Ademo: Caged, Right to a Jury Trial: Denied

Published On July 11, 2012 | By Kate | Articles

                At 10:00AM, July 11, 2012, Ademo Freeman and I, as well as about a dozen other    individuals, left the Keene Activity Center and headed for Manchester. Ademo was scheduled to have a hearing at the Manchester District Court at 1:15PM.

For those unaware, Ademo recently received a letter stating that he had missed jury selection for an appeal on a resisting arrest charge stemming from the Chalking 8 incident, and that his case had been remanded back to the District Court. Ademo never received the letter notifying him of the date for jury selection. The letter itself had the correct address in the upper left corner, but the envelope displayed an address that according to the return stamp on the envelope, the USPS couldn’t even locate.

It should be very clear to those working at the courthouse that the cause of Ademo missing jury selection was a clerical error; he has never missed a court date otherwise and physical proof, the envelope returned by the USPS, is in their possession.  Despite undeniable evidence that Ademo never received the incorrectly addressed letter, two different judges denied Ademo’s motion for a new trial. Upon arriving in Manchester, we went to the Superior Courthouse where Ademo made copies of both the letter notifying him of jury selection, and the envelope containing it to bring his 1:15PM hearing.

While at the Superior Courthouse, Ademo talked with a sheriff named Tony during the few minutes we were inside. Tony, knowing that the envelope containing the jury selection date was addressed incorrectly, said he might see Ademo at 1:00PM at the District Court.

After eating lunch and meeting up with a few more supporters in the area, we made our way to Amherst Street where we saw Tony standing by the prisoner transport door. We passed through the standard courthouse invasion of privacy then proceeded to Courtroom 201 on the second floor.  Once you enter that room, an individual by the name of William H. Lyons believes he suddenly has the authority to control or disrupt your life as he pleases.

About twenty minutes later, Lyons entered the room. Ademo was called first. Lyons said that the case had been remanded from the Superior Court, two months in jail were mandatory, and he was to be placed in the Sheriffs’ custody. Ademo told Lyons that the envelope containing the notice of jury selection was sent to the wrong address, with the proof in his hands. “This was a clerical error by someone at the Superior Court.” Lyons ignored logic and said he does not have the legal authority to do anything about this, Ademo could only appeal to the Supreme Court, and his job today was to enact sentencing. He called the sheriffs to handcuff Ademo and take him to Valley Street Jail where he’ll be forced to spend the next two months. Lyons did not bother to look at the solid proof, and he appeared as if he didn’t care in the least.

Three sheriffs approached Ademo, but Tony hesitated and did not put his hands on Ademo – at least not while in my line of view. I got the impression that deep down he knew what was happening was wrong. A few people in the room verbally shared their displeasure with the bureaucrats as Ademo was cuffed. One individual told them they should be ashamed of themselves; they should be. Ademo was told, “We love you,” as he was led out the door.

Today, Ademo entered the courthouse with a decent sized group of good people who support him and his actions; the government employees went into the courthouse today with an unquestioning willingness to use force against people if they were ordered to do so. What is wrong with this picture?

Ademo does not belong in jail for his actions on June 4, 2010. He never should have been arrested. Ademo harmed nobody, yet the State has made him the victim. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree, I hope everyone can agree that he should have at least had the chance to speak in front of a jury. A clerical error on the part of an individual at the Manchester Superior Courthouse is not a valid reason to put somebody in jail and deny them a jury trial.

After leaving the courthouse, a group of about ten people went to the Valley Street jail and left messages in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the entrance such as, “Free Ademo,” “There can be peace if you try,” and “Choose love.”

To give Ademo some love and to vote with your wallet against this ludicrous “justice” check out: http://copblock.org/pledge

Mailing Address:
Adam Mueller
CCN #49494
445 Willow Street
Manchester, NH, 03103

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  • Hey

    The perfect “injustice” system fails again.

    Seems the system is bent on jailing people no matter if they are innocent or guilty.

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  • newcopblocker

    It’s been an increasing trend here in Canada, too. When I was in the Wainwright(Alberta) provincial court, waiting for my trial for a traffic ticket that somebody allegedly witnessed, I overheard two old timer lawyers talking about the system in general. sadly, unknown to me, these guys were right on, because the crown doesn’t give a damn about who’s innocent or guilty any more. they just want to win cases, and the justice system is no longer about who’s right or who’s wrong, but what your credentials are, and what you can prove”. the crown did offer to cut my ticket down to 150 from 287 dollars, but I declined it because I honestly thought I had a good shot at proving the holes in their “witness” story and I wouldn’t forgive myself for pleading guilty to something that never even happened. but once I got into the court room and got up to the stand to ask their witness questions, even his pausing, body language, and even his tone of his voice screamed he was hiding alot and really did not want to be questioned. basically, the way the judge acted during the questioning, it made it clear that it wouldn’t matter what I said or did, I was guilty because the witness had a class 1 driver’s license, and that was the reasoning he gave for having no doubt, too. basically his judgement was “it’s rare that a trucker would get involved with the law, so therefore there is no doubt in my mind this happened, so therefore you are guilty”.
    but the question is, should I be angry at the witness who caused this mess by lieing to the cops? or the judge that basically didn’t care about the facts and just ruled on alleged merit alone? The cop that issued me the ticket did avoid answering crucial questions of disclosure like the exact intersection and time of day, and just kept giving me the same vague answer. the funny thing about this, is that the lead investigator/ticket issuer didn’t even interview the witness, but another officer did and that officer didn’t even show up. Just from start to finish, i got railroaded.
    so now I’m going to record every single police interaction, and copblock those extortionist bastards I can. Sadly, their snitch skipped town and now has an unlisted number, because I’ve heard after the fact that he does like to snitch on people to the RCMP and doesn’t want to be found. As a matter of fact, the crown blatantly asked him if he worked for any kind of law enforcement, which was a dead give away that the crown knows exactly who this guy is.

  • Comic Sense

    This is obviously “Ademo’s” fault for not hunting down a letter he should have known was coming in the mail. Dumbass criminals never learn!

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  • Common Sense

    Yes, Adam carries some of this burden as well. He requested an appeal and then neglected to ensure its happening.

    “Hi, this is Adam Mueller, I have a court appearance coming up and I have yet to receive notice, can you check the records, I want to make sure something didn’t get mixed up…I’ll hold while you check….”

  • K

    “Yes, Adam carries some of this burden as well. He requested an appeal and then neglected to ensure its happening.”

    Government inefficiency is not Ademo’s fault, nor did he have any reason to believe that the jury selection notice had been sent. Appeals can take months.

  • tz

    His right to the jury trial was not denied, but he didn’t follow the procedure – after the error he didn’t do the proper thing to correct the error. You have to ask the right authority in the right way, not just show up last minute at a hearing for a completely different purpose and bring the problem up. That might not be nice, but that is the way it works.

    I’m surprised there are no actual (as in admitted to the state bar) Lawyers here. They would have known what to do or how to handle the situation. The legal system isn’t something easily understood, and if you consider your liberty as important as your health, you need to find someone who is an expert to handle situations when they are threatened and not try to do it yourself.

    Does Ademo care so little for his liberty to consider it a do-it-yourself project?

    If you are going to fight a war, or fight the system, you must be an expert at it or find someone who is to advise you. Running out in front of the opposing army might show courage, but it does not show wisdom.

  • jsexton

    tz:

    Honestly, one of the more rational and well thought out comments I’ve seen on this thread. Thank you.

  • http://jtittiger.blogspot.com/ inalienablewrights

    Makes sense to me. Gun running is a virtue. Destroying the second amendment through treasonous treaties is akin to Sainthood.

    But writing with chalk? OMG! I propose a civilian army of millions of snitches, funded as least as well as out military whose only purpose will be to ferret out those that abuse CHALK!

    What a wonderful country we live in! This decision makes me feel so much safer than I did yesterday with Ademo walking the streets. I hope this sends a message to others that chalk will not be tolerated.

  • K

    “His right to the jury trial was not denied, but he didn’t follow the procedure – after the error he didn’t do the proper thing to correct the error.”

    You mean like calling them? Submitting motions? Attending the hearing scheduled? He did all of those things. What else do you expect him to do in hopes they will correct the obvious error, teach them how to read and write addresses properly and how to use logic?

  • http://jtittiger.blogspot.com/ inalienablewrights

    K says:
    July 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    “His right to the jury trial was not denied, but he didn’t follow the procedure – after the error he didn’t do the proper thing to correct the error.”

    YOU K HAVE SHITE FOR BRAINS… AND EVEN IF HE GOT HIS TRIAL BY JURY YOU CAN BE SURE THEY WOULD HAVE DISALLOWED WITNESS’S AND EVIDENCE AND NOT ALLOWED THEM TO KNOW OF THEIR RIGHT TO JUDGE THE LAW (JURY TAMPERING)

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  • Spirit of 46

    Ademo if you really want to get some fairness either contact the ACLU or the Rutherford Institute and ask for a free lawyer from them.

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  • Melanie

    My husband and I were in our car, just about to leave Wal-Mart (here in Manchester) until a couple pulled up next to our car and told us what happened to Ademo. We are shocked to hear this news.

    I am a paralegal and I can’t promise anything except to say that I will be looking into this. Judges today are complete asswholes. Superior Court are just “major asswholes”!!!

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  • http://suijurisforum.com indio007

    @inalienablewrights

    You must have missed the NH just passed this law.

    6/6/2012 S Enrolled
    6/6/2012 H Enrolled
    6/22/2012 H Signed By Governor 06/18/2012; Effective 01/01/2013; Chapter 0243

    STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

    In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

    AN ACT relative to the right of a jury to judge the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.

    Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

    243:1 Findings and Intent of the General Court. Under the decisions of both the New Hampshire supreme court and the United States Supreme Court, the jury has the right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy. The jury system functions at its best when it is fully informed of the jury’s prerogatives. The general court wishes to perpetuate and reiterate the rights of the jury, as ordained under common law and recognized in the American jurisprudence, while preserving the rights of a criminal defendant, as enumerated in part 1, articles 15 and 20, New Hampshire Bill of Rights.

    243:2 New Section; Right of Accused; Jury Instruction. Amend RSA 519 by inserting after section 23 the following new section:

    519:23-a Right of Accused. In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.

    243:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.

    Approved: June 18, 2012

    Effective Date: January 1, 2013

  • Daniel

    Please, someone file a petition for a writ of prohibition because the courts exceeded their jurisdiction by sending a notice of trial to the wrong address.

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  • Jay Dawg

    Dude, how could you screw that up? Missing a court date is The Man’s angle to put it in you and break it off. Your legal team must suck. I thought you were the guru of dealing with the pigs. Don’t think I’ll take any legal advice from a throwback to the ’60′s tryin’ to be a radical. Even a three time loser knows to make his court date and play nice with the judge.

  • Jay Dawg

    You should research the Claussen vs. State of Alabama. Claussen was subpoenaed for a allowing a dog to stray. He failed to appear in court due to the notice being mailed to his previous address. An arrest warrant was authorized in his name for failing to appear. The pigs went to arrest him on a traffic stop and he beat the piss outta four of them before they hit him in the head with a metal flashlight. He ended up a blind quadraplegic with epilepsy. No justice in this world. His wife appreciates donations of adult diapers and strained peas. The peas are his favorite.

  • http://suijurisforum.com indio007

    Why has no one habeas Ademo out? He was denied a jury trial. It’s pretty open and shut.

  • Sensible Opponent

    “Government inefficiency is not Ademo’s fault, nor did he have any reason to believe that the jury selection notice had been sent. Appeals can take months.”

    I love how senseless never replies to the truly, obviously intelligent response like this. That is because he uses disinformation tactics, not logic, in his rebuttals.

    It is hard to use such techniques on truth that it so simple and obvious as to be irrefutable.

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