Sheriff Dick Foote Bans Activists “Forever” From Court

Dick FooteAs if it weren’t ludicrous enough when Cheshire sheriffs threatened peaceful jury nullification activists for holding the door open for people, now the head sheriff Dick Foote comes out to threaten activists with trespass for singing carols in the court parking lot. He says it’s “harassment”, “stupid”, and more. He claims we’re banned from the court property “forever”, and his captain, Trevor Croteau claims we have to ask permission prior to coming on the property! So much for public property and holding bureaucrats accountable – if they don’t like the questions you ask and the place you ask them, they’ll just throw you in a cage.

For those unaware, these threats were levied when we showed up to sing some Shire Choir Chronic Carols in the Cheshire superior court parking lot Friday afternoon, after a week of caroling there off-and-on. Here are some earlier videos of what happened. Video 1, Video 2, Video 3.

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Kevin Likertjke
Kevin Likertjke

It's not "official oppression," what it is is a rare combination of civil/criminal deprivation of civil rights under the color of law. It's indictable as a felony and I'm shocked that nobody has filed a criminal complaint with the FBI over this. Additionally, it's a prima facie civil case (with the video as irrefutable proof of the violation) that is so perfect, you could attach a Motion for Summary Judgment along with the complaint. The complaint could result in huge civil penalties (which the county's insurance carrier will pay, as they cancel the policy) and, importantly, you could obtain a permanent injunction from the federal court that could make future such conduct punishable as criminal contempt (jail to the chief/foote). It's be best "unfiled" civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. as of this morning. Get a lawyer, get jiggy with it. Looking at PACER, it appears that Foote has not been sued in federal court before. It will be a sobering experience for him, something the old rummy could use.

enslave keene
enslave keene

@Matt It's like the old childhood game of "im not touchinnnngg yooouuuuu" Youre right, they are some real bad asses!

Details
Details

@Matt, RE: "Nice job as usual Kate in being clueless – I like how you stood at the edge of the parking lot towards the end and not the sidewalk when the cops weren’t looking….HAHA…you’re so bad ass! LOL. Pathetic." Hey smartass, the cops walked away while she was standing at the edge of the parking lot, she didn't move there when they weren't looking. Nice job being clueless.

theKINGofKEENE
theKINGofKEENE

you people are sure some stupid fucks…. ~tKoK.

To: Sheriff Foote:
To: Sheriff Foote:

YO!, Sheriff!...Look, Richard, that was a cluster-flop. You & your Boys *LOST*... You *RETREATED*FROM*THE*BATTLEFIELD*BLOODIED*... You all looked as embarrassed and ashamed as the FreeKeeneCultists say you do...I can "see it in your eyes"*HERE*ON*VIDEO* Your system is fucked... Burke is out-of-control... Arnold is gone / leaving...("retiring"...) Lane is gone / leaving..."(retiring"...) These kids don't even need lawyers!... Is THIS what you pictured, as a young man, back in Viet Nam...???... Is *THIS* the America you "fought to defend"...???... Is *THIS* the Constitution you swore to "Uphold, Protect & Defend, from any and all enemies, foreign and domestic"...???... Is *THIS* the best you can do, Dick...???... Maybe we should have gone with the abomination of a "Sheriff Rivera", after all... A "Sheriff Rivera" would have been pepper-spraying & handcuffing & dragging away these FreeKeeneCult clowns.... A "Sheriff Rivera" would have been spouting *HIS* brand of bullshit with much more authority... Really, truly, it just doesn't look like your heart is in it, anymore, is it...???... Honestly, I do not know which group *DIS-APPOINTS*ME*MORE*........... The FreeKeeneCultists, or the *BROWN*SHIRTS*.... (Historically, the "Night of the Long Knives", was harder on the S.A., than Kristallnacht was on the Jews...) Don't worry, Richard, Kenneth will still let you ride in the Lenco Bearcat... ...And no, fuckface-david-keene, it is NOT "a tank"... Not even a Ford F-550 chassis is beefy enough for a *TANK*... A Lenco Bearcat is a TRUCK!...It's a TRUCK, you stupid motherrfuckers, not a "tank"....Jesus H. Christ on a popsickle stick, you people are sure some stupid fucks....

theKINGofKEENE
theKINGofKEENE

So, Cheshire County Sheriff Richard "Dick" Foote sends his troops out to skirmish with some local rebels and insurgents... There is PRESS on-hand, to document the conflict via audio/video... Those who could not, or would not attend, can review the action here on FK blog... We can comment here...... But, all we seem to do is **JACK-OFF*JULIA*......... ...shop at BIZARRE DAVID'S BAZAAR... ...argue. ...argue. ...argue... ...argue... ....argue..... ........argue.... ............argue........ ................argue...... .....................argue........ ...........................argue.............. ...............................argue........................ ....................................argue........................ ..........................................argue........................... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, OK, maybe all we're doing is to **ARGUE**..... But, are we at least moving the argument forward???................... :( ~tKoK. *my captcha code is "U243"....URANIUM!.....or is that "U-Boat 243"...???....... :) ~tKoK. ~tKoK.

enslave keene
enslave keene

Julia, The black panthers and Nation of Islam got away with more significant protests 40 years ago, your argument that they couldnt do this today isnt sensible.

enslave keene
enslave keene

Once again the point I was making was that there was a time when there was real oppression, even a time when being white wasnt enough to vote, you had to be a property owner. I feel I could debunk white privelege today but I would need my own blog to do it. lol

Julia
Julia

Yeah it does. If the free staters were black or latin@ there's no way they'd be able to get away with most of the things they do, since the system and our culture have decided that the life of a white person is worth much more. Sad but true.

david
david

It really doesn't have anything to do with fsp or free staters :-)

david
david

the prisons situation ...is from residuals from the past... the past that is now.... your term "white privilege" doesn't explain much ...I don't think it's a very good term or accurate

Julia
Julia

White privilege exists today. All you need to know are the demographics of the US prison population. Many times, racism has nothing to do with the state but is simply cultural. A store owner doesn't need a state to kick the black man out.

name
name

Hey genius, if you can't tell me how it will change anything, can you at least tell me how holding public officials/employees accountable has morphed into singing mock 'Christmas Carols'? And you dare think that *we are* the ones with a problem dealing with reality. Thanks for settling that one, for good. You can go back to sleep now. Have a nice day anyhow, Mr. Genius.

enslave keene
enslave keene

Julia Not so much now, Jim Crow was more of a when then a who. I have to disagree with you on any white privelege today for many reasons, but my main point was there was a time in this country when there was a brutal oppresive nature. Before Blacks organized w/ King, X, and others it was the Irish, Polish, Chinese. White privelege simply doesnt exsist on that level now.

Julia
Julia

Exactly. If FK were black they would have been shot for doing what they do to the pigs. More proof of white privilege at work.

david
david

Racism doesn't have anything to do w free staters...

Julia
Julia

"enslave keene", I hope you read my blog entry. Racism (white privilege) still exists and is quite prevalent in society today.

enslave keene
enslave keene

Just watched "The help", great movie a slight twist from the novel but it did make me realize (again) how insignificant the claims of FK are about oppresion. I suggest you take 2 hours and watch it!

david
david

so what is the entitlement? :-)

Julia
Julia

I'm basing my "accusations" on what I've experienced.

name
name

JULIA, IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO THROW random ACCUSATIONS AROUND DELIBERATELY.

name
name

And remember, chaz genius, I asked how it WILL change any of that. NOT how perhaps it might be possible that it could change any of that.

david
david

JULIA. YOU SHOULDN'T JUST GO THROWING random ACCUSATIONS around willy nilly :-P

name
name

david, a bazaar is a marketplace. Is that what you meant? Evidence please.

david
david

julia, there is no "free stater sense of entitlement" ..That is a bazaar statement ....your groping for ways to dis freestaters and using lying/making things up/wacked out hyperbole to do it.... where is this "sense of entitlement" julia evidence please ......BAZAAR

name
name

Ok, genius, have it your way. Can you tell me how this way of "holding them accountable for *their part* of what a very mean, unmanageable, unaccountable, wasteful, & deceptive government has morphed into(sic)." will EVER change ANY of that?

Julia
Julia

Why is it that so many free staters seem to hold a sense of entitlement? Why do they assume others will go out of their way for *them* when their entire philosophy is based on the notion that one isn't entitled to anything (including the means to keep living) except being "left alone"? The other week I was at Milly's Mingle in Manch (read about it here: http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/2011/12/bl... ) and this one free stater was going on and off about his philosophy and why he thinks all forms of oppression in society which have nothing to do with the state are justified. Completely disgusting in my view. Why is that the kind of new society so many in the FSP want to create?

Chaz Munro
Chaz Munro

name on Sun, 1st Jan 2012 5:00 pm Can you tell me, genius, how harassing public employees will EVER change ANY of that? -- First of all it's not "harassment". This part is always lost on you weird little worshipers of government, yet here it still is: It is holding them accountable for *their part* of what a very mean, unmanageable, unaccountable, wasteful, & deceptive government has morphed into. I know you want to hide the evils that government does just by them having the power to initiate any force against anyone they choose. You are deceptive, now you have to live with that too. Perhaps someday that may tickle your conscience even a bit. I'd like to hold out hope for you. Perhaps if you quit your government job or grabbing their benefits, somehow you may come to reason. Have a nice day anyhow, Mr. Deceptive Troll.

Bill
Bill

Sam, How can you say "WE" while hiding in a hole in Texas? David, I agree with you that the Carols would have been more effective if they had sounded more sincere. Just like everything that comes out of the mouths of the Lying Hypocrites at FreeKeene.

enslave keene
enslave keene

Maybe the true calling of FK could be in going down to the border states, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Cali, and letting all the illegal immigrants know what kind of police state they are trying to break into and that way they will all turn around and go back to a much more "liberty" oriented country like Mexico or any of several Central American democracies... Yeah!

enslave keene
enslave keene

Why is it so frightingly easy to tear apart and point out hypocricy in the FK FSP's arguments? Are we all that smart or could it be something else? Once again for me it's all about comic relief and how hard can I laugh on any given day....

name
name

Chaz Genius Munro on Sun, 1st Jan 2012 4:17 pm Does it make the kid less dead when a swat team busts into the wrong house and kills an innocent? Sure its a mostly unpunished evil, yet in your mind, everything here is hunky-dory because it’s not like North Korea. For every “terrorist” killed in the middle east, the U.S. government murders (yes, murders) 12 innocents. This government has laws on the books that allow them to do anything to anyone, anytime they want. Please feel free to deflect from that, as you always do. Cheshire county government are in deference to that same government and will do anything that they are told. You just think that we are free to live our lives because the evil that more totalitarian nations unleash on the innocent and dis-empowered, hasn’t been done on people to the level it is done there. Can you tell me, genius, how harassing public employees will EVER change ANY of that?

name
name

So chaz, genius, when your house catches fire, do you call the fire department? Who plows the streets where you live? Your child mistakenly takes a handful of pills, do you call a private ambulance, or 911? Someone hits you in your car, causing serious damage. They refuse to pay. Do you take them to court? Which one? A private court?

matt
matt

@chaz - yes - we can all go back to sleep with the founder of the free state project, in his home funded by taxpayer funds in the State of New York.

matt
matt

As well, as Anita has pointed out - they were not "Christmas" Carols. They were made up songs sung to the tune of musical compositions associated with Christmas. There were nothing about those songs that had anything to do with the spirit of the Christmas holiday.

Chaz Munro
Chaz Munro

name on Sun, 1st Jan 2012 3:21 pm Oh, you think you’re so smart, chaz. You’re right, because we are soooo close to that bad. Thank God we have assholes like this to harass public employees for our freedoms. I bet they wish they had freedom loving assholes like this in South Korea. --- And there you go again, making such a big deal out of someone mistakenly saying "South", instead of looking at the ugliness dealt out even to the innocent, in these lands. Does it make the kid less dead when a swat team busts into the wrong house and kills an innocent? Sure its a mostly unpunished evil, yet in your mind, everything here is hunky-dory because it's not like North Korea. For every "terrorist" killed in the middle east, the U.S. government murders (yes, murders) 12 innocents. This government has laws on the books that allow them to do anything to anyone, anytime they want. Please feel free to deflect from that, as you always do. Cheshire county government are in deference to that same government and will do anything that they are told. You just think that we are free to live our lives because the evil that more totalitarian nations unleash on the innocent and dis-empowered, hasn't been done on people to the level it is done there. And you dare think that *we are* the ones with a problem dealing with reality. Thanks for settling that one, for good. You can go back to sleep now.

Anita
Anita

You might want to play back your own video and LISTEN. You weren't issued a "no trespass" order for merely singing carols. You were harassing people, as you consistently do. Bottom line.

name
name

Oh, you think you’re so smart, chaz. You're right, because we are soooo close to that bad. Thank God we have assholes like this to harass public employees for our freedoms. I bet they wish they had freedom loving assholes like this in South Korea.

Chaz Munro
Chaz Munro

name on Sat, 31st Dec 2011 4:51 pm Oh, you think you’re so smart, chaz. Yes, it’s a straight line from assholes being barred from harassing public employees, to dictatorship. Genius. Only you said it was a "straight line". The real point, that you always seem to miss is: Why let it get even close to that bad unless you were to benefit from the state in some manner? So what kind of goodies (or job) do you have from them?

david
david

ian wilson ,maple ave, and you would have been shot for attempted murder with a deadly weapon .. and or sent to jail for the rest of your life. For you to think about your moronic mistake, ' true story

Anton Lee
Anton Lee

they'll let any drunk with a computer on this site. UPDATE: Sheriff Foote has banned snow and mosquitos.

Resident Troll
Resident Troll

The question to ask is, "why Sam (Miller) Dodson's been hiding out for so long". Mind you, he's probably NON VIOLENTLY attacked others in his embarrassing way. 'Still trying the instigation technique,which makes, or tries to convince him he's not gay. Poor poppet. Again, this was done only to instigate.........

Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson

this video is like a really bad saturday night live skit. true story. ian wilson maple ave keene nh

Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson

i would have tazed you or driven over you with my lenco bear cat. true story. ian wilson maple ave keene nh

Harry
Harry

How the comments get side track from the post of five Constitutional Officers, becoming Constitutional Criminals to nullification? I’ll post some decisions by justices regarding nullification. Hope this sheds more light, understanding of nullification. Copy them for future reference. The only power the judge has over the jury is their ignorance. The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy. John Jay 1st. Chief Justice U.S. supreme Court. 1789 The Jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts. Samuel Chase U.S. supreme Court Justice1796, Signer of the unanimous Declaration. The jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both law and fact. Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S supreme Court Justice, 1902. The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided. Harlan F. Stone, 12th. Chief Justice U.S. supreme Court. 1941 The pages of history shine on instances of the jury’s exercise of its prerogative to dis regard instructions of the judge. U.S. vs Dougherty, 473 F 2nd. 1113, 1139, 1972

matt
matt

@thinkliberty - ahhhh - the old "you're reading this - so it must be effective" ploy. Yeah well, I've read the Koran too, doesn't mean it's any more effective. From freekeene's "about" page: "Free Keene allows you to tap into the epicenter of the Peaceful Evolution, from wherever you are, to see it all unfold." Population has nothing to do with it - this is the "epicenter". Do you really think all those donations in the NYC matter came from New Yorkers only? I know I donated and I don't live there. Come on. And what is with the citation bit? LOL - are you serious....you want my responses to be in MLA format tas well Herr Professor? "Nothing to revolutionize". That's right - very good sir/maam....there isn't anything to revolutionize - at least according to freekeene's "about" section: "This is not a revolution. We are not revolving, or going back to the beginning. This is evolution." My activism? My blog? Is reading this blog only for those who do activism and blog about it? What's your point? Why are you so threatened by a little discourse and disagreement? I read this blog because I care about Keene, and I care about it's community - and I have explained a THOUSAND times before on here by people who think they're being snippy snappety with the same questions you just asked - I'm not going to keep repeating my explanation. All you need to know is - is that I do read it. I think if Ian had a problem with it, he would let me know or simply block me. Deal with it.

david
david

Why does it matter to you if it appeals to the "majority"?

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