VIDEO: Intimidation FAIL at Portsmouth District Court

Bureaucrats love to try to throw their weight around to try to get you to do what they say. Some really seem to get off on controlling others. In this case, the clerk inside the courtroom at Portsmouth district court lied to me this morning, claiming I was not allowed to record the judge in court.

This despite having a media registration with the NH Supreme Court and countless hours under my belt recording in various courts around New Hampshire.

However, this was my first time in Portsmouth’s court and the well-fed bureaucrat thought she’d be able to intimidate me. I stood my ground, and sure enough when judge Gardner entered the room she said nothing to me or Derrick J Freeman or David Jurist, all of whom were armed with cameras in the courtroom.

Derrick reported the last time he was in this court the same clerk similarly threatened him, but the judge was different. Looks like the clerk is the one that doesn’t like cameras.

The lesson here? Bureaucrats will lie in an attempt to intimidate you into surrendering your rights. Know your rights and stand your ground.

Now you can subscribe to Free Keene via email!

Don't miss a single post!


  1. She thought she was at a brothel and did not want her whores filmed.

  2. theres no hearing video

  3. Someone doesn’t want you filming in a courtroom so this means what? You faded out but someone said there would be a continuance.  I can see why the freekeene numbers are dwindling.

  4. Jumping Jacks Wow Jacks!  You know, sometimes I think you’re a lost cause, and then you say something that renews my hope of you coming around.
    Not only did you watch the vid, you said, “Someone doesn’t want you filming in a courtroom so this means what?” Exactly right Jacks.  It means Jack, Jacks.

    You seem to understand part of Ian’s point this time.  Well done.

  5. What happened to the rest of the video? It ends just after the Judge enters and calls the case. Why didn’t you continue to record video?

  6. Intrigare Jumping Jacks Big deal. Only freekeeners would whine and complain about someone saying they can’t film. Yes, freekeene members are leaving and not taking part in Ian’s wild ideas.   freekeene is slowly going away.

  7. Jumping Jacks Intrigare Only freekeeners, Jacks? It took me fifteen seconds to find four other similar incidents. There are thousands of them by the way. You’re always painting with a broad brush, now aren’t you Jacks?

  8. Drac Vermell Jumping Jacks Intrigare This is a sensitive time for Jacks.  Perhaps he isn’t ready to accept that the liberty movement will continue as long as there is tyranny in the world.  Therefore, Free Keene ultimately doesn’t matter.  On the bright side, there will always be plenty of places online for him to troll, and plenty of others who enjoy trolling the trolls 🙂

  9. Intrigare Drac Vermell Jumping Jacks No greater truth has been posted on this board, caro mio.

  10. Intrigare Drac Vermell Jumping Jacks I believe it’s your sensitive time of the month. Do you actually have anything to say that would raise your IQ?

  11. Jumping Jacks Intrigare Drac Vermell Now Jacks, you’re educated enough to know that that isn’t how IQ is increased, aren’t you? And really, blaming our caro mio’s observations on menstrual cycles of all things? I would have expected such comments would be beneath someone of your pedigree. I certainly hope you don’t speak to your patients this way, Jacks.

  12. Jumping Jacks Stephanie Franz had trouble posting in response to you, so she asked me to post this to you:
    “This reminds me of something my PE teacher used to make me do in elementary school. But this is elementary, you have the right to say whatever you want because of people who stand up for the rights of all of us. Now give me 50”

Care to comment?