Oct 15, 2014 7:32 AM

Keene's 'Robin Hooders' head to NH Supreme Court


KEENE - A lawsuit filed by the city of Keene against a group known as "Robin Hooders" will go in front of the New Hampshire Supreme Court today.

The Robin Hooders, associated with freekeene.com, made headlines last year after putting change into expiring parking meters throughout the downtown area before city parking officials could write tickets.

The city says the group's members were harassing and intimidating officers and requested a 30-foot buffer zone. The group says their interactions are peaceful, and they videotape to protect themselves.

The city took the case to Superior Court but it was dismissed by a judge who said the group was protected by the First Amendment.

The city is now appealing to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. NH1 News will be in court to hear the oral arguments on both sides.


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