Trial Scheduled for Sam: 6/15, 1:30pm ET


Mark your calendar. A trial has been scheduled for Sam on 6/15 at 1:30pm in Keene District Court. (2nd Floor, 3 Washington St., Keene, NH 03431)

Word is Ivy sent notice to the city manager and council as well as some other bureaucrats to let them know they will be held liable under some federal code about deprivation of rights (USC 1983) for every day they have been complicit in holding Sam. A couple of days later, a trial has been magically scheduled.

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  1. Well, that is interesting.

  2. 42 U.S.C. § 1983, commonly referred to as "section 1983" provides:

    Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, Suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer's judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

  3. It's about time. Way to go Ivy!

  4. This is great news!

  5. Right on. Go for the throat in court. It will be interesting to see how to justify their imprisonment of Sam.

  6. How presumptuous to think that a letter to the city manager and councilors (city council is a legislative body that has nothing to do with day-to-day police activities in Keene) would have ANY effect on the date of the trial. Beginning with "word is" tells me that this is pure spin.

    Perhaps someone should check to see when the trial date was set?

    Though it does seem that the trial is overdue, be cautious in thinking Ivy had anything to do with it.

    FYI- the Keene District Court has NO relation to the City of Keene!!! It's completely an entity of the state- once he was arrested and had charges filed, it was out of the city's hands.

    I constantly pity the out-of-towners who read this and think it's well-reported news. Try to be objective readers…

  7. Great news!

  8. The city's agents assisted in the arrest, so they are liable, from my understanding. "More spin" – It could be a coincidence, but the trial order came out just a day after they received the notices from Ivy. Draw what conclusions you may.

  9. Ivy, this is great news any way you slice it and dice it. This means Sam will have been in jail for 64 days, 04/13 through 06/15 for all of this triumphed up BS, and he has not compromised his constitutional rights.

    You know how to get hold of me if you need anything on my end.

    Sam's Dad

  10. Well done, Ivy! It's hard for me to hold my tongue on what I think of the mafiosos in that town of Keene. I'm marking my calendar for this one.

  11. Incredible news. I know Sam has found much to do in jail but he will have much more outside! I am really hoping that more outreach to the many non-violent "offenders" behind bars will come about through Sam's experience.

  12. So who is bringing the video camera 🙂

  13. Probably everybody

  14. When someone becomes personally liable or their bond is in peril, they will do what ever it takes to make it go away.

  15. FREE SAM in time for Porcfest… at which point Sam can personally shake the hand of everyone he's motivated to come on up to NH from his struggle.

  16. Woot Woot!!

  17. Wow. Great news, it's about time.

    Ivy I think you've done a great job and it's so nice NOT to have an official attorney representing Sam.

  18. Ivy just got arrested on some charges from Rhode Island (where she hasn’t lived for almost two years). Felony charges, so no bail, and they’ll be seeking extradition. That she’s supposed to be working on Sam’s case over the next week, and is now in jail and has to worry about this nonsense, does not seem entirely like a coincidence to me.

    On another note, Sam’s arrest happened on 04-13. Trial’s on 06-15, 63 days later. Who wants to bet they’re going to convict him of, say, two 30-day contempt of court charges, say “time served,” and then let him out? Probably the plan all along, and then their ass is retroactively covered since now the 63 days in jail was serving a sentence. I seem to remember that’s what they did when Lauren was in jail for 34 days in 2007.

  19. Whatever Ivy was arrested on, I'm sure we all will help however we can. And just think, Sam will be out and able to help too!

    In Peace, Jim

  20. What a remarkable coincidence that Ivy's felony warrants were executed at this time. I wonder how old they are. Did someone finally run her record? Sam's got less than two weeks to prepare for a trial. Hopefully some liberty-loving lawyer in NH will take an interest and offer some good advice to Sam in his time of need. Lawyers aren't all bad.

    I heard Sam mention 18 USC 242 on Freedom Watch. I doubt anyone will ever be prosecuted criminally but his reference to this law exposes a double standard: People in government are free to use force recklessly while compliance with the law must be absolute for everyone else.

    I'm glad to hear that Sam is using <a>section 1983. It seems to benefit activists when they know the laws better than the enforcers do. Nice work!

  21. Sorry for bad link to 42 USC 1983.

    Not sure who practices 1983 law in NH but lawyers <a href="; rel="nofollow">usually aren't interested unless there are more than a few broken bones. Not only is litigation is very expensive (unless you're pro se or being represented pro bono), but the people in government take those suits seriously whether or not they are filed pro se. If minimizing the harm done by the state is a goal, engaging the state in litigation, when litigation is appropriate, to deplete its resources seems quite worthy. I'm sure any one of the <a href="; rel="nofollow">District Court clerks would be happy to explain the filing fee and service requirements.

  22. 4 More Spin

    Talk about spin, your excuse of saying once the group of thugs representing the city of Keene – jumped, bound,kidnapped and threw Sam in a cage, then suddenly, like magic, it's was out of their hands. Question: If you wanted to rule over others, wouldn't it be a good idea to seperate branches often and as quickly as possible, in order to get away with upholding whatever laws you felt like? Face the truth, they are all on the same team.

    Are you unable of seeing the incredible dishonesty in being able to jump, kidnap and cage someone over something called "contempt of court?" Is this why you hide behind your avatar "More Spin" because the bottomline is, you know this stuff is just plain criminal?

  23. Re my lawyer comment earlier, I wasn't clear. I should have said, it's nice not to have a lawyer who practices daily in the city of Keene so the council doesn't have to worry about pulling any punches (due to other pending cases, i.e.; retribution) as one thing's for sure, Sam needs representation.

  24. Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost (estimated) to hire standard legal representation for Sam?

    Just interested…

  25. ian, would you please ask whoever's heading up sam's defense on the outside to contact me at my registered email?

  26. "Comment by Interested party

    "June 5, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    "Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost . . . to hire standard legal representation for Sam?"

    Probably his freedom,, his reputation, and his self-respect . . .

  27. I just saw Ridley's report on getting Ivy's computer/printer at their restaurant and Bill's call into Porc411. They are on to all people posting here and nhliberty/ nhunderground, etc. etc. This is too coincidental and they are working real hard to make sure they are not touched on the state level. Everyone that is working with Sam and Ivy need to spread all of the public info out fast to as many people as possible. Have camera's at Sam's/ Ivy's court dates but also have small hidden camera's with transmit capabilities. Even small Flip cameras/ phone cameras, Lapel cams, button cams, etc., anything to ensure that all the info is out on the open. Everyone should now secure and encrypt all of your files and have copies at remote servers such as Cryptonite or international severs, hide multiple copies close to you. Do it as much as possible. Any computer or camera that the gov't can get their hands on should be encrypted or empty. The Judge on Freedom Watch said it best, "The Camera is the new Gun" If you use it, make sure you use it wisely and empty the files as fast as possible. Keep multiple SD cards with copy capabilities with you and change out your SD cards often. Think of them as bullets. Good luck to everyone!

  28. It is indeed an interesting coincidence that Ivy was arrested on past warrants just now. It is possible – and this is pure speculation – that the government people against Sam (e.g., prosecutor, judge) became concerned that Sam and Ivy were really showing how the government people were breaking their own rules and how almost all of the government people's decisions are corrupt and immoral, so they did some background research on Ivy to find something to stop it. A non-lawyer can only represent you in court in New Hampshire, I think, if the non-lawyer is in "good standing" with the court (i.e., is not convicted of anything). So now they probably won't let Ivy represent Sam any more.

  29. i've attempted to find out from ian who the best contact is re sam's defense, and that has resulted in, basically, dick (a one-line email telling me — shocker — that ivy's in jail, then no reply to my follow-up request).

    i assume then that sam's covered and wouldn't benefit from the extra aid of a good crime-syndicate-courtroom pro se litigator. that's great news, especially in light of ivy's kidnapping; looking forward to the video of sam thrashing tyrant B-boy — radically unlike the usual FK embarrassments.

  30. Patience is a virtue. I have other emails to contend with, and have been out of town.

    To answer your question, there is no one that I know of sitting in for Ivy at this time. Sam mentioned some lawyer, but I don't know him.

  31. Patience is a virtue.

    isn't a virtue when trial is next week and ivy gone, nor did it seem to be when it was you kidnapped and held hostage.

  32. Please don't act like I'm not helping Sam. If you want to communicate with him directly to offer him help, you should do that.

  33. i know what you're doing.

    not going to attempt to contact a hostage when i probably should have been talking to his rep days ago. have learned though.

  34. Charley

    Cut it out

    Yes, I know you're a real freedom fighter and all that, but I don't know how much you can help here.

    Personally, I wouldn't let you within a country mile of my court date. I'd go it alone first. You're a loose cannon that I wouldn't presume to point in any particular direction.

    My recommendation for you is to let Sam and his friends handle this, and help by spreading the word about his kidnapping as far and as wide as possible.

    With that said, Ian's suggestion is cogent. Contact Sam personally and offer your services, and let it be his choice whether to utilize them or not.

  35. Yes, I know you're a real freedom fighter and all that, but I don't know how much you can help here.

    relevance of what you know about this: zip.

    Personally, I wouldn't let you within a country mile of my court date.

    very likely that sam wouldn't be in jail now had i been representing him. i base that on my performance in goon courts and, in part, my opposition to that writ "strategy" lunacy (including the writ template), not how your dumb ass feels about me via message board interaction.

    My recommendation for you is to let Sam and his friends handle this,

    observation of their record, and my concern for and admiration of sam, is why i assert that aid is likely necessary, though it may have come in the form of ivy's arrest (don't know). you making a "recommendation" about any of this is a joke.

    With that said, Ian's suggestion is cogent.


  36. Egads, you pack a lot of insulting language into a small space.

    Do I smell bad?

    No, never mind, you do it to everybody else, too…

    Do we all smell bad?

    Pit Check!

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