Cop Block Panel at Keenevention [Video]

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Ian Freman, co-host of Free Talk Live, shared the content below – an exchange of ideas around police accountability that occurred at Keenevention – an event that attracted lovers of liberty to beautiful Keene, New Hampshire.

Date of Incident: 2014-10-31

Keene and Manchester, New Hampshire have long been hotspots for copblocking and especially so in 2014. Learn about what’s happening in the Shire from some of the key activists involved in Keenevention‘s first-ever Cop Block panel. Presented by Cop Block’s Eric Freerock. Panelists included Joël Valenzuela, Centurion, and Christopher Cantwell.

Manchester has had regular DUI checkpoints that have been blocked by 30-40 activists throughout the Summer.

Keene Cop Block has generated huge positive name recognition with their regular know-your-rights outreach & copblocking in the college neighborhood on weekend nights.

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Concord Police attempt to scare citizen into false confession

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

The content below was shared by a gent who described his less-than-satisfactory interaction with a couple Concord (NH) police employees as “typical behavior of local police around here.” Clearly the issue at hand was not too significant – no immediacy or threat of loss of life, yet Brad Crane chose to have a not too service-oriented disposition. Perhaps the introduction of a camera to the situation would have netted a better response?

Date of Interaction: 11/10/14
Individuals Involved: Ofc. White and Ofc. Brad Crane
Outfit: Concord Police Department
Phone: 603-225-8600

On 11/10/14, I had called police due to a vehicle left on my property. The vehicle clearly had been dragged across the road, but it was nothing to do with me. I found the vehicle in that condition and had no intentions on moving it. I had driven past the incident on my way to a local welding shop, and was called by Ofc. White.

Ofc. White took the note I left for the woman out of the vehicle and called me up. I informed him that I was occupied and could not be at the scene and he informed me that “they weren’t going to wait around all day” and that “we need you to be here” and I again stated I would be unavailable except via telephone. Grudgingly, He remained fairly cordial, whereas Ofc. Crane was not so much.

Editors Note: Concord, a town of 42,000 that is not at all violent, last year attracted a lot of attention as the self-proclaimed protectors worked to bring a militarized vehicle into their arsenal: http://www.copblock.org/?s=concord

Ofc. Crane informed me that he “knew my vehicle” which is strange, as I do believe he pulled me over for having a headlight out two years ago. A little scary to think that cops remember every mundane interaction, despite botching them daily. He informed me that he would “really hate” to have someone lie to him, and I explained that the vehicle was there when I saw it first, and I had nothing to do with moving it and I intended not to continue arguing. Shut him up.

When asked where the property owner was and I stated “in the shower” he had just said “Oh that’s fine, we will wait” – figures that the cops have no respect for the time or private lives of civilians. I do feel bad for the woman who was trespassing, I am sure she faced even more scrutiny than we did, though we were entitled to none being the landowner reporting an abandoned vehicle.

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Two NH residents facing 24 months in prison for allegedly shooting a tree

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Though they caused no victim, Sandy Crittenden and cousin are being threatened by DC-based gangsters with years in a cage. Why? Because it’s in their incentive to find criminals where none exist.

Date of Incident: May 2014
Individual Responsible: Diron Thompkins
Outfit: US Forest Service Law Enforcement
Phone: (414) 297-3600

My cousin and I are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges and 24 months in prison for the heinous crime of… allegedly shooting a tree.

Diron Thompkins thinks it's logical to cage those who have harmed no one.

Diron Thompkins thinks it’s logical to cage those who have harmed no one.

I have been shooting in the White Mountain National Forest for years without issue. This year, we spent some time shooting about 4 miles into the wilderness, well away from any rural neighborhoods. One neighbor took issue with this and contacted the government. The local police and sheriff came on several occasions and told us we were “100% legal” to shoot there. Having not gotten anywhere, the angry neighbor contacted the US federal government who of course had no problem writing us thousands of dollars of fines and using their resources to seek imprisonment etc without having ever spoken to us, seen us shooting, or collecting any evidence.

We generally shoot at grocery store fruit, clays and other targets, but certainly not trees. We had been instructed by local police to shoot in the exact areas that we were using. Was a tree struck perhaps by a stray bullet? Possibly (I have yet to find it though). Does the government seek 24 months in jail every time a hunter misses the mark and strikes a tree? This is a dangerous precedent they wish to set for anyone found hunting/target shooting on federal land.

As silly and trivial as this seems, the USA has refused to drop the charges. The government, having unlimited resources, has decided to rail against us and seek firearms convictions and further their anti-gun agenda.

Please see the photo above of some dirt slightly moved, and an apple left 4 miles into the wilderness. Ohh the horror!

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Funds collected in this campaign will go directly to my attorney in order to defeat this in trial.

 

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Legislation is not law.

Legislation is not law.

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Police Unnecessarily Escalate Violence at Pumpkin Fest 2014 Riots

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Ian Freeman, host of FreeTalkLive.com,  shared the content below.

Date of Incident: 2014-10-18
Individuals Responsible: Countless

Matthew Bomberg and Gang Tackles, Kidnaps Man for Walking Down Sidewalk

Matthew Bomberg and Gang Tackles, Kidnaps Man for Walking Down Sidewalk

Alex Moushey’s report from the streets during the Pumpkin Fest 2014 riots reveal why the situation did not improve with the police’s unnecessarily violent tactics.

Rather than only arresting people who were causing violence and destruction, the police were targeting people crossing arbitrary lines and partying on private property.

For ongoing Pumpkin Fest riot coverage, please visit Free Keene.

In this excellent ten-minute video, Alex is right there when cops create all kinds of unnecessary mayhem:  (click links below to jump to that part if you are short on time)

  • They shoot pepperballs at party houses on Winchester St – completely unnecessary – those people were on private property and not in the road.  It’s arguable that pepperballs are useful to clear a crowd who won’t leave a street and indeed, blocking streets is one of the reasons the “disorderly conduct” statute exists, but the people at these houses were just enjoying themselves.  The use of pepperballs in this situation is just aggressive.
  • Guy walking down sidewalk is violently arrested by a throng of cops – This guy is literally just walking down the sidewalk.  He’s hasn’t threatened anyone and is not blocking the street.  The reason he can’t walk down the sidewalk is, well, because the men with guns say so.  The reason the cops decide to jump him like he’s strapped with a bomb is, because they can.

It’s behavior like this from police that alienates them from average people.  This is why Cop Block is so popular on campus.  Here are the students’ sensible responses to the violence that was visited upon them by the police:

“We’re not terrorists.  We love America.  We just like to drink!  Don’t shoot us!”

There’s a reason why the young ladies in the video think that the police are “pieces of shit” because they hurt their peaceful friends – every weekend, not just Pumpkin Fest.  If all the police did was arrest people who hurt others or destroy property, it wouldn’t be as big a deal if they cleared some streets with pepperballs, but the adrenaline-hyped cops seem to have a penchant for escalating a situation.  There’s more footage showing police attacking people for walking peacefully long after the riots had subsided – I’ll upload that soon enough.

Stay tuned to Free Keene for the latest on the Pumpkin Fest Riots of 2014.

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Winchester, NH Police Do Not Serve Community

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Micah Purinton shared the information below.

Date of Interaction: Oct 15
Outfit: Winchester Police Department (NH)
Website: http://www.winchester-nh.gov/pages/winchesternh_police/index
Phone: 603-239-4814

A Winchester, NH police employee told me that I owed $600. They told me if I didn’t pay it they would be back with bracelets. I do not feel it is my responsibility to pay anything until told to do so by a judge or the courts prove it is my responsibility.

The officer showed up while I was not home and told my wife if I did not have the money by 3pm that Friday he was coming back with bracelets and that the warrant was all but signed by the justice of the peace. So, I came home and spoke with my wife and explained the law and printed it out. She took the law print out and went down to the police department and when she asked why they think they can show up without a warrant and threaten to arrest me in front of my children.

Long story short, I waited all day for Winchester’s finest to show but they never did. I left for work on Sunday and my wife called me and said she noticed the police have been going by a lot more then normal. I told her to take a walk and see if they approach her again so she went to Rite Aide with my daughter and her friend. On the way back her friend notices the same officer, who pulled up to them. He stops her and claims that in her hand is a beer when it’s clearly a Pepsi. Then he questions my wife – asking what’s in the bag in her hand. My wife pulled out the aero chamber she just picked up from the Rite Aide for my son and shows him what it is. He then asks if she had anything in her purse and she handed him the purse and says, “Would you like to look?”

The police in Winchester – aside from a few lone men – are very corrupt and are bullying me and my family very bad to the point now we want to move from New Hampshire. After being in the army for nine years I moved here to build a safe home for my family thinking it would be a nice change coming from Massachusetts.

It was a quiet and country setting which we liked, but now it has come to the point where we don’t even want to leave the house anymore because as soon as we are seen we are followed watched and threatened and questioned.

They picked up my nine-year-old daughter for walking down the street and they questioned her about what me and her mother do for a living, who lives at my home, and asking who drives this car and that car… This is out of control they had no right to talk to her or approach her.

They bullied another man so bad he hung himself. It is out of control – they state they don’t need a reason to pull you over anymore or to arrest you. Please guys you need to approach this matter before another person gets pushed too far. The people of Winchester are scared of their own public safety. Guys, let’s raise up and fight back!

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Nashua Thug Cops, Outside Jurisdiction, Try to Intimidate

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Ralph Holder shared the content below.

Date of Interaction: 13 SEPT 13
Individuals Involved: Charles McGregor, Patrick Hannon, Chief James Seusing, Dep Chief Bukhunt, Capt Andrew Lavoie and Newton Chief Lawrence Streeter
Outfit: Nashua Police Department (NH)
Phone:  (603) 594-3500

I recently filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the Nashua PD plain clothes detectives Charles McGregor and Patrick Hannon who, with the approval of Chief Seusing, Deputy Chief Bukhunt and Captain Lavoie. showed up at my house in Newton, NH (35 miles outside of their authority and jurisdiction) for the sole purposes of harassing, threatening and intimidation because I exercised my First Amendment Right and profanely criticized Chief Justice Linda Dalianis for her role on refusing to hear an unconstitutional race based court decision denying my son’s right to attend public school in the State of New Hampshire because of his “race and skin color”. Also named in the suit are Donald Goodnow, Jason Jordanhazy, Seusing, Lavoie, Bukhunt and Newton Chief of Police Lawrence Streeter who refused my complaint of the officers criminal trespass onto my property for no legitimate law enforcement purposes. They came to warn me for calling Dalianis a lying fucking racist bitch for denying her role in the Unlawful Court Ordered Racial Segregation in Education.

In 2003, Brock, Broderick, Dalianis, Duggan and Nadeau unanimously refused to hear my appeal that used my son’s “race and skin color” to change his principal place and State of residence for “school purposes” then refused to publish an opinion why they tolerated and perpetuated the Institutional Racism. Judges Edwin Kelly, Robert Lynn, Tina Nadeau and Administrator Regina Apicelli helped whitewash the manifest bias.

See a problem? I criticize a racist judicial official for what she did and she, Jordanhazy and Goodnow sent the Nashua PD thugs after me. Never mind the fact the State previously falsely arrested me and maliciously tried to prosecute me in 2007 as retaliation for saying something they didn’t like that was ruled was not criminal. I was acquitted and had the record annulled. I spent part of my adult life in the military and nearly all of my life in the law enforcement career field protecting the rights of others. I earned my Undergraduate and Master’s in Criminal Justice with high academic honors. The very first two cases I studied as part of my constitutional law course was Brown v. Board of Ed and Palmore v. Sidoti. The government cannot use a suspect racial classification without showing a compelling government interest and any use of such classifications requires the decision be reviewed under “Strict Judicial Scrutiny”. No one has ever been held accountable for the manifest bias though Part I, Articles 2 and 8 of the State Constitution was intentionally violated thanks to corrupt judiciary, the Judicial Conduct Committee and Attorney Discipline office.

Take a good look at the case of Tipton v. Aaron. It was heard the same year (2004) the Justices refused to hear my appeal. Only one reason can account for the significant differences in the two rulings.. DALIANIS and the OTHERS support Institutional Racism. She may finally be forced to explain herself to the public. God knows I tried repeatedly only to face persistent corruption and cover-up even at the federal court level. The Bigot in a Black Robe even down played the manifest bias at her confirmation hearing with the Governor’s Executive Council. It was unambiguous case of racial discrimination engaged in by the NH Judicial Branch but apparently the two detectives neglected to do their due diligence by investigating the underlying facts before they decided to show up at my house in a show of force..

What’s become of this society where the police can’t even trust senior court officials to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Nashua Police Detectives are supposed to be investigating felony level crimes not acting as THUGS for the NH Supreme Court Chief Justice, her Administrative Director Goodnow and Security Manager Jordanhazy. The State promotes the myth of a color-blind legal society, yet there were two complaints of racial bias in 2004. In the sixty years since Title IV of the Civil Rights Act was first enacted to eradicate racial discrimination and the ruling of Brown v. Board of Ed, young Black children still have to tolerate unlawful court ordered racial segregation in education imposed by the NH Judicial Branch .

SENDING THOSE TWO MY HOUSE FOR NO LEGITIMATE LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES WAS A BIG BLUNDER. WILLFUL BLINDNESS TO IMPLICIT BIAS DOESN’T EXCUSE ANY OF THEIR BEHAVIOR. THE LAWS AND THE RULES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO CONTROL AGAINST IMPLICIT BIAS WERE RECKLESSLY DISREGARDED. HELP ME BY TURNING OVER THE HOME ADDRESSES OF THOSE MENTIONED SO THEY CAN BE PROPERLY SERVED A SUMMONS BY THE SHERIFF IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY.

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Weare Nh police chief velleca resigns amid investigation

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The information below was shared by John Brady.

Date of Incident: spring-October, 16,14
Individuals Involved: John Velleca (chief), Jennifer Posteraro (assistant)
Outfit: Weare, NH Police Department
Phone: (603) 529-7755

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John Velleca

John Velleca became chief of police of Weare, NH in October, 2013 – within a year he resigned, after his inconsistencies about treatment of a female colleague became known.

Velleca quit on October 16,2014, the same day the NH attorney general’s office said there was not enough to pursue a simple assault and falsifying physical evidence charges, apparently he was romantically involved with a Jennifer Posteraro, a part-time records clerk that was promoted to a full-time assistant.

After Posteraro threatened to tell Velleca’s wife of the affair, he went to her home in Hillsboro, NH and allegedly pushed her to the ground twice, then tried to take her department issued cell phone to censor information about his affair. Postararo then called the nearby Hillsboro police, who took the phone, placed it in an evidence bag, and returned it to the Weare Police . Velleca then opened the evidence bag, took the phone to an Apple store in Nashua, and had all documentation wiped out of the phone.

As noted by Jeremy Blackman at the ConcordMonitor.com:

Posteraro claimed that Velleca arrived unannounced at her home in Hillsboro on Sept. 11 and pushed her to the ground twice as she tried to stop him from taking her department-issued cell phone, which she said contained evidence of a brief sexual affair.

If a normal citizen did this they would face the domestic simple assault charges, plus the felony of falsifying evidence. In the last several years the Weare police department has been plagued by corruption, an unjust shooting, and brutality among other issues [including being sued for denying the ability of Carla Gericke to film their actions in public].

The seven-page report from those employed at the NH Attorney General’s office concluded that there exist “significant concerns regarding Velleca’s credibility” yet Velleca’s attorney Benjamin King said that he “stands ready and able to return to work”- would you hire someone with such questionable integrity to safeguard you and your family?

The Weare police outfit website – almost void of content – still lists Velleca as chief. I’m guessing, in an effort to try to shore-up whatever legitimacy people still grant that institution, that information will soon be updated.

 

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Manchester, NH Police Employee Christian Horn Charged With Two Felony Counts of Assault

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

John Brady shared the information below via CopBlock.org/Submit about Christian Horn, an aggressive “public servant” employed at the Manchester, NH Police Outfit. It seems, were his colleagues to uphold their mission, they’d choose to oust such a person from their ranks…

Date of Interaction: August, 2014
Individual Responsible: Christian Horn
Outfit: Manchester, NH Police Department
Phone: (603) 668-8711

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Christian Horn

In August of 2014 Manchester, NH Police Officer Christian Horn was arrested in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and charged with two Class A Felony charges of assault.

Since then arrest Manchester, NH police have placed Horn on “modified” desk duty until the resolution of the felony level assault charges currently pending in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The article about Horn being charged with two felony counts of assault was in The Union Leader newspaper on September 12,2014 written by reporter Mark Hayward who truly believes in police accountability.

Read: Manchester police officer charged with felony assault on Cape Cod by Mark Hayward

 

After reading the article I called the Manchester Police and asked to speak with the officer in charge about the incident who told me “Officer Horn is a good police officer”, that he does not believe one word of the incident or the alleged victims, then he hung up on me.

Another Manchster, NH cop charged for beating on someone… [See incident involving Chris Micklovich]. What is it going to take for these bullies with badges and guns to stop injuring and falsely caging citizens they were supposedly sworn to serve and protect?

I do not believe they were sworn to beat the hell out of someone just because they have a badge, instead of modified paid duty he should be suspended without pay until the charges are concluded. Or at least, let the suspect beat on the officer and not be charged.

This is not the first time officer Horn has assaulted someone – he broke a mans jaw in 2013 while on duty and did not even get suspended and the person was not fighting or resisting.

Way to go Chief Mara you created another golem (monster) with a badge and gun. Again Chief Mara I demand, as do many other residents demand, you immediately resign as chief and become a parking control officer.

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Warrant For My Arrest in a State I’ve Never Visited?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

This content, shared by twitter.com/bakedflounder via CopBlock.org/Submit, details the harms inherent in the centralization of information within an apparatus that is not customer driven.

When a good or service is said to be the sole provision of a monopoly – as is the case for “protection” today – there is no incentive to do a good job. Thus, their centralized databases and hierarchical bureaucratic actors are prone to errors, as they have no motivation to be accountable.

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When traveling through Gorham, NH on August 22nd, I was pulled over at 4:30am for going through a red light without fully stopping before turning right. The cop gave me a warning instead of a ticket*, but still ran my ID.

*Editors note: Good – no one should be issued a ransom, or told to pay, when they caused no victim or damage to the property of another.

The video starts when he returns to my car. The first thing he says is “Thanks for your patience we are breaking in a new dispatcher”

He tells me there’s a non-extradition warrant out for my arrest in Idaho. I’ve never been to Idaho. He tries to brush off my concern that there’s a warrant by telling me I’m free to go. When I emphatically tell him I don’t have a criminal record, he offers to take me to the station to clear it up.

I go to the station to find out that the warrant is for someone else.

That afternoon I return to ask the afternoon dispatcher how such a mistake could be made. She explained the system looks for aliases and phonetic sound matches to one’s name also. She disclosed it was a male in Idaho, with a different DOB. The only thing the same was the last name. So the new dispatcher made a huge mistake.

Why isn’t the exact spelling of one’s name and DOB accurate enough? If this were an extradition warrant, I would have been arrested. Scary!

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Trespassing by Chester, NH Police Officer

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

This post was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

Police Employee Involved: Andrew DiPerri
Police Employee Contact: (603) 887-2080

The Chester Police got a complaint that two cars were speeding on Town Farm Road in Chester, NH. Officer Andrew DiPerri responded to the complaint. Once he located the cars that were supposedly speeding, he pulled up to the house. Officer DiPerri, seeming like he was on a mission, slammed on the door while yelling for someone to answer it. Once a resident came to the door, Mr. DiPerri yelled and demanded to know where the owners of the cars were. The resident went to the back yard to find them, but did not give officer DiPerri permission to follow or enter the residence. Officer DiPerri stormed through the garage into the back yard and walked approximately 100 feet to the pool area, still not invited, still trespassing.

We were on the back porch when Mr DiPerri screamed and cussed at us, asking us, “What the f*ck are you guys doing?” We had a small amount of marijuana, which is illegal in NH, but we were in a private residence almost 200 feet away from the street. We came away from the pool area where we were sitting and officer DiPerri screamed at us and patted us down, after we have done nothing but cooperate. After that, the homeowner came out and asked what was going on. DiPerri said that he was there for a traffic complaint, but that he could smell marijuana and wanted to search the fenced off pool area. He was denied by the owner after she said she wanted to check it out first. DiPerri once again broke the law by following the homeowner to the pool area, after he was just denied permission to do so.

He grabbed the marijuana and a bag, then proceeded to yell and scream at my two friends and I, demanding to knows whose it was, making all sorts of accusations and telling us the consequences for a crime that no one had admitted too. Officer DiPerri seized the marijuana and bag, but did not charge anyone. The reason why he didn’t charge anyone is because he knew that in his mission to find the owners of the two vehicles, he entered a home without permission and without a warrant, then made an unlawful search. The Chester Police Department is a joke and they do not follow protocol at all. Officer Andrew DiPerri is an officer who tries to get his way by intimidation and abuse of power. It is disgusting that in 2014 things like this are still happening. This event took place on July 18, 2014 at approximately 1:30 PM.

 

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