VIOLATION OF IOWA CODE CHAPTER 216 1. Introduction This complaint is being filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission based upon evidence indicating the City of Newton, […]