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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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….

  • enslave keene

    hypocrisy *

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/ 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

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

  • david

    JULIA.

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

  • 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.

  • name

    JULIA,

    IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO THROW random ACCUSATIONS AROUND DELIBERATELY.

  • http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/ Julia

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

  • david

    OH….

  • david

    so what is the entitlement? :-)

  • 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!

  • http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/ Julia

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

  • david

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

  • http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/ 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.

  • 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.

  • enslave keene

    It was whites who voted in our president.

  • 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.

  • http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/ 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.

  • 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

  • david

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

  • http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/ 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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……..

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    …………………argue……..

    ………………………argue…………..

    ………………………….argue……………………

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    ————————————————————————————-

    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.

  • 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

    you people are sure some stupid fucks….

    ~tKoK.

  • 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.

  • enslave keene

    @Matt

    It's like the old childhood game of "im not touchinnnngg yooouuuuu"

    Youre right, they are some real bad asses!

  • 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.

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