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Regional Discussion => Dartmouth Sunapee => Grafton => Topic started by: KBCraig on April 30, 2019, 08:31 PM NHFT

Title: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on April 30, 2019, 08:31 PM NHFT
I don't know any details beyond the news reports.

https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/route-road-rage-ends-in-gunshot-wound-for-one-grafton/article_57053d6d-401d-526f-a17c-ca4de4283b17.html

https://www.wmur.com/article/one-man-charged-in-grafton-shooting/27317313
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 30, 2019, 09:44 PM NHFT
Well, that sucks.

""You don't bring a gun to a fistfight and gut-shoot someone," prosecutor Mariana Pastore said."

WTF, if you're already armed, are you supposed to say, "Wait a minute, you've punched me, let me go put my gun in my car so we my continue these fisticuffs."
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 01, 2019, 02:50 AM NHFT
Well, that sucks.

""You don't bring a gun to a fistfight and gut-shoot someone," prosecutor Mariana Pastore said."

WTF, if you're already armed, are you supposed to say, "Wait a minute, you've punched me, let me go put my gun in my car so we my continue these fisticuffs."

Yeah, that stood out to me.

Joe is a non-aggressive person. He's also a small guy. I don't know how big the other driver is (but FB pics show him as pretty chunky). Being punched in the face is deadly force, especially when there's a size disparity.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 01, 2019, 08:30 AM NHFT
A better, more balanced article Man charged in Grafton ‘road rage’ shooting pleads not guilty, is held without bail (https://www.vnews.com/Grafton-Man-Accused-in-Shooting-Arraigned-25219982)

This Jason Marandos (https://www.facebook.com/jason.marandos1) fellow is a Trump hater and maybe a SJW, Masshole (?)

From his Facebook page
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/q82/p370x247/21192735_1647116768634334_4709264904877216078_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=fe7fa1c29ccc3bfe29c0ed94d809c58e&oe=5D6F24E6)
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 01, 2019, 08:32 AM NHFT
Both the prosecutor and the judge seem to already believe he is guilty, when the only evidence they have is the word of the dudes wife.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 01, 2019, 01:16 PM NHFT
I keep thinking about this situation...

The cop decides that it was a minor assault. Or was it the opening salvo?
The cop might have shot the guy under a similar circumstance. "I was concerned he was going to continuing to attack and the fact there were two suspects they might gain control of my weapon, so I fired."

Loud mouth, large guy runs into your car, punches you... I can imagine he might even escalate more when you produce your weapon. "Go ahead and shot me... I'm not afraid of you, I'll kick your ass."
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 01, 2019, 10:28 PM NHFT
I put a little money on Joe's commissary account last night, and got a phone call from his mom this evening to thank me. It went to voicemail while I was out, but I will give her a call back tomorrow to ask if there's anything more that he needs.

Grafton County jail has very limited visitation. Joe added me, but I'm not going to take up any time that could be spent with his kids instead. I'll send him an old-fashioned snail mail letter instead.

If you want to contribute money:

http://www.graftoncountynhdoc.us/about.html

If you want to write:

Quote
Only letters with the proper return address will be accepted.  Letters should be addressed as follows:
        (inmate's name)
        Grafton County Dept. of Corrections
        3787 Dartmouth College Highway
        North Haverhill, NH  03774
You MUST include your FULL first and last name along with a full return address in order for the letter to be accepted.  Letters without that will be returned to the sender.  Inmates can receive some pictures (no polaroids) but no other items should be included in the letter.  No packages will be accepted.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 04, 2019, 09:46 AM NHFT
yikes
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 04, 2019, 08:55 PM NHFT
Penny Dean is representing him.

I'm waiting to hear back if we should have a fundraiser.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 04, 2019, 09:16 PM NHFT
Nice job KB.

Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 13, 2019, 01:35 AM NHFT
https://www.gofundme.com/joseph-brown-charged-for-act-of-self-defense
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 17, 2019, 01:51 AM NHFT
Joe's attorney is Penny Dean, who has a well deserved reputation as an excellent defender in self-defense cases.

She called me on Thursday and we spoke for about 30 minutes. She asked that anyone who knows Joe personally and wishes to vouch for his character, send a "to whom it may concern" letter that will be used to vouch for Joe's release on bail.

Being denied bail on the charge of first degree assault is almost unheard of in NH, especially for someone with no criminal record.

You don't need to know any details of the case (I certainly don't); you just need to know Joe.

Penny Dean
59 Warren St.
Concord NH 03301-3951

Hand-written is fine. I forced my slumbering ancient printer to wake up and do right, so that it would look all official since I invoked my "The Honorable" status.

Again, if you can drop a couple bucks to the defense fund:

https://www.gofundme.com/joseph-brown-charged-for-act-of-self-defense

Even if you can't, please drop a couple of bucks to his commissary account so that he can pay for phone calls to his children:

http://www.graftoncountynhdoc.us/about.html

Y'all know I worked the other side of the grey bars. I'm very aware of how the vendors screw over both the taxpayers and the inmates for massive profits. Keefe is the Grafton County vendor, and Keefe is probably the worst of them all.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Free libertarian on May 17, 2019, 06:11 AM NHFT
"Being denied bail on the charge of first degree assault is almost unheard of in NH, especially for someone with no criminal record."

This makes me wonder if the Judge has motivations other than justice and if the Prosecutor is scheming to come up with a stronger charge.   It's my understanding that the charges can be "upgraded" .

Grafton County Prosecution and Court has a "hair across it's ass" imho against liberty folk from Grafton.  Joe may be the whipping boy for others past interactions.   


 
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 17, 2019, 02:39 PM NHFT
Grafton County Prosecution and Court has a "hair across it's ass" imho against liberty folk from Grafton.  Joe may be the whipping boy for others past interactions.

There is also the possibility that the other guy is connected.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Free libertarian on May 18, 2019, 07:33 PM NHFT
Good point, that is among the possibilities.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on May 27, 2019, 10:13 AM NHFT
Any word on when they are going to have him in court?
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 30, 2019, 04:16 PM NHFT
Any word on when they are going to have him in court?

No hearing has been set yet. Just this morning, the judge denied the motion to release on bail without a hearing.

https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/driver-shot-during-april-road-rage-on-route-had-it/article_b9bbfdad-246b-57da-8127-349077ac4918.html

Another thing I learned this week: the arresting officer is Mitch Briggs, son of Michael Briggs, the Manchester cop who was killed on duty. The younger Briggs works for Grafton part time and has not completed the police academy. When he does, Grafton will have two full time cops.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on May 30, 2019, 04:18 PM NHFT
Today's article also cites a witness who said the other driver was the aggressor. This is what all of us who know Joe already expected.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on June 09, 2019, 10:00 PM NHFT
Joe has a bail hearing at 9 a.m. Monday morning 6/10, at the Grafton courthouse in North Haverhill.

Short notice, but I intend to be there.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Free libertarian on June 10, 2019, 08:06 AM NHFT
 
If Joe was a cop he'd already have been found to have "feared for his life" and been back on the beat collecting revenue.   


 
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Tom Sawyer on June 10, 2019, 11:52 AM NHFT
 
If Joe was a cop he'd already have been found to have "feared for his life" and been back on the beat collecting revenue.   


 

Hell... he could have gone and shot the guys dog and burned his house to the ground as well!
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on June 11, 2019, 12:29 AM NHFT
The "bail hearing" turned out to not be one at all, even though that was the message left for Joe's attorney (she has the recording). There had to be some fit-throwing to even allow Joe to be "transported" the whole 500 yards from the jail to courtroom to even attend, for what turned out to nothing more than scheduling the trial date (8/20 for now), and an official request for a bail hearing (potentially July), along with attorney Penny Dean lodging her complaints about receiving discovery late, and on blank CDs.

Joe looked good, but of course we didn't get to talk.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: KBCraig on July 09, 2019, 10:48 PM NHFT
Bail denied.

Because of course: it's Grafton County.

I couldn't attend this actual bail hearing because of a work schedule conflict, but I was told privately that it was ridiculously obvious that the fix is in.

I knew that the day after the last non-hearing, when the prosecutor's office that din't know nuffin, was featured in the Valley News with cites to all kinds of witnesses who suddenly had complaints about Joe's driving.
Title: Re: Maineshark in jail, 4/29/19
Post by: Russell Kanning on July 11, 2019, 12:01 AM NHFT
so I wonder what the next step is when the fix is in