UPDATE: I went to court on the 29th of April and was arraigned on wiretapping again. The trial was set for July 14th and I was told not to do things that were already illegal for me to do anyways. Pending the outcome of upcoming motions the next update will most likely be around July.
In the video above I outline, and update the viewers on, the current status of my case relating to wiretapping charges out of Manchester, NH. By watching the video and/or reading the back story here, you can get up to speed with how this story has progressed. In short, I was put on trial, convicted, caged, released (time served) and later won an appeal – thanks to Brandon Ross – in my first go around with Michael Valentine and other “Hillsborough County Employees.”
When the New Hampshire Supreme court overturned the Superior Courts conviction, they did so citing “plain error.” Meaning the District Attorney’s office – or Michael Valentine – have the option to push the case to trial… again. As I stated in the video, I’m not sure why Michael – or any DA – would want to try this case again but that seems to be the case.
The idea of going back to a cage bothers me and knowing that logic, justice and reason are lost in a courtroom, I know that jail is exactly where I’d end up if I went about this my way again. Sure, I could show people – once again – that speaking the truth and seeking logical justice can be done in a courtroom, but I’m tired of that, and it ends with me losing my (already limited) freedoms. Not to mention, I’ve already been to jail for these insane charges. The idea of going back to jail for the same ‘crime/charges’ literally makes me sick to my stomach.
Which is why I’m pleased to state that Brandon Ross has agreed to represent me Pro-Bono on the state charges. Brandon was the sole person responsible for the victory at the Supreme Court level and has invested a lot of time and energy on my case. He’s done so without asking for anything and I’m grateful for his dedication to my case.
Brandon has already filed a motion to dismiss my case and is gearing up for whatever the state can throw his way. In fact, we have a hearing on April 29th at 1:00 pm in Manchester, NH to argue the motions filed. I’m hoping this case can end quickly and suggest the following to those looking to help me achieve that.
- Share this story with your friends, via FB, twitter and whatever else you can.
- Consider making a donation to Brandon: He hasn’t asked for any compensation (not even gas money) and has done a great job. I’m going to donate and you can too via PP (brandon[at]bdross.com) or with Bitcoins ( 12ycWabnfNcRqcsoEBnL1t9nhgKy2dwn2i ). Donations are private and will be used in whatever matters Brandon decides.
- Join me in court: I have upcoming court dates on April 29th (1:00 pm), June 24th (TBA) and July 14th (TBA). As mentioned in the video, this is Brandon’s activism/case, and I ask that folks respect his wishes in the courtroom. Unless they try to cage me, then I hope you respect mine and stop them.
Other than that, if you feel so inclined, you may call Michael Valentine and ask that he stops harassing me. Yet, I don’t believe he will.