EXCLUSIVE: “City of Manchester” Gives Man $15,000 After Illegal Arrest by Lying Cop at DUI Checkpoint

Manchester Police's Robert Harrington Threatens, Arrests Think Penguin's Chris Waid

Manchester Police’s Robert Harrington Threatens, Arrests Think Penguin’s Chris Waid

National talk show host, Linux entrepreneur, and Cop Block activist Christopher Waid knew there was a chance he could be arrested for holding the police accountable at a DUI checkpoint in Manchester, but he probably didn’t expect it to be as ridiculous as it was. Moments after he and I had arrived on the scene in April of 2017, Waid walked across one half of Bridge St in order to reach the median to get a closer shot with his video camera. Immediately, Manchester’s own badge #1, Robert Harrington charged over and yelled at Waid, “Get over on the sidewalk where you belong, NOW!”

Harrington then got up in Waid’s face and demanded ID to which Waid declined, correctly stating he has no obligation to provide the angry cop with ID. Harrington then arrested Waid, and charged him with the police’s favorite catch-all of “disorderly conduct”. I caught the entire thing on video, which you can see here. The “disorderly conduct” charge was a “Class A”, which carries up to a year of jail time. Later in the mail, the police sent an additional “violation” for crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.

Now, two years later, the people calling themselves the “City of Manchester” have cut a check to Waid for $15,000 of taxpayers’ money for Harrington’s obviously illegal arrest. For the first time since his arrest, the video from Chris’ camera that was confiscated is now available for you to see. I’ve augmented it with a little of my camera’s view for perspective:

After hiring attorney Seth Hipple, both charges against Waid were dropped – further proof the police knew they had no case and the charges were brought as an excuse to harass a police accountability activist and get him away from the DUI checkpoint on the night in question. Waid, through attorney Hipple, sent the City of Manchester a letter with his intention to file a lawsuit against them and Harrington in Federal court. In the letter, Hipple included his proposed lawsuit where he cited federal code title 42 section 1983, deprivation of rights.

In the 16-page potential suit, Hipple points out that officer Harrington told multiple lies in his *sworn affidavit*:

MPD's Robert Harrington on a Power Trip

He loves telling people what to do. And lying.

  • Harrington falsely claims it was Waid who approached him, and that “He moved the camera toward my face in such a way as to cause me concern that he would strike me.” The video obviously shows it was Harrington who approached Waid and got right up in his face while grabbing Waid’s camera. Curiously, Harrington didn’t seem at all concerned about the large Maglite flashlight held in Waid’s other hand, as he didn’t mention it in his affidavit.
  • Harrington’s complaint against Waid claims he committed “disorderly conduct” by obstructing ‘business’ in a government facility. The road is pretty clearly not a government facility and the only disruption to their DUI checkpoint was the officers’ choice. They left their post so they could harass a member of the media who had come to observe them.
  • Harrington claims I was on the median with Waid, which was not true. I had partially crossed the street, but returned to the sidewalk when I detected the likely arrest.

Hipple correctly argues in the potential suit that Harrington, through the use of intimidation tactics and arrest, violated Waid’s 1st amendment right to be the free press and record government police as well as Waid’s right to be free from unlawful arrest and battery.

Given the costs to litigate this obvious deprivation of rights case, the city cut a $15,000 check to Waid to settle the matter and avoid having to lose in court. It only took two years, but Waid was completely vindicated and took home most of the $15,000 after attorney’s fees. Sadly, it was Manchester taxpayers who are on the hook for the awful police behavior that continues in that area. No officer is held directly accountable for their own actions. Harrington’s pay won’t be docked.

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In fact, the settlement agreement that Waid signed with the city gang specifically says the city people admit no liability, culpability, or wrongdoing and that. “the purpose of this agreement is to buy peace”. The reality is the purpose of the agreement is so the city could avoid going to a full trial where they most certainly would have been found liable and culpable of wrongdoing and would then have to pay a lot more in damages and attorney’s fees. It’s also laughable that now the city gang is concerned with peace when they were the ones harassing peaceful drivers and news media at the DUI checkpoint and continue to arrest peaceful people across the city.

In an exclusive interview with Free Keene, Waid said, “While in some respects this entire case has been a vindication of my rights and actions there is a long way to go in fixing the abusive nature of the state. Sadly even where there is no immunity from police misconduct, as was the case here, there is no real consequence for the officers involved. The police will continue to get away with lying, manipulation, and even rape in some cases with utter impunity. Fortunately while there is no hope outside of New Hampshire there is inside thanks to the freedom migration movement. In time we will overcome an apathetic public and corrupt system.”

Hopefully Manchester cops will keep their hands off the media in the future, but only time will tell. When asked what he planned to do with the money, Waid said he intended to spend some of it on cryptocurrency like bitcoin and the rest against further oppression of free people.

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46 Comments

  1. These cops get federal stolen funds to do their dui illegal/suspicion-less nazi checkpoints… its robbery not safety… then we have to deal with cops like that guy? No thanks. I don’t need the injustice system to protect me. That’s my job. Leave your employers alone.

  2. Yea, this isn’t the guys first rodeo. He makes six figures through the use of violence, abuse, and harassment of innocent people. He harassed derick j and other freestaters years ago. He has the nerve to open a car side door illegally. Just walked all over the rights of the driver and passengers.

  3. Good. Manchester’s gang the “police “ are nothing but tax funded gang members. I have seen more crimes committed by them than anyone else.

  4. wjy Did he take the settlement and not go to trial so the city could be accountable?

  5. The entire DUI stop circus is a rights violation, but judges have decided if you violate everybody equally, somehow it’s an acceptable rights violations.

    Judges, many of whom seem uhh “less than impartial”, have also ruled that the word “and”, means either / or when usurping due process rights allegedly protected by article 15 in the New Hampshire constitution. Article 15 is the one that says a defendant is supposed to be “fully heard”. (eyeroll)

  6. Do the tax payers only get consequences or does the cop/perp… It shows that cops can be bullies that will keep bullying Unless the tax payers only take the hit, and not the individual coppers. The individual cops should get the consequences.

  7. Of course the city would give him a check. It’s cheaper then fighting it out in court. A lot of businesses do that. The city takes the fifth and denies any wrong doing. Of course after paying his lawyer he will have about a $1.28 for himself. The rest of the article is again full of Ian’s conjecture in which he expresses his views like the last article. Same ol same ol

  8. The last time I was arrested, I noticed that they had labeled me a “prospective gang member” The name of the gang I am supposed to be prospecting for: The Free State Movement. Says much about the government and how they feel about average Citizens who are fed up with business as usual.

  9. JJ: You don’t understand the concept of a blog. While the reporting is superior to other outlets it’s perfectly fine not to pretend as though you don’t have an opinion. As far as what was received I believe it would have been 2/3. This is legally prescribed # if I understand things correctly. At least presuming the lawyer took it on a contingent basis. Thus you can estimate the “profit” was around $10k. Though it probably cost at few thousand for the criminal case. Either way if your only objective is to clear your name and get out the unethical behavior of the cops and laws the $8,000 is just a bonus for hard work. If the case had been pursued to its fullest that $15,000 could have easily been $65,000-$200,000. This is how you know that this wasn’t amount the money. This was about right and wrong. There was another case prior to this in near identical circumstances in Manchester where the guy walked away with $200,000-250,000. This guy also isn’t poor. $15,000 is nothing to him. He’s a big shot CEO that flies around the world giving speaking gigs at events and promoting freedom.

  10. . “If the case had been pursued to its fullest that $15,000 could have easily been $65,000-$200,000”. How do you figure it would have been that large of a settlement? If were that easy, I believe they would have went for a larger sum. He didn’t represent himself so he had court fees, filing fees, attorney fees. His payout wouldn’t of been very much. How do you know Christopher Waid is rich. From what I found out on the internet he is just another one of those copblockers getting into trouble all the time. I don’t believe he really has a penny to his name.

    “the city people admit no liability, culpability, or wrongdoing and that. “the purpose of this agreement is to buy peace”. So anytime you were to look this up, no fault would be recorded for the city.. It’s just a slush account payout.

  11. Say Jacks, how can you have been posting here for so long and yet still not understand how this settlement stuff actually works? Let’s be clear here. In spite of Officer Harrington’s egregious behavior in this case, his generous salary, benefits, and pension will remain intact. The real suckers here, the taxpayers, will be the ones who will burden the cost. You don’t really think that’s justice, now do you pookums?

  12. “How do you figure it would have been that large of a settlement?”

    Jacks- you have a serious reading comprehension issue. I said in the post that this is what an individual with a near identical case involving filming got. I can’t say for sure that they would have received that amount. You do have to figure that the person probably got something closer to $133,000 of that not including taxes that would also have had to been paid. But none-the-less.

    “If were that easy, I believe they would have went for a larger sum.”

    Considering that the reasons for pursuing the civil suit were pretty clearly stated in the article it becomes apparent that money was not the objective:

    “While in some respects this entire case has been a vindication of my rights and actions there is a long way to go in fixing the abusive nature of the state. ”

    aww duhh …. that isn’t money he’s talking about, but fixing the state… and considering that there are multiple other cases with much larger payouts it becomes apparent money wasn’t a motivating factor.

    If you did even a little bit of thinking (and you know that reading comprehension thing) you’d realize Chris Waid is the founder and CEO of ThinkPenguin, Inc. A major supplier of computers and parts to companies and individuals all over the world. It’s mentioned in the story dumb ass:

    “Manchester Police’s Robert Harrington Threatens, Arrests Think Penguin’s Chris Waid”

    “From what I found out on the internet he is just another one of those cop blockers getting into trouble all the time.”

    While you might hear people use that word to describe him I’ve never actually heard him describe himself as a “cop blocker”. Activist, media corespondent, CEO, founder, reporter, and many other things. Cop blocker? No.

    I also am curious about something. If Chris is poor as you claim where did he come up with the money to hire the lawyer in the first place? This wasn’t some public defender or pro bono attorney he hired. Seth Hipple charges real money to take on these cases.

    The Union Leader also wrote up a story with a bit more information:

    “The settlement is the third — and smallest — that Manchester police have paid out when it comes to settling allegations of First Amendment violations.”

    So right there- Chris wasn’t after the money. The Union Leader also got some of the info wrong, but it seemed to be relatively accurate overall at least as far as mainstream reporting go. I’ve never seen Chris write for the Free Keene blog for instance even though it is accurate to say he’s filmed various trials, courthouse hearings, protests, and similar events for the site.

    Further evidence:

    “In 2017, it paid $275,000 to Alfredo Valentin, whom police arrested in 2015 when he recorded a raid on his house. In 2017, the city also paid $89,000 to Theresa Petrello, a veteran who was arrested in 2015 during a crackdown on panhandling.”

    Want to read it for yourself go for it:

    https://www.unionleader.com/news/courts/manchester-pays-out-to-free-stater-arrested-at-dwi-checkpoint/article_4d9f84f0-e56d-5bca-8cc8-68b4f0d0cd75.html

  13. Jacks prefers remaining blissfully ignorant of the details of just about anything he has an opinion about. Isn’t he just the best, kk?

  14. Transparency takes a hit too, because it shows that if you film the cop’s bad behavior they will go ballistic on you dispite it being as right as rain to do. So yes you might get 15k from the tax payers but the cop’s hostility goes on unabated .And the message from that gang is don’t fuck with us. Though WE THE PEOPLE are…it’s just outrageous, the whole thing…it’s just beyond outrageous..

  15. Here’s some more coersion and violence for this coersion and violence…

  16. Then they tell you that you won!

  17. kk – I have a difficult time following you regarding this article and your statements. I looked at Chris’ website. He is the only one selling things but he does it as a third party. I believe you continue to make assumptions regarding this article.

    “The settlement is the third — and smallest — that Manchester police have paid out when it comes to settling allegations of First Amendment violations.”

    “So right there- Chris wasn’t after the money”. So why did he sue for money? Sounds like he had an agenda for a cash payout the whole time.

    “The Union Leader also got some of the info wrong”. Can you elaborate about what the Union leader got wrong.

    “If you did even a little bit of thinking (and you know that reading comprehension thing) you’d realize Chris Waid is the founder and CEO of ThinkPenguin, Inc. A major supplier of computers and parts to companies and individuals all over the world. It’s mentioned in the story dumb ass”

    Show me where it’s a major company. I’ve looked up his business. Nothing in there suggests it’s a “major” company. He sells stuff as third party. He is the only employee of this “company” Of course you continue to punctuate your statements with obscenities and name calling. Which makes the rest of your statements invalid. When you respond to people’s statements, Keep your emotions out of it. It destroys your credibility and sounds desperate.

  18. “So why did he sue for money? Sounds like he had an agenda for a cash payout the whole time.”

    Jacks my love, suing for money isn’t just for padding the plaintiff’s bank account. It has the added benefit of inflicting financial punishment upon the defendant.

  19. “I looked at Chris’ website. He is the only one selling things but he does it as a third party. ”

    I don’t know what you are talking about. Maybe you just aren’t knowledgeable with terminology. Most of the components which the company manufactures are sold exclusively and direct which then end up bought by major suppliers using them in kiosks, entertainment systems, industrial machinery, and laptop/desktop computers. You probably wouldn’t know it from a band perspective, but all your fortune 500 companies… and not fortune 500 companies have to go through them to get certain components. It’s not these companies directly that actually put together there own stuff, but companies contracting with these companies more often than not. T-Mobile doesn’t design and manufacture its own kiosks for instance, but the company that does has to go through his company to get some of the parts. There is no competition for some parts.

    “So why did he sue for money? Sounds like he had an agenda for a cash payout the whole time.”

    Do you not understand the word vindicated? It means to clear someone of blame or suspicion. People like you will say “well, they dropped the case doesn’t mean he wasn’t guilty”. So the best counter to that argument is a civil lawsuit to force the police to at least indirectly admit wrongdoing or face the court themselves and explain just why the officers sworn affidavit doesn’t match what actually happened.

    The circumstances here were very different than what it may appear in the video. Nobody anticipated the video being released publicly so the statements made have to be taken within that context. This is the sort of thing that gets edit’d out under normal circumstances. You have to piece together the totality of the circumstances to get a full understanding of what happened.

    The police already knew who they were “dealing with”. Ian commented in the beginning of the video about the cop “taking a walk”. That comment was clearly sarcasm to anybody whose ever been around cops and understands how they operate. This walk to a staircase that went down to the highway below led nowhere. The cop turns around one he realizes where it leads. This makes it obvious to someone that the purpose of that “walk” was to identify the only two people on that sidewalk. This is the point in which Chris and Ian were identified. They knew prior to the interaction who these people were and what they were doing and what objects were in Chris and Ian’s hand. There was audio on the radio that was captured of this identification even. All prior to Chris and Ian crossing the street.

    The write up here doesn’t necessarily do a great job on emphasizing that Chris had no other choice than to cross the street as he did. It was more than just to test the cops. Someone who isn’t aware of the police’s corruption would also misinterpret the choice of words that were sarcastic in nature. The cops had ILLEGALLY closed the other side of the road. The cop verbally manipulates the viewer into believing Chris could have just crossed somewhere else to get the video when that wasn’t the case. Saying things like he was trying to cause trouble is a misunderstanding of the situation. The cops started the confrontation by inhibiting the filming of the checkpoint by violating the court issued warrant. The warrant lays out exactly how the DUI checkpoint is to happen and closing the sidewalk was not authorized. The cones, the location, the side of the street the DUI checkpoint would operate on, the number of cops, which cars they could “pull over” (every third car), what the cops could ask, etc is all specified in the warrant.

    The cops were the ones who “started it”. The comment by Chris in reference to Ian’s comment on jaywalking is also sarcasm or maybe satire. He knew the police wouldn’t like that he was crossing the street because the cops had already started bullying them. Chris also knew the “jaywalking” comment by Ian was a poor choice of words to anyone who might see that video. Unlike Ian Chris was actively filming police for over a year on a regular basis. He was well aware of the fact that there is no jaywalking statute in New Hampshire and that the cops actions were illegal. The disorderly charge wasn’t valid, the crossing the street charge wasn’t valid, and his right to remain silent and refuse to ID was in fact valid. I don’t think this was caught on video because the cops stopped the camera, but the cop literally told Chris that he had no rights. In fact not only didn’t he refuse to ID (you can hear him say unless arrested) he did in fact provide ID upon arrest. The point of his initial refusal was to say “it’s none of your business who I am”. The cops have no right to demand ID in NH. Demanding ID is a bullying tactic that the police use to intimidate people and he wasn’t going to put up with it. Good for him. It’s intimidation and nobody should put up with that. Not even Nobody.

    “He sells stuff as third party.”

    You are a nutter. You have no idea how manufacturing works. Every company sources components, materials, etc from third parties. That doesn’t change the fact some parts were designed and manufactured via contract manufacturing explicitly for the company and ONLY available from them. HP, Dell, Apple, and EVERY major manufacturer outsources some or all of its manufacturing. Some stuff is explicitly manufactured for HP (and same applies to others) and you can’t get it anywhere else. Things like the case embroiled with the HP logo. The parts inside however come from a variety of components. Some parts are similar to parts other companies manufacture. Effectively there is little difference other than branding, documentation, and support. However that isn’t the case for some items in ThinkPenguin’s catalogue. There are some components like the one below for which you can not get from any third party nor any similar part. Chris’s company is the only company manufacturing a wifi adapter with an AR9271 wifi chip today. This is in part why major companies have no other choice than to buy from them. Without this chip you can’t integrate wifi into your product as there is no proper support for any other USB chipset under a variety of operating systems. The company is more critical in the industry than HP, Dell, or any other brand name you’ve heard of. You probably also haven’t heard of Clevo or Compal. Well, those two companies are involved in manufacturing EVERY companies laptop computers for which you have EVER bought. Another example. AMD even doesn’t manufacture it’s own CPUs either. They outsource it. Intel still does although I’m not sure if Intel manufactures 100% of its own CPUs or it outsources some manufacturing to third parties.

    https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-usb-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-n150usbou

    “He is the only employee of this ‘company’”

    You have clearly never done business with his company. If you had even called them you’d know this was false. The company has operations on a number of different continents. There are different people involved in manufacturing, distribution, and support working for them on different continents. If you look at a product page you’ll see they advertise 1-5 business day shipping. That isn’t possible if you only ship from the United States. That sort of delivery time requires operations on multiple continents. USPS shipping to those outside of the United States at best is 6-10 business days. The company used to advertise some of its overseas locations, but recently changed it’s operations due to fucking retarded new EU laws. If you were a diehard FTL listener you might know that.

  20. there should be a LTE to the Union Leader “hey everybody of Manchester, copper XXX cost us 15k because hes a asshole!” ( but with his name, which escapes me atm)

  21. You’re wrong, kk. Jacks knows things. It’s just that he’s awful with presentation. Good thing he has you to mentor him.

  22. kk – Again, I looked at Chris’s website. He is the only one in his “company” and he sells third party items. I believe reviewing Chris’s history has nothing to do with this story.

    “The company is more critical in the industry than HP, Dell, or any other brand name you’ve heard of”. No, I don’t believe that. Dell, HP, etc. wouldn’t be in business if their quality we not leading the industry.

    The police were not “bullying” them. The PD was conducting a road sobriety check point and Chris and his group of people were interfering with it’s operation. By the way, if a police officer wants ID, you have to give it to him. It’s the law.

    “The circumstances here were very different than what it may appear in the video”. How are circumstances different then what’s seen on the video?

    One thing I believe you are missing. The city is not listed in fault in this trial. So, anytime you would look this trial up, the city isn’t listed as in fault.

  23. JJ: You really are retarded aren’t you. I think I’ve underestimated your inability to read.

    “He is the only one in his ‘company'”

    Where on earth does it say he is the only one in his company on the site? That is absurd. I know it doesn’t say anything like that because I know he’s hired numerous free staters over the years.

    “By the way, if a police officer wants ID, you have to give it to him. It’s the law.”

    Go ahead and show me where it says you are required to submit ID on demand to a cop. Never mind. I’ll look it up myself. I already know what it explicitly says and will quote it for you and source the statute:

    “Questioning and Detaining Suspects. – A peace officer may stop any person whom the officer has reason to suspect is committing, has committed, or is about to commit a crime. An officer may request the person’s name and address, but the officer shall not arrest the person based solely on the person’s refusal to provide such information. ”

    http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LIX/594/594-2.htm

    Notice that it doesn’t put any obligation on a detained person to submit ID or even provide a name and address. It only authorizes the cop to request such information. Refusal isn’t a crime.

    “No, I don’t believe that. Dell, HP, etc. wouldn’t be in business if their quality we not leading the industry.”

    You underestimate the skill of marketing, business models, IP, and other matters in a companies success or failure.

    “The PD was conducting a road sobriety check point and Chris and his group of people were interfering with it’s operation”

    That isn’t true. There is no evidence that he or anybody was trying to interfere with the DUI checkpoint. The evidence contradicts everything you are saying. He was FILMING the checkpoint. That isn’t interference in its operation by any stretch of the imagination. Neither is crossing the street in and of itself interference either and the only reason he was forced to cross at that point is because the police violated the warrant that authorized them to setup the checkpoint in the first place. The checkpoint itself was thus illegal.

    “How are circumstances different then what’s seen on the video?”

    I’m not going to repeat myself. Learn to read.

    “I believe reviewing Chris’s history has nothing to do with this story. ”

    Retard- Your the one who brought up chris’s financial status not me.

  24. “By the way, if a police officer wants ID, you have to give it to him. It’s the law.”

    Actually Jacks, you’re wrong about that. RSA – NH General Court, Section 594.2 makes it quite clear that “(a)n officer may request the person’s name and address, but the officer shall not arrest (that) person based solely on the person’s refusal to provide such information.”

    That was pretty easy to find, by the way. But I won’t hold that against you, Jacks. After all, people like yourself need all the generosity they can get. Say, speaking of good deeds, isn’t it lucky you have a good friend like kk to encourage you? Maybe you should thank him, eh pookums?

  25. KK-it is gross to continually use the “R” word, especially to insult somebody. It is a nasty slur against people with intellectual disabilities. In 2010, President Obama signed “Rosa’s Law” to eliminate the use of that word in Federal Law. Nobody can stop people from using the “N” word or the “R” word, but it is the wrong thing to do. You can attack JJ without using an outdated slur that is hurtful to many people. Thank you.

  26. Wow, LFoD! Calling out kk for this sort of thing really shows everyone here what a stand-up guy you are! This is going to get you tons of high fives! Jacks is going to be so jealous!

  27. kk – You continue to punctuate your statements with name calling. That demonstrates the inability to have the maturity to support your statements.

    “Notice that it doesn’t put any obligation on a detained person to submit ID or even provide a name and address. It only authorizes the cop to request such information. Refusal isn’t a crime”.

    I suggest you read this article. New Hampshire has a “Terry law” Which means you are to give an officer your name or ID upon request. Read and educate yourself.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/show-the-police-my-id-970889

    “You underestimate the skill of marketing, business models, IP, and other matters in a companies success or failure”.

    I own my own business. I do believe I have a confident understanding and the skills regarding business.

    “There is no evidence that he or anybody was trying to interfere with the DUI checkpoint. The evidence contradicts everything you are saying”.

    I suggest you watch the video as a unbiased observer.

    “The checkpoint itself was thus illegal”.

    No, the “check point” was legal. You are using a ploy freekeeners seem to enjoy. Calling everything illegal when it isn’t true. The checkpoint was posted in the paper and everything about it was legal.

    “How are circumstances different then what’s seen on the video?” “I’m not going to repeat myself. Learn to read”.

    You haven’t mentioned anything relating to my question.

    Which seems to point out you do not have an answer

    “I believe reviewing Chris’s history has nothing to do with this story. ”

    “Retard- Your the one who brought up chris’s financial status not me”.

    No, you were the one who rambled on about his position and that money he was given by the city and he makes a lot of money. All I said was after he payed his attorney fees etc… he would end up with only $1.28. I was being facetious or don’t you get when someone was poking fun.

    Again, the rest of your ramblings cannot be take seriously because of your inane childish behaviors of personal attacks and name calling doesn’t support anything you have stated. If you choose to want people to take you seriously, I suggest you find another means to make statements without childish punctuation. .

  28. “No, the “check point” was legal. You are using a ploy freekeeners seem to enjoy. Calling everything illegal when it isn’t true. The checkpoint was posted in the paper and everything about it was legal. ”

    – Jumping Jacks

    The checkpoint is unconstitutional, and judges, legislators and other political creatures who’ve approved it are involved in blatant language abuse. How surprising. Laws which contradict the bill of rights and / or constitution are “illegal laws”. Simply because they get away with it, doesn’t change that.

    Published in a newspaper? Isn’t that ironic? They publish notice they are going to have a rights removal fest in compliance with how they’ve been directed to “follow the (illegal) dui checkpoint law” , but they never published the nonexistent NH Controlled drug schedule as one of their other laws insisted they do.

    Then at these Nazi-esque “checkpoints” the badged clowns violate other rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press etc. and aren’t held personally liable when they do, instead the serfs have to ante up more cashola for crimes the “protectors” commit. It’s a like a violent comedy show.

  29. so i wrote the LTE i suggested….havent gotten confirmation it will be printed…. in the UL …

  30. Bob C. These checkpoints are allowed in NH. Which makes them legal.

    “Published in a newspaper? Isn’t that ironic? They publish notice they are going to have a rights removal fest in compliance with how they’ve been directed to “follow the (illegal) dui checkpoint law” , but they never published the nonexistent NH

    Controlled drug schedule as one of their other laws insisted they do” The second part of your statements have nothing to do with this article. Most people have access to multiple media sites. So there is no excuse for not knowing where these checkpoints are.

    Then at these Nazi-esque “checkpoints” the badged clowns violate other rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press etc. and aren’t held personally liable when they do, instead the serfs have to ante up more cashola for crimes the “protectors” commit. It’s a like a violent comedy show.

    They are police officers doing their jobs. The constant comparison of DUI check points to nazi checkpoints is not even remotely correct. Did you live in Germany when WWII broke out. Do you even know anyone who went through a nazi checkpoint?

    Are you aware those checkpoints were primarily posted on roads going into and out of Berlin and remained their until East Germany took them down. The wall was completed in 1961 Also, there weren’t as many checkpoints as the movies tell you. Hitler couldn’t spare extra soldiers to man too many checkpoints. Those checkpoints were for boarder security. DUI checkpoints are not. Checkpoints in Germany were never deemed illegal.

    You need to brush up on some history before using a euphemism that refers to something for shock reactions.

  31. They replaced the “every subject hath a right to be secure” part, with “if we violate everybody equally, it’s okay” .

    I sure hope the State catches up with the alcohol pushers that sell all that booze!

    [Art.] 19. [Searches and Seizures Regulated.] Every subject hath a right to be secure from all unreasonable searches and seizures of his person, his houses, his papers, and all his possessions. Therefore, all warrants to search suspected places, or arrest a person for examination or trial in prosecutions for criminal matters, are contrary to this right, if the cause or foundation of them be not previously supported by oath or affirmation; and if the order, in a warrant to a civil officer, to make search in suspected places, or to arrest one or more suspected persons or to seize their property, be not accompanied with a special designation of the persons or objects of search, arrest, or seizure; and no warrant ought to be issued; but in cases* and with the formalities, prescribed by law.
    June 2, 1784
    Amended 1792 to change order of words.

  32. Hitler’s minions were just doing their jobs too, Jacks. Just like every other government worker you love so much! Strange that you’re unwilling to entertain the notion that there might be a similarity between the two. Say pookums, you don’t think you’re ignoring all of that because of that unfortunate cognitive condition of yours? You know, the one that kk unkindly keeps bringing up?

  33. Bob C. These checkpoints also catch vehicles that are not registered, people with suspended driver’s licenses, Illegal vehicle modifications ect. Driver’s licenses are not owned by the person who it is issued to, It belongs to the state. Driving on public roads is a privilege, not a right.

  34. Live Free or Die: It’s absolutely retarded that we can’t utilize the word retard to describe someone who is not retarded as acting as such. What is fucked up is not the word retard, but how some people traditionally (and maybe still) utilized the word to demean retarded persons. I have a member of my family who is borderline retarded, but I wouldn’t call them retarded in a demeaning way. Certainly not as an insult for simply being less intelligent. On the other hand I have no problem utilizing it to demean someone who is acting retarded when they are not. People who are actually retarded don’t understand any of this and can’t be offended by its usage and thus I am not worried about its usage. I choose not to utilize this word, particularly in the real world, but mostly only to the extent that it has a strong negative connotation and should be used selectively thereof in expressing oneself and also because it reflects poorly on the individual using it, but only because of its use by bigoted individuals. I am not such an individual and have never used it to demean someone who was actually retarded. I also wouldn’t go around describing my family member as less intelligent either even if it’s true. It’s not the word, but the context or action which you should be objecting to.

  35. Jacks: You really can’t read. A terry stop doesn’t mean that you have to show ID or provide a name and address. Even that link you posted doesn’t say otherwise. You assume that an arrest means a crime has been committed and in NH that would probably be accurate in most cases as the terry law says it must occur alongside some sort of crime or violation.

    “Many states now have ‘stop and identify’ laws that require people to identify themselves when police have reasonable suspicion that they are engaged or about to engage in criminal activity. Under these laws, people who refuse to show identification can be arrested.

    Under stop and identify laws in some states, people might be required to identify themselves but might not be required to answer additional questions or provide documents proving their identity.”

    An ability to arrest doesn’t mean that a crime has occurred jacks or that charges will be brought. In New Hampshire it’s not a crime to refuse to ID and if the officer wishes to then arrest you for the purposes of identification should you refuse to ID there must be some sort of suspicion that a crime or violation occurred.

    I’ll give you an example. An officer might want to ticket someone for crossing the street illegally. Now normally a cop won’t arrest you for this as most people will provide ID and/or sufficient information for the cop to write out the ticket. However you are not obligated to provide ID or identification in NH. So in that situation a person who doesn’t provide ID or info sufficient to identify themselves can be arrested for the purpose of identification in NH. An arrest isn’t a charge or a crime however. It just results in a trip to the jail, fingerprinting, and a photo. Further detainment may occur if there are problems identifying the person at this point. I’m not entirely clear how long they can detain someone in NH whose been arrested, but not charged with anything other than a violation. Presumably once identified they’ll usually release you on bail depending on the severity of the violation or crime, or if severe enough then upon seeing a judge (a couple days at most).

    “So there is no excuse for not knowing where these checkpoints are.”

    Umm, Jacks, they don’t actually publish the locations. They merely publish the fact they are having a checkpoint and approximately when (the weekend of).

    “They are police officers doing their jobs.”

    Yes, the SS were just doing their job too jacks! The fact they murdered jews and other innocent people should have no bearing on our judgement of them.

    “Are you aware those checkpoints were primarily posted on roads going into and out of Berlin and remained their until East Germany took them down”

    Let me get this straight- your quibbling over the use of the word Nazi? You realize he can just replace it with the word communist or Stalinist or something similar where even MORE innocent people were murdered.

    “Those checkpoints were for boarder security.”

    I’m not sure why you assume it was these particular checkpoints. The Nazi’s had lots of checkpoints. You’re just picking out a few particular ones you are aware of.

    “Checkpoints in Germany were never deemed illegal.”

    Nobody here claimed they were. That doesn’t make them right.

    If you love Nazis and authoritarians so much Jacks why don’t you just move to Germany, Russia, or China?

    “These checkpoints also catch vehicles that are not registered, people with suspended driver’s licenses, Illegal vehicle modifications ect.”

    Fuck man. Did you read the ruling that carved out the exception which made these DUI checkpoints legal? The judges explicitly stated that using them for ANYTHING ELSE was illegal. They can’t utilize them to catch people on suspected licenses, illegal vehicle modifications, etc.

    “Driving on public roads is a privilege, not a right.”

    Says who? Not the constitution. The constitution says we have the right to travel. Which I’m sure I’ll have to remind you is the HIGHEST law of the land. That means anything that contradicts it, like drivers licensing laws are invalid.

  36. Jacks: Humorously the article is also wrong in regard to NH.

    “In all states, you must provide personal identification to the police if you are arrested. ”

    Not according to the law as written and not according Chris’s lawyer Seth Hipple. Now the arrest would be valid if attached to suspicion or probable cause- but again- I repeat. That is not in and of itself a crime or charge. Chris clearly thought he was required to provide ID upon arrest, as you can hear him refusing to ID “unless arrested”, but he was wrong in that regard. He still did what made the most sense in that he got released immediately and they probably would have detained him longer had he continued to put up a fight from behind bars. The objective wasn’t to to be jailed, but to make them work if they insisted on identifying him illegally. It was absolutely illegal to make an arrest as they lacked reasonable suspicion or probable cause. Neither was he illegally crossing the street nor disorderly. Both of which a traffic officer should have reasonably known. It might not be unreasonable for a citizen to not know the law on crossing the street or disorderly, but certainly it is unreasonable for a traffic cop not to know this.

    “You might then invoke your right to silence.”

    According to the Manchester cop that arrested Chris he had no rights. That was his response when Chris invoked his right to remain silent.

  37. “These checkpoints also catch vehicles that are not registered, people with suspended driver’s licenses, Illegal (sic) vehicle modifications ect.(sic) Driver’s licenses are not owned by the person who it is issued to, It belongs to the state. Driving on public roads is a privilege, not a right.”

    Jacks my love, aren’t these referred to as “DUI” checkpoints because they’ve been designed to serve a higher purpose? I mean it’s pretty dishonest of these government types to be categorizing unconstitutional stops for our expressed safety when all they really want to do is nickel and dime us for petty infractions, don’t you think?

    Oh, and Jacks? Driving, just like any other form of travel, is a right. These government types usurped that authority from the rest of us long ago. Do you know how, pookums? It was pretty easy, really. All they had to do was enslave your mind early on using government schooling. Now you’re entirely devoted to the cause of unquestioning obedience to them, no matter how much they lie to you. Pathetic, isn’t it?

  38. kk – Sorry kk. Most of the statements you have made are very wrong.
    First off I never said I love Nazi’s. How you came to that conclusion is totally beyond me.

    Have you ever been to Germany? Poland? England? France? maybe Italy? If you haven’t you don’t really have a clue as to what WWII was about. You have made the references of “nazi” Not me. I thought I would answer that first person view because i have been to these places. There is a lot of history of WWII you were never taught in school.

    You seem to stand up for the article then say it isn’t right just like you do with the laws of NH and other states. The laws are there. They are being enforced. You may not like them but that is how it is.

    Civil disobedience does nothing but create hard feelings and the person who was nailed for breaking the law 9 times out of 10 seems to do a little creative story telling. Of course then it drifts into calling the PD nazis ect… and before you have it, activists are on these kicks to pester the police. They make the decisions on the streets. If you don’t like it, go to court. Those are your options.

    As I read the rest of your rants and raves with absolutely no evidence to back it up bores me I just can’t get excited enough to get into a bore match with you.

    By the way, My reading comprehension is very good. What you don’t seem to understand is what you and many activists choose to only believe what sides with their convictions while ignoring the complete explanation.

    You and the freekeeners have multiple options to help change a law. Vote, work with the local government to change a law,

    If you call everything corrupt and refuse to do anything about it, then all these activists are just blowing smoke.

  39. “Have you ever been to Germany? Poland? England? France? maybe Italy”

    Yes- jacks. I have been to Canada, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and many other countries. You aren’t special.

    “The laws are there. They are being enforced.”

    Laws exist yes. That doesn’t mean that Chris broke any of them and cities own attorney seems to agree. They did after all both drop the charges and then agree to pay out $15,000 jacks.

    “Civil disobedience does nothing but create hard feelings and the person who was nailed for breaking the law 9 times out of 10 seems to do a little creative story telling.”

    Who the hell are you referring? No other cops in NH have ever attempted to arrest Chris for recording them. It’s ONLY Manchester cops that have made a concerted effort to target journalists. There is a pattern of targeting in Manchester which can be clearly seen from the numerous civil lawsuits in regard to filming police in Manchester. Something we don’t see anywhere else in NH.

    “They make the decisions on the streets. If you don’t like it, go to court. Those are your options.”

    It’s humorous that you should say that because it’s exactly what Chris DID. Now your getting upset because he actually won. This in spite of the judges in Manchester being notoriously corrupt.

    “By the way, My reading comprehension is very good”

    That isn’t helping your cause jack. If you can comprehend what people are writing your intelligence must then be VERY low.

    “You and the freekeeners have multiple options to help change a law.”

    You realize that your a freekeener jacks. You are reading this site as much if not more than most activists.

    But anyway. You have this deluded impression that the only thing activists do is criticize and attack the police when in reality we face them off everywhere from the statehouse in concord to the courthouses. If all we did was record criminal police activity we wouldn’t have 20 reps in the house right now. There wouldn’t be a steady stream of people moving to NH to take up our cause either.

  40. “Civil disobedience does nothing but create hard feelings and the person who was nailed for breaking the law 9 times out of 10 seems to do a little creative story telling. Of course then it drifts into calling the PD nazis ect… (sic) and before you have it, activists are on these kicks to pester the police. They make the decisions on the streets. If you don’t like it, go to court. Those are your options.”

    Say Jacks, did you know that the very famous philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote an essay about this very thing?

    You see pookums, Thoreau was one of those sorts who noticed that it’s YOUR heroes who create those hard feelings. Do you know why? Because having power over others in no way grants anyone superior wisdom or a inclination towards justice. Thoreau asserted (correctly) that an individual’s conscience should never be taken lightly and that your heroes’ desires to cultivate respect for law should not outweigh the obligation of the individual to do what he thinks is right.

    Did you know that American Revolutionaries fought a war with England in no small measure because of these sentiments? Fun fact.

    Anyway Jacks, if you really want to understand why libertarians believe why civil disobedience is an important element in a free and healthy society, you definitely should read this essay. You won’t though, now will you pookums? You’re always avoiding any effort to learn why your political rivals think the way they do. I wonder why that is?

  41. Idkyi the only one who says short things

  42. If you’re reading comprehension is really that good, as you say, then how come you cannot re-read what you just typed, and see that your beliefs are Nazi?

  43. kk – I seriously doubt you have been to those countries. I believe you have been to Canada. Apparently Chris did break the law and that is why he was arrested.

    “No other cops in NH have ever attempted to arrest Chris for recording them. It’s ONLY Manchester cops that have made a concerted effort to target journalists”.

    First off, having a little video camera and harassing people and the police is not a journalist. Real journalists are non biased, They have ethics, morals, and report the news of what’s really happening.

    Freekeeners and other activists charge in with a camera and make demands and claim they are members of the media. They aren’t. A real journalist has gone to college and has a degree, They are affiliated with mainstream media not little blogs on the internet. and have paid their dues moving up the ranks to become a real journalist.

    The real journalist must laugh when they hear what freekeeners call journalism.

    “There is a pattern of targeting in Manchester which can be clearly seen from the numerous civil lawsuits in regard to filming police in Manchester. Something we don’t see anywhere else in NH”.

    Numerous civil lawsuits? How many is “numerous” to you? “Targeting not seen anywhere else in NH”? Manchester is a larger city. The videos I have seen show nothing of the sort. The only time activists are arrested is when they break the law. Activists love to sue.

    “By the way, My reading comprehension is very good”

    “That isn’t helping your cause jack. If you can comprehend what people are writing your intelligence must then be VERY low”

    Wow, another slam statement. I plan on going back to college to work my doctorate. I already have a master’s in nursing so I must be able to have good reading comprehension.

    “If you can comprehend what people are writing your intelligence must then be VERY low” That statement says it all. After all, I can comprehend what you write and this little statement you made shows your true colors and makes you a hypocrite.

    “You realize that your a freekeener jacks. You are reading this site as much if not more than most activists”. Now that is funny. When have I ever said I’m a freekeener? I come to this site about once per day, after that I am busy all day. You and many others are on this site more then anyone else.

    “But anyway. You have this deluded impression that the only thing activists do is criticize and attack the police when But anyway. You have this deluded impression that the only thing activists do is criticize and attack the police when in reality we face them off everywhere from the statehouse in concord to the courthouses.

    I’ve seen the videos and I have read the articles. you do attack police officers and criticize them. I haven’t really seen much of anything else. on these types of websites.

    “But anyway. You have this deluded impression that the only thing activists do is criticize and attack the police when in reality we face them off everywhere from the statehouse in concord to the courthouses”.

    Lets not forget the DUI check points and anywhere else you can hassle them. The statement you made again is hypocritical.

    “If all we did was record criminal police activity we wouldn’t have 20 reps in the house right now. There wouldn’t be a steady stream of people moving to NH to take up our cause either”.

    I believe you are really over exaggerating this one. This maybe a dream for freekeeners and such but the reality is there is absolutely no proof of such a thing and the people moving to NH aren’t as high as you may believe or claim to say.

  44. kk – I’m going to end our discussion regarding this article. It frankly bores me to death and there doesn’t seem like much evidence to back up your statements. I’m sure I will be reading your statements at the next posting.

  45. Yea! I won.

  46. Now, now, Jacks. A courageous man would be strong enough to admit defeat. Giving up by pretending you’ve succumbed to boredom is the coward’s way out. You don’t want to look unconfident in front of your Stop Free Keene chums, now do you pookums?

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