Emerson’s Towing & Repairs driver threatens Robin Hooder Graham Colson

On February 6th, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Emerson Lyons Jr., a tow truck driver employed by Emerson’s Towing And Repair, which can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EmersonsTowing, arrived on Gilbo Avenue to tow a vehicle that Parking Enforcement Officer Jane Vigneau had called in for what is assumed to be unpaid extortion fees, more commonly referred to as parking tickets. The moment the tow truck driver stepped out of his door, he threatened to knock my teeth out for filiming him in public, from twenty feet away. He can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/emerson.lyons

While I generally try to refrain from resorting to name calling, I did refer to this individual as a “fucking loser” towards the end of the interaction, which given the circumstances was certainly justified but still not entirely appropriate or intelligent of me.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_APg3JcvY

In some positive news, this interaction occurred due to the fact that I’m Robin Hooding again, and will be nearly every day of the week for the foreseeable future!

To the officer of the Keene Police Department that’s been assigned to reading this article, I don’t want charges of any kind filed against Emerson Lyons Jr., and I will not be cooperating with your criminal organization in any capacity on this matter.

  • Keith

    Have you considered posting this guy’s name and address. He seems extremely violent and it might be good if all of his neighbors are always armed because he seems like that type of person that will snap at any minute and go on a mass killing spree. I am being serious about this. I fear for your safety.

    • Graham Colson

      I don’t know what his name is, but if anyone does feel free to speak up in the comments, I’d love to know.

    • Graham Colson

      I’m 95% sure this is him.
      https://www.facebook.com/emerson.lyons

    • Lorah Margaret

      I’m 100% sure you’re an asshole.

    • Dr.Wafrotznik

      Wow, thats harsh.

      That redneckpsychodrugabusingtowtruckdrivingalocoholic needs to get treatment.

      I can only imagine what terrible things he did to you and I feel deeply sorry. You should get treatment as well, since it seems you live in your own dream.

    • Fred Flinstone

      Graham is not an asshole! Assholes actually have a function in life!

    • slappy

      That one was funny, but not true ;)

      Graham provides us with high-quality footage of “officials” and their hirelings screwing around.
      This time the “officials” clearly acted professionally, while Emerson didn’t.

      Instead of seeing all this as a wonderful opportunity for a free advertising photo op
      -Skilfully loading a vehicle, and treating involved parties with dignity and respect-
      Emerson chose to physically attack and verbally threaten what could some day be a customer.
      Then he forgets to check that the front wheels were locked, adding to his shame.

      I sincerely hope Emerson facilitates the appearance of success in the future, and takes care of his anger problem.
      True, people don’t usually like being towed (especially if their car is stolen by “The City”) and likely complain a lot to his business, but there are hundreds of legitimate uses for a tow truck, and everybody is a potential customer.
      A show of competence tends to smooth over tensions, and keep all involved parties cool enough to deal with the situation.

      If Emerson was dealing with personal issues, I hope they get resolved, and he becomes a happier trucker soon. Until they do, he should remember to keep his private life and his job separated.

    • Fred Flinstone

      That was high quality? That was like Beta in a Blu Ray world. Uh oh I may have just shown my age.

    • slappy

      Perhaps low image quality, but the footage was high-quality information wise, and Graham stayed professional to the end (except for right at the end, but he noted that at the end of his article).

    • Sofa King

      Yeah, I don’t agree!!!

    • Fred Flinstone

      He always runs his trap and then justifies his actions. Yet if someone does the same to him he cries like a little girl. He’s a punk who hides behind a camera. Doesn’t like snitches yet doesn’t mind calling the cops to protect his sorry ass.

    • Sofa King

      Thanks I need a tow!!!

    • regen

      What a pussy!! If he came at me like that I would blow his little prick head off. He ain’t going to hurt no one except a girl or a kid. He is a punk. A little girl in a mans body. Robin if you do not prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and see that this trash goes to prison then everything you stand for is shit! Regen.

    • regen

      Hey, area code plus 357-1028 thats this pussy’s phone number. You people who live there call and tell him he is a piece of slimy trash and tell him to come down to Georgia and talk like that to some of us hillbilly redneck honky peckerwood crackers and see what happens lol!!!

    • Lorah Margaret

      That’s a business phone number, jackass. Also, I’m glad you’re proud of being an inbred redneck, but for fucks sake keep your trashy comments contained to the already dirty South.

    • Marie

      I find your comments trashy and unprofessional. I guess your dad did a real good job teaching you his vulgar language.

    • Keith

      The nice police officer called him Emerson.

    • Fred Flinstone

      What would you do Graham?

    • Fred Flinstone

      So you could do what Graham?

    • Fred Flinstone

      What would you do then Graham?

    • Fred Flinstone

      You only want this guys info posted so people can harass him. Grow up!

    • Fred Flinstone

      Keith what’s your address since you think it’s no big deal to give out peoples addresses?

    • Fred Flinstone

      Why do you want his address posted? What’s yours if it’s no big deal?

  • davidinkeene

    he should at the least be fired…..Also he did criminal threatening in front of peloquin…i guess we will see what comes of it…

    • Keith

      He certainly should be fired. It is a violent extremist that is just 1 problem away from a mass murder in all likely hood. It is very sad. Thankfully, Graham exposed this guy and his evil intentions. Graham might have saved several lives right there!

    • davidinkeene

      ^ i think you’re exaggerating :-)

    • Lorah Margaret

      The place is called, “Emerson’s Towing”. Good luck with him getting fired, geniuses.

    • Keith

      Was that his first time to tow an auto?

    • davidinkeene

      i guess you like tow truck drivers who threaten violence and with guns…you are the one who doesn’t sound too bright.. Yes let make you the boss…you’d defend gun threatening tow truck drivers who …do it infront of COPS… thats really bright.

    • Marie

      Good luck keeping the business successful. You really need to do some damage control.

    • Keith

      Did you watch the video? That dude acted like he was just released from a mental hospital. I am seriously concerned for the safety of everyone he comes into contact with… I hope he gets the treatment he certainly needs!

    • Fred Flinstone

      Grahams a life saver? Are you high on bath salts?

    • Fred Flinstone

      Fired because he doesn’t like jobless low lifes like Graham Colson?

    • Graham Colson

      Jobless? lol, I do multiple things to support myself, most of which you would probably respond to with “Get a “real” job!” but that doesn’t change the fact that I make money and I rarely pay taxes.

    • Fred Flinstone

      You beg. What else do you do?

    • Fred Flinstone

      Atleast we both agree you’re a low life. Haha!

    • Marie

      Fired because Emerson displayed unprofessional behavior, by using vulgar language, and criminally threatening the life and safety of a bystander, who thankfully had a camera available to hold him accountable for said behavior. Emerson represents his company, and his behavior represents his company. Any other business would have fired the offending employee and offered a public apology to the bystander who was the object of his violence. Graham did nothing illegal, harmful, or antagonizing to warrant Emerson’s actions. Emerson should be fired.

    • Fred Flinstone

      Graham uses vile disgusting and threatening language all the time. Often directed at women out in public. I guess Ian Bernard should fire him then. So it’s okay for these Free Freaks to use vulgar and threatening language but not others?

    • Marie

      Graham doesn’t work for a business, he only represents himself. When has he used vile threatening language? The Emerson employee represents a business and in the end actually said he’d have a gun the next time. Exactly what is he going to do with it?

    • Sofa King

      What a Drama queen, people like with you with your exaggerated useless analysis of this guy and his future plans is just asinine. just keep to yourselves for fucks sake. I had a Robin hooder business card on my car the other day, next time let my meter run out, I’ll take the ticket……

  • Fred Flinstone

    You’re Robin Hooding due to the fact you don’t have a real job correct?

    • Lorah Margaret

      “Will be Robin Hooding every day for the foreseeable future.” Like, seriously? I’d love to walk around Keene all day but I actually have a job.. I’m wondering what these several jobs he speaks of are. Disturbing the peace, wasting taxpayer dollars, harassment..

    • Fred Flinstone

      Mooching off and hiding behind the system he claims to hate!

    • Graham Colson

      I’ve never taken a dime from or mooched off of your precious system, try again.

    • Fred Flinstone

      Who takes care of your kid then? Certainly not you deadbeat. You sure do like to mooch at Walmart.

    • Graham Colson

      Robin Hooding is a job. I’m paid to do it. I wouldn’t do something “every day for the foreseeable future” unless I were being paid to do it, as I’m an Anarcho Capitalist and I don’t do much for free.

    • Sofa King

      Who’s your boss??? we’d like to report to them and tell them what we think!!!

    • Marie

      Since when do you need a boss? A lot of people in Keene support him and his group.

    • jack walker

      Your mommy and daddy must be so proud-when will you be moving out of the basement?

    • davidinkeene

      its unfortunate for emerson towing’s business that they have drivers who behave like they are still in the penitentiary …
      Not smart biz practice….

    • Lorah Margaret

      “Like they are still in the penitentiary” ? Emerson has never been to prison, so this is speculation at best?

    • slappy

      He does act as if he was at some point in time one of the few inmates incarcerated for a crime with a victim though.

      Better get a hold of his anger problem, lest he actually end up as one because of it some day.

    • Marie

      He verbally attacked and threatened Graham. He spoke like he belonged in prison. What I can’t understand us WHY you’re defending his unprofessional and abusive behavior? Your business is and will suffer from this. And you’re now acting just as unprofessional by by your comments on here.

    • Marie

      Continue your childish behavior and your business will suffer…and then you won’t have a job.

    • Marie

      Become a Parking Enforcer. They get to walk around Keene all day….and it’s a job. But then, they disturb the peace also, by writing tickets and having cars towed, wasting taxpayer dollars, harassing honest citizens just trying to park. Eh. Atleast you could walk around town and get paid. See how your points make no point at all?

  • Fred Flinstone

    Why will you be out everyday Graham? Can’t hold down a real job?

    • Graham Colson

      I’ll be out everyday because Robin Hooding is paid activism. As I said in another comment on here, “Robin Hooding is a job. I’m paid to do it. I wouldn’t do something
      “every day for the foreseeable future” unless I were being paid to do
      it, as I’m an Anarcho Capitalist and I don’t do much for free.”

    • Sofa King

      Why don’t you find a real job, I and many others feel that what you do and getting paid to do it is a waste of money.
      When I’m at work punched in, and go in and take a dump, that is money better spent!!!

    • Graham Colson

      You’re free to feel that way but many others don’t, what I do is far more appreciated and useful than you’d like to pretend.

  • Daniel Kennedy

    About 8 years ago this man towed my vehicle from Stoddard. A $200 blown glass pipe was stolen from my vehicle from the time of the tow to the time I picked the vehicle up (10 hours later) He would have had to dig through my vehicle to find it. He has no respect for other people’s privacy or property therefor I have no respect for his privacy (or possession’s). The best solution to the problem is to actively boycott Emerson’s towing like I have been doing for nearly a decade. J&J towing has reasonable prices (603) 242-6270. J&B Towing is a little pricier but offers great service (603) 355-3297

    • OBAMA_FAILED_E_VERIFY

      I just sent this video to AAA. Asked them if they are even aware that this is type of company they send out to assist their members.

  • afrench

    The only reason you didn’t harass him is because you didn’t get a chance! I bet had he not said anything to you we would have never seen this video because it would have been you talking shit! You make out like you’re a vigilante but you are not! You are nothing more than a nuisance! I would rather pay a ticket than have my meter filled by you! At least the revenue is going to make our city better!!!!!!

    • Graham Colson

      Dude, I’ve never harassed any of these people and I had every intention of staying that distance away and not communicating with him or Parking Enforcement Officer Jane. I leave that kind of behavior to bureaucrats and people like Emerson.

  • kirk

    graham not all tow companys are like this i am the manager of one and i came across your vidieo. we as tow truck drivers should be more profesional the driver was out of line right from the get go should not have said anything to you just went about his job and towed the car.we tow for many police departments for cars with tickets or unreg. its the shitty part of are job but we haft to do what they say.id rather be out there helping people on the highway. but i would bring this to his bosses attention unless he is the boss. then i dont know what to say to you but i can say to you if this was one of my guys he wouldnt be working for me.

    • afrench

      Do you live in Keene Kirk? I have a feeling that if you did you would feel differently. Most likely this was not Emerson’s first experience with these punks. And he knew what was coming.
      Graham..don’t like it when you get what you give? And what happened to the videos of you harassing the meter tenders? Oh that’s right they were taken down when they petitioned the court for a restraining order against you!

    • Keith

      These punks? Do you mean the 2 police department employees on the scene? The owner of the auto? Graham? You said these punks and there were only 4 other parties involved so you had to be either talking about the owner as a punk or the police… Know what was coming you say. So Graham standing 20 feet away and saying nothing was too much stress for a tow truck driver? You must be kidding me. Tow truck drivers are tough, resilient folks. They tend to be professional and helpful.

    • afrench

      Actually, I was referring to the “Robbinhooders”. Graham is not the only one, correct?

    • jjoserox

      afrench seems to be an ignorant person and would probably like to see graham executed for excercizing his rights I wonder how emerson would feel if that was wmur making a commercial praising there great tow truck drivers, I would not recommend emerson or hire them I hope AAA cancels there account as I will be calling them also.

    • Graham Colson

      That’s amusing, I’ve never removed any videos of myself Robin Hooding. I also rarely film, and when I do there’s a legitimate reason, like this incident.

    • Lorah Margaret

      There was no legitimate reason for your videotaping this, Graham. Other than the fact that you and your organization already harassed Emerson on multiple occasions and knew how the drivers would react. Your conduct, or lack thereof, is absolutely discriminate. You hide behind a computer and a camera and social media and think you’re a hero, like you’re doing the people a favor, but all you’re doing is pissing the people of the city of Keene off. Grow up, Graham. Get a job, get a life, get a clue. We are speaking up, we don’t want you here, we don’t want your videos, we don’t want your opinions.

    • slappy

      The Internet is a big place.
      Don’t like his videos?
      Don’t watch them, don’t visit the sites they appear on. Most effective though would be to just act professionally when carrying out your duties, and refrain from inhibiting peoples’ right to express themselves (nor from recording others expressions in a public place).

    • Lorah Margaret

      You know what would be professional for Graham, as a Robin Hooder? To not call the fucking police and lie and say my father was carrying a firearm. Also, for somebody who hates the constitution as much as you fucks, you seem to hide behind it awfully well. You are all disgusting hypocrites.

    • Brendan

      Ah, so now we know the motivation…”To not call the fucking police and lie and say my father was carrying a firearm.”
      Fail. Acting all indignant and outraged , when all it *really* is, a personal vendetta you have. Total hypocrite.

    • Oldest Man In The World

      So this ugly slut is the daughter of the wanna be tough guy? Republican and a Christian i take it…the disgusting racist pigs these people are.

    • latalent

      You are a loser, just like your father, and just like his father. You come from a family of bad tempered people, which is why you and your family will never amount to anything except loser tow truck drivers. Loser.

    • Graham Colson

      I didn’t call the police in this situation and I never have for any reason. I got on my two way radio and mentioned to another Robin Hooder that I was being threatened and he reminded me to film, which I already was. I don’t call the police and I made it clear in this article that I won’t be pressing charges or helping the police in any action they take based on this matter, which they may but that’s entirely out of my control and without my consent.

    • Brendan

      You sure seem to have no problem coming here and stirring things up, however, Lorah. Hypocrite.

      We are speaking up, we don’t want you here, we don’t want your videos, we don’t want your opinions.

      Then don’t watch the videos — and stop giving your own darn opinions, sheesh.

    • Marie

      He doesn’t need a reason to take a video of public occurrences. And as far as I can tell, he doesn’t hide. Being in the public eye isn’t hiding. The only one hiding is you with your childish remarks. Grow up, get a clue, get a life, and stop supporting that type of behavior. What Emerson did was unprofessional and wrong. Plenty of people not affiliated with Graham or free Keene have seen this video and are disgusted by Emersons behavior, and they are speaking up, and it’s not in your favor. We want his videos, imagine if, in his hissy fit of rage, Emerson had hit another vehicle with his shoddy towing? I can guarantee somebody would be grateful for that video. You cannot say Grahams opinions are invalid while spouting yours. Having or not having a job, by the way, does not validate or invalidate Grahams doings or actions.

    • Casey

      He is doing everyone a favor actually. Knowing how the drivers of that business act/react and treat people, and not doing anything to inform the public and expose it would just be irresponsible and careless. The guy in that video is a loose cannon, a danger to the public, and absolutely should not be allowed to continue. The only harassment seen here is the driver, threatening to knock teeth out, and come back with a gun. All in front of the police, speeding off recklessly in a rage with someone’s vehicle in tow, endangering others and property. Your remarks are clearly biased, as it seems you condone this kind of behavior, when in fact it’s outrageous and unacceptable, and quite possibly even criminal. There is no legitimate excuse for the drivers behavior in this video.

  • davidinkeene
    • jack walker

      Now the FREAKEENE children are trying to destroy EMERSON
      TOWING with bad reviews. Really childish. EMERSON was in
      keene long before you scumbags showed up and will be here long after. You will gain many more enemies then friends on this one.

    • davidinkeene

      anyone who supports the city of keene hiring tow truck drivers who threaten the public is a fool

    • davidinkeene

      anyone who supports the city of keene in hiring a tow truck company that threatens the public is a fool…also if anyone is harming emerson towing’s business its emerson towing’s tow truck drivers

    • davidinkeene

      jack walker the sensible response from a normal adult to seein the video is :”The City of keene shouldn’t hire tow truck companies that have drivers that threaten physical violence to the citizens of keene….” that is the normal response .. that is the response that would come from normal people

    • Marie

      It doesn’t matter how long they’ve been in business before this. The reactions Emerson is getting is quite deserved. You do not act with that degree of unprofessionalism and not expect a negative outcome. It is not childish to post reviews based on a companies actions…actually, that’s why reviews are there. So people can make decisions on what company is better equipped to handle their needs. This outcome due to Emersons behavior should have been expected.

  • davidinkeene

    Was this company employed by the city? if so the city of keene should not use this company anymore

  • Philip

    Totally unprofessional behavior by Emerson. What problem was it causing him that this man was filming him tow a vehicle?? If he would have kept his mouth shut and done his job this video wouldn’t even have been posted. As for parking tickets or the need for the meter’s I don’t believe they are necessary. Keene resident’s pay enough in tax’s for the upkeep of the streets. No entity waste’s more money in Keene than the municipality itself!!!!! If this man want’s to go around and fill the meter’s than the city is getting the money anyway! What does it matter if it’s the car owner or Robin Hood??

    • Sofa King

      I bet none of you have received a parking ticket in NYC, you all act like Keene is the only place in the world that has them!!! If you want to do some good grow some balls and act the same way (your filming, and Harassing city employees) with the IRS, or the dipshit president, you think your cool going after peanuts in comparison to the waste of money our federal gov’t is!!!

    • Graham Colson

      Obviously everywhere has parking tickets and obviously your government is far worse than just parking enforcement in Keene. This is what I’ll focus on, and if others want to focus on “the IRS, or the dipshit president” they can go right ahead and do that, I’m in New Hampshire for the longrun.

  • scott smith

    i would of just let the guy hit me, he would get arrested, then you can sue the tow company.

  • jack walker

    Graham(aka skateboard boy). Does the IRS know you are being paid
    as as a robin hood. As someone who takes such a moral high ground,
    I’m sure you have reported earnings? How about youtube?

    • MaineShark

      How would that be the “moral high ground,” exactly? Going out of your way to fund the Warmonger-In-Chief’s murderous attacks isn’t exactly a moral high ground.

      Oh, and as a point of law, there’s no requirement to report income until it goes above a certain threshold (which varies depending upon a variety of factors related to your personal life).

    • Graham Colson

      I do what I want, and that’s all I have to say on that subject.

    • Lorah Margaret

      Of course you do, I did some digging on you fine sir, you certainly are a do-gooder aren’t you? A 21 one year old delinquent who hangs around with the likes of thieves and wanna-be drug lords. Who has a child they don’t support but “makes an income” of harassing people on the street and getting a rise out of them by video taping them. What a fine example you set for your child. What a wonderful reputation you are giving to the young-adults of Keene. You disgust me, you pretentious swine.

    • Graham Colson

      “A 21 one year old delinquent who hangs around with the likes of thieves and wanna-be drug lords.”

      1. I’m 20, not 21.
      2. I don’t associate with thieves, stealing is immoral whether you work for the government or you’re just some punk on the streets.
      3. Wanna-be drug lords? Nope, but I smoke cannabis, and I suppose that means I have to purchase it somewhere, now doesn’t it?

    • Destinee Lyons

      Notice you didn’t mention anything about that child you don’t support. Please, continue to talk badly about our father who holds a legitimate job and supports his young children.

    • Lorah Margaret

      That’s funny, because one of your high school buddies was arrested for robbing a convenience store, was he not? Also, since Marijuana is not yet legal in the state of New Hampshire, you are purchasing it from somewhere.. And those people would be drug dealers, would they not?

      And I’m sorry about getting your age wrong, kiddo, but it makes you look all the sillier with what you’re doing with your life. Sorry to hear about your job as the Liberty Tax jockey! Hope nobody tries to murder you on your new position as resident ass clown.

    • Graham Colson

      High school buddies? Are you talking about that moron that commented on my Facebook status yesterday? lol, I don’t associate with people like that.

      And yes, that is correct, I purchase cannabis on an infrequent basis from people you would refer to as “drug dealers”. You go right ahead and repeat that, I guarantee more than half of the people you know do the same exact thing. Your “investigative” skills aren’t very good, are they? I stopped working at “Liberty” Tax after one day, I’m better than that.

    • Lorah Margaret

      The way you quote your words ironically is enough to tell me you’re a fucking idiot. You’re not better than anyone or anything, Graham Colson. I don’t associate with people who do drugs because I’m a decent human being. Crazy, right? The people I engage with are relatively intelligent and do better things with their time and money than smoke dope and stalk people around the city. I also haven’t been to your facebook because frankly, I don’t give a shit about a low life creep like you. However, you just stated that a thief, who you know is a thief, commented on your facebook status, but you have no affiliation with said person. Wouldn’t being facebook friends be an affiliation?

      Also, we’ve been conversing for a quite a while now. Still wondering when you’re going to address the issue of your child, oh moral one.

    • hang3xc

      Potty mouth. Raised well. Apple/tree etc

    • Marie

      I’m friends with lots of people on fb. Am I affiliate with them or aware of their actions? Nope. I don’t know anything about quite a few people on my fb. I added them for games or they requested me, whatever. A lot of people I went to high school with didn’t turn out so great. They’re not my buddies. I just happened to share school with thwm. All this makes your points invalid. As for his kid? Not that it’s your business…but his kid is well cared for. Yet another invalid point. At the age of 20, he is not a child. Also, there’s no such thing as a “real” job. A job is a job is a job. Period. What you’re doing now is validating their point that Emerson Towing is not a place the public wants to deal with. You’re acting like a child, and Emerson acted like a thug. All around, neither of your are acting with any sort of professionalism. A public apology, some sort of disciplinary measure, and having a better public appearance will help you out. This childish “how dare you pick on my daddy” behavior is not appropriate. Your daddy misbehaved. Now he, and the company he represents, must pay the consequences. Graham didn’t do anything illegal, harmful, or threatening to provoke that behavior. Just standing there with a camera did not warrant those verbal attacks and threats.

    • Dominic

      Lorah, can I just say on behalf of the people of the United Kingdom, your acting like a ****!
      Your father, or whoever he is, acted disgracefully. You should be ashamed rather than indignant.

  • Mike

    Why was anyone there videotaping this anyway
    all I see are two people doing what they are getting paid to do
    And one person just looking for a confrontation.
    because those hard working people have obviously been harassed
    By the video taper before. I say camera man ,get a job ,a life and leave working people alone. All you doing is HARASSING people.
    and are serving no real purpose.

    • Graham Colson

      I have a job and I don’t need a reason to film someone in public. I’m good about not filming people (not bureaucrats) that don’t want to be filmed, but if I’m threatened like that I’m going to keep filming. Like it or don’t, but it’s completely legal to film anyone at any point in time in public without their consent.

    • Mike Walker

      That’s funny because in the video the very first thing he said to you was to get the camera out of my face ..
      Meaning DON’T FILM ME. So what you just said about not filming people who don’t want to be is a lie.

    • Graham Colson

      You left out the part where he followed that statement with “or I’ll knock your teeth out.” You threaten to knock my teeth out while I’m filming, you better believe I’ll keep filming.

    • Marie

      Its not illegal to film in public. He does not have to stop filming if he doesnt want to. What Emerson should have done was ignore Graham and gone ahead with his job in a professional manner. Threatening the life and safety of another while representing a business will only end in disaster for that business.

    • slappy

      Mobsters get paid to rough up the neighborhood,
      that doesn’t justify their violence.

      Videotaping police and their hirelings to protect yourself, family, friends, or others is not “looking for a confrontation”, it’s smart in that it protects all parties of the interaction (provided they keep cool and stay peaceful).

      Witnessing and making a record of something are not HARASSMENT, whereas threatening and attacking someone definitely is.

    • Lorah Margaret

      How can you people honestly think you have the legal grounds to do anything? Your organization should be disbanded simply on the principle that you hate the constitution and the government and then hide behind it. “It’s completely legal to film anyone” but you don’t believe in the constitution or paying fines, so these laws shouldn’t apply to you?

    • slappy

      My organization? I’m not a member of any, and I have yet to found my organization “Cute Puppies Against Wars” (We will be providing cute puppies to veterans and victims of wars, foreign & domestic, for therapy purposes -I’m still working on the details)

    • slappy

      You are mistaken when you think these people hate the Constitutions and the governments.
      They hate the fact that the governments apply their rule over everyone on an involuntary basis, while failing to uphold their own Constitutions (ignoring/re-interpreting whatever seems inconvenient at the time), and hiding behind blurry concepts like “collective will”, “the social contract”, etc. while advancing corruption and mismanagement. At the end of it all none of the various bureaucrats, officers, and politicians are ever accountable for any of it.

      If you want to successfully argue with the people frequenting pages like freekeene, I recommend this cheat-sheet (replace DOTnet with .net):

      URL: v.i4031DOTnet/StatistFallacies

      Check it out and see which misconceptions you might have on the matter, and maybe you’ll figure out a way to argue your point better.

      I wish you luck!

    • Mike Walker

      Mobsters don’t enforce the LAW hence your statement is invalid.
      And when you get mugged by a mobster … don’t call a cop.

    • slappy

      Mobsters enforce their rules, even if they come up with them on the spot -not unlike many interactions with “the law” which are only settled years later, incurring many expenses, at the bench in front of a judge -paid by the same organization as the cop, so “settled” might not be the right term.

      The main difference between the embodiments of “the mob” and “the law” is that the mob has no resource-wasting bureaucracies and coerces you directly.

      When you get mugged by a cop …who you gonna call?

    • Mike Walker

      Omg … let me know when you see a mobster here in Keene
      Your history lesson is not needed and is getting off subject

    • slappy

      Care to elaborate which history lesson you are referring to?

  • William Kostric

    A few more minutes without the cop showing up and this business may have ended up being called Colson towing and auto repair.

    • Lorah Margaret

      In your wildest dreams, and over my dead body.

    • slappy

      Your protectiveness of your dad (you mentioned, somewhere on here) shows me he is usually a honest man. I sincerely hope he recovers, and we all learn from this.

    • GeoPuss

      Lorah, it is commendable that you would defend your father no matter what. I will give you this….

      But all your other points you are making about the young man who was filming have no relevance to how you father conducted himself. If you and your father are, as you imply, above this, then I would recommend you prove it with your actions. Part of being a good human being is accepting and embracing mistakes made and learning from them.

      I see a video of a immature 20 yr old that kept his cool for the most part and an older gentleman that lost his shit and threatened someone unprovoked…..please tell me how this is acceptable.

    • William Kostric

      Actions have consequences.

    • http://www.fatboy.cc/ Ted Kennedy’s SEARCH+RESCUE

      “without the cop showing up”
      That’s about the only thing the cop could do. It seems Keene does not require any physical fitness standards, in the employment of their police officers.

  • Tammy

    Lets get the facts straight. No one goes around and deliberately video tapes a tow truck driver. The fact that they had a camera ready to go means they were looking to start trouble. This group deliberately manipulates the truth. Kirk you make the point that not all tow companies act this way, and that you go where the police tell you. Well that’s what Emerson did and what you don’t know is that regardless of previous run in with this group he still responded,
    I have all my work done by Emerson. When I was in a car accident it was his tow company that picked up my vehicle, and I have been with them ever since. Emerson personally has come to help when locked out of a vehicle and has saved me money on numerous occasions. He is professional as well as his staff, and while I know this video doesn’t portray that, you should do some more research about Robin Hood and Free Keene, and take a look at more then just their web page that they design to manipulate people into believing the worse about our government, and now apparently innocent people and their businesses. I WILL NOT take my vehicle anywhere else.

    • Graham Colson

      To clarify, this is the first time I’ve ever encountered this individual or had any communication with anyone employed by ET&R, and the first time I’ve chosen to film a vehicle being towed. And as I said in a previous comment, I don’t need a reason to be filming. I don’t. Like it or not, but I don’t have to justify filming anyone in public for any reason, especially a tow truck driver contracted through the City Of Keene.

    • slappy

      Thank you, Tammy, for offering us your input.
      I have never used the services of Emerson, and until your testimony just now, all I had to go by, was that video.
      When I get to NH, I will be able to make up my own mind about him and his company, and about the activists in Keene.

      Of them I know only that their videos do not “portray” anyone in any other way than they are acting already (excepting stuff like Black Sheep Rising, which is explicitly published as a commentary, so personal views do flow into those).

      Their videos and webpage do not manipulate anyone into believing anything about government. If you watch a few of them (and some on copblock too), then you can clearly see that government can take care of that belief all on their own.

      I’m looking forward to meeting the people and businesses in NH, and with a little luck Emerson will have recovered from this fiasco with better customer service, and might even claim me as a loyal customer some day.

    • kdiemond

      the freekeene/robinhooders/shirefreechurch/et al are all frauds and act out of childishness and self serving agendas – why you would want to move here to be a part of their bogus group does not make sense. Hopefully you will realize that before you waste your time traveling here to discover it on your own.

    • slappy

      I am moving precisely because I don NOT want to be part of any group.

      GroupThink is currently disowning and killing people on my home continent (and in an only apparently more polite way in my home country, but they are slipping…)

      What most people don’t realize is that when they willingly attach themselves to the dominant “group” every four years or so, they are legitimizing its’ actions (like bombing brown people -or as with my home country: supporting your country and producing weapons to bomb brown people).

      Traditionally people will blame the inconsistencies within a “group” on a subset group (aka “the other party”). Which gives the group carte-Blanche to perform horrendous crimes on humanity. I want no part of any of it.

      So I’m coming to NH to live with people who reject GroupThink, who judge people by their actions -not by promises or words on paper.

      The Freestateproject is not a group, it is a form of advertising. Once the 20.000 individuals they are attracting are in NH, the organization will be disbanded.

      I chose the self-serving actions of millions of individuals over the self-serving actions of “leaders” backed by the coerced masses of people blinded by ritualistic pomp & circumstance.

      Men in black dresses, with hats and badges, waving pieces of paper, while threatening violence, have no authority in a land of individuals.

      There, if you want something done, you convince others to help you. You act exemplary, and others will join (but not follow) you.

      That is the world I am working on, and the actions of freekeene/robinhooders/shiresociety/et al have shown me that it is possible to get there in NH (for starters).

      Please note that I do not force my world-view onto you or anyone, but your support of the crimes of government by whitewashing them and blaming the “other” part of it (left/right… did you know there are over 73 parties to chose from in the U.S.?) ends up forcing the “majority” world-view onto everyone.

      All I ask is to remove that force from our interactions, so we can voluntarily agree and settle things like adults.

    • coradon1

      You’re an idiot.

  • Laura Kennedy

    You aren’t doing anything worthwhile apart from pissing off people who are just trying to support their families. Get out of Keene you douche canoe.

  • davidinkeene

    wow grahams debut fk post is waking up the commenting public

  • Maxhardcore

    Press charges.
    Laugh at him in court.
    If he did that down here he would have been shot as soon as he charged up the first time.

  • Graham Colson

    I was just contacted by an individual from http://www.liveleak.com, this video will be available there for a far broader audience in the very near future :) Your ridiculous actions are being seen by a lot of people, Emerson.

  • Kurtis Dickens

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Lorah Margaret and Desiree as they were forced to endure childhoods of repeated physical and mental abuse at the hands of this manic psychopath.

    Perhaps one day they can know peace and happiness.

  • Kurtis Dickens

    From the way this man explodes at a presumably smaller man it’s easy for us to see that he directs his rage at weaker organisms. Surely has beaten his children and pets to get that anger out.

  • Kurtis Dickens

    Nice threats, directed at someone of smaller stature I presume? So this man takes his anger out on the weak? Surely he’s beaten his children and pets.

    May our hearts and prayers go out to Lorah Margaret and Desiree Lyons as they’ve had to endure childhoods of repeated physical and mental abuse at the hands of this lunatic.

    Also let’s hope the proper institution can provide angry little Emerson with the help he needs.

  • Oldest Man In The World

    All this guy did was film an individual twoing a truck. No matter what previous interactions he may or did have is irrelevant. What is relevant is what happens to come from this interaction. If he acts like this just by someone filming him can you imagine how he acts when someone isn’t. And why won’t you help police with their investigation Graham?

  • bill

    report to AAA they will drop him and 89% of his buisness will dissappear

  • Casey

    wow just saw the video on Liveleak, what a horrible experience it must be to deal with these thugs. I feel sorry for anyone that has to put up with them.
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ecc_1392480919

  • bill

    Lorrah your father should be ashamed and i hope he teaches you to respect our constitution a little better the his dad taught him.been driving recovery awhile and he would never allow his employees to do this to a PAYING CUSTOMER.willing or not he is a customer and these so called Robin Hooders???wtf lol are also protected by our beloved constitution.A call and an email to AAA would probably end your dads affiliation with AAA which i know first hand is a huge chunk of a tow companies buisness not to mention access to AAA banks for financing new trucks so if I were you Lorrah i would start trying to save your dads buisness and aopologize for his criminal behavior,

  • Elizabeth Pane

    Is this normal for Keene? I was considering relocating to either Manchester, Concord or Keene. Im nervous about the area as a libertarian. I was looking for positive activism and a solid job. Can anyone give input?

    • Graham Colson

      This is not typical to activism that happens in Keene. This is the first time I’ve ever been talked to like that by a Free Keene hater (who happened to be contracted through the City Of Keene) while Robin Hooding, and although Robin Hooding doesn’t tend to involve that kind of drama the majority of the time, there’s still plenty of other activism going on that doesn’t involve being in the public spotlight like Robin Hooding is.

  • BobTheRecordGuy

    Doing this work for a government agency, he is acting as a government agent; he one no longer has any expectation of privacy (people should have little expectation of privacy for things they do in public, anyway). But on top of that, this whole system (seizing one’s car for unpaid parking tickets! when did property become subject to the whims of government agents – especially when the amount of fines do is a fraction of the value of the property seized?).

    Any idea of how someone’s life can be disrupted by something like this- maybe lose a job… not be able to pick up kids from school.. bit be able to pick up groceries or medicine..

    All in the name of revenue for the State. And this guy is the parasite who benefits from his crony relationship with politicians. A lot of the time these contracts are obtained by money changing hands.

  • BobTheRecordGuy

    Obviously the first officer was derelict in not intervening after the threats.. clearly disturbing the peace if not harassment and assault (it’s just a bit of violence short of assault and battery). Officer needs to be sanctioned.