BREAKING: James “Robin Hood” Cleaveland Arrested

robin-hood-james-cleaveland-keeneDetails are scarce at the moment, but it appears that Robin Hood himself, aka James Cleaveland has been arrested, purportedly as he attempted to gather news about a standoff between an allegedly suicidal man and Keene police.

The Keene Sentinel has a developing story regarding the standoff, which has apparently ended after shots have been fired. Some activists returning from the scene believe that the allegedly suicidal man shot himself. Regarding James’ arrest, no other activists were apparently there to witness it and details are unclear as to if James was recording at the time or not.

UPDATE 12am Eastern: James is out and was interviewed on Peace News Now with Derrick J on LRN.FM.

According to his interview with Derrick J, James has been charged with “Disorderly Conduct” and “Resisting Arrest”. He says he was trying to comply and had agreed to move backwards. He says the police have confiscated his camera. James will be arraigned at Keene district court on 9/2 at 8:30am.

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25 comments
Sagerro
Sagerro

I have a disorderly conduct charge for starting my snowmobile in my driveway at 5am when i go to work in my garage, I also live in a private community, 42 U.S.C. will be filed in the United States District Court. stupid Conway Cops.

Cops are out of control around this state and needs to be put back where they belong, working for the people not the Corporation.

Agent Kris
Agent Kris

Are there no cameras that can save directly to the Internet in the same way that smartphones can?

Wuz nt Me
Wuz nt Me

iPhones/iPads can be configured to automatically upload videos to the iCloud service. Similarly, android phones/tablets can be configured to automatically upload videos to your google account (Google Drive?). However, that requires that the device have an active cellular data or wi-fi connection for a period long enough to fully upload the video. So, if for instance you were using an iPhone with a data plan and it was confiscated after recording a video then the phone would have to remain ON and within reach of a signal until the video completely uploads. Though I can't name any, I am aware of the existence several video apps that provide this same functionality with other cloud storage services. For digital cameras and digital video recorders (not phones) that record to SD cards there are products like the Eye-fi Mobi SD cards that wirelessly connect to your phone which can then upload your pictures and videos to an online cloud storage service.

Richard Bauman
Richard Bauman

Two important statements from the Glick decision: "The First Amendment right to gather news is, as the Court has often noted, not one that inures solely to the benefit of the news media; rather, the public's right of access to information is coextensive with that of the press". (p12) "To be sure, the right to film is not without limitations. It may be subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions." (p13)

Screwthe Cat
Screwthe Cat

WTF? Can't keene cops get a clue? The cops probably shot the man. They are so stupid, makes my cat look like a rocket scientist.

KeeneGuy
KeeneGuy

You make my dog look like a Mensa candidate - so what's your point?

bryan
bryan

The police think we should bow to them .they are peace keepers but in most cases they escalate the interaction into violence.

KeeneGuy
KeeneGuy

He's not a member of the media, he has no press pass, they told him to get back and - in typical FreeKeene fashion - thought he could just do what wants. Obviously, he was mistaken. When are you people ever going to learn?

No freestaters here
No freestaters here

These guys are just fools. Maybe one day they will actually grow up , get a job, and get a life.

oooorgle
oooorgle

Looks as though you are the one who has learned exactly and only what they wanted you to. Pitiful...

Thomas Simmons
Thomas Simmons

Ummm...Freedom of the Press applies to all citiens not just annointed press pass holders. The Glick decision held that all citizens have the right to film police in the execution of ther duties. What part of Constitutional Law do you not understand? How sad that as we approach the 4th of July so many people have to be reminded that King George was defeated....

Film The Police Always
Film The Police Always

When are people going to learn? One does NOT have to have a Press Pass to exercise ones 1st amendment rights. I normally tell people to always take their case to trial, but I know I wont have to do this with this one. If someone is not interfering, but quietly standing in public recording video, then they are not disorderly. If no crime tape was up then it's obvious that this was a contempt of cop arrest. folks Whether or not you like the Free Keene folks, you all better support them in these type of arrest because this is an arrest that can happen to anybody.

KeeneGuy
KeeneGuy

LoL ... "The Glick Decision". You might want to read that decision a bit more closely. It does not give anyone unfettered access to an ongoing police action. He wasn't arrested for wiretapping, he was arrested for essentially being a dick and not getting out of the way. You wannabe lawyers really crack me up.

KeeneGuy
KeeneGuy

Not a very good one, apparently.

Roger Wilson
Roger Wilson

No kidding. He doesn't even know about New Hampshire's anti-being-a-dick statute.

Roger Wilson
Roger Wilson

That's no way to talk about first responders.

USAZombyVoters
USAZombyVoters

So who is a member of the media...Ow right its who the government and the idiot box you all television tells you. Can a tax cattle say mooo. I love how you slaves think only certain people can be a reporter. Might want to pull that jack booted thugs foot of your rear I think its cutting of circulation to your brain somehow. Now get back to work making the government some tax revenues slave.

USAZombyVoters
USAZombyVoters

So you've based the fact that he didn't get out of the way on statements from people who claim he didn't get out of the way...your public school must be so proud of you. Got to love these people who think its okay for the state to be the victim, the investigator, the charge officer, the prosecutor, the judge, and often the jury. Can anyone say kangaroo court?

KeeneGuy
KeeneGuy

Gosh you're so wicked smaht. I'm laughing at you, little man.

Sovereign101
Sovereign101

That explain things. How do you tell when a lawyer is lying?....their lips are moving.

MrMiran
MrMiran

These days just saying a startled, "What?" when they announce they are arresting you will get you a "resisting arrest" charge. They abuse these catchall laws like "disorderly conduct" all the time too... Frankly such laws need to be repealed. I hope he was recording!

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