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Journalist For Police Accountability Faces up to 21 Years for Wiretapping
by Jacob Crawford
Friday Aug 10th, 2012 12:50 PM
Founder of Copblock.org faces wiretapping charges for interviewing public officials about police misconduct
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Ademo Freeman faces 21-years in prison because he stood-up for a 17-year-old student who was assaulted by school liaison officer Darren Murphy at West High School in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Despite his actions, Murphy was back on the job the next day while the student was suspended. Another student, who had captured the exchange on video, had been ordered by school personnel to delete the footage.

Freeman, concerned about the lack of accountability, posted the video online then made calls to the Manchester Police Department and West High School seeking comment. His phone conversations were included on a video update and from that, he was was charged with three felony counts of wiretapping, each of which carries a 7-year maximum penalty [NH 570-A-2].

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Darren Murphy

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In no uncertain terms, Freeman is being targeted because he sought to make transparent the wrongs committed by public officials. Instead of “serving and protecting” they are systematically working to censor those highlighting their misdeeds.

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Ademo’s trial starts at 10am, Aug. 13th at Hillsborough Co. Superior Court in Manchester, NH.

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Persons Involved:
Ademo Freeman (aka Adam Mueller) – founder of CopBlock.org, threatened with three counts of wiretapping
Darren Murphy – employee, Manchester PD, school liaison at West High School (603) 668-8711
Michael Valentine – prosecutor, Hillsborough County, levying wiretapping threats (603) 627-5605
Kenneth Brown – judge, Hillsborough County Superior Court (603) 669-7410
Jonathan Hopkins – employee at Manchester PD, wiretapping threat #1 (603) 668-8711
Denise Michaels – employee at West High School, wiretapping threat #2 (603) 624-6384
MaryEllen McGorry – employee at West High School and former Hillsborough Co. attorney, wiretapping threat #3 (603) 624-6384

Media Coverage:
HuffPostpost
Wikileakstweet
SourceFed
video
RT.comvideo & post
CNN’s iReport
post
The Union Leader - post1 & video
For a complete list see this post

The person who should face consequences is the officer who threw that poor kid into a table during lunch at the school cafeteria, not the journalist who reported about it.
-Ian Freeman, host of FreeTalkLive.com

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On Aug. 13th, 2012 Ademo has trial for seeking to make transparent the assault inflicted on a Manchester West High School student at the hands of Manchester police employee Darren Murphy. He’s charged with three felony counts of wiretapping, which together may bring 21-years.
More info: Journalist Striving for Accountability Faces Two Decades in Prison

Ademo’s currently caged for working to bring to light the unaccountability of four Manchester PD employees who beat-up a man outside a bar in early 2010.
More info: Ademo’s Wrongful Caging – Can You Pledge to Help?

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Ways YOU Can Help Ademo

.#1 Share Ademo’s story with those in your sphere and with media outlets in New Hampshire and those local to you:

CopBlock.org/FreeAdemo – this page
Journalist Striving for Accountability Faces Two Decades in Prison – press release
FREE ADEMO! playlist in chronological order
– videos
FREE ADEMO! playlist in order of most views – videos

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Do you know about the journalist who’s facing 21 years’ prison for reporting police brutality?

It’s the most-popular article ever on CNN’s iReport (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-824678), and has been covered by the HuffPost (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/adam-ademo-mueller-journa_n_1748057.html), SourceFed (http://youtu.be/BEe2GfdEdbw), RT (http://rt.com/usa/news/copblock-wiretap-police-mueller-096/ & http://youtu.be/y5nGmYh6_1U), The Union Leader (http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120806/NEWS03/708069928) and other outlets.

For more visit: http://copblock.org/freeademo

[email protected] or call (888) 698‑6397

SHARE ADEMO’S STORY VIA A SUBMIT FORM:

Mashable: http://mashable.com/submit/
AlterNet
: http://www.alternet.org/feedback
WSJ
: https://www.wsjsafehouse.com/upload.html
CNN
: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=newstip
WMUR
: http://www.wmur.com/tv/contact or call (603) 669-9999
The Union-Leader
: http://www.unionleader.com/section/services0302
The Keene Sentinel
: https://sentinelsource-dot-com.bloxcms.com/site/forms/online_services/submit_news/ or call (603) 352-1234

#2 Show-up on the ground

Hillsborough County Superior Court North, 300 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101

August 6th, 2012 8am – jury outreach (information about jury nullification) FACEBOOK EVENT courtroom video and related post: Ademo’s Jury Selection Done, Trial in One Week
August 13th, 2012 9am – trial FACEBOOK EVENT
August 14th, 2012 9am – trial (if it doesn’t wrap-up on the 13th)

#3 Write or Visit Ademo (aka Adam Mueller):

Adam Mueller
CCN #49494
445 Willow St.
Manchester, NH 03103

Visitation each Saturday 7:00 – 8:00pm, but visitors have to be in the facility no later than 6:30pm
Hillsborough County Jail
445 Willow Street
Manchester, NH

#4 Donate

to: ADEMO’S JAIL PLEDGE – will be used for his commissary and funds when freed
to: COPBLOCK.ORG – will be used to advance Cop Block’s mission of police accountability, education of individual rights and the dissemination of effective tactics to utilize while filming police

#5 Contact Ademo’s captors and demand the threats levied be dropped:

Michael G. Valentine – (603) 627-5605
(DA arguing that Ademo deserves to be caged for 21-years)
Hillsborough County Attorney’s Offices, 300 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Michael Delaney – (603) 271-3658
(attorney general who failed to bring charges against Duchesne, Jajuga, Buckley, and Goodno)
NH Department of Justice, 33 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301

Jonathan Duchesne, Matt Jajuga, Michael Buckley, David Mara – (603) 668-8711
(first three involved in beating of Chris Micklovich, fourth is “chief”)
Manchester Police Department, 351 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03101-2294

MaryEllen McGorry – (603) 624-6384
(principal, from whom one of Ademo’s wiretapping threats stems)
West High School
9 Notre Dame Ave
Manchester, NH 03102

Ted Gatsas, Thomas R. Clark – (603) 624.6500
(mayor and city solicitor who failed to bring charges against Duchesne, Jajuga, Buckley, and Goodno)
Manchester City Hall, 1045 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

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Journalist Striving for Accountability Faces Two Decades in Prison
NH Public Officials Act with Blatant Disregard for Glik Decision

MANCHESTER, NH – Local journalist and police accountability advocate Adam Mueller faces 21-years in prison for publicizing comments made by public officials operating in their public capacity about an excessive force incident involving Manchester Police officer Darren Murphy and a 17 year-old student that occurred at Manchester’s West High School in October, 2011.

Another student filmed the interaction with his cell phone as his classmate was slammed to a table by School Resource Officer Darren Murphy. After viewing the video that public officials told the recording student to delete, Mueller called the Manchester Police Department and West High School seeking comment. Mueller publicized a video on CopBlock.org about the incident which included segments of his conversations with the on-duty public officials.

Almost three months after the altercation at West High School occurred, Adam was indicted on three counts of felony wiretapping, each holding a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Mueller is ordered to appear for jury selection at the Manchester Superior Court on August 6, 2012 at 9:00AM, and the trial is expected to occur within the two weeks following jury selection.

NH statute states that to be guilty of wiretapping, another party must have a reasonable expectation that their communications are not subject to interception. A public official who is on duty and in a public space has no expectation of privacy, as is reinforced by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Glik v. Cunniffe in a ruling that states that the First Amendment protects the right to record police in public.

Individuals throughout the country have publicly expressed their support for Mueller’s actions and voiced their recognition of clear double standards. “No matter what, nobody’s child should be abused like that in school,” said the father of the student thrown to the cafeteria table.

MEDIA REQUESTS:
Kate Ager 603.903.4317
Pete Eyre 603.903.2928 & [email protected]

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