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State of NH Convicts Man for Speaking to Bureaucrat

Monday, June 16th 2014 – 10am – Today there was a trial in Keene at the new courthouse. “The State of New Hampshire” charged political activist Graham Colson with “Contempt of Court” for speaking to a Meter Maid while doing his activism.

The activism, called “Robin Hooding”, involves walking around feeding the expired parking meters. He says it saves people from tickets.

But Meter Maid Alan Givetz had a big problem with the Robin Hooders. So much of a problem that he quit over the situation. He called the police on Graham for speaking to him, and the court defended the unconstitutional ban on free speech.

Graham was represented by friend and fellow Robin Hood activist Garret Ean. Ean blogs at and also runs his own blog at

Graham was sentenced to 60 days in jail, plus 5 months “suspended” for 2 years. That means he has to go to jail for about 2 months, but the other 5 months he doesn’t have to spend in jail (so long as he doesn’t get arrested for the next 2 years). All of this for speaking to a member of the badged class?

Article 10 of the New Hampshire Constitution reads, “[Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.”

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