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Help Ademo

.#1 Share this story with your friends

Inform those in your sphere – both on and offline – of this situation.

#2 Consider making a donation to Brandon Ross

As Ademo noted, “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] or with Bitcoins ( 12ycWabnfNcRqcsoEBnL1t9nhgKy2dwn2i ). Donations are private and will be used in whatever matters Brandon decides.”

#3 Contact those aggressing against Ademo and let them know that they’re in the wrong:

  • Michael G. Valentine – (603) 627-5605, (DA arguing that Ademo deserves to be caged for 21-years), Hillsborough County Attorney’s Offices, 300 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101
  • Michael Delaney – (603) 271-3658, (attorney general who failed to bring charges against Duchesne, Jajuga, Buckley, and Goodno), NH Department of Justice, 33 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301
  • Jonathan Duchesne, Matt Jajuga, Michael Buckley, David Mara – (603) 668-8711, (first three involved in beating of Chris Micklovich, fourth is “chief”), Manchester Police Department, 351 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101-2294
  • Mary Ellen McGorry – (603) 624-6384m (principal, from whom one of Ademo’s wiretapping threats stems), West High School, 9 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester, NH 03102
  • Ted Gatsas, Thomas R. Clark – (603) 624.6500, (mayor and city solicitor who failed to bring charges against Duchesne, Jajuga, Buckley, and Goodno), Manchester City Hall, 1045 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

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Ademo Freeman faced 21-years in prison because he stood-up for a 17-year-old student who was assaulted by school liaison officer Darren Murphy at West High School in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Despite his actions, Murphy was back on the job the next day while the student was suspended. Another student, who had captured the exchange on video, had been ordered by school personnel to delete the footage.

Ademo, concerned about the lack of accountability, posted the video online then made calls to the Manchester Police Department and West High School seeking comment. His phone conversations were included on a video update and from that, he was was charged with three felony counts of wiretapping, each of which carries a 7-year maximum penalty [NH 570-A-2].

Ademo was found guilty and was caged in Manchester’s Valley Street Jail.  With “good time” he was freer in mid-October, 2012. He’ was then be under “good behavior” for the next five-years, which, if violated, means strangers with guns will force him into a cage at state prison in Concord for two one-to-three-year stints. Ademo later published some thoughts about his time caged.

Brandon Ross, a Concord, NH-based lawyer stepped-up to help Ademo pro bono. In a 10-page motion, Ross pointed-out that Ademo was incorrectly charged – since he was a party to the conversation it was not a felony. And in fact, since public officials have no expectation of privacy, Ademo should never have been charged. Though the motion submitted by Ross was denied, he moving-forward with an appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

In February 2014 those at the “NH Supreme Court” ruled on Ademo’s appeal, and said his conviction was errornous due to language used during jury instructions (willfully or purposefully). Almost immediately, Michael Valentine – the same Manchester District Attorney who in late 2012 argued that Ademo should be caged – levied three new wiretapping threats at Ademo.

In April 2014 Ademo published an update video and had a motions hearing at “Superior Court,” and has a trial date set for July 14th.

In no uncertain terms, Ademo was targeted because he sought to make transparent the wrongs committed by public officials. Instead of “serving and protecting” they are systematically working to censor those highlighting their misdeeds.


Video Playlists

                               Free Ademo! playlist in chronological order

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                                                        Free Ademo! playlist in order of most-views

Persons Involved

  1. Ademo Freeman (aka Adam Mueller) – founder of, said to be “guilty” of three counts of felony wiretapping
  2. Michael Valentine – prosecutor, Hillsborough County, argued that Ademo should be caged as punishment and to deter others
  3. Jonathan Hopkins – employee at Manchester PD, wiretapping threat #1, admitted he wasn’t victimized
  4. MaryEllen McGorry – principal at West High School, former Hillsborough Co. attorney, wiretapping threat #3, aligned herself with Murphy the aggressor rather than Harrington(603) 624-6384
  5. Kenneth Brown – judge, Hillsborough County Superior Court, who failed to dismiss the frivolous threats against Ademo
  6. Darren Murphy – Manchester police employee, school liaison at West High School, assaulted Frank Harrington and was never held accountable
  7. Denise Michaels – employee at West High School, wiretapping threat #2, no-show at trial


Kenneth Brown
Darren Murphy
MaryEllen Mcgorry
Jonathan Hopkins
Michael Valentine
Ademo Freeman



Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office
300 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 627-5605

Hillsborough County Superior Court North
300 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 669-7410

Manchester City Hall
1045 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 624.6500

Manchester Police Department
351 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101-2294
(603) 668-8711

West High School
9 Notre Dame Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 624-6384



Chris Micklovich

March 3rd, 2010:
Chris Micklovich is beaten by four men – Michael Buckley, Jonathan Duschesne, Ernest Goodno, and Matthew Jajuga. The perpetrators work as Manchester police employees.
post: Micklovich alleges Manchester police violated his rights beating him outside Strange Brew Tavern

May 27th, 2011:
Michael A Delaney, the “attorney general” of New Hampshire, says though it wasn’t the best day in Manchester police history, charges will not be filed against Buckley, Duschesne, Goodno, and Jujaga.
post: Attorney General clears officers involved in Strange Brew incident

June 4th, 2011:
A pro-police accountability rally is held at the Manchester police department to point-out the double standards afforded to Buckley, Duschesne, Goodno, and Jujaga. The police responded by kidnapping and caging eight present and stealing cameras and phones as “evidence.” Ademo is charged with “resisting” for going limp.
post: Manchester’s Chalking 8
video: Arrests at Manchester, NH Pro-Police Accountability Rally

Ademo arrested outside Manch PD

October 1st, 2011
Due to the kidnapping and caging of individuals, and the theft of their cameras and phones, for the non-violent act of chalking a public building that happened on June 4th, a National Chalk the Police Day was organized.
video: National Chalk the Police Day – October 1st
video: Recap of Chalk the Police Day

October 3rd, 2011:
Darren Murphy assaults Frank Harrington at Manchester’s West High School.
video: Manchester Police Officer Uses Excessive Force on High School Student

October 4th, 2011:
Ademo calls the Manchester Police Department and West High School seeking comment.
video: Update on Excessive Force in Manchester NH

October 5th, 2011:
Ademo questions Darren Murphy about his actions two days prior.
video: Officer Murphy Comments on Excessive Force

Ademo indicted for wiretapping

December 1st, 2011:
Ademo shares that he’s facing 21yrs in a cage for working to hold accountable Darren Murphy
: Ademo Indicted – 21yrs for Transparency
video: Ademo Charged with Wiretapping

January 20th, 2012:
Ademo asks for feedback on what strategy he should pursue to best-address the 21yrs hanging over his head.
post: Defensive or Offensive? That is the Question…
video: Defensive or Offensive? That is the Question…

July 8th, 2012:
Ademo outlines how he may be caged later that day, due to a court employee’s paperwork error.
post: Ademo’s Wrongful Caging – Can You Pledge to Help?

July 8th, 2012:
Videographer gives overview of Ademo’s situation.
video: Cop Block co-founder: Court punishing me for its own fumbles by David Ridley on

July 11th, 2012:
Pete Eyre, a friend of Ademo’s, gives an update about Ademo’s situation and what led to that point
video: Ademo is Caged… by Pete Eyre on

July 11th, 2012:
Kate, someone familiar with Ademo’s situation, gives her personal account of Ademo’s jury selection
post: Ademo: Caged, Right to a Jury Trial: Denied by Kate on

July 11th, 2012:
Online editorial by libertarian writer
post: NH Voluntaryist jailed, faces 21 years for ‘wiretapping’ by Garry Reed on
document: The “State’s Objection” to Motion to Extend Time

July 12th, 2012:
Ademo is now processed and an receive mail.

Adam Mueller
CCN #49494
445 Willow St.
Manchester, NH 03103

July 13th, 2012:
Ademo is caged due to an accidental or purposeful error by a courtroom bureaucrat
video: Ademo Caged, Trial Denied Over Clerical Error by Garret Ean on

July 15th, 2012:
Valley Street Jail (603) 627-5620) personnel noted that it takes 7-10days to process/medical screen/etc. then Ademo would have one day a week he could receive visitors. However, the specific day/time would not be communicated over the phone by jail personnel (the reason cited was so an unwanted visitor wouldn’t show-up at the jail) and must be learned from Ademo (either via mail or when he calls out). When this info is learned it’ll be shared at and on this post in the greater Manch/’shire area are able to stop-by and give him some love.

July 16th, 2012:
For the first time since being caged on July 11th Ademo was able to call-out from Valley St. Jail. He noted that he was assigned to the work unit. Since the free call was cut short little else was learned. However, our friend Wes Gilreath noted that Ademo’s visitation will be on Wednesday night (likely sometime between 7-10pm) and Saturday morning (likely sometime between 8-10:30am). We’ll confirm the hours when learned by someone on the ground.

July 18th, 2012: via
Ademo update: He is in the jail’s privileged unit and is getting up an hour earlier than other prisoners to clean the dayroom. They screwed him on commissary and he won’t be getting it until 7/25, which means you won’t be getting a letter from him (unless you are Kate) until after that, as he has limited access to stamps.

He does not need anything to prepare for trial. He says the jail is full. Would like some books that are not “heavy” liberty (like academic stuff) and easy to read, like liberty-oriented fiction. (Pirates of Savannah, Moon is a Harsh Mistress, etc) Also fine with easy non fiction like Larken Rose. He wants to be sure other inmates will select the books after he is done.

Would like more articles to be sent that he can leave in the dayroom. Says the inmates liked the article about the jail guard getting busted.

Visitation is very limited. Only Saturdays 8-9p. Visitors must arrive no later than 7:30p and may not be more that two people.

Finally, he has a cell that has a window facing the cemetary. He cannot quite see the intersection to his left.

July 23rd, 2012:
The post “Journalist Striving for Accountability Faces Two Decades in Prison” goes live on Cop Block about the 21-years he’s threatened with for asking questions of public officials about the actions of Darren Murphy, employed by Manchester PD, who slammed a students head off a table in October, 2011.

July 24th, 2012:
Marc Stevens’ Habeas Petition for Ademo Freeman of
by Marc Stevens originally posted to
video/post: Marc Stevens’ Habeas Petition for Ademo Freeman of

July 24th, 2012:
Press release on Ademo’s situation hits nationwide (text below)
post: Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host Indicted on Three Felony Charges

Journalist Striving for Accountability Faces Two Decades in Prison
NH Public Officials Act with Blatant Disregard for Glik Decision

MANCHESTER, NH – Local journalist and police accountability advocate Adam Mueller faces 21-years in prison for publicizing comments made by public officials operating in their public capacity about an excessive force incident involving Manchester Police officer Darren Murphy and a 17 year-old student that occurred at Manchester’s West High School in October, 2011.

Another student filmed the interaction with his cell phone as his classmate was slammed to a table by School Resource Officer Darren Murphy. After viewing the video that public officials told the recording student to delete, Mueller called the Manchester Police Department and West High School seeking comment. Mueller publicized a video on about the incident which included segments of his conversations with the on-duty public officials.

Almost three months after the altercation at West High School occurred, Adam was indicted on three counts of felony wiretapping, each holding a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Mueller is ordered to appear for jury selection at the Manchester Superior Court on August 6, 2012 at 9:00AM, and the trial is expected to occur within the two weeks following jury selection.

NH statute states that to be guilty of wiretapping, another party must have a reasonable expectation that their communications are not subject to interception. A public official who is on duty and in a public space has no expectation of privacy, as is reinforced by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Glik v. Cunniffe in a ruling that states that the First Amendment protects the right to record police in public.

Individuals throughout the country have publicly expressed their support for Mueller’s actions and voiced their recognition of clear double standards. “No matter what, nobody’s child should be abused like that in school,” said the father of the student thrown to the cafeteria table.

Kate Ager 603.903.4317
Pete Eyre 603.903.2928 &

July 25th:
Ademo’s friends wanted to support him in the step of legal land. Only after many had driven to the court did they learn the date had been pushed back
Facebook event: Ademo’s Final Pretrial

July 25th:
Ademo was not transported to court for his pre-trial conference – it has been postponed until Friday, July 27th. Court personnel claimed they didn’t know he was at Valley St. Jail, despite the fact that he was taken from that location directly to Valley St. Jail on July 11th [see:] and multiple calls made to the court to confirm they knew of his location.

Ademo is supposedly now going to have that trial management meeting on Friday. Thanks to everyone who made the drive from Keene and those who turn-out from Manch to support Ademo today. Pretty redic how this unfolded. Seems part of a pattern…

July 26th:
Ademo said he could use some liberty-oriented books (stories) if anyone feels so inclined as to send some his way. He would very much appreciate it. Once he has read them, he would leave them for other prisoners to read. All books must be sent new, directly from the publisher, via USPS to:

Adam Mueller
CCN# 49494
445 Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03103

July 27th, 2012:
Ademo had his pre-trial conference today in Manchester. His trial date was set: Aug. 13th. He was offered two plea deals:

The first had him sitting in Valley St. Jail for 12mo with 6mo suspended for two-years of “good time” hanging over his head, which if violated (for any level charge in or outside the ‘shire) would have incurred a 1-2yr stint at the prison in Concord. Also, a no-contact order for the three public officials with whom he spoke. Ademo declined.

The second was the same minus the 12mo in Valley St. Ademo declined.

The DA is going to “talk with his boss” and is supposed to visit with Ademo on Monday with another deal. Meanwhile, Ademo will have the weekend to think about what might be acceptable to him so he can put this latest legal land bout behind him and move forward with his life. All in all, he seems in good spirits.

video: Ademo’s Wiretapping Pretrial Hearing from

July 28th, 2012:
post: Circus for Ademo: Pretrial Hearing from

July 28th, 2012: tab created – will point to this post ( and [about his wiretapping charges]

July 28th, 2012:
page: – will point to this post ( and [about his wiretapping charges

July 28th, 2012:
post: House of Corrections; Yeah Right! written by Ademo from Valley Street Jail and transcribed by Kate

July 29th, 2012:
Ademo requests two copies of The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose be sent to Valley Street Jail – one for him (that he’ll pass-along to someone when he leaves the facility) and one for someone else in the same pod who seems receptive to the ideas of complete liberty. Larken agreed, and even ate the cost for one of the books – he not only is an excellent communicator but more than almost anyone, walks the walk. Much thanks Larken, for this and everything you do!

July 29th, 2012:
: Free Ademo: An Update gives an overview about Ademo’s legal land situation in Manchester

July 29th, 2012:
post: Happy Birthday, Ademo! by Kate – instead of spending his 30th birthday with those that love him, Ademo is sitting in a cage at Valley Street Jail

July 30th, 2012:
: CopBlock founder faces 21 years in prison on “wiretapping” charges for filming police by

July 31st, 2012:
post: Founder of Anti-Police Website Faces Prison on

July 31st, 2012:
post: CopBlock Founder Faces Three Felony Counts of Wiretapping by

July 31st, 2012:
: Reporter Faces 21 Years After Airing Excessive Force Complaint by Station 6 Underground

July 31st, 2012:
post: Founder of faces prison by

August 2nd, 2012:
video: Disneyland Wiretapping Crime Spree by touches on Ademo’s situation

August 2nd, 2012:
post: Cop Block founder faces 21 years for attempting accountability by William R. Toler on

August 3rd, 2012:
: Ademo Freeman Remains Resolute: Let the Circus Begin! by Ademo Freeman

August 4th, 2012:
: CNN’s iReport: Journalist Takes Wiretapping Charges to Trial: “Bring On the Circus!” by SalWigginOut and posted August 4th, 2012 to CNN iReport

August 5th, 2012:
post: ‘Copblock’ wiretap case goes to court in Manchester by the Union Leader

August 6th, 2012:
Ademo’s friends coordinated to handout information about juror rights, jury nullification and no-victim-no-crime to prospective jurors.
Facebook Event: Jury Outreach for Ademo’s Wiretapping Trial

August 6th, 2012:
: Ademo’s Jury Selection Done, Trial In One Week text by Pete Eyre, raw video of jury selection process by and recap video by

August 6th, 2012:
Wikileaks Tweets about [tweet] @wikileaks shares Ademo’s situation with 1,500,000 followers

August 6th, 2012:
post: Adam “Ademo” Mueller, Journalist And Founder, Faces 21 Years In Jail After Reporting School Police Brutality by The Huffington Post

August 7th, 2012:
video: Journalist Facing Prison for Reporting Police Brutality a 3-min video by – a channel that has over 500,000 subscribers and 160,000,000 views. Solid.

August 7th, 2012:
: Union Leader Covers Ademo’s Legal Land Journey a 11-min video narrated by Clyde Voluntaryist of two recent Union Leader articles about Ademo’s situation in Manchester

August 7th, 2012:
post: Journalist faces 21 years’ prison for reporting police brutality by Brett Wilkins at

August 8th, 2012:
video: Journalist facing 21 years in prison for recording police via interview of Pete Eyre about Ademo’s situation

August 8th, 2012:
post: Journalist faces 21 years in prison for reporting on police abuse in New Hampshire high school by Zach Dyer in the Journalism in the Americas

August 8th, 2012:
post: Journalist faces 21 years in jail for recording police via

August 9th, 2012:
video: Kony Droney, Utility Searches, CopBlock’d – New World Next Week via

August 10th, 2012:
: Ademo Gets Visited by Michael Valentine update from Ademo days prior to his trial

August 13th, 2012
Ademo’s friends and advocates for police accountability showed-up to support Ademo in trial.
Facebook Event: Ademo Freeman’s Trial – Let the Circus Begin!
video: “The State” vs Adam ‘Ademo’ Mueller EDITED TRIAL FOOTAGE
video: Ademo Freeman “Wiretapping” Trial 2012 – RAW VIDEO

August 13th, 2012:
post: NH activist gets almost 3 months for wiretapping via by way of the Associated Press

August 13th, 2012:
post: CopBlock founder Adam Mueller, a police-accountability blogger with Greenfield ties, found guilty of illegal wiretapping in New Hampshire via

August 13th, 2012:
A jury told Ademo he was “guilty” of three felony counts of wiretapping. Ademo was ordered to spend 12-months in the so-called “House of Corrections” with 9-months suspended. His sentence started on August 13th, 2012. With “good time” he should be out in mid-October. He’ll then be under “good behavior” for the next five-years, which, if violated, means strangers with guns will force him into a cage at state prison in Concord for two one-to-three-year stints.
post: Jury Deems Ademo GUILTY of Wiretapping for Seeking Accountability
post: Mueller convicted of 3 charges of illegal wiretapping by The Union Leader

August 13th, 2012:
post/video: Blogger found guilty of illegally taping police, school officials from WMUR

August 13th, 2012:
post/video: Free State Activist Found Guilty by New Hampshire Public Radio

August 13th, 2012:
: “Wiretapping” Trial of CopBlock Founder Begins Today on

August 14th, 2012:
: Ademo Freeman “Wiretapping” Trial RAW FOOTAGE from our friends at

August 14th, 2012:
post: The State is an Autoimmune Disease by Thomas L. Knapp at

August 14th, 2012:
post: Founder of gets jail for wiretapping from our good friends at

August 15th, 2012:
post: Adam ‘Ademo’ Mueller, Founder, Sentenced To 3 Months For Wiretapping After Reporting School Police Brutality on

August 16th, 2012:
post: Philly Benefit for Ademo: TFP LIVE!!! to Feature Comedy/Music/Interview on about an event happening on Friday, August 17th in Philadelphia

August 17th, 2012:
Pete Eyre joins Liz Wahl in the studio to discuss Ademo’s situation
video: Journalist jailed for recording police

August 21st, 2012:
It’s announced that Concord-based lawyer Brandon Ross will represent Ademo pro bono in an appeal.
video: Ademo to Apeal

August 23rd, 2012:
Brandon Ross filed a 10-page motion on behalf of Ademo pursuant to Case No. 216-2011-CR-01055 “State of New Hampshire v. Adam Mueller”
document: Motion to Extend Time, For Judgement Notwithstanding the Verdict, For a New Trial, and to Stay Sentence Pending Appeal

August 27th, 2012:
This 3-page document was the response filed by Michael G Valentine on Aug. 31st to the 10-page motion filed by Brandon Ross on behalf of Ademo

August 27th, 2012:
This is the response given by Hillsborough County Superior Court judge Kenneth Brown to the motion submitted by Brandon Ross on behalf of Adam Mueller (Ademo Freeman)
document: Notice of Decision State vs Adam Mueller 2012-08-31

September 4-5th, 2012:
Ademo’s friends called judge Kenneth Brown to encourage him to side with the motion submitted by Brandon Ross to free Ademo
Facebook Event: CALL FLOOD Help Free Ademo!

September 6th, 2012:
Ademo writes from his cage in Manchester. Transcribed by Kate.
post: We Shall Meet Again…

September 19th, 2012:
A video created by Florida-based activist HonorYourOath and dedicated to Ademo.
video: A Basic,Vital,and Well Established Liberty

September 20th, 2012:
A write-up by by PeaceRequiresAnarchy that says that since Ademo had the right to remember the details of his phone conversations with his mind, he also had the right to do so with the aid of a machine.
post: A Wiretapping Double Standard: Machines vs. Animals

September 21st, 2012:
Julian Heicklen’s letter submitted to the most-circulated newspaper in New Hampshire, The Union Leader.
post: Ademo’s Wiretapping Trial Paralleled to Alice in Wonderland

September 22nd, 2012:
An appeal submitted by Brandon Ross on behalf of Ademo Freeman to the New Hampshire Supreme Court has been added to the docket.
post: Ademo’s Appeal on NH Supreme Court Docket

December 4th, 2012:
An individual who’s been following Ademo’s situation analyzes his legal land situation and concludes that “the NH Supreme Court will actually hear Ademo’s appeal. Whether or not the court even reaches the 1st Amendment arguments, it’s likely Ademo’s conviction will be overturned.”
post: NH Supreme Court Accepts Ademo’s Appeal and Michael Valentine’s Prosecutorial Misconduct

December 13th, 2012:
The Union Leader gives an update about Ademo’s legal land situation. “The court” may request written submissions by mid-March. Oral arguments were requested by Brandon Ross, who’s working with Ademo.
post: Ademo’s Wiretapping Convictions Appealed to NH Supreme Court, Reported by The Union Leader

October 20th, 2013:
An update from Ademo about his efforts since being freed from Valley Street Jail.
post:CopBlocking On My Terms….

November 13th, 2013:
Today in Concord, NH Brandon Ross will argue that Ademo Freeman’s 2012 wiretapping convictions should never have happened. When the outcome of that proceeding is known it will be shared here.
post: NH Supreme Court to Hear Appeal on Ademo’s 2012 Wiretapping Convictions

February 11, 2014:
Those at the “NH Supreme Court” ruled on Ademo’s appeal, and said his conviction was errornous due to language used during jury instructions (willfully or purposefully).
Ademo’s Wiretapping Convictions Overturned by New Hampshire Supreme Court

February 25th, 2014:
Michael Valentine levied three new wiretapping threats at Ademo.
Ademo has Trial Set for Wiretapping Charges – AGAIN!

April 22nd, 2014:
Ademo gives outlines his current situation related to the threats leived at him from Michael Valentine.
post/video: District Attorney Continues Vendetta Against Ademo

April 29th, 2014:
From Ademo: “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.”

June 30th, 2014:
Ademo accepted a plea deal offered by Michael Valentine and plans to continue living his life and advancing his current efforts with Suns of Liberty Mint
Ademo Takes Plea Deal on Wiretapping Case