Committee: Burke Broke No Rules

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.

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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.

  • http://speakoutdanville.org/bbs Curt Springer

    I wonder if you are entitled to view/receive minutes or other documents connected with the case, now that it is concluded.

    My recollection from the write-up of the contempt of court charges was that the "prior event" that really freaked him out was the letter that Ian sent to him at his residence.

  • http://mike.barskey.net Mike

    It's pretty damn astounding, even while I know what the govt is, and is capable of. I would have thought that if any sane, logical person viewed the first minute (hell, first few seconds) of that video where Burke gives Ian 30 days for "contempt of court," they would have to objectively say that the judge was insane or drunk with power – and in either case, abusive. But a committee (of other govt. employees – what do you know!) found no judicial misconduct. That says to me that such behavior by a judge isn't misconduct, it's what judges are apparently supposed to do since such behavior by judges is approved by whatever oversight committee the govt has constructed. It's also amazing to me that most people don't see this – they think that judges are superhuman and can't make mistakes or be jerks.

  • http://webryders.net nick

    Curt,

    The other "prior event" he mentioned specifically was Ian's behavior at his arraignment. I think that, more than the letter, put Burke on edge going into the trial.

  • http://freetalklive.com/ Ian

    Nick, thanks for taking the time to go through this painstaking judicial review process. More evidence for the world that these gangsters protect each other even though the evidence clearly proves them in the wrong according to their own so-called rules.

    Yeah, use the system to fix the system. Argh!

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  • http://www.dooms-day-device.com Puke

    No surprise here.

    What else would the fraternal brotherhood of gov't say about one of it's own?

    Oversight my ass. It's all a scam to give us serfs the warm fuzzies about the "justice" system.

  • Edward J. Burkah

    FIE ON YOU ALL! I PAID GOOD MONEY FOR THAT DECISION. I EVEN HAD TO DO TINA'S POODLE, FOR CHRIST SAKES! KEEP YOUR RABBLE OUT OF MY COURTROOM!

  • The Ghost of Mao Zed

    I wonder if this review board would be interested in helping out an old dictator ghost.

    I have a bit of a problem, I might have kinda acted up and killed a whole slew of people in China a few years back. I hope, after their complete and lengthy review that they'll find that I did acted without misconduct.

  • The Ghost of Adolf H

    forget it Mao, you have to be a judge for the judicial review board to sweep your misconduct. . .whoops I mean. . . find no misconduct.

    heil me and Judge Burke

  • Edward J. Burkah

    HEIL YOURSELF, ADOLPH-HOLE! NOW, MAO, YOU'RE A MAN MORE TO MY LIKING. UM, I MEAN LICKING. YES, LICKING LICKING LICKING. JUST LIKE TINA'S POODLE! C! UM, I MEAN "SI!, SENORITA ZE DONG!" DING MY BELL TO HELL! I'M THE DECIDER HERE! STAND WHEN I SAY SIT WHEN I SAY STAND, YOU SIT, GOT THAT, YOU LITTLE SHITS!?!?!?…

  • The Ghost of Adolf H

    I'm actually pretty scared of this Burke guy. . . he's a sick sick man.

  • Edward J. Burkah

    …my dog is my shepherd. I shall not want…he protects my sorry ass when I'm perambulating Keene…No Apeldoorn here! No sir-ree!…