Greenfield, MA Documents

In July of 2010 Pete Eyre & Ademo Freeman traveled to Greenfield, MA to bailout a friend accused of a victimless offense. While there the pair videotaped the exchange.

They were arrested by Todd M. Dodge of the Greenfield PD, held overnight in jail, and charged with eight offenses, including three felonies. Over a year later, after repeated plea deal attempts by prosecutor Greg Muller and many charges being dismissed, Eyre & Freeman were found “not guilty” in a jury trial.

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he 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.

In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.

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  • Ogre

    I just read a number of the police documents. Knowing that, in today’s courts, the word of the police is gospel truth, you guys are in trouble. Unless you get a really, really sympathetic judge, or a fully informed jury, you’re done. I predict the DA will offer some probation or time served for a guilty plea. If it goes to a judge trial, the judge will accept the police’s word, and you’re going to jail for a long time.

    I’m not saying it’s right, I’m saying statements the cop made like, “I felt him flex his muscle and attempt to pull away from me” being the resisting arrest and the judge unequivocally accepting that. The one cop also mentions the cell phone recording that was posted on-line as his evidence for “secretly recording.” That’s going to be tough to explain — I can see the prosecution actually arguing that it was okay that you were running the video camera, but this was an additional recording that was not announced and was secret.

    Hopefully you can get a jury trial and get a reasonable, fully informed jury.

  • Freedom Seeker

    I too, just read all the reports and watched your hearing with the Judge.

    While to Judge appeared to listen to you and be pretty patient, we all know that the “system” is rigged against us! I’m all for standing up for my inalienable God-given Rights. But, I’m afraid that, by acting so aggressively to “stand up for your rights,” you guys have gotten yourselves into some VERY DEEP SHIT!

    Your original “objective” was to simply bail someone out of jail. But you failed terribly!
    You left him sitting behind bars, and you both are looking at major felony charges!

    You guys were soooo stubborn and headstrong that even after being given 4+ warnings (ie. opportunities) to turn off or put away your cameras while inside, (in order to complete the bailout “objective”) you escalated the “mission” into COMPLETE CHAOS!

    Based upon your communication with the Judge, I highly recommend that you take his advice and use the Legal resources offered! While you have plenty of passion and conviction to the freedom movement, you really are clueless about the legal system, court policies and procedures, citing case law, concise communication, legal briefs, jargon, etc…

    The trespassing charge – no biggie! The felony wiretapping – Huge! As Ogre posted, it’s not so much about the videoing, it’s the fact that you were live broadcasting it! You need someone that is very knowlegable in that area. Also, why was the VIN plate removed on the RV? And, why was there no record of ownership on the .40 cal handgun? And, what’s up with this illegal possession of ammo – I’ve never heard of this before!

    [EDIT: Damn, that is some screwed up law right there!]
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    Massachusetts Ammunition Penalties

    If a defendant is convicted of possession of ammunition, the defendant could face up to 2 years in jail or up to a $500 fine for a first offense.

    When a person is charged with possession of ammunition, the defendant is usually also charged with possession of a firearm. Because the prosecution is allowed to charge ammunition as a separate offense to the firearm charge, the penalties are a lot higher. As in firearm cases, ammunition case usually revolves around the right to search by police. It is important that you have an experienced defense attorney to help you with your possession of ammunition case.
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    Man, you guys have some SERIOUS charges against you!

    You CAN NOT take this lighty! You really need to get some experts to help you!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both; and I wish you the best of luck!

  • RIch

    I realize that you both have deep beliefs I do not agree with a lot of them. I do not wish you people harm and I sincerely wish you would pick your battles and get a attorney to defend you both. Doing time is not going to help your cause, I really think this is like the old story of the old bull and the young bull on the hill looking down at the cows. your young bull says lets run down their and screw one of those cows,, the old bull says lets walk down their and screw them all. You guys need to compromise and get an attorney. Then win in the long run right now their just beating you both down with time and they have all the time in the world. They live their, Get a lawyer and get the FBI and SUE them.

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  • Bro, you should take this to a plenary trial and appeal. Make them spend millions.

    Depleting law enforcement resources is the way to salvation and freedom.

    Make them SPEND, SPEND, SPEND. Then one day we will attack, arrest those in law enforcement who are criminally violating civil rights, and hang them.

  • Slappy

    Another cunt activist, blah,blah,blah,blah,blah, caca, peepee doo doo