This Wednesday at 1pm I’ll walk into district court in Manchester,
New Hampshire so a judge can decide when I’ll go to jail. Why? Well the
start of all this was June 4th, 2011 when I used children’s chalk on a police station. Since then I have been found guilty at a trial by judge. Wanting to speak to a jury, I appealed.
My appeal was to be heared infront of a jury (and judge) but after
all the pretrial hearings were done, Judge Brown (no not the TV judge)
told me the ‘court’ would send me a letter – as well as call me – to
inform me of my actual jury selection and trial dates. This never
happend and after a little investigating I found out that the state
mailed these important documents to the wrong address (see pic
below). Thinking this was a common clerical error, I filed two motions –
one in Superior court and the other in District – asking for a new
trial date to be scheduled. Those motions were denied and that’s why I
have the July 11th hearing. You can read my blog post on this matter,
with video, by clicking here.
now due to some clerk’s incompetence I’ll be spending atleast 60 days
in jail. I say atleast because while in jail I’ll be put on trial for
“Wiretapping” (as if you could do such to someone with no expectation of
privacy) public officials – read more here.
I know my time won’t be lost – sure it might not be the most
productive ever – but I’m an activist no matter where I’m held. So now
is the time to make lemonade out of lemons and that’s what I’m going to
do. Below are a few ways you can help me and/or CopBlock.org if you so
Donate to Ademo’s Jail Pledge (see
widget below) – This will not only help fund CopBlock.org ventures but
will also help me get paper, pencils, snacks and (if able) a couple
bucks in my pocket when I get out. (Donated funds will be broken down
accordingly, less than 500 FRN’s = 50% to CopBlock and 50% to Ademo.
Over 500 FRN’s and CopBlock will get 75% and Ademo 25%. Pete will use
the money for CopBlock as he sees fit, working with the other
contributors, so stay tuned to hear from him on the raised funds.
Write Ademo – Mail-to-jail is a great feature Shire (aka New Hampshire) activists have. It’s
quick, easy and FREE (but totally worth a small donation if you choose).
Though I don’t want to spend alot of money on letters and stamps (the
state jacks up prices) I do appreciate mail, as it helps to pass the
time. I will write back for most and will do blanket letters that will
be published here. Also, I think it would be great if someone could get a
list of inmates I’m housed with, then we could form pen pal
relationships with outside folks. Send them liberty minded stuff, print
outs ect. Just a suggestion.
Get some CopBlock.org Gear – I know there are many great folks here at CopBlock.org but getting
yourself some gear and sporting it on the streets is a great way to help
the cause (or lack of police accountability).
Get involved – Visit the Help Wanted tab on CopBlock.org, it’s not
all about getting arrested and there are many ways to get involved.
Keep up with Ademo’s jailing on the Ademo Facebook page, like it here. This is where any and all updates will be posted if needed. Including my wiretapping case.
At the end of the day I understand all to well where I’m headed and
if this is the last time I’m able to blog myself. I want to say THANKS! I
appreciate all the love and support folks have given me over the years.
Hopefully this isn’t the end and I’ll be back in 60 days. So, until
then remember…. badges don’t grant extra rights.
***It should be noted that if by some chance I am NOT jailed all donations will be refunded.****
filing two motions with two different judges - both of which were
denied - I now have a court hearing scheduled for July 11th, 2012 to
determine when I'll serve my 60 day sentence for 'resisting arrest.'
to the fact that I'm being denied my trial and that I'm not willing to
drag this out any longer in appeals, I'm asking people to contribute a
pledge for each day I sit in jail. 50% of the money will go to
CopBlock.org to further promote police accountability and the other 50%
will be used for my commissary and after jail cost. If donations go over
$500 I'll then donate 75% to CopBlock.org
See video attached and/or visit copblock.org/pledge