Failure to comply with federal and state laws by Keene city employees!

keene-city-employees-emailed-robin-hood-freekeene-copblockThe text below was sent to me at pete@copblock.org. It previously been sent to a number of individuals – all with email extensions of “ci.keene.nh.us” and to area media.

The author begins the message:

This is to let you know effective IMMEDIATELY our group of citizens intends to force the City of Keene and its employees to comply with federal and state laws that up until this point have been willfully ignored by high ranking officials of the City of Keene.

It’s shared here as it’s relevant to many here in Keene. I defaulted to redacting the name of the person who sent it to me, out of respect for their privacy.

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To: “dcurran@ci.keene.nh.us” <dcurran@ci.keene.nh.us>; “jmanwaring@ci.keene.nh.us” <jmanwaring@ci.keene.nh.us>; “mgreenwald@ci.keene.nh.us” <mgreenwald@ci.keene.nh.us>; “bchadbourne@ci.keene.nh.us” <bchadbourne@ci.keene.nh.us>; “dcrichards@ci.keene.nh.us” <dcrichards@ci.keene.nh.us>; “tmclark@ci.keene.nh.us” <tmclark@ci.keene.nh.us>; “roconnor@ci.keene.nh.us” <roconnor@ci.keene.nh.us>; “jduffy@ci.keene.nh.us” <jduffy@ci.keene.nh.us>; “tpowers@ci.keene.nh.us” <tpowers@ci.keene.nh.us>; “rvenezia@ci.keene.nh.us” <rvenezia@ci.keene.nh.us>; “kroberts@ci.keene.nh.us” <kroberts@ci.keene.nh.us>; “dpregent@ci.keene.nh.us” <dpregent@ci.keene.nh.us>; “cjacobs@ci.keene.nh.us” <cjacobs@ci.keene.nh.us>; “dmeader@ci.keene.nh.us” <dmeader@ci.keene.nh.us>
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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 9:37 PM
Subject: Failure to comply with federal and state laws by Keene city employees!

This is to let you know effective IMMEDIATELY our group of citizens intends to force the City of Keene and its employees to comply with federal and state laws that up until this point have been willfully ignored by high ranking officials of the City of Keene.

1) The City of Keene and its employees have continuously violated 47 C.F.R. section 90.425 which is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which requires “station identification” either in voice or Morse code of each assigned FCC call sign be announced every 30 minutes during continuous usage for public safety radio frequencies (e.g. police, fire, EMS) and every 15 minutes during continuous usage for all other non-public safety radio frequencies (e.g. public works, highway, parking, etc.). The potential fine is $500 per violation — meaning that for say the police, fire and EMS the City could be liable for 48 different violations per day or $24,000 PER FREQUENCY! If within 24 hours after receipt of this email these violations are not corrected, we will without further notice file formal complaints with the Federal Communications Commission’s Boston Field Engineering Bureau and their National Enforcement Bureau in Washington DC where for more than six months we can prove continuous violations! Do the math!

2) The City of Keene has allowed its parking enforcement personnel to remove handbills, advertisements, posters, notices, etc. in violation of citizens’ First Amendment rights! A 6 minute 29 second digital video of one of the City’s parking enforcement officers can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b7sMp5DS4SQ

Unless this parking enforcement officer is severely disciplined we will find an attorney to bring a class action civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 et seq against this officer, the other two officers, the city and those “supervisors” responsible for supervising these agents.

3) The City of Keene and its police officers have been violating citizens’ civil rights in the majority of cases where charges of disorderly conduct and/or harassment charges have been made by these officers. Regardless what the City of Keene and its employees do, it is our intention that we will find each and every occasion in which city police officers or anyone acting in behalf of the city have brought disorderly conduct and/or harassment charges for the past three years and any new cases filed. For each one that we find that there was not sufficient evidence of guilt or absolutely no violation, it is our intention to find attorneys willing to bring civil rights actions against the city, the arresting police officer, police supervisors and the City itself in both their official and individual capacities!

We will also be “setting up” city personnel for what we believe to be a wanton disregard of laws including the aforementioned civil rights violations in our own “STING”. As in the past, we will be digitally recording the official misconduct. Should anyone decide to interfere with our digital recordings in violation of the US Court of Appeals – Glick decision, http://radioboston.wbur.org/2011/08/30/legality-recording-police we will again bring civil rights actions against the officers, their supervisors and most importantly the city itself.

Just as if you were personally involved in an automobile accident that wasn’t your fault — chances are the City’s insurance company/companies will certainly increase the premiums that the city currently is forced to pay. We predict that unless something is IMMEDIATELY done to stop these unlawful acts or omissions, the cost to the taxpayers will be so much that the average taxpayers will demand resignations. By virtue of just this email itself you and the City of Keene are now officially on notice of the widespread violations of federal and state laws. We also promise to notify the entire news media of our on going efforts to detect and assist individuals in finding attorneys to bring lawsuits as aforesaid. Do you want Keene to be known for these acts/omissions? The choice is yours!

  • Guest

    I read this email! It has CAPS and exclamation points in it!

    Please tell me now this is a joke! Dont tell me later! If this is not a joke WHY IS THIS PERSON YELLING!

    • Whats the frequency Kenneth

      Perhaps you can inform us, Shakespeare, about the alternate methods of highlighting words in plain text. I know of exactly one other. This is generally the most standard, as far as I know.

  • Jamie Robinson

    When confronting city employees about their flagrant disregard for federal law, it’s critical for activists to make sure they have a camera, and if at all possible, be wearing a three-cornered patriot hat.

  • Eddie Visitor

    So the group that advocated NO government interference is now going to use the GOVERNMENT court system to harass and undermine people. Way to go Free Keene!

    • MaineShark

      Using the government against the government is perfectly acceptable. It’s called, “poetic justice.”

    • Jamie Robinson

      “acceptable” is not a very high standard. Some people find using the government against the innocent “acceptable.”

    • MaineShark

      “Acceptable” isn’t a standard, at all. It’s a statement that something /meets/ a particular standard.

    • Bob_Robert

      “the group”? So you know the person, sorry “group”, that sent this email? I’m impressed, I don’t see any identification.

  • PabloKOh

    A sting just like Barry Cooper? Can’t wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777923032 Dennis Cote

    I see this as a flightless bird taking a dive off the ledge. Threats usually go bad.

  • Whats the frequency Kenneth

    Government, choke thyself with thine iron fist in thine velvet glove!