The Frustration Defense

So Democrats are caught once again red handed in criminal activity, no real story there but what's the real key is the defense of Democratic party chair Ray Buckley.

You can read the story in full HERE but here is the key point.

It started Sunday morning when former, Republican State Rep. Lawrence Artz photographed Elliot Lasky, husband of State Sen. Bette Lasky, collecting New Hampshire GOP signs that urge voters to reject Lasky because she’ll raise taxes.

Lasky was driving an Acura SUV with “Senate 13” license plates, according to GOP officials.


NH Democratic Chair Ray Buckley responded a few hours after the GOP broadside.

“This afternoon, I spoke to Dr. Lasky and he expressed to me deep regret for his actions. After weeks of constant smears and attacks by his wife’s opponent, Gary Lambert, his frustration got the best of him,” Buckley said.

Frustration getting the best of him is reason to break the law?

NH state law is fairly clear that you can NOT remove the signs of your opponents just because you dislike what they say.

RSA 664:17 in part reads:

No person shall remove, deface, or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on or affixed to public property or any private property except the owner of the property, persons authorized by the owner of the property, or a law enforcement officer removing improper advertising.

Try as I might I just can't find the clause where it says its ok if you're frustrated.