Shaun Lee, mother and freedom activist, has spearheaded an ongoing Facebook event to gather letters of support for Pete and myself – we’re facing 3 felonies and 5 misdemeanors in Greenfield, MA for filming public officials. Below are two examples:
To whom it may concern:
I am writing to lend my support to Adam Mueller and Pete Eyre, arrested last year in Greenfield, MA for no other reason than the police had the power (force) to do so: “might makes right”! They had harmed nobody; they had not even broken any rules; and for that they are subjected to violent incarceration and infringement against their right to liberty. Is that how things work in the town of Greenfield, in the state of Massachusetts, in America? This violence against peaceful people must stop. The people of Greenfield and their representatives must step up and say, “It stops here.” Restoration of America as a nation ruled by moral laws rather than arbitrary and capricious men must begin at the local level. I call upon people of conscience to abjure the wickedness that condemns harmless acts and to free Mr. Mueller and Mr. Eyre, with apologies for the aggravation they have been put through and grateful acknowledgment and thanks for the wake-up call that these two and their supporters were able to deliver. It is time that victimless so-called crimes with arbitrary penalties enacted by petty, officious employees of the state – our servants! – were put to rest as a relic of a barbaric past. May it begin in Greenfield.
To whom it may concern,
I am appalled at the way the officers of Greenfield handled this situation. Pete Eyre and Adam Mueller were hurting no one. They were peacefully attempting to bail their friend out of jail and went through all of the proper steps to do so. I think it is horrid that police who have cameras and record everyone would arrest someone for recording them. I had a similar situation happen to me in the state of IL. How is it that police officers can record others without their permission but when it is done to them they have the ability to bind, kidnap, and cage a person? There was no sign on the property saying that cameras were not allowed. The officers refused to show the statute saying that said act was illegal. And at one point an officer gave them permission to record. Pete and Adam are stand up people; promoting freedom and liberty for everyone. They way they were treated is sickening and evidence of the larger problem of police abuse and the disparity of power between citizen and government.
I also find it of great concern that Pete and Adam’s property was broken into, damaged, and stolen from by the officers who had no legitimate probable cause. I urge you to drop the charges wrongly levied against these fine men as it is the only fair and right thing to do.
If you want to write a letter for the DA, Judge, PD, Mayor or in general – like above – let us get it there for you. All you have to do is email your letter to EyesOnGreenfield[at]gmail[dot]com. We plan on hand delivering these at some point in the future.
Thanks Shaun for putting this together and to all those writing (emailing) to those responsible.