Jury Deems Ademo GUILTY of Wiretapping for Seeking Accountability

Published On August 13, 2012 | By Pete Eyre | Articles

Twelve individuals today decided that Ademo Freeman was guilty of three counts of felony wiretapping for recording his conversations with public officials per his attempt to bring accountability to a situation where it was noticeably absent – the assault of 17-year-old Frank Harrington, a student at Manchester’s West High School at the hands of Darren Murphy, the school resource officer and employee of the Manchester Police Department.

Ademo is ordered to spend 12-months in the so-called “House of Corrections” with 9-months suspended. He’ll then be under “good behavior” for the next five-years, which, if violated, means strangers with guns will force him into a cage at state prison in Concord for two one-to-three-year stints. With “good time” he should be out in mid-October.

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Raw Trial Footage courtesy of our friends at YouTube.com/FreeKeene

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Though the trial wasn’t set to begin until 10am supporters of Ademo were out-front of the court at 8am with signs, jury nullification tri-folds, and smiles.

Some of the 90+ folks present to support Ademo Freeman

After engaging in outreach the growing crowd moved inside to courtroom #4 at Hillsborough County Superior Court.

Ademo wore a black suit, black shoes, and his Never Take a Plea t-shirt. Over 90 friends and supporters were present to greet him as he entered.

Ademo was told by judge Kenneth Brown that he could include jury nullification in his arguments.

The 15 jurors and alternates – 10 woman and five men – were led in.

The three complaints against Ademo were read. Each one put-forth that he’d acted “against the peace and dignity of the state.” Huh? Just who is “the state”? Doesn’t the accused have the right to face their accuser?

Michael Valentine, employed at Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, gave his opening statement. He argued that Ademo “doesn’t want to follow the law” and needed to be punished. He told the jurors that though Ademo claims to stand for accountability his actions demonstrated the opposite, and that real accountability will be had through the court proceeding.

Valentine further pontificated to the jury that what Ademo would present is “not evidence”, that Ademo’s actions were “criminal”, and that Ademo was going to create a sideshow and advised the jurors not to allow themselves to be distracted.

Valentine outlined the three prongs of the wiretapping statue [NH 570-A-2] – that the communication is 1) intercepted, 2) consent of all parties wasn’t gotten, and 3) that the action was done purposely. He finished the closing by stating that “we all play by the rules and this trial is about you applying the rules to the defendant.”

Ademo did an excellent job going pro se (his third time – first, second), stating facts and his motivations for the actions he’d taken, and encouraged the jurors to apply jury nullification to his situation. He stated his rationale for relocating to the ‘shire – the “live free or die” state, noted his founding of CopBlock.org which has since grown to a hub for those advocating police accountability, pointed-out that this government’s criminal justice system incarcerates more than any around the world, outlined the potential sentence he faced, and asked the jurors “Who was the victim?” and “What would you do if Frank Harrington was your son?”

Immediately after Ademo finished his opening statement he and Valentine were asked to converse with Brown, which soon resulted in Brown advising the jurors to disregard Ademo’s mention of the potential punishment he might incur.

(seated l-r: John Hopkins, Dave DuPont, MaryEllen McGorry)

David DuPont, an employee at Manchester PD was the first to testify. He disclosed that he went to West High School and interviewed Denise Michael and Maryellen McGorry about their conversation with Ademo.

Ademo asked DuPont if any of the alleged victims had contacted him with their complaints. DuPont responded in the negative, and disclosed instead that he’d been instructed to by a colleague (Carlo Capano) to investigate the calls.

DuPont acknowledged the fact that calls received at Manchester PD are recorded. He also noted that he and his colleagues could gain “on party” permission from another public official – the state attorney general – to circumvent the two-party consent Valentine argued was the law in the ‘shire. Nice having extra rights when one has a badge…

Ademo questioned if public officials have an expectation of privacy. DuPont, obviously not new to testifying, gave some non-committal responses. After Ademo’s questioning of DuPont, Valentine asked follow-up, just to muddle the facts a bit more.

Next to take the stand was Jonathan Hopkins, the Manchester PD employee whom Ademo spoke with on October 4th when he called the Manchester PD seeking comment about the incident that had happened the day prior. The video of the calls was played. Hopkins claimed that he wasn’t informed of the recording and that “violated the law.”

Hopkins acknowledged that he was already familiar with Cop Block, having been on the site and included in a video featured and even offered that he was well-aware that those associated with Cop Block typically filmed interactions with police.

Ademo stressed that Hopkins was well-aware of what the site’s goals were and that his mention of “seeking comment” when making the phone call to Manchester PD should have been heads-up enough that he was documenting their conversation.

Ademo asked Hopkins if he would have acted any differently if he knew he was being recorded. Hopkins responded in the negative. Ademo asked Hopkins how the recording victimized him, to which Valentine objected.

Third to take the stand was MaryEllen McGorry, the principal of Manchester’s West High School. When asked by Valentine about the responsibilities of her position the first thing she noted was not anything like “educating students” but “keeping order.” That pretty much set the tone of her testimony and her demeanor throughout the proceeding.

Valentine allowed McGorry a lot of time to expand on her privacy concerns of students until Ademo finally objected due to relevance (noting that she was the alleged victim, not the school) to which Brown agreed.

Ademo asked McGorry if she had previous been aware of CopBlock.org and she acknowledged that she’d learned of the site the week prior to the October 3rd, 2011 incident. Asked if she proactively had blocked the site from school computers she noted that she hadn’t but it likely was done by the school district since “that would not be considered an educational website.” She also admitted to have told at least one student to remove their t-shirt, which donned the “CopBlock.org” URL. Censorship for the win.

McGorry later stated that she was not a public servant but an employee of the city of Manchester. Convenient. I think this claim was made thanks in large part to McGorry’s previous life as a Hillsborough County attorney – she knew that self-defining as a public official – even though that’s an accurate label – would make it easier for Ademo to make his case – that he had every right to record public officials in the course of their jobs. That there was no expectation of privacy. And therefore, that his call – which she knew came from someone affiliated with CopBlock.org who was seeking comment – should not then fall under the auspices of wiretapping.

The third alleged victim of wiretapping – Denise Michael – was said by Valentine to not be able to be present this day. Instead of waiting another day to hear her testimony, after a brief huddle with Ademo and Valentine, Brown shared with the jurors some agreed-to facts – that Ademo had called West High School, didn’t inform of recording (only that he was from CopBlock.org seeking comment), and put that short clip online.

The jurors were dismissed and things were placed on hold for an hour for a lunch break.

When we returned we were told that all electronic devices were banned. Previously it had only been communicated that we couldn’t take pictures or video (only two cameras – WMUR and Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live & FreeKeene.com had been allowed). The only thing that had changed was that a woman employed at WMUR, the news station out of Manchester who’d been working on her laptop during the morning testimony, was now absent. A double-standard?

Ademo’s closing took only a few minutes but it was strong and straight-forward. He acknowledged that he hadn’t informed those that he called that he was recording but he hammered-home the fact that they were public officials, that they knew he was affiliated with CopBlock.org and was seeking comment, and advocated for jury nullification.

Valentine took about seven minutes for his closing remarks. He told the jury that it wasn’t up to Ademo to decide the law but to the legislature. He also made the outlandish claim that Ademo “doesn’t want you to have rights”, causing an audible gasp among those present, which earned a warning from Brown.

Brown gave jury instructions for the next 15-minutes.

At the conclusion Valentine requested that Brown re-read the three prongs of the wiretapping statute, since he said the first time through a relevant word had been misstated. Brown complied. After he finished Valentine again requested it be re-read for the same reason. Brown asked those in the court if he’d correctly stated the word and everyone present stated he had. Personally, I think it more plausible that Brown hadn’t misstated the word but that Valentine indirectly wanted to have the last word – for it to be the last thing the jurors were told. And told again.

After the jury left to deliberate, Ademo got a round of applause.

The jury deliberated for about 50-minutes, we all reconvened, and the jury foreman communicated a “guilty” verdict on all three counts, each of which carried a maximum of seven-years in prison.

As the jurors left the courtroom one man present – who had been in Denver on Friday and made the drive to Manchester, arriving this morning, asked “160-years ago it was illegal to teach blacks to read, would you have upheld that law?”

Brown took a recess for 10-minutes then sentencing was to begin.

As the jurors walked to their cars many of us also left the building and attempted to engage them in conversation and ask them if their actions jived with conscience. None stopped to talk. Most didn’t even acknowledge us.

I asked one older lady if she would have done the same thing if, instead of Frank Harrington who was assaulted by Murphy, it had been her grandson. I asked others to think about the repercussions for their actions. To think about what kind of society they’re leaving the next generation. To think, in a historical context, about what happens when people unthinkingly side with individuals “just doing their job.

We returned to the courtroom. Brown asked Valentine for sentencing recommendations from Valentine and Ademo.

Despite telling Ademo on Friday that he’d ask for the same stipulations he outlined in the first plea deal he had previously extended, Valentine made the case for something much harsher: a year in Valley Street Jail with five years of “good behavior”, which, if violated, would have earned Ademo a trip to the prison in Concord for 1-3-year stints to be run consecutively.

Admittedly, he could have asked for 21-years (as each wiretapping charge carried a maximum threat of seven-years). I think even Valentine realized the pushback such a request would garner.

The motivation cited by Valentine was Ademo’s previous felony in Wisconsin (for the non-violent, non-victim action of engaging in the sale of a plant) and his resisting charge in Manchester. In no uncertain terms, Valentine told Brown that Ademo’s “purpose” is to “disrupt government”, “to be disobedient”, and “to clog the court system” and that the sentence was requested to punish Ademo and deter his supporters.

Hillsborough County Jail / Valley Street Jail

Ademo asked Brown to think about how Valentine’s request would mean resources would be allocated – noting that “jails weren’t built for people who make phone calls or use chalk.” He also made clear that “there’s going to be no rehabilitation”, that he’ll continue to act as he has, in calling out those who wrong others.

Brown told Ademo that he was sentenced to 12-months in the so-called “House of Corrections” with 9-months suspended. He’ll then be under “good behavior” for the next three-years, which, if violated, will land him in the state prison in Concord for one-to-three-years.

What this means:
Ademo is supposed to sit for three months. With “good time” that equates to two-months. Brown stated that this time can run concurrent to his present stint [for more on that see: CopBlock.org/Pledge], which began on July 11th and is supposed to end on August 17th.

It’s unsure now if that concurrent time will begin today, when this verdict came down, or be retroactive, when he was taken from District Court and brought to Hillsborough County Jail.

 

If it’s the former, as reported by the Union Leader, he’ll be free(r) in mid-October. If it’s the latter, as reported by WMUR, he’ll be free(r) in mid-September. I’m seeking clarification and will update here when it’s ascertained. UPDATE 2012.08.16: Looks like the Union Leader had it correct. Jackie, a court assistant at Hillsborough County Superior Court, stated that Ademo’s three-months began on August 13th.

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About The Author

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, Eyre seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. He later hit the road as co-founder of the Motorhome Diaries and Liberty On Tour, and now resides in the 'shire.
  • http://VirginiaCopBlock.org nate

    Did the Judge or Prosecution say anything about Jury Nullification?
    I know that was [one] of the big deals about getting the Judge to abide by the new law and letting the jurors know (ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE)
    That they could vote not guilty if they so chose.
    Interested in that detail, let us know!

  • http://VirginiaCopBlock.org nate

    APPEAL!! APPEAL! APPEAL!

  • http://buelahman.wordpress.com/ BuelahMan

    Dammit.

  • Ryan

    Just proof that our country is retarded. America is sooooooo fucking stupid.

  • Rachel

    I need a phone number of the judge…this fucker needs to know what is up….This was an expression of free speech…no one got hurt…so you lost a few thousand dollars of your precious police state equipment…fuck you….
    this shit it for the birds….

  • Brent Ryan Thornton

    Without jury nullification a trial by jury is a waste of time. And look around you do you really wanna place your freedom in the hands of your average peer?

  • Crystal

    Really? Guilty? WTF? Sounds like they are making an example out of him.

  • Common Sense

    3 yrs probation? You know he’ll fuck that up.

  • M. David Davis

    where was the ACLU on this case. I was indicted in Keene for recording the police in 92 but all charges were dropped. As long as one individuality was aware of the taping, that includes the one whom is recording. Isn’t COPBLOCK a news organisation and exempt from this law? You should call the ACLU on this for an appeal, soon! The reporting of police abuse is a citizens duty and protected under “Freedom of the Press”

  • jason

    Wow….Didn’t see that comin’. Oh wait, yeah I did. Anyway, the recipe for Dorito burritos is a cinch to make. First, you wanna use your jail flip-flop to beat the Dorito bag until the contents are a fine powder….Just kiddin’. What’s up with that photo? Not very becoming I must say. Ademo looks like #4 in a photo line-up of Who’s Who in the local pedophile mixed bag. Chicks dig that unbathed-greasy-hair look, but then again so does Dontae in cellblock #7. Good plan though, make yourself oily. It makes it harder for them to catch you back in the laundry room and re-enact a scene from Shawshank Redemption where the “Sisters” hold down Tim Robbins and give him a buggarin’ he won’t soon forget. Go, Justice! Congrats, Manchester P.D.!!!!!!!!

  • DKSuddeth

    an appeals court will overturn this bullshit.

  • Common Sense

    …and it seems that new NH statute about jury nullification didn’t go the way you thought it would go.

    Up next, you should set up a lemonade sale, or better yet, sell raw milk, to get Adam a few extra bucks for his commissary. Adam might like an extra drumstick ice cream cone on Sunday night.

    oh, and good job Manchester PD. Always good to know that the justice system works just fine.

  • alx

    I don’t understand how this could have happened, makes me sick to my stomach. From twitter and livestream, sounds like ademo didn’t give jury much choice other than nullification as he admitted guilt. The DA clearly did everything could to dissuade them and succeeded. Never admit guilt, always give jury a way out. Good news is could have been much worse, but should never have been convicted. I think ademo should have gotten serious legal advice, playing in their domain under their rules, its not a game. Facts and logic do not apply, its the law of rule.

  • http://www.crsmells.org Ajai Dittmar

    Live Free or Die my eye! New Hampshire just proved to me that they are corrupt inside and out!

  • FreeAmerican

    I’m sorry but I agree with the state in this case, In public, public officials have no expectation of privacy, however phone conversations are still protected. Under the law, he IS guilty!! I sympathize withnhim but he is in the wrong!

  • Philly Cheech

    Jason, you Sir are a sorry excuse for a human being. I suppose you believe anyone caught with marijuana should be caged like an animal as well. What a waste of “resources” and taxpayer money to prosecute a person for such a petty, victimless crime. Hopefully, one day every public official involved in this case, Officer Dickhead, and all 12 goons that sat on Ademo’s jury will be held “accountable”. I’ll make sure to never visit the great State of New Hampshire. What a charade!

  • http://www.badgeabuse.com badgeabuse

    only ones paying for this bullshit is the tax payers. Good JOB JUDGE..

  • Tom

    I hope Ademo properly preserved the right issues for appeal. This case is ripe it.

    Unfortunately, unlike the cop in Spokane convicted by a Federal Jury of Civil Rights violations for beating a mentally retarded man to death Ademo will stay incarcerated pending his appeal.

  • Zhaliberty

    How dare he ask public officials questions over the phone regarding an act of police brutality and record those their answers! THIS is AMERICA, we can’t have people violating public officials privacy by recording their comments. WE have laws to protect people from such a violation. I mean for god’s sake public officials can give comment, but to think you can record them without their permission? WHo THE HELL DO YOU PEOPLE think you are? Recording a public official on duty with their official bullshit answers is unforgivable. Your hooliganism must be removed from society and taught a lesson! TO JAIL you will go. /sarcasm

  • Mike

    Ademo needs to get a lawyer and appeal his conviction.

  • Common Sense

    Lawyer? What do you think he did with all ‘your’ donations? It wasn’t used to get an attorney. He needed a lawyer about a year ago. He’ll sit and cry, do his time, perhaps fend off some sexual advances, and then be on his merry way.

    He then had 3 years probation, and we all know he’ll fuck that up somehow.

    He sealed his own fate. He defended himself. The jury decided that the state proved it’s care (Adam helped) and thus returned a guilty verdict. “Facing 21 years” in true Copblocker form, he ended up with 3 months. Stop crying.

  • Zhaliberty

    Let’s see where the violence is here:
    Kid: Kid takes sister’s purse, and finally returns purse. (no V, admittedly violation of property rights)
    Police,State agent: throws a kid on a cafeteria table after the purse is returned.(V)
    Student: records violence (no V)
    Ademo: receives recording of said violence (no V)
    Ademo: seeks comment from police over phone, records comment from police (no v)
    Ademo: seeks comment from principal, records secretary, records comment from principal. (no v)
    State: convicts Ademo for breaking the precious law and forces incarceration (v)

    Seems only the state commits the violence in this case.
    The law is not precious, sacred, or anything like unto it. It is a proven POS.

    Yep, this is exactly what the Constitution has given to us in all it’s glory.

  • Blither

    alx said:
    …sounds like ademo didn’t give jury much choice other than nullification as he admitted guilt.
    My guess is that’s probably true, and probably also planned. The fact is, we NEED more juries to CHOOSE nullification and not take the easy way out. They need to have the gonads to decide a case based on what they believe, instead of what they can justify.
    Jury nullification isn’t just about the right to decide a case the way you feel it should be decided; it’s also about judging the law itself.
    We need more people to understand that they have the right to not convict even if all the facts say they’re guilty. If the law that was purportedly broken is wrong, refuse to convict anyone for breaking it.

  • spirit of 46

    In some states it is perfectly legal to record a conversation over the phone without the other person knowing about it or consenting to it. Those states have a “one-party consent” law which means that as long as ONE of the people in the conversation consent to it-then it’s okay. So if I lived in one of those states I could record a phone call that I’m involved in and say “Well, I consented to it” and it would be just fine. Unfortunately for Ademo this is not the case in his state. Does anyone know if he will appeal?

  • Jake

    FreeAmerican says:
    August 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    I’m sorry but I agree with the state in this case, In public, public officials have no expectation of privacy, however phone conversations are still protected. Under the law, he IS guilty!! I sympathize withnhim but he is in the wrong!
    by that logic if you were in the 1800′s and you saw a run away slave youd have to capture him and take him to his owners

  • Common Sense

    You’re right, jury nullification was your best bet since Adam has zero chance of defending himself. Not because of the charges, but because he didn’t know shit.

    Pinning your hopes on something that hasn’t been used in any court in the last 150 years was comical.

    The funny part is, had Adam researched this, like a journalist, he would have read the statute and might have stopped himself, from sending himself to jail and maybe even prison…

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  • Blither

    Common Sense said:
    “Adam has zero chance of defending himself because he didn’t know shit.
    Pinning your hopes on something that hasn’t been used in any court in the last 150 years was comical.”
    It seems to me that you’re the comical one that doesn’t know shit. Jury Nullification has been used LOTS of times, and recently. In fact, it’s becoming much more popular than it ever used to be. Exhibit A:
    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/jury-nullification-in-action-montana-jury-pool-refuses-to-convict-for-marijuana-possession/

  • Zhaliberty

    THE LAW in all it’s glory has saved society what? Saved society from people recording public officials and their comments. WOW I sure feel safer now. THANK THE FSM for the law, errr I mean GOD. Gotta love that guy.

  • Gina Goodman

    This is absolutely despicable! So much for unbiased jurors. They had cleary made up their minds and fooled many of us. What those lost, sick souls don’t understand (yet) is that Ademo has helped start a movement of the just and the righteous to hold these sorry creeps/criminals accountable finally and we are only growing. As Ademo sits in that filthy cage (again) we’ll just keep coming from EVERWHERE. I sat in court in December and watched a man who beat his wife and kids repeatidly walk right out of that court into freedom. Of course, just one of thousands of stories of the same thing. Any trolls, Utube and camera phones have changed everything and it’s for good!

  • Common Sense

    Outstanding, I stand corrected, but, and if I am not mistaken, Adam was allowed to tell the jury about NH new law.

    …and they convicted him.

    Guess Live Free or Die, also means that school employees have that right to also, to be free from being harassed by….well, Adam.

  • jason

    I bet when he has a coughing fit his mudflap looks like an indecisive trapdoor spider.

  • http://www.crsmells.org Ajai Dittmar

    I’m sorry, but I record all my phone calls with public officials and disagree with the state. I think that they should never be afforded privacy when they are on duty! If that were my child being slammed to the table you could bet the bank I would be out to expose the cop and the school!

  • chucky

    ademo is a douche hippie

  • eshd

    @COMMON… YOU’RE A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT. I hope some nut puts a bullet in your fucking ass. Never has there been a more deserving person to get shot than you. Get cancer and die you fucking cocksucker.

  • eshd

    common’s obituary might one day read like this. today a cocksucking pig who liked to violate rights of others was shot and killed today. The jack boot was going on and on about how justice prevailed in the chalking conviction of Adeemo freeman. Unfortunately for common, his gay lover escaped the mental institution only to shoot him in where you would normally find testicles, but this sub-human piece of shit called common was lacking any testicles. He’s survived by a couple other cock suckers and a police force full of them.

  • jim

    The dope should have notified the police he was recording them,you don’t have an implicit right to record someone’s voice without notifying them.

  • Ian

    The city of Manchester have fooled themselves into thinking that we can’t all see a clear effort of retaliation against Ademo for asking questions they don’t want to face. Justice was not served this day. Shame on the jury.

    Oh well, it’s THEIR tax dollars that will be spent feeding and housing you instead of being spent on their childrens’ schools.

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  • Jason K.

    @COMMON SENSE
    1) You have no sense, and are a fucking idiot.

    2) If the Criminal Justice System “works just fine” then that child abusing cop would be in prison right now.

    Cops are QUICK to use surveillance video and audio to arrest someone for a crime, and the DA loves to use it in court. But it is fucking intolerable and evil to do the same thing to a cop when he violates the law. The DA and Judge then conspire to lock “civilians” away so they can hide criminal actions of those sworn to “uphold the constitution and the law”.

    I also find it kind of weird that the cops initiated the investigation without any “victim” coming forward. I had some stuff stolen once. It was kind of weird, no police came to my house to ask me to file a report until I called them.

  • Clcjill

    2 comments:
    The real tragedy here is this verdict was to shut Ademo and his followers up, as stated by Valentine “and that the sentence was requested to punish Ademo and deter his supporters.” That is US, where are OUR rights going???? Wake up America!!!

    Why isn’t the officer the one on trial here??? Can someone please answer this? If that was my child, I would be suing the officer.

  • WhenTennesseePigsFly

    If you think the cost of a local defense attorney is expensive, just wait till you start asking fee schedules for appellate attorneys.

    Damn Ademo!

    You shoulda hired a lawyer, I’m certain this would have gone differently.

  • wiguy

    Appeal.

  • Gina Goodman

    I guess everyone has a right to their opinion, right? But “Common Sense” you are truly an idiot. That’s myyyy opinion. And the rest of you that like posting negative comments about Ademo, especially on such a day, when you get the kind of bravery that this young man has, let us know. He’s paying a price for YOUR RIGHTS TOO, and if you’d have liked to go up against a public lawyer PRO SE, and do 1/4 as well as Ademo did, let us know! You may be surprised one day when you’re old and still fools just who is remembered for using their time (and in his case HIS YOUTH) to better the world!!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/OCCopBlock drew1503

    I hope he appeals, this is BS. Ademo needs to take Marc Stevens up on his offer to assist. We need to unite behind this man who has been caged for doing nothing wrong. I thought our country was different because we are allowed to hold our public “officials” accountable.
    I am sorry Ademo, sitting in a cage sucks, especially when you did no wrong.

  • Tommy

    Only 3 months?

    He was facing 7-21 years, and only got 3 months? for felonies?

    Exactly what are you all whining about? This is fair as hell.

    By the way, let me make clear WHY this 2 party notification is so IMPORTANT. This law is not so criminals can repress any guilty or incriminating statements that is being recorded without their knowledge …

    This law is actually for the INNOCENT PEOPLE who might LIE in a phone conversation about something, unintentionally or even on purpose, while not knowing they are being recorded, and this LIE is then used (as a truth) to incriminate them. You might say, “Aww. I really didnt know her” to someone on the phone, when you might have had a one night stand with her 3 years ago. But THAT wasnt any of there business, and so you evaded the question. But you’v never seen her since. This white lie is recorded and used to negate any credibility you have when one of her friends remembers you. But remember, you were never under oath, nor were you takling to a police officer, but this phone conversation can be used against you now, even though you are innocent. Perhaps they have no other leads, and the girl was the mayors daughter.

    The Police Department REALLY need to catch this person (or A person) for PR’s sake. Are you all starting to see this now? All they have is you … LYING .. on tape. BINGO. This shit can actually happen. This law is actually meant to protect innocent people from being wrongly suspected and charged with crimes because they either unintentionally lied or even told a white lie, and they never knew they were being recorded.

  • Dan

    You shoulda hired a lawyer, I’m certain this would have gone differently.

    I thought that was what the donations were for?

  • Common Sense

    Bravery? He wasnt facing police dogs and fire hoses. No gunshots, no pepper spray or batons. No rubber bullets.

    He was arrested harmlessly. His ducking not withstanding, this is exactly what he wanted. Other then the dozen or so here, he thought he had supporters, supporters with legal knowledge and money. Nope. He got some cash from you and you thought he was gonna get an attorney. Nope again. He pissed that away and Pete went to Texas. So it was just him and you actually thought he could defend himself? Really? The state woud have given him a attorney but nope, Adam exclaimed, “I got this.”. They offered him a plea. “Nope, I’m all set.”

    He wanted to be in the light as a political prisoner. Representing the socialist, unemployed stoner, no medical insurance, no savings account, no retirement of course.

    Cry and weep all you want, it’s 3 months. He will be fed and clothed, safe in the loving arms of the county jail.

  • PabloKoh

    To make the hardworking people of Manchester pay to put this guy in jail is a shame. You want to know why you pay so much on property taxes, this is it!!!

  • john

    @Dan

    No, those donations went to Ians 4G wireup at the “kac” and to Derrick J’s bus tickets to gay dances all over the east coast…

    Wont you give?

  • enslave keene

    To the old lady who is a crossing guard in Keene, justice!!

    To officer Moore and family, Justice!!

    To all of us here in Keene having to put up with the FK’ers, Justice!

  • Adolph Hitler

    I have to say I’m not much of a drinker,but after hearing of the Guilty verdict I was so happy I poured myself a drink.

  • enslave keene

    Dang Ian, couldnt ya give up some the loot for a lawyer?

    Wont you give?

  • enslave keene

    First it was the cops fault for Adams crime,

    then it was the school,

    then the news station,

    the judge, the prosecutor, my aunt Louise,

    and now finally its the jurors fault..

    Ya feel me?

  • shawn

    @Common and the usual suspects. I’m fairly new here an know nothing of Adamo, but I have a question.

    Why does a public official in his office have ANY expectation to privacy? I can see laws protecting citizens from having their conversations with an official released, buy why should the official be protected?
    Should he not be willing to stand publicly on every word he says? Wire tapping laws should not apply to public officials on the job. When they have to worry about their stupid decisions going public, they think twice.

  • pedro

    I also think it would be great to read that common sense were shot , but not killed, rather shot in the head as to go blind and also in the spine so he would be a paralyzed blind man,,then his cop friends could help him out ,,,although i doubt he is really a piglet but rather a wanna-be,,,i dont think real pigs take the time to comment on cop block,,,,the onlt thing he is right about is ademo should have gotten a real lawyer,,,,as far as the jurors,,,what a bunch of ass-wipes,,,,and on a lighter good note i heard a piglet in texas got shot and killed,,,one down ,,hundreds to go

  • Adolph Hitler

    Down with the Hippies !

  • Bogdan

    Guys, are you serious? Nullification with 10 women in the jury? Not in our life time!

    I believe that Ademo should’ve hired a lawyer (a women, if he’d allow this many ladies in the jury) and try to do this right and win against the state using the rules created by the state. If he was to have success in upholding the law, it would’ve had more impact and bring more publicity to the case/community. Now, the message sent to the children from that high school is that they were wrong and CopBlock shouldn’t be trusted.

    Good luck, hope he’ll get out next month.

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  • Paul Short

    If all calls to the PD are being recorded, the employee answering the phone obviously consents to being recorded, as does the person making the call through their implied consent. So all parties have consented.

    Is it clesr in the legislation who gets to keep a copy of the recordings? If not, how is he being charged in the first place?

    Oh wait, the law only applies to the proles.

  • Jacob

    WTF? Lame!!! What’s with the resume at the end Pete? Are those your credentials? Anyways! I am just glad it’s three months and not three years or more…This will give Adam sometime to think…And hopefully he makes the right choice when he gets out!

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  • Ron

    Meanwhile, nothing has happened to the police officer that physically assaulted a minor.

    The DA office should be ashamed of themselves. Scandalous.

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  • Not Shocked

    The law needs to be changed and that’s what we all need to work on. On that note keep up the activism, but more importantly everyone needs to kick it up a notch 10 times more then what has happened in the past. I believe the decision (guilty) will only help cause more civil disobedience and that it should.

    Follow this Officer Murphy and FILM HIM. I know he’s not a saint. Throw that video up everywhere of him smashing that kids face into the table for ALL to see. (You never know,….maybe a teenage girl he’s had his eye on was in that cafeteria at the time and he was trying to show her how “tough” he was). How about it Murphy ? Were you trying to prove your manhood in front of a child ?

    Film him constantly when he’s on patrol. Imagine being filmed ALL the time. It will eventually break him,…..trust me it will. Hell, the chances of him being arrested in the future for messing around with a teenager is pretty high as most of these cops today LOVE little girls——-> http://www.policethugs.com How about it Officer Murphy,….do you like them in their teens ?

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  • Chris

    The government rules at the consent of the governed. HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the government rules at the CONSENT of the governed. THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. I am not going to play games. I HATE liberals, I HATE PUSSIES, I HATE COMMUNISTS,. OH PLEASE REMEMBER. I WILL DIE FOR THE CONSTITUTION, I WILL GLADLY DIE FIGHTING COMMUNISM, LIBERALISM , SOCIALISM. If you subscribe to ANY of these things GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY COUNTRY.

    I believe in the Constitution. You want to arrest me….. be willing to DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i AM.

    I HATE TRAITORS

  • Chris

    You know what I hate the most? People that THINK they know something but truly have no idea what the hell they are talking about. i hate idiots. 99% of people are idiots. Hell my mother is a true genius but shes an idiot. If you believe in Obama you are an idiot. ANYONE THAT BELIEVES IN OBAMA IS AN IDIOT. I WILL GLADLY DO AWAY WITH IDIOTS…. THIS ISNT A JOKE. THE WORLD IS FULL OF IDIOTS. THE WORLD, THE PEOPLE, THE LAW CAN KISS MY ASS. I WILL DO WHAT IS NECESSARY. I WILL TELL THE TRUTH. FUCK YOU.

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  • Common Sense

    So, the secretary is a ‘public offical?’ – how about the school janitor, he works for the ‘public’ right, how about Earl at the DPW? What about the summer help who cuts the law at the park? Those ‘public officials?’ Perhaps it should be like Mr Hand and it be ‘our time.’ Look at the statute, not just what you ‘think’ it should be. Its actually quite simple.

    Adam was tried by a jury of his peers, locals no doubt, who also live in the ‘Live Free or Die’ state and they decided in favor of the state. I don’t think anyone was surprised, even Adam. Perhaps they looked at Adam as what he was, a man-child, who just wants to get high and never, ever work. I did like how he bragged he doesn’t pay taxes. I’m personally shocked NH can survive without the $7.83 in tax money from him from his ‘job’ as an…umm….activist.

    Of course Adam pissed away your donations, whatever it was, on Locos tacos and pot, so he ‘defended’ himself against 21 years. Guilty he was, he was sentenced to 3 months and probation. Knowning what I know about Adam, he’ll fuck that up within 2 years. Just think if they make him drop. He might just want to call the judge and tell them he’ll do the 1 1/2 years straight and be done with it.

    Just remember, Adam went looking for the fight, and he found it. Now you want to blame the jury? Before it was the judge. What’s next? The corporations? Perhaps Goldman Sachs had a hand in this.

  • Common Sense

    @Pedro

    Headshot hun? Well, just aim good, I’ll be on top of your mom, and watch out for a ricochet, your sister will be running the camera…

  • http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/ Darren

    Hang in there Ademo. It’s not just the liberty community that supports you: http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Jury-Deems-Ademo-GUILTY-of-in-General_News-120813-264.html

  • Nick cash

    Fucking hilarious. Ask for accountability, and guess what? You get it.

  • Dave

    I donated funds to Mr. Freeman’s defense. Can we the donors get an accounting of what the funds were used for if not his defense? Thank you.

  • Dan

    Since Adam defended himself, Where did all of the donation money go?
    Could someone from Cop Block please explain?

  • t.

    He demands accountability…well he found some. You cry out for jury nullification. Nullifying accountability for your FREE WILL CHOICES. Asking the jury to nullify your choice to knowinglybreak the law (just read the incredibly bias reporting in this article….Ademo admits to knowingly not informed them he was recording, it’s not some “trumped up charge”, he did it) is what?.?.? Oh, ASKING FOR EXTRA RIGHTS.

    Not having a badge doesn’t grant extra rights!

    NOT HAVING A BADGE DOESN’T GRANT EXTRA RIGHTS !!

    In the end, he knew what he was doing. He knew it was illegal. He did it anyway. And then he wanted to be excused for accountability.

  • The Almighty Law?

    All this talk of “the law”… What is this “law” that presides over this country that we inhabit? It is nothing more than rules, fabricated by an entirely illegitimate governing body. And the brain-dead masses follow these rules and praise their upkeep, even to their own detriment. The people in this country are morons, no better than the same people that followed and upheld all of the laws of Hitler’s regime. They all believed they were doing right by following their sacred law too. That anyone would say they side with the “state” because Ademo obviously broke the state’s “law” is a testament to their own docile stupidity. You neither deserve liberty or freedom.

  • Juror #420

    Jury Nullification, it’s the RIGHT thing to do. Down the road, the life you save may end up being your OWN.

    if you are a juror, you may nullify

    Bad Laws
    Good Laws Being Used Bad

    Jurors these days are completely uninformed, I want to say retarded pussies, but uninformed is the better descriptor. They have got this shit down like moving cattle now. There is no justice, where corruption is the master, there is only contempt.

    Interestingly enough the system is set to pick only jurors who have no clue. The more embedded into the system, tax returns, political party, and drivers license renewal, the more likely to be picked as juror. While the people who try to keep their privacy and avoid such places never get called to serve.

    If I was being prosecuted, I want my jury to be fully informed. I want them to know they can judge both the law and the facts, when a Judges deny this, they deny justice itself. Such a place a hostile corrupt banana republic court system, and treat all such judges with CONTEMPT.

    Bottom line as I see it, our officials aren’t obeying the law of the land, they break it, they are lawless, which is why people are also becoming lawless.

  • Common Sense

    @Dan

    Where do you think it went?

  • Dan

    @Common Sense

    Until I get the FULL truth from Cop Block,wich should be up in a few minutes. I going to guess Weed, Armadillo’s Burritos (restaurant in Keen, NH) and Burger King.

  • Common Sense

    @Dan

    I would say you’re correct…

  • Regina

    “Common Sense” has some weird fixation on any funds that went to help Ademo. He seems to think he’s “exposing some fraud” here and anyone who did send support should now be “suspicious” about where it “actually” went. Guess what, you hateful, clueless creep, we COULDN’T CARE LESS what Ademo put any of it towards! Maybe it was his ELECTRIC BILL, or GROCERIES, or maybe “mean ole Ademo” went and actually spent $2.00 on a Red Bull or a scratch off ticket. WE DON’T CARE!!!!! It was (and still will be) anything any of us can do to make his life, even if for 2 minutes, easier. So SHUT UP about the money!!! Maybe in all of your clear “smarts” you forgot just how much it is to retain an attorney and try finding a criminal attorney who will work pro se and even then you have to pay the court costs and filing fees and this remarkable young man did it on his OWN!!! And frankly, when he’s out, I hope we’re all raising money to give him a vacation somewhere so he can rest and the rest of us will deal with people LIKE YOU!!!!

  • Blither

    t. said:
    “NOT having a badge doesn’t grant extra rights!”

    OK, but quite frankly, it OUGHT to. Hear me out on this:
    1. These people are public officials. We The People require accountability. Because of this, we SHOULD be allowed to record ANY call placed to the police department, especially since they’re recording us anyway. If someone is recording you, let alone a public official, it shouldn’t be even necessary to tell them that you’re doing the same.
    2. The school principal’s assertion that isn’t a public official is laughable. She works for the public, and is in a position of authority. That right there is justification for recording any phone calls placed to her office. Other than that, fine, her office can be considered a private space – at least the part that you can’t just legally walk into.
    3. When a police officer or some other public official commits a crime, they nearly always either get off or get a lighter sentence than the rest of us would get. I feel that’s backwards and it ought to be double. The reasoning behind this is quite simple; because they are public officials, the public has (willingly or unwillingly) placed their trust in them, that they will adhere to the laws of the state. If or when they break those laws, they are guilty not just of breaking the laws themselves, but of violating that trust that has been placed in them.
    The PEOPLE are under no such obligation. We have the same obligation to obey the laws as anybody else, but we don’t have some higher level of faith beyond that that we’re obligated to abide by.

  • Nphyx

    Yet another reason not to move to New Hampshire. The badge wearing scum just won zero accountability for their crimes. Vote with your feet and your dollars people. Don’t give these fuckbags the pleasure.

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  • KAZ

    I think the very worst part about this whole case is that wiretapping laws were designed to protect the peoples fourth amendment right from the government.
    “The federal wiretap statute, originally passed in 1968 and sometimes called “Title III” or the Wiretap Act, requires the police to get a wiretap order — often called a “super-warrant” because it is even harder to get than a regular search warrant — before they monitor or record your communications. One reason the Fourth Amendment and the statute give us more protection against government eavesdropping than against physical searches is because eavesdropping violates not only the targets’ privacy, but the privacy of every other person that they communicate with”(https://ssd.eff.org/wire/govt/wiretapping-protections).

    Now the wiretap law has been so corrupted that the government is using it to protect itself from average citizens. This is the exact opposite of what the law was put in place for.

    More proof of this can be found in the New Hampshire statue found here (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVIII/570-A/570-A-2.htm). The first brief portion of the law discusses anyone recording anyone else without their consent. However, the rest of the law disscusses unlawful uses by law enforcement.

    In conclusion it is impossible for an average citizen to get a warrant to record a public employee without their knowledge. Only an idiot will admit to doing something wrong if they are told they are being recorded. We can not always count on the police to police themselves. Untill we have equal rights as the police do in this matter than the law needs to be changed.

    Unfortunately in the mean time there are citizens being targeted by government employees for using unconventional ways to bring about change. Ademo I hope you do not try this approach again yet find another approach to fix the law that put you behind bars so no one else must go through the same thing.

  • Stan

    I see you are asking for “contributions” to adam’s commissary account. I have a novel idea – how about apply whatever money have left over from the “legal defense fund” that you defrauded upon your impressionable cult minded followers.

    If anyone donates to this new scam (commissary fund) – you are more foolish than I initially I give you credit for.

    If all those in attendance at court yesterday spent 1/2 as much energy actually looking for a job – you would have one and your life would be so much better.

    The only reason you don’t like authority is because you dont feel that you have to or like abiding by rules. What?, mommy and daddy didnt instill into you that the way to get through life is to actually contribute in a POSITIVE way?

    Here are some helpful hints to get you through life:
    Take a shower
    Get a job
    Stop blaming everyone for your failures
    Get professional help
    Put down the dope
    Earn your way through life rather than harassing people
    Take charge of your life
    Join us in the 21st century – the 60′s was a half century ago
    Obey the laws

  • spirit of 46

    @common sense You’ve made a lot of comments on other threads and on here. Most of which I have strongly disagreed with. However one of your particular comments above..well I’ve got to say it “When you’re right you’re right” and you said it best!

  • t.

    @blither: I’ll will definitely give you lots of credit for being honest. Because that is what the cop blockers really want, extra rights. Calling the principle a public official is a HUGE stretch. She has no authority over the public. If she is a public official…is a lifeguard a public official to? They have authority over the kids / people in their pool. So let’s record the phone calls of all the teenage girl lifeguards. No, let’s not. Your reasoning behind why officers get “lesser” sentences is wrong for many reasons. Look at this case….facing 21 years, got 3 months. Tough to get much lesser than that. But back to the officers…Generally they don’t get bonds and what you are perceiving as lesser sentences is mostly due to the fact that they have no,nadda,zip,zero criminal record. They are generally home owners in the town they work in or at least nearby. As for you being under no requirement..OK I guess. But if you are going to make me liable for twice the punishment, then I SHOULD have TWICE the rights, and that isn’t the way it works. I basically forfeit lots of my rights to have my job. I submit to incredible scurtiny while on duty, and the same level of scrutiny in my home life. I give up many freedoms that you take for granted.

  • Leech

    One of the many risks in NOT hiring a lawyer is that the average person fails to explore the intent and purpose of the law, which in this case was to protect the PRIVATE conversations of PRIVATE individuals discussing PRIVATE matters.

    The wiretap law was never intended to keep secret the PUBLIC statements of PUBLIC employees concerning matters of PUBLIC INTEREST during the course and scope of their PUBLIC employment.

    So the actual situation may be completely different from the one intended by the legislature.

    And if the jury is not told that much, it won’t have a reason to nullify the wiretap law, even if it is applied to the wrong situation.

    If a public employee claims they are not “public”, then the defendant should make them answer whether the public pays the taxes that the school district spends to employ them. Public employees can’t have it both ways – either they were on duty for the school district and therefore “public”, or they were not working that day.

    Representing yourself in court is fine on minor charges, but jail time is not minor, and if one can’t afford a lawyer, then at least get a public defender to get some input on how to defend against the charges even if a PD won’t do much, at least they may have some better ideas than admitting guilt to the jury and hope they show mercy.

  • Common Sense

    @Dan

    Guess you got your answer on where that donation money went huh? Accountability!!

  • Nphyx

    Cry more t., and then get a real job. You’re the only kind of welfare recipient actually *encouraged* to steal, kill, and act like a thug. And you’re worried you’re under “scrutiny”. ROFL. If you don’t have anything to hide you don’t have anything to be afraid of, am I right?

  • enslave keene

    Good job MPD! In da place to be!

  • Atrue Freeman

    I don’t wish to be too critical, but those of you in copblock are getting your tails kicked by the system. Why? You are truly leaderless. You lack the smarts to see to it that your beliefs and convictions are heard with the weight they need to be. To be frank, you’re lost in the abyss of non-showering, unemployed people who lack real vision for what a free man is and should be. It is not to simply bitch and ask for a free ride. There has to be an alternative to what you are fighting against and copblock lacks the vision and intellect to bring about any significant change. Ademo was stupid and now he is reduced to eating the man’s food, drinking his water and slaving to all of his commands. He had it coming. Like a great man’s momma once said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

    These are the words of Atrue Freeman

  • Regina

    Hea, Commom Sense and you other hatemongers: What is your fixation on all of this? It makes perfect sense to express opinions, but especially this “Common Sense” weirdo. How do you know if Ademo eats at Taco Bell? Did you follow him? And who cares? And why the snotty remarks about all of those jobs you find so degrading? What strange things to say. Clearly, you have not looked into many, many of these guys’ educations and remarkable acheivements. You can’t even let this go for one day. You’re apparently unaware of how big this is becoming and you’ll be quite surprised one day at who loves and supports them. Why don’t you get off of the computer for a bit and go to Taco Bell or something. Their food is pretty good. You, on the other hand, are coming across as jealous of them and quite evil.

  • xx01

    see http://youtube.com/the99exit99channel for info about orlando torture coverup:

  • Nphyx

    If I had to guess, Common Sense is probably a rent-a-cop. Not that it really matters; just another pro-goon internet troll. Goon defense squad, unite! It’s gonna get really scary for you fuckers when you’ve alienated your neighbors and suddenly come to realize the goons don’t give a *shit* about you. Not because you’re actually in danger, just because you’re the kinds of simpering cowards who support authoritarianism because it makes you feel safer; and some day you’re going to come to the shocking realization that they’re not actually interested in protecting you from all your bogeymen. When the going gets tough, the second to last people to face starvation are the hired thugs; and the last are their masters.

  • Leech

    One interesting legal issue is whether the expectation of privacy still exists for telephone communications now that the world knows that the NSA has pipelined all telephone calls for monitoring and permanent recording. Warrantless nationwide federal wiretapping should eliminate any expectation of privacy for wire communications.

    Any doubters can search for the various lawsuits against AT&T and NSA and statements of AT&T employees who built and maintained those “special rooms” full of black op equipment. Our top federal officials won’t discuss anything important on an unsecured line because they know it is being monitored and recorded by US and foreign agencies.

    If the expectation of wire communication privacy no longer exists in America as a result of nationwide federal wiretapping without warrants or citizen consent, then it seems unjust to convict a citizen for acquiring evidence from public employees in the same manner. It seems there should be a state criminal case against the NSA and the president in every state with a law requiring two party consent for recording.

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  • Dan

    “You’re apparently unaware of how big this is becoming”

    I’m still waiting to see!

    BTW Regina could you help me figure something out, I do believe that Adam defended himself in the wiretapping case, I also remember that there was a fundraiser held and donations were gathered for his defense. I was wondering if you could ask the Cop block guys if they could update us on the fundraising balance, a kind of a breakdown of what was spent on the trial, if any?

    I’m just looking for some accountability, that’s all!

  • Regina

    Why, do you need help with a fundraiser? I can tell you though, if so, no blowing contributions on the 2 gallons of vodka you appear to be downing by 10 a.m. You’re welcome to look up rules and guidelines for raising money, if you can read. This is the last response I will make to you or to “Common Sense” or any of the trash posting on this site trying to make glee as Ademo sits in jail. As always, THEY just keep growing and prevailing and waking people up. You, on the other hand, will be hard to wake up, espicially by noon.

  • Blither

    t. said:
    “Calling the principle a public official is a HUGE stretch. She has no authority over the public.”
    Of course she does. She can dish out detentions, suspensions, and expulsions. That IS the very definition of authority.

    “If she is a public official…is a lifeguard a public official too?”
    YES.
    “They have authority over the kids / people in their pool.”
    CORRECT.
    “So let’s record the phone calls of all the teenage girl lifeguards.”
    NO. You just blew it. Lifeguards may been someone from a swim area (thereby establishing a threshold for authority), but they don’t have offices, nor do they have official phone numbers and phone lines paid for by tax dollars. Any calls that they make would be on their personal cell phones, and in no way am I suggesting that we record their personal calls. They MAY have walkie-talkies to use, which conversations would be overheard in an office, but then those are public airwaves and therefore legal to record.

    “Your reasoning behind why officers get “lesser” sentences is wrong for many reasons. Look at this case….facing 21 years, got 3 months.”
    Apples and oranges. One has nothing to do with the other.

    “Back to the officers. Generally they don’t get bonds and what you are perceiving as lesser sentences is mostly due to the fact that they have no,nadda,zip,zero criminal record.”
    You don’t get a criminal record if charges don’t get leveled against you in the first place. Again, unfair treatment and lack of equality. I won’t even go into how the police unions fight to ensure that officers never get charged.

    “If you are going to make me liable for twice the punishment, then I SHOULD have TWICE the rights, and that isn’t the way it works. I basically forfeit lots of my rights to have my job. I submit to incredible scurtiny while on duty, and the same level of scrutiny in my home life. I give up many freedoms that you take for granted.”
    I declare bovine fecal matter. Whatever level of extra scrutiny you’re getting, the facts speak for themselves. It isn’t enough.
    My argument stands; if you’re entrusted with authority, and then break that trust, that’s a crime all on it’s own. If you’d like to argue that the punishment shouldn’t be double but SHOULD in fact be some kind of extra, I’m listening. Breaking the public’s trust needs to be treated as a crime… for police, for politicians, and yes, for school principals.

  • Blither

    Slight correction from above:
    “Lifeguards may been someone” should be “may ban someone”

  • Dan

    @ Regina

    ???

    I needed help with the figures from the fundraiser they had for Adam, not a lecture.

    Apparently Cop block is dogging my question about Adams defense spending!

  • Common Sense

    I wonder if a lifeguard, at a public beach, would be considered a ‘public offical’

    I saw that Adam raised 1800.00 in donations while he was already locked up. And where did that money go? I saw that he stated that 1/2 would be spent on Copblock ‘expenses’ and 1/2 would be spent on his jail commaissary.

    He was already planning on be locked up for wiretapping, that’s why he didn’t bother getting an attorney. He didn’t care, not with $900.00 in his commissary, he’ll live like a king in the County Jail. And since he’s ‘co-founder’ of Copblock, that other $900.00 went to him and Pete.

    Hummm, I wonder if the IRS knows about this?

  • kldirectv2 gmail

    Ooops I am sorry the legalese word is NOT Moron it is IDIOT

    Ohhhhh…

    and I ALWAYS claim I am an “idiot” whenever I move in a statute / code / ordinance Administrative hearing [court];

    THAT way The “Court” CANNOT contract with ME :)
    I claim i DO NOT commerce i “legalese”
    and then…

    I [demand] WISH that the “case” be brought before a “court of record”

    lol, in a court of record ATTORNEYS can present NO claims; evidence; facts; …..

    ONLY man ( and those of mankind) may “say” anything,
    Do Not believe me ?

    Go in to a federal civil court and see for YOURSELF the judge ( magistrate) SITS BEHIND or to the LEFT of the parties…

    HERE, here, want me to make this SIMPLE… okay…

    IF U see A judge ( magistrate) sitting UP in the Air and in FRONT of U , You are NOT in a Court of record

  • Les Wes

    Who goes to these trials to laugh! The laughing is enough to turn a jury, IMO. Laughing at the prosecutors opening statements, laughing at Ademo’s jokes in the evidence videos, laughing at the witnesses. . . geez, talk about building up animosity with people.

    Good luck Ademo with the appeals!

  • Tommy

    Hey Common Sense …

    what do you think would happen in here if the evil State took donations for one purpose and used it towards another purpose, or if a politician did it.

    they would all be screaming accountability! Holy moly, it would be an outrage!

    Im not too outraged about this though. If people are stupid enough to donate to a person’s defense fund when they are not hiring a lawyer, then let them waste their money. It’s their right. But Perhaps next time, this site and others should generalize the purpose of the donation, and not hold it specifically to defense fund, which, insinuates cost for a lawyer, fairly or unfairly, among other related costs. It sure doesnt insinuate Snicker Bars in jail.

    I have no problem with Ademo asking for donations, that is his right. I have no problem with DerrickJ asking for donations so he can travel around the country taking a vacation, i mean partaking in activism. At least DerrickJ is upfront about his donations, it is meant to finance his travels. I personally, do not wish to do so, so i will not. I, for one, have to pay for my vacations out of my own money, and so, I see no reason why he cannot do the same. (actually i do, NO JOB)

    But in Ademo’s case, the point in which his donations are instantly appropriated to other financial obligations other then that which it was originally intended, it becomes A SCAM. pure and simple.

    Taking the donations is not a scam, but changing their intended purpose is.

    What is sad is that people are actually so brainwashed and cultish about this, that they cannot stand back and see it for what it really is. Personally, if I was 100% behind Ademo, and 100% outraged over the results … i would STILL think that it is wrong to divert these funds towards other purposes other then what they were described as. That is because I think for myself, which amazingly enough, is what a lot of these people claim they do. What they dont realize, is that they traded one set of sheeple for another. They are just a reflection of all the sheeple they talk about. Their thinking is group think too. People are being used and dont know it. Its almost cultish at this point.

    If someone needs 100$ to pay your rent, and you give it to them and say, dont worry, dont pay me back, and THEN, find out they spent it on gas to go to the beach with …. wouldnt you be pissed?

    This is hardly any different! Funds were collected for one stated purpose, and now they are going to be used for another. HELLO!!! no difference, and yet, in the first instance, you would be mad, and in this instance, your not. Why? because your attachment to the GROUP is more important then rocking the boat and demanding accountability. Basically, this is High School politics.

    Anyway, why should Copblock reveal any details about their spending in regards to these donations … when the people who gave them seem to have no issue with their donations paying for Snicker bars in jail.

    It sad to see people that claim to be free thinkers, are still caught in the group think and still cant think for themselves. This movement is phony, and I am quite disappointed to find out, because intrinsically, there is a need for people to be involved in activism that is EFFECTIVE, there is a need for people to inform others, there is a need for a lot of the things that this movement can offer … but when the movement has no credibility, all attempts at activism will fail, and when the movement is HIJACKED by people personal agendas, the movement is no longer about freedom or principles … it is about websites, radio shows, and Snicker Bars in jail.

  • Atrue Freeman

    Ah, Tommy, you sing the same song as me. These sheep follow because they are ignorantly lead by nonleaders.  Where I differ with you Tommy, only to a degree I suspect, is that some of what of what copblock’s negligently  pontificated principles that these mindless dwarps preach have merit. Again, these are just not the people who can bring about any significant change to adress government overreach.  That is the issue – our freedom comes with less intrusive government, at every level  Those running copblock do so to make a buck off of the most mindless, helpless and lost in our society, while wrapping themsleves in the charade of martyrdom of a freedom fighting warrior.  Those who need to hear this important message  will not listen to these non-contributing and disrespectful souls who actually piss on others’ freedoms by their very actions. Anyway, i predict the group will take a serious beating in months to come…the IRS will not allow this to continue, why?  Because the group leaders are openly foolish and outwardly stupid.  They are not astute enough to know the right fight to pick or how to fight it.  Sad actually. 

    These are the words of Atrue Freeman

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  • Joe Martking

    I have been wondering where Pete Eyre comments are on this….this has been his movement for a long time but it seems like all his soldiers go to jail and he skates once again….

    Have a great day….

  • North Philly

    2:29:46 great part hahaha enjoy prison adam

  • North Philly

    @ common sense, your hilarious, im a big fan

  • Dan

    “2:29:46 great part hahaha enjoy prison adam”

    He shits a brick at that time!

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  • Regina

    “Common Sense” and the rest of you people in the dark: Did you bother to go and read read any of these guys’ educational backgrounds? Their acheivements? Wasn’t Pete particularly pro police with his education? What happened? I can tell you what happened from someone now a victim of it, as was my child. They had had ENOUGH and used their smarts, their dignity, their sense of justice, to BETTER THE WORLD! We’re only here a short while. Quit hating these people so much and wake up. You’re truly lost. You’re also very mean and perhaps evil. Ever seen a child who looked up to police, having been RAPED and murders and all of it? I am trying to be not as mean or posting things like you do on the internet). nicer, as I was one of you (justfloating in a pond, having been tortu Guess what? Until MY CHILD was put in grave danger and they did NOTHING, I was pro cop and judicial system, too. See how personal experiences can change someone? You should open your eyes. These guys are making history, and you’re on the enemies side.

  • dougo

    gotta go with the court on the one.guilty.as per what I read here.but most cops still suck!

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  • t.

    @blither: You can can saying the same things over and over all you want, doesn’t make them anymore true.

    The sentencing thing isn’t “apples to oranges”. It is exactly what it is. Facing 21 years, got 3 months. I’m not making it up. Its a fact.

    The lifequard has the same, or more authority than the principle. Its was an excellent example on my part BTW.

    The wiretapping laws are what they are. They are in place to protect YOU. (Stretching everything to fit your idea of “authorities”) Let’s say the principle had re order I “private” conversation between her, and you about your child’s behavior. Is this truly a private conversation? You are knowingly having it with an authority figure. If she records and posts it online how pissed are you going to be? Some idiot on one of these threads suggested that the police be recorded at all times and everything to streamed to the internet. What an incredibly stupid idea. It’s not about MY privacy while I’m working, but what about everyone else privacythat iI encounter and speak with. When I get called BH some “cop blockers” mom who is upset because they won’t get a job and move out of her basement, should that be public information? No. They DO have that expectation of privacy. There is way more than just the part about the police. You guys need to pause in your cop hating and think it the whole way through.

  • Blither

    t. said:
    “The sentencing thing isn’t “apples to oranges”. It is exactly what it is. Facing 21 years, got 3 months. I’m not making it up.”
    Then that’s 3 months more than he should have gotten. If you’re a public official, you should expect to be video and audiotaped at any time if you’re on duty, period. Luckily, the pendulum of freedom and accountability is swinging back our way – the people’s way. I see you’re a police officer, so I suggest you get ready for it.

    “The lifequard has the same, or more authority than the principle. Its was an excellent example on my part BTW.”
    Then you’re just not thinking this through. So they can ban people; OK. The principal can do a lot more than that. In fact, a principal has the authority to make decisions that will affect a student for many years to come.

    “The wiretapping laws are what they are. They are in place to protect YOU. (Stretching everything to fit your idea of “authorities”) Let’s say the principle had re order I “private” conversation between her, and you about your child’s behavior. Is this truly a private conversation?”
    Yes. T, you’re just muddying the waters. This isn’t a complicated concept.

    “You are knowingly having it with an authority figure. If she records and posts it online how pissed are you going to be?”
    Very, because that’s not legal. Any private conversation that takes place in the office is not subject to being freely wiretapped, because that’s a private space, UNTIL they answer the phone. The reasons I make that argument are the following:
    1. If you’re on the phone, you can’t ever be sure of who else might be listening in. The government has been routinely wiretapping phone calls for years now, but also you could just simply be on speakerphone. Either of these circumstances mean that you can’t ever be certain that your call is private.
    2. The office is a private space, but the space of the person at the other end of the line may or may not be. Because the same conversation is happening in 2 places, 1 of which is uncertain, the call is not private.

    “Some idiot on one of these threads suggested that the police be recorded at all times and everything to streamed to the internet. What an incredibly stupid idea.”
    It’s not stupid at all T; it’s about accountability. However, you make some good points below, which I’ll address:

    “It’s not about MY privacy while I’m working, but what about everyone else privacy that I encounter and speak with. When I get called BH some “cop blockers” mom who is upset because they won’t get a job and move out of her basement, should that be public information? No. They DO have that expectation of privacy. There is way more than just the part about the police.”
    This your best comment so far, and I commend you on your critical thinking. You’re right, those people DO deserve privacy, even if police are present. If no arrests were made and no laws broken, the people shouldn’t have to worry that the whole encounter is going to be up on Youtube.

    Streaming it live to the internet isn’t really the answer for that reason. What I would really like to see is a Citizen’s Police Review Board put in place, and if any streaming is to be done, then it can go to them. NH may not have the huge corruption problems of other states, but things can always change. A citizen’s board is, I belive, the appropriate middle ground to ensure accountability while protecting people’s rights to privacy.

    “You guys need to pause in your cop hating and think it the whole way through.”
    T, there are a lot of us that don’t hate cops. I can tell you though that there is in fact an underlying level of overauthoritarianism that cuts to the core of nearly all police forces, that the honest cops are unaware even exists. For example, when police confiscate cell phones that were used to record a police encounter. I know of not one police officer that has a problem with it, yet it’s completely illegal. You may subpoena me for evidence that exists on my phone, but you cannot take my phone, because that’s a clear violation of the 4th Amendment.

    If you’re lucky and the guy you approach is a guy like me that has no problems with giving you that data, I’ll upload it to whereever you like, instantly. However, I can lock my phone, encrypt my phone, and delete my data all in about 2 seconds flat or even do it remotely, so attempting to take my phone would be useless.

  • t.

    Blither: The wire taping laws are what they are. Where I work, as long as one party to the conversation knows there is a recording…it’s legal. So if you and I are talking and you are recordings…it’s fine. If you and your buddy are talking, and I’m listening in somehow, that’s bad. Very simple. But their las is what their law is. He knew it, he blew it.

    It you are clearly of base about the lifeguard / principle thing. With the lifeguard, if she’s at work (on duty) and talking with her boyfriend on the phone, and it’s on my dime as a taxpayer, nothing she says or talks about is private…according to your and the cop blocker thinking. I don’t agree with that. Lots of private things happen while I’m at work. Things that need to remain private so as to protect peoples dignity. Police radio traffic is carefully watched for this same reason. There are something that are said only “in code” so as to protect peoples dignity when it is said over the racio . That is as it should be. It’s not protecting us (police), it’s protecting the public. All you have to do is watch the videos of traffic stops and other things of that .Ike post here or on YouTube. Most of the time you hear the driver or passengers of the stopped vehicle asking for the camera guy to stop. The answer is always “you’re in a public place with no expectation of privacy”. OK, your right, they don’t. But should you just stomp on their wishes because you want to? I don’t think so. But which is “the right thing”? Open for debate.

  • Blither

    t. said:
    “their las is what their law is. He knew it, he blew it.”
    Factually, I obviously cannot disagree with you. My arguments are only based on what the law ought to be, not what it is.

    “you are clearly of base about the lifeguard / principle thing. With the lifeguard, if she’s at work (on duty) and talking with her boyfriend on the phone, and it’s on my dime as a taxpayer, nothing she says or talks about is private”
    I can’t really agree with that, T. I think there are a few differences where distinctions need to be made, and unless I’m mistaken they make a legal difference:
    1. Again, a lifeguard’s personal phone is not paid for by tax dollars.
    2. Since a lifeguard cannot set policies, no ‘lifeguard business’ is conducted on such a phone.
    3. No one is forced to submit to the lifeguard with no other choice. If people don’t like it, they can leave; that’s very different from a school principal whose students have no alternative.
    4. Lifeguards have no employees or underlings that they command.

  • Jason K.

    My take on the Principal vs Lifeguard is this: If the lifeguard receives a personal call on her cell phone while on duty (like lets say her child is ill in school/daycare), should that be recorded? No. Lets say she receives that same call on a tax payer funded work phone, should that call be recorded? Yes, absolutely. But note, this recording would be done by the Lifeguard Authorities. The point that many of you (t) seem to miss is that this was not a personal call received while at work that was intercepted by an unknown third person and recorded. This was a public official (she is a public official because she receives tax payer money as a salary and is employed by a taxing authority) who was recorded while in the course of performing her public duty.

    I used to work for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Every single call that I received on either of my 3 phone lines was recorded whether business related or not. If I were to receive a call on one of those lines from, for instance, my Physician addressing lab results; guess what, they just got recorded by my company. However, if that physician had called my cell phone the call would not have been recorded.

    As far as the cops receiving a “slap on the wrist” it is a well documented fact. In Adam’s case, there was no victim. His sentence was 1 year, but could have been 21. There are several reason why the Judge chose 1 year (I know 9 month was suspended, but the sentence is technically 1 year). One reason is that if the full 21 years had been imposed the entire conviction most likely would be thrown out either by the New Hampshire appeals court or definitely by the first Federal Court it hit. The US Supreme Court has already declared that a punishment that far exceeds the severity of the crime is prohibited as “Cruel and Unusual Punishment” under the 8th? amendment. By giving a low sentence, the judge knows an 8th Amendment claim has less weight than a 21 year sentence would.

    As for cops, they get a TRUE slap on the wrist; not a sentence that is engineered to avoid a superior court thoroughly reviewing a corrup lower court ruling.

    March 7, 2006: Joseph Erin Hamley, a mentally disabled man, was shot and killed by state trooper Larry Norman while laying supine on the ground. Norman mistook Hamley for a fugitive. Norman later pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

    Adam got 90 days (not including the suspended portion) for recording phone calls to public officials. This piggy got 90 days for murdering a man who was laying on his back, face up. It should also be noted that the US Supreme Court had already declared the shooting of unarmed felony suspects simply to prevent them from fleeing as Unconstitutional.

    March 27, 2009 : Nick Christie was strapped naked to a chair at Lee County jail and died of heart failure after being pepper sprayed. The District 21 Medical Examiner “ruled his death was a homicide because he had been restrained and sprayed with pepper sprayed by law enforcement officers.” The officers responsible were cleared of wrongdoing, but Christie’s family has filed a lawsuit against the police for his wrongful death

    February 5, 2009: Sofia Salva, a Sudanese native was driving to the hospital when she felt she was having a miscarriage. Two Kansas City police officers pulled her over for having stolen tags and suspected her to have stolen the car. On the police car’s dashcamera, Salva pleads to the officers twenty times to let her go to the hospital, and one officer can be heard saying, “How’s that my problem?”. They eventually take her to jail, where she delivered her baby that lived for a minute. She was then treated at the hospital and returned to jail. The officers were suspended and eventually fired. The city settled a lawsuit brought by Salva

    March 22, 1990: During a shootout, Adolph Archie, an African American killed a white officer, Earl Hauck in downtown New Orleans. Moments later a security guard shot Archie in the arm and he was taken into custody by police officers. As the prisoner was driven from the scene in a patrol car, angry officers could be heard on the police radio cursing and calling for him to be killed. The demands were heard all over New Orleans. When the car carrying Archie arrived at a hospital, a mob of screaming officers was there to meet it. No superior officers dispersed the mob. For reasons that have never been satisfactorily answered, Adolph Archie was not taken into the hospital, but was driven to a station house in the precinct of the officer he had killed. There he was fatally beaten. No officer was ever charged in connection with Archie’s death.

    BEST EXAMPLE YET:

    May 5, 1977: Joe Campos Torres, a 23-year-old Vietnam Veteran had been arrested by Houston police at an Eastside bar for disorderly conduct. Six police officers took Torres to a spot called “The Hole” next to Buffalo Bayou and beat him.[137] The officers then took Torres to the city jail, where they were ordered to take him to the hospital. Instead of taking Torres to the hospital like they were told, the officers brought him back to the banks of Buffalo Bayou, where he was pushed into the water. Torres’ body was found two days later. Two of the officers involved were tried on state murder charges. They were convicted of negligent homicide and got one year probation and fined $1.[138] The two, and another officer were later convicted of federal civil rights violations. They served only nine months in prison.

    So t, YES the cops to get a “slap on the wrist” for their crimes which shows an incredible amount of CORRUPTION in the legal system and in the Police Departments.

  • Blither

    Excellent job, Jason.
    That’s why I’m an advocate for Citizen’s Police Review Boards. Would it stop any of the incidents you listed above? Possibly not.
    But it MIGHT have given the people an opportunity to spot bad cops before they do something really bad – and fire them before they can.

  • Jason K.

    Blither I agree Citizen Review Boards should exist but in a very strong fashion. ALL internal affairs complaints should be reviewed by the CRB. The CRB should have the authority to fire any officer, including the command staff and Chief of Police.

    I also believe that a sentencing enhancer should be placed in the law with regards to police. Just as you get more time for using a gun in a crime, you should have a longer minimum sentence and and sentencing enhancer if you are a police officer.

    The justification is simple and 2 part:
    1) Police officers are trained in the law and know that their actions are illegal and unconstitutional.
    2) The police take an OATH to uphold the Constitution and the Law. When they break the law they also violate the oath they took saying they would UPHOLD the law.

    An example of where tougher sentencing is imposed on other people trained in a particular field:

    Lets say some 19 year old kid is caught selling OxyContin to an undercover cop.

    Now lets also say a Pharmacist is caught selling OxyContin (same quantity/strength) to the same undercover cop.

    Who do you think would get a tougher sentence 9not to mention immediate and permanent revocation of any professional license)?

    Obviously the Pharmacist would and should get a stiffer penalty. Why? Because he had intimate knowledge with the fact that what he was doing was wrong and WHY it is wrong.

    So I ask you, if a cop ninja-kicks a seated, handcuffed woman in the face; should he not receive a much more severe sentence after being convicted of Felony Assault than a man convicted of recording a phone call?

    (The cop got probation, Adam got a 1 year [9 months suspended] jail sentence with basically 3 years probation)

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  • Archie1954

    What a pathetic country you all live in. I thank the Lord everyday that I didn’t have the misfortune to be born in the US.

  • t.

    Blither: So by your logic…all of my phone calls at work are private as they are all made on my personal phone, everything I do is private since I have no underlings that I command and I have no power to set policy. Good to know. EVERYBODY….according to @Blither, everything a police officer does is private.

  • Ace

    I realize the accountability is a factor, but seems the convictions were based apon ‘not’ getting consent from a 2nd party, of which the definition is ‘not’ a public official, that’s where it seems things went wrong. Cop-Block should continue to hold law-enforcement accountable, and perhaps public officials, but you are drawing a fine-line when bringing up state employees whom are not public officials. Hopefully, you continue to hold law-enforcement accountable for their actions. Police brutality, and in some cases murder, will only lead to a revolution, one they very simply do not want, even though they flex their muscles as if they do, they would lose. Or, the demilitarization of law-enforcement, which is very unlikely. The Police State must end, most everyone agrees, but you can’t do any good while sitting in a ‘locked cage’. So the point is, stick to holding police accountable, then work on the corrupt political figures, and maybe even impact the court system, simply by changing laws etc. Personally, I’m all for physical conflict, not anarchy, but call it a civil revolution, words don’t seem to be working at the moment, and police officers continue to get slaps on the wrist, or nothing at all.

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