Seamus O’Connor and his wife, Carolyn Hanks have lived in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire for a few years now. Both have claimed participation in the Free State Project, but have also been long time critics of Free Keene bloggers, both belonging to a large “STOP FREE KEENE!!!” group on facebook. On April 23 of 2014, Seamus uploaded a video titled, “Garret”, which consisted of several repeated explicit threats of violence directed at Garret Ean. Beginning the monologue with, “Garret, I’m gonna kick your ass, you mutherfucker…”, the narrator goes on to repeat the “kick your ass” line, interspersed with references to a rough childhood, and expectations of a non-response to such violence by local authorities.
Ain’t no cop’s gonna help you, you son of a bitch. The cops in Keene, the Sheriff’s Department in Cheshire county, they don’t like you, they’re not gonna stand up for you. You don’t say shit about me, you don’t say shit about my wife. You can say whatever you want, but there are consequences for your actions, you son of a bitch. So guess what, it’s gonna be you and me. Do you know anything about me? No, you don’t. You want me to tell you something about me? You probably don’t, but I’m gonna tell you anyway, you piece of shit. I grew up rough. I grew up rough. It wasn’t a choice of mine, it was a survival thing. I had to. In the places I grew up in, the way I grew up. And you know what? I’m a redneck, you mutherfucker. You fucked with a redneck. Yeah, everyone wants to make fun of the rednecks, until, (until you get one pissed off at you) …yeah, and you got one pissed off at you right now. And you have that funky 70s perm hairdo, what is fucking with that, you son of a bitch? And you’re roller skating, and skateboarding on the sidewalks, like you’re something special. I’ll tell you what’s special is you eat my fucking fist in your face, you son of a bitch. You fuck with me, you fuck with my wife, you fuck with my family, and I’m gonna fuck with you. Your ass is grass, you piece of shit.
…I’m gonna kick your ass, you son of a bitch. I’ll catch ya, when there ain’t nobody around. There ain’t nothing you can do about it. The fucking way I grew up, mutherfucker…I bet right now, this is a solid wood wall. This is not some cheap piece of wood right here. I could put my fist through it. You couldn’t do that. I’ll fucking break your jaw with one punch, you mutherfucker.
Though the shocking video from which the above text was derived was deleted between 24 and 48 hours after its upload, a copy of the original has appeared on LiveLeak. Another video with a much briefer, albeit still direct threat appeared two days following titled, “Stop ‘Free’ Keene“. That video remains live on the LuckyShitZu youtube channel. Also published to Seamus’ facebook page as well as Carolyn’s facebook page were again threats by Seamus, stating, “Garret, I am going to kick your ass!“, “Anyone want to know whos ass I am going to kick?“, and “Look at the little girl whos ass I am going to kick TRY and shoot a gun. You think that is a gun? You just wate you peace of shit!”
People in Cheshire county should exercise caution when dealing with these individuals, as Seamus is known to carry firearms and Carolyn can be heard in videos speaking about responding to people’s “attitudes” with her Mosin-Nagant rifle. All individuals are advised to carry a videocamera as a means to protect one’s self and others.