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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Is Gerard Beloin a "Political Prisoner?" Whistleblower Gets 3 1/2 Years in Prison for Exercising Constitutional Rights, New Hampshire Supremes Agree to Hear Appeal
Gerard Beloin is being held as a political prisoner in a New Hampshire prison.
As Gerard Beloin sits in a New Hampshire State Prison, many of his friends and family members believe he is being held hostage as a political prisoner. This blogger has gotten to know Beloin over the past few years as we were fighting similar battles on different fronts and believes what he says to be true, not to mention the fact that he has mountains of evidence to back up his claims.
Beloin, a New Hampshire business owner, blew the whistle on roofing industry corruption in his hometown and was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison after he refused to capitulate to the demands of prosecutors to plead guilty for a crime that he has steadfastly stated that he did not commit in exchange for no prison time.
Beloin's convictions and a lack of funds to properly defend himself landed him in state prison where he wages a one man war against a corrupt system run amok. Armed with the Constitution, Beloin was recently granted an appeal hearing by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which is currently pending. He had previously filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus in the lower courts, however, it continues to be ignored, a matter he hopes to remedy with with the Supreme Court justices.
His crime? After exposing corruption involving alleged illegal school roofing contracts in his hometown, Beloin recorded a conversation wherein threats were being made against his life. These recordings would be perfectly legal in states such as Indiana, but in New Hampshire both parties must agree to the recording. Beloin was subsequently charged with wire-tapping even though federal law permits recordings that involve danger to "life, limb, or property."
These fraudulent wire-tapping charges resulted in the revocation of Beloin's gun permit. Beloin was repeatedly threatened with death and had the audio tapes to prove it. Subsequently, he relied on his right to keep and bear arms to ensure the personal safety of himself, his wife and young daughter. Beloin was later found with a gun in his briefcase and was charged with an additional crime for merely exercising his Second Amendment right.
For years he relentlessly fought the system representing himself with much success; however, he was embarrassing the political establishment whose members were being called into question by Beloin for their involvement in the alleged corruption. Beloin and his allies believe that he was targeted by political power brokers for speaking out against them, which resulted in his incarceration. He is now seeking help in getting his story out to the masses and raising money to help in his defense.
Included in his appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court are several arguments, including the fact that New Hampshire laws states, "Agents for the State have no right to privacy when there is 'articulable suspicion' that there is 'illegal activity, the suspected fraudulent conduct or activity involving a violation of law, or a pattern of business practices adversely affecting the public safety.' "
Beloin argues that "According to the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, state law is preempted where state and federal law conflict. He also rightly points out that "the state is legally obligated to protect this taxpayer watchdog."
Beloin also contends that his right to own and possess firearms was illegally revoked. He points out that the state had originally dismissed the charges of recording a public official against him "with prejudice" only to reinstate them later after the judge allegedly received outside political pressure to do so. Had those charges been rightfully dismissed, Beloin would have never had his gun permit revoked, which means he would not have been sent to prison.
Beloin also contends that the prison sentence was excessive,especially considering the fact that the prosecutor recommended no jail time since Beloin had a clean record and had been an exemplary citizen, but the judge apparently didn't like the fact that this patriot had the audacity to fight the good ole boy network.
Beloin has written a tell-all book from his prison cell and is working to get it published. In the meantime, Beloin's supporters are working to get the word out. They will be setting up a Facebook page, hoping to get the word out for the purpose of getting support, financial and otherwise.
In the coming days and weeks, this blogger will be highlighting the evidence that Beloin has meticulously gathered over the last several years in his plight for justice. Justice has been perverted in New Hampshire, and this patriot needs our help. The wrong people are in jail. There are public officials who have grossly and without conscience violated this man's constitutional rights and it's time to come to the defense of this man and the constitution.
You can start by phoning the following New Hampshire State Representatives and ask them to help free political prisoner Gerard Beloin. Next, let me know how you can help this New Hampshire patriot. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representative David Welch 603-271-3565
Representative Larry Rappaport 603-237-4429