Chalking is Freedom of Speech
With one trial (Kate’s) awaiting a verdict and two trials continued already (and two more will be continued tomorrow – totaling 5 of 8) it seems Greg Muller – city solicitor, the Manchester PD (aka – John Patti, Joseph Mucci, Daniel Doherty and several more) and the city council representatives are unlikely to admit wrong (or save face) and drop the charges against the Chalking 8.
Instead they want to spend money (your tax dollars) on expensive court proceedings, overtime for officers (to testify in court – 7 in my case alone, times that by eight) and, if it goes their way, jail time for those who CHALKED a police station. This means 100’s of thousands of dollars in expenses to the residents of Manchester, NH. Again, for chalk, which is harmless.
If you feel that a) the police, Greg Muller and city representatives have better things to focus on or b) that you’d like to see your tax dollars returned (or spent more efficiently) the please call one, or all, of the numbers below.
For those unfamiliar with the Chalking 8 arrest watch this video below or head to CopBlock.org/chalk.
Greg Muller – City Solicitor: 603.624.6523
Manchester Police Department: 603.668.8711 (ext 618 is John Patti or ask for Chief Mara)
Ted Gatsas – Mayor: 603.624.6500
Judge William H. Lyons: 603.624.6510
Council Members (Ward 1 to 12 – two at large – in order):
Joyce Craig: 603.669.8289
Ron Ludwig: 603.623.7724
Patrick Long: 603.668.1037
Jim Roy: 603.623.1364
Ed Osborne: 603.622.6463
Garth Corriveau: 603.624.6850
William P. Shea: 603.622.8079
Betsi DeVries: 603.647.0117
Barbara E. Shaw: 603.626.4681
Phil Greazzo: 603.699.0494
Russ Ouellette: 603.668.5025
Patrick Arnold: 603.657.0975
Michael Lopez: 603.669.8058
Daniel P. O’Neil: 603.668.9814
Please join the Facebook “Manchester Call Flood” event on FB, it’s ok to record your calls.
Remember to join us October 1st at 1pm in Veteran’s Park to “Chalk the Police.” We’ve got the chalk!
Related Chalking 8 Post:
Manchester PD Inconsistant Enforcing Laws [VIDEO] – Sept 15
Manchester PD Tickets MARV [VIDEO]- Sept. 9th
Manchester PD & Bureaucrat Outreach [VIDEO]- Sept. 8th
Manch PD Violate Court Ruling [VIDEO] – Sept. 6th
Supporters Help CopBlock.org Bloggers -Sept. 4th
Chalk the Police press release – Aug. 31st
Court to police: Let the public videotape – Aug. 31st by The Union Leader
Appeals court says there’s a clearly established right to openly record police – Aug. 29th
Manch Arraignment & PD Follow-up – June 7th update about going-ons since arrests on LibertyOnTour.com
Eight Arrested at Manchester, NH Pro-Police Accountability Rally [VIDEO] – June 5th post about incident on CopBlock.org
Eight arrested in protest of Manchester police – June 5th coverage of incident by The Union Leader
Demonstration at the Manchester Police Station – June 4th event on Facebook
LOT Watches The Watchmen – press release sent to Manchester PD (and others) about pending patrol on LibertyOnTour.com
Calling All Manchester Activists – May 31st post outlining week-long activities in Manchester on LibertyOnTour.com
Attorney General clears officers involved in Strange Brew incident – May 27th by The Union Leader
SWAT team had relieved city force – May 10th by The Union Leader