Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) –
In the aftermath of publishing this article (here) yesterday on FOIA failures, the Executive Director, Charity Murphy, finally answered the request for public records, although days late in violation of State law.
She must have been busy crafting a new “signature” for her email that includes an attempt at threatening and bullying people into thinking they cannot forward the emails they receive from her – like she has any authority to demand anything of anyone that receives her emails.
The new, enhanced email signature:
Unless expressly stated otherwise, this message is confidential and may be privileged. It is intended for the addressee(s) only. Access to this E-mail by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an addressee, any disclosure or copying of the contents of this E-mail or any action taken (or not taken) in reliance on it is unauthorized and may be unlawful. If you are not an addressee, please inform the sender immediately.
Yes, it says “LEGAL NOTICE” on it.
Now I wonder if the Park District actually paid an attorney to provide this “legal notice”, or if Charity just decided all on her own to provide legal advice through this legal notice to any recipient of her emails.
Whatever the case may be, this so-called legal notice is unenforceable and a waste of time. She is a public employee, responding to a public records request, and the recipient can forward this email to the entire world, and even to aliens in an alternate universe, if they feel so inclined – all without worry of any recourse whatsoever.