Carlos Miller of Photography is Not a Crime spoke at the 2012 Liberty Forum and shared his thoughts on visiting NH, which include a ringing endorsement for Keene activism, plus his version of Monday morning’s arrests at Superior Court:
If you have an hour to kill and don’t mind spending it hearing me talking about photography rights, you might want to check out my talk at the 2012 New Hampshire Liberty Forum, which was just posted online.
I talk about my experiences running Photography is Not a Crime, including what motivated me to launch it.
The trip was a great experience, especially when I visited Keene Monday morning with some of the activists who had been banned from the Cheshire County Courthouse because they used cameras inside the building.
There is no state law that bans video recording inside courthouses. In fact, cameras are allowed inside courtrooms for journalistic purposes if the videographer goes through the proper channels to obtain permission.
The court order banning cameras insides courthouses in Cheshire County was introduced three days after Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller was arrested for threatening a judge when the video shows all he was doing was asking the judge some questions about a recent decision where he jailed another activist for wearing a hat inside the courtroom.
Whether you agree with Mueller’s style of activism or not, the video shows that he never threatened Judge Edward Burke, which means that Burke ordered a false arrest.
I was threatened with arrest for recording inside the courthouse Monday, even though I had not even stepped through the metal detector, meaning cameras are considered more dangerous than guns inside the Cheshire County Courthouse.
Three activists were arrested for trespassing, including one who never even set foot on courthouse property.
The Glik vs. Boston court decision was brought up just as it was when Bradley Jardis and Adam Kokesh brought it up when they were told they were not allowed to record in the lobby of a police department.
The cops initially refused to believe the decision gave them that right but after researching it on their own, and most likely consulting with attorneys, they stepped back into the lobby and acknolwedged the decision did allow them to record.
So why should it be any different in the lobby of a courthouse?