Questions for the NH Supreme Court

In search of answers from the NH “justice” system on the camera ban in the 2nd floor lobby, which applies to everyone, except the state, main stream media, and important bureaucrats, I’ve drafted a writing. I ask about the supposed investigation into the assault and resulting damage to my camera by the CSO’s. Jordan Hazy, supervisor over all the court security officers,  has hung up on me and refuses to return phone calls. So our latest attempt is with Laura, the spokesperson for the Supreme court.

Hi Laura,

In our conversation on September 8th, you agreed respond with answers around the 10th.

I haven’t seen an answer to the questions we discussed, and I wanted to follow up to see what progress has been made. When can I expect answers the questions per our phone conversation:

1) Related to the Nashua District Court incident on or around August 3rd,

a.) Can CSO’s arbitrarily close public sections of the court house?

b.) Where are CSO’s granted the authority to close down public areas of the court house in a non-emergency situation?

c.) Is the local Police department under the authority of the CSO’s while in the court house?

2) Related to the Keene District Court and CSO Dwane Dehotman’s (sp) actions on April 26th, 2010, which resulted in the $130 in damages to my camera outlined here:

a.) What is the status of this investigation?

b.) Is it normal to not contact the victim or return phone calls in an investigation?

c.) Who do I contact about compensation for the damage willfully caused by your agents?

3) Related to the assault and disarming of Rich Paul recently in the 2nd Floor common area of the Keene City Hall. Here’s KPD’s log of the event:

10-23083 1242 Phone - DISTURBANCE Field Interview/Checksli
Call Taker: 110 - Wilson, Anmarie
Primary Id: 036 - Madden, Darryl
Jurisdiction: KEENE
ID: 198 - Collier, Lesley
Disp-12:43:33 Arvd-12:46:29 Clrd-12:50:32
ID: 197 - Corbett, Katie
Disp-12:44:00 Arvd-12:45:26 Clrd-12:50:47
ID: 085 - Sargent, William
Disp-12:44:03 Arvd-12:45:23 Clrd-12:50:35

ID: 029 - Peloquin, Timothy
Disp-12:44:46 Arvd-12:46:36 Clrd-12:50:46
ID: 036 - Madden, Darryl
Disp-12:46:39 Arvd-12:46:40 Clrd-12:50:31
Refer To Field Int: 10-1832-FI

Rich Paul’s firearm was returned to him, and he was informed it was a training issue with the CSO’s.

Can you confirm with the AOC that guns are allowed in the 2nd floor common area in Keene city hall?

4.) Related to the Keene District Court ban on Cameras in the second floor common area.

a.) Can CSO’s lawfully enforce orders which have not been authenticated or signed by any judicial authority?

b.) Is this camera ban enforced equally as the posted document mandates or was it meant to target specific groups?

c.) Why is the main stream media and the state allowed to openly violate the camera ban? (example here: )

d.) How can a judicial authority ban a camera in an area where their law doesn’t allow a firearm ban?

e.) What is the reason the NH judicial system is more fearful of cameras than firearms?

The lack of a response on these issues was disappointing to say the least. I have sought answers repeatedly up and down your chain of command. The supreme court spokesperson would seem to be the last place I can get answers.

I’ll be posting this letter, along with any response to the blog at


Sam Dodson

My previous email:

Hi Laura,

Thank you for speaking with us today. Here’s the link to the video I mentioned where several members of the media are filming in the common area on the 2nd floor of city hall, with the order banning all filming in the background:

The filming in the lobby starts at 5:04. My camera was damaged on April 26th, 2010, and I spoke with Lance shorty afterwords. This was the 3rd time I was attacked not only at KDC, but specifically by Dwane Dehotman. (sp) He was also present when Rich Paul was attacked for Open Carrying his firearm in the same lobby.

IF you would like to see the Burke’s order justifying district court’s ability to ban cameras I can forward that as well. (Burke cites the ability to ban firearms outside the court as justification) The current AOC/KDC position has more holes than swiss cheese, and I hope they can be addressed before I start dismantling them bit by bit.

Setting philosophies on liberty aside, I think the Dwane is dangerous, and should be removed before something worse happens.


Sam Dodson

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