Ed Burke Deems Ransom Levied By Lesley Collier Sound Despite Inability to Identify Victim

this post was first published to KeeneCopBlock.org on August 07, 2013

Edward Burke says that I owe the “City of Keene” 15FNRs or else.

This, despite the fact that no victim could be pointed to by Keene police employee Lesley Collier, who back in March left a ransom note on my Tahoe.

Nor could Collier point to any property damage that I had caused or even a single complainant.

To be clear, the ransom Burke says I owe is demanded simply because I disobeyed a decree that I never signed, which was written by some strangers I never met.

Thanks to Ian Freeman of FreeKeene.com, ShireSociety.com, FreeTalkLive.com, LRN.FM and KeeneCopBlock.org for filming this August 06, 2013 venture in legaland.
Legaland is necessarily arbitrary as it says that a certain group of people have the right and knowledge to create and then interpret legislation conflated to be law.
I don’t need to be verse in legaland jargon or go to school for three years to know that no victim means no crime. That’s enough for me.


Some Background:

On May 05, 2013 I posted to to KeeneCopBlock.org Why A Ransom from Lesley Collier Won’t be Paid

On that post I noted:

On March 23rd, 2013, after hanging with some friends at the Keene Activist Center, I decided to roll out.

Unbeknownst to me, about 100? feet away Lesley Collier, an employee of Keene police department, was at that time placing a ransom note on my Tahoe.

And for what? Collier’s ransom note said that I disobeyed an alleged ban on parking on public streets overnight during the winter. I certainly don’t grant authority to Collier and the rules he cites simply because its claimed. The removal of snow wasn’t an issue on the night in question. There was no victim despite Jean Kilham communicating otherwise in her response to my motion to dismiss. . .

As we each conclude that we shouldn’t apologize for actions that harmed no one, that we don’t owe a debt to make some fictitious entity whole, the sooner we live free of individuals claiming the right to initiate force.

We’ll see what happens. If the threat levied isn’t dropped I expect to sit half a day or a day in a cage. Hopefully it gets some folks to think. At least I know I’m being true to my conscience.


On July 30, 2013 I posted to KeeneCopBlock.org Will David Lauren Acknowledge There Was No Victim and Thus No Right to Demand Payment?

I wrote:

On March 23, 2013 I found a ransom note left on my Tahoe by Lesley Collier, who wears badge #198 of the Keene Police Department. Collier claims that I owe the “City of Keene” 15FRNs, which I dispute.

Most-important: I did not harm anyone.

Collier and David Lauren, who is now pursing this in legaland, have yet to identify a victim. If there’s no victim there’s no crime, thus I don’t have an obligation to make anyone whole.

I also included contact info for those involved

Lesley Collier – Keene Police employee who levied ransom- (603) 357-9813
Jean Kilhme
David Lauren – assistant Cheshire County attorney – (603) 352-0056
Ed Burke – man wearing black robe in legaland – (855) 212-1234
Jim Cemorelis – Keene police employee and prosecutor – (603) 357-9813
Pete Eyre – Tahoe owner who allegedly victimized the “state of New Hampshire”

…and screenshots that showed that there was no precip in Keene that day or the previous couple days


…as well as video that shows the street is void of snow when Keene police employee Lesley Collier places on my Tahoe a ransom note ostensibly related to snow removal…




…and the 25-page discovery supplied to me by David Laurens, who works for the Cheshire County attorney outfit.


A day later, on July 31, 2013 I added to that post a copy of the text I’d shared with David Laurens, which began:

ATTN: David Lauren

Re: “State of N.H. vs. Peter Eyre, No. 499-2013-CR-00803? and the statement communicated to me on July 25, 2013 by Jean Hawkins Kilham, seeking “reciprocal discovery for any evidence” related to the ransom note left on my vehicle on March 23, 2013 by Lesley Collier, please see the post:



On August 05, 2013 I posted to KeeneCopBlock.org David Lauren, Cheshire County assistant attorney, indicates his plan to object to Pete Eyre’s discovery

David Lauren, the person pursuing the ransom against me on behalf of the “City of Keene”, plans to, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 06, 2013, in Keene District Court, object to the content I shared with him as part of my discovery.

Specifically – video from the night Lesley Collier, Keene police employee, left the ransom note on my Tahoe, and three screenshots from wunderground.com that showed that there was no precipitation that night, nor the previous two nights.



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  1. Pete, you should just pay the $15 and chalk it up as a mugging.

    City of Keene is blocking vehicle registrations for unpaid parking tickets…..



    Registration Blocking for Outstanding Parking Tickets

    On August 6, 2009, the Keene City Council affirmed the adoption of New Hampshire RSA 231:130-a, Notification of Unpaid Fines, with an effective date of January 1, 2010.

    Adopting the provisions of this statute allows the City of Keene to block vehicle registrations for those with outstanding parking violations more than 28 days old. Under this provision, individuals with parking violations that meet these criteria will not be able to register their vehicle(s) until they have satisfied their parking debt.

    The Bureau of Parking Enforcement will begin sending out notices to those who have outstanding parking fines so that they can make arrangements to satisfy their account prior to this provision taking effect.

    Also in accordance with this provision, the City of Keene will enter into reciprocal agreements with the Cities of Manchester, Hudson, and Nashua, who also utilize the authority granted under this statute. In doing so, City of Keene residents with outstanding parking violations in those Cities will also be barred from registering their vehicles until those debts are settled. In turn, those Cities will also block registrations for their respective residents who have outstanding parking debt in Keene.

    For further information, or to make arrangements to satisfy a current outstanding parking violation, please contact the Bureau of Parking Enforcement at (603)357-9845, or appear in person at 400 Marlboro Street.

  2. Get your money back from that town in a 1000 ways. If they take 15 from me, it’ll cost that town $510.00

  3. Next time somebody tells you the purpose of drivers licenses is safety show them this video.

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