Adam “Ademo” Mueller, co-host of radio show Free Talk Live and founder of CopBlock .org, was found guilty Monday of illegal wiretapping – secretly recording conversations with Manchester police Capt. Jonathan Hopkins, Manchester High School West Principal MaryEllen McGorry and school secretary Denise Michael without their consent. Mueller was sentenced to three months in jail.
Mueller called the local police and school officials searching for answers, but chose to record the conversations — and included soundbites in a video post. A few months later, he was charged with three felony counts of wiretapping, each of which carried a seven-year maximum penalty.
CopBlock.org is an online project that, according to its site, seeks police accountability and “curtail the all-too-common rights-violations and unaccountability that today exists.”
For full article and video see: Adam ‘Ademo’ Mueller, CopBlock.org Founder, Sentenced To 3 Months For Wiretapping After Reporting School Police Brutality. Watch Mueller’s original video post above and footage of Monday’s court proceedings.
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