A month and a half after THIS GRIEVANCE was filed to the NH Judicial Conduct Committee, the committee found that Judge Burke was not in violation of the NH Judicial Code of Conduct when he famously arrested Ian Freeman for not sitting in the courtroom.
Burke allowed prejudice due to prior events dictate his action in the courtroom that day. He had a meeting, and a plan, with the sheriffs in the courtroom to arrest anyone not standing. He made it clear that what he was doing to Ian was because of the cameras. That is letting the press and public attention affect his actions, and is against the rules of a supposedly impartial judge. Who thinks that judges are an impartial mediator between police and citizens? Next time you think that, check the courtroom for who is allowed to have the guns.