Keene Bailiff Pete Macy Typifies Bureaucrat Unaccountability

Published On April 8, 2011 | By Pete Eyre | Videos

On July 24th I was thrown to the ground and arrested after questioning Keene District Court bailiff Pete Macy’s demand to remove my hat. Rather than behave like a civil person and have a conversation about his request, Macy and his accomplices, Keene Police Department employees James Cemeralis and Matt Griffen resorted to force.

While I was still handcuffed on the ground Pete Macy was ordered to submit an incident report by his supervisor Lance Walton. After two months of phone calls to Walton and Walton’s boss, Jason Jordanhazy (who never returned my calls) and physically stopping by Keene city hall multiple times, I finally received the report in the mail. It was chock-full of inaccuracies – Macy purposefully submitted a skewed version of the truth to protect himself.

Fortunately my friends had captured their unjust actions on video and shared it online at CopBlock.org, FreePete.org and elsewhere. Thanks largely to the outrage many felt and expressed about the actions of the government employees, my charges were later dismissed. Yet no one has been held accountable nor even apologized (I see Cemeralis almost weekly when doing “Don’t Take the Plea” outreach and have asked him numerous times to meet to discuss what happened and to apologize. Though he expresses interest in meeting he has yet to follow through).

But is it really too surprising that Macy lied on his report? What fear of repercussions does he face? Macy, like other government actors, may claim to “serve” or “protect” you but we all know in reality they are not accountable to you or I. They claim the right to steal from us (taxes) and if we question their actions or inaction’s we face the threat of or actual use of force.

Ask yourself – if given the choice, would you voluntarily choose to hire such liars and thugs? What would happen if you behaved in such a way? If you lied to your boss? If you attacked, kidnapped and held hostage a customer?

Macy’s report:

 

See related:
January 24th, 2011 – FREE PETE – Wearing a Hat is NOT a Crime by Ademo Freeman
April 10th, 2012 – Keene Documents (complaints, motions, etc.) by Pete Eyre
April 10th, 2012 – My Cheshire County Jail Experience by Pete Eyre

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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 calls Keene, in the 'shire his homebase.
  • http://www.rickycisco.com Richard Cisco

    “videoing his efforts to cause greater confusion…”

    okay… police are such idiots.

  • Dan

    I noticed in the film at @ 0:24 you “CUT OUT/ EDITED “ the original version of the film footage, you have deleted the part where all your boys who were sitting next to you in the court room immediately grab for their recording devices the minute that you were confronted. Slick move

  • Chris Mallory

    What I saw in the video is a man not causing any disturbance having both assault and battery committed against him by a uniformed gang.
    Would Pete have been required to remove his hat if it had been a Jewish skullcap or a Muslim’s turban? What if his had had a political statement printed on it?

  • Nick Saorsa

    “The freestaters were trying to video to cause greater confusion” (or something very similar)… WOW! They act like they haven’t ever heard that cameras are to hold people accountable… not for confusion. And the poser above, Dan, doesn’t seem to care that anyone was attacked. As if “grab[bing] their recording devices the minute that you were confronted” is somehow a bad thing.

  • Nick Saorsa

    that typo was supposed to say “poster” not “poser.”

  • Dan

    “As if “grab[bing] their recording devices the minute that you were confronted” is somehow a bad thing.”

    I will let Hollywood know we have some very good actors in NH

    He should have taken his hat off

  • http://freemen.freeforums.org indio007

    Lying is evidence of guilt. You have proof of the lies. So when are you guys going to sue for unlawful imprisonment?

  • RIGHTS NOT WRONGS

    REMEMBER YOUR STANCE!!! The second that you SUBMIT by SITTING DOWN and submitting to their jurisdiction, you lose ALL common-law and personal RIGHTS

  • david

    on the documents, it looks like the last 2 lines on page 2 (regarding the filming by freestaters) was probably added on later. the indentions that were uniform earlier are now smaller and both lines are indented as well where as the rest of the document conforms to standards.. wonder why?

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