NH’S MESSAGE IS CLEAR - STOP ASKING FOR RIGHT-TO-KNOW DOCUMENTS
There are various federal and state constitutional laws which provide citizens the right to access previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the government. The most well known is the federal Freedom of Information act which was enacted in 1946 to clarify and protect the right of the public to information. In New Hampshire, there is also the Right to Know Law under Section 91-A and its’ statement of purpose indicates, “Openness in the conduct of public business is essential to a democratic society. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure both the greatest possible public access to the actions, discussions and records of all public bodies, and their accountability to the people.” It is clear that the intent of these laws is government accountability, but for Jesse Brooks, seeking that accountability has provoked a severe backlash against him.
The abuse that Jesse Brooks has been suffering started after he requested his prison record under the RIGHT-TO-KNOW Freedom of Information Act. Through the documents he obtained, he learned that New Hampshire Compact Administrator Jennie Hilliard had falsified his record and had him shipped to Arizona under the pretense that he was serving a CAPITAL MURDER sentence, which was punishable by the Death Penalty in 2010 in New Hampshire. Jesse Brooks has never been charged with a capital offense, but this classification triggered a domino effect in his treatment in Arizona by the Department of Corrections. For example, upon his arrival in Arizona, he was immediately placed in solitary for two years, and since then, he has had his visiting privileges suspended, his phone privileges suspended, his pain medication withheld, and more.
The abuse has grown far worse since Jesse requested the following documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Recently, he has sought the records related to the Laurie List in New Hampshire, an informal list of New Hampshire police officers with credibility issues, an Inducement Index, which lodges the promises, rewards and inducements offered witnesses in exchange for their testimony, including the conviction and sentencing of Assistant Attorney General Janice Rundles' son Clark Stevens who was convicted of holding a loaded gun to someone’s head at Rundles’ home, given a two year conditional sentence for good behavior and was allowed to own guns after the incident.
The intention of the federal Freedom of Information Act and New Hampshire’s Right to Know is to provide transparency, but unfortunately for Jesse Brooks, it’s been used to cloak a backlash against him for exercising his right to information.
LAURIE LIST– New Hampshire Police Officers with Credibility Issues.
INDUCEMENT INDEX - Promises and Witness Payment Records.
OTHER PUBLIC RECORD REQUESTS regarding selective prosecution:
State’s Witness Andrew Carter
Carter was threatened by NH State Police with the Death Penalty or Life Without Parole and they acknowledged they knew he was trafficking drugs. Since signing a Confidential Agreement with State to testify, he has received no jail time for felony arrests which include assaulting a female, several heroin arrests, violation of probation, and several burglaries. (Click here)
State's Witness Henry Bellemare
Serial Informant Henry Bellemare was the star witness in Robin Knight’s Trial. Bellemare was also an informant in the trials of Christopher Gagnon and Eric Smalley. Bellemare had been arrested in Fort Pierce, Florida for drugs and extradited to NH to face a Habitual Offender charge after serving approximately thirty months for a variety of offenses. He was also held on a Merrimack County violation of probation (underlying charge possession of cocaine) and a witness-tampering charge pending against him that was dropped by a prosecutor. In addition, the NH Attorney General’s Office had a $234,471.50 civil judgment against him for a roofing fraud scheme.
On January 30, 2008, Assistant Attorney General Karen Huntress described Henry Bellemare as “a jailhouse informant in the Brooks case [who is] a witness for us” in an email to Attorney General Kelly Ayotte and Assistant Attorney General Kirsten Wilson. Bates 26157 (see below)
On May 1, 2009, Bellemare gave testimony at a deposition where he testified he had just been released from a drug rehabilitation program for opiate addiction.
See Polygraph page Chest Injury Assertions - Bellemare changed his story to suit the State’s version. (Click here.)
Since cooperating and serving the State, he has received no jail time for felony arrests. According to the Commissioner of Corrections 5/20/15, Henry Bellemare is on probation for “collections only” despite being arrested Oct. 2014 for (3) robberies in Manchester where he was identified through surveillance video. He robbed the Ben & Jerry’s store, Subway and CVS. (Click here.)
State’s Witness Dennis Chamberlain
Dennis Chamberlain, a registered sex offender with a long criminal history, was threatened by NH State Police with being involved in the Penske truck theft. NH State police claimed to have information that he and Jack Reid stole the moving truck.
After cooperating and serving the State, he received no jail time for the felony truck theft. He also received no jail time despite being charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated three times over the legal limit, conduct after an accident for allegedly hitting another vehicle and fleeing the scene. (Click here.)
State Prosecutor Janice Rundles son Clark Stevens’ Criminal History
Stevens was granted extraordinary leniency. Clark Stevens was given 2 yrs. conditional good behavior and allowed to own firearms after Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Police Officer, holding a loaded gun to someone’s head and throat, possession of an arsenal of weapons, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He will be allowed to use a gun after 2 years despite police reports indicating concern that Stevens is troubled, needs help, and too unstable to own a gun. (Click here.)
02/17/08 – Clark Stevens Dover, NH
Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Police Officer. Case closed.
CHARGE: Good Behavior 2 years. (Click here.)
12/08/13 – Clark Stevens Lee, NH
Felony Reckless Conduct, Felony Criminal Threatening.
Case transferred from Lee Police Department to Strafford County and then to Carroll County.
01/08/14 - Clark Stevens Carroll County, NH
Simple Assault, Criminal Threatening (Use of Deadly Weapon),
Carrying Loaded Handgun Without a License, Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs.
(Click here for entire Carroll County Investigation - file takes a moment to load)
Search Warrant of Clark Stevens’ Dover NH apartment:
Inventory of Weapons Seized:
16 guns, Ammunition, Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia. (Click here.)
Case Closed 9/9/14.
CHARGE: Hand Guns Carrying w/o License. Good Behavior 2 years. (Click here.)