Robin Hood Supreme Court Final Filings?

Wanted Robin HoodMore than three years after the City of Keene filed suit against Robin Hood of Keene, the parties in the case have filed what should be their final legal arguments at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Robin Hooders are the activists who have made international headlines for saving thousands of innocent motorists from parking tickets in the small city of Keene.

The city’s persecution of the peaceful activists has failed at nearly every legal turn. In its first visit to the NH Supreme Court, only one aspect of the city’s harassing case was sent back to the superior court for review. The city gang then lost again at the superior court level and are now appealing that most recent decision to the Supreme Court.

The NH Supreme court has already decided the allegations of “tortious interference”, “civil conspiracy”, “negligence”, and the demand for financial compensation were unfounded and the activities engaged in by the Robin Hooders are protected by the first amendment.

The appeal is for the Supreme court to look ONLY at the lower court’s ruling regarding the request for the “buffer zone” injunction.  In their 50 page brief filed with the court in late May, the city, in a footnote, withdraws their request for an injunction against me and Garret Ean.  I hardly ever Robin Hood and Garret doesn’t even live in Keene anymore!

In a 34 page brief filed by our pro-bono free speech attorney Jon Meyer, he points out, using the Parking Enforcers’ own testimony, that there was at no point any kind of threat or even a safety concern:

Question: If any of the Defendants did something which you thought created a danger to themselves or others, should you not report it to the City?

 

Answer: I would report it to the City.

 

Question: And have you ever had occasion to make any such report?

 

Answer: No.

Further, it’s clear from the testimony of the parking enforcers that it’s the content of Robin Hooders’ speech that they object to:

The PEO allegedly harassed by Freeman, acknowledged that it is not uncommon for members of the public to come up and speak to her at close range, closer than Freeman, and she does not find that problematic. Her principal concern with the Robin Hooders is what they said to her and their tone. The other PEO testified that her objection was to what she viewed as “taunting” which included “anything that comes out of his [Ean’s] mouth.”…Again, as in the
original set of hearings, the City failed to present any testimony from police or other safety official substantiating public safety or traffic concerns.

Finally, Meyer concludes:

As a matter of First Amendment law as well as equitable balancing, the restrictions proposed excessively burdened the Defendants’ right to directly express “an uncomfortable message” public employees not receptive to that message.

Meyer has requested oral arguments in front of the NH Supreme Court.  As always, stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest.

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6 Comments

  1. You asshats don’t chalk or robinhood anymore. So this is all irrelevant, and yester years news. Get back in your hole Ian and wait around for the FBI to crush your life, and anyone else who is affiliated with you.

  2. BB SIZZLE If this case is as bootless an errand as you claim, Michael dear, then why aren’t you instead directing your disapproval towards the reprobates employed by the City of Keene? After all, duckling, it’s been Keene bureaucrats who’ve been misspending the taxpayers’ money with all of these appeals.

  3. What a waste of money.
    If free keene wasn’t here there wouldn’t be this misuse of spending which is exactly what free keene is trying to do.
    You are are a bunch of fucktards! Useless fucktards.

  4. BB SIZZLE You’re absolutely correct, Michael dear. It is a waste of money. It gives me a warm feeling inside that you’re able to put away your pride in this instance and agree with me on that point. It’s too bad that the rest of your opinion requires victim-blaming in order to justify itself. Doesn’t it occur to you, Michael, that the City of Keene could have simply accepted their very first loss in court instead of squandering public funds on these unproductive successions of appeals? Since you’re capable of understanding what a waste of money this is, duckling, then why do you continue to express admiration for the City’s extravagance In this matter?

  5. This is a case of harassment by the freekeeners. Instead of just placing money in the meter, they also harass the parking enforcement officers. These are two different agendas. Eventually kiosk parking will happen and your so called “Robin Hooding” will go away. I don’t think anyone has seen the freekeeners “robin hooding” in quite awhile.

  6. BB SIZZLE i wonder how much it cost the people of keene  to litigate  the  restraining orders against  matt schmitd and his wife for harassing a disabled  kid and others..  probably thousands.. to stop  the crazy schmitds from  harassing a disabled child

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