Alisha McDevitt of NH Station WMUR In Misdemeanor Violation of NH State Law

Posted in the Brookline Forum

Alisha McDevitt WMUR

Londonderry, NH

#1 Oct 5, 2010
Alisha McDevitt of NH Station WMUR In Misdemeanor Violation of NH State Law

By: Jane Dunn

Monday October 4, 2010

Manchester, NH---Alisha McDevitt the News Director of NH news station WMUR is in violation of NH State Law RSA 651.V.XII, which is a misdemeanor.

The NH law RSA 651.V.XII makes it illegal to report information on on an individual who has had charges brought against them but where the charges were either dropped or a non-guilty verdict was reached and where the arrest and charges were later annulled and expunged.

RSA 651.V.XII, reads as follows: A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if, during the life of another who has had a record of arrest or conviction annulled pursuant to this section, he discloses or communicates the existence of such record.

Alisha McDevitt ran a story in 2009 and again in 2010 that contained false and derogatory information about a NH man who was falsely charged with several crimes by the Londonderry NH Police Department in 2009, that were later dropped and a non-guilty for resisting arrest was reached unanimously by a jury of his peers.

The charges were brought against the man by a Nashua, NH woman who was refused a rental apartment because she had several criminal convictions against her, was a drug addict and worked as a stripper. The woman filed assault and criminal threatening charges against the man and the Londonderry NH Police Department both failed to investigate the evidence in that case that would have exonerated the man and in many respects attempted to railroad the man.

Chief William Hart and four of his officers and one detective are currently being investigated by the NH Attorney General's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau regarding numerous anomalies surrounding this case. The officers and one detective include:(Officer Glenn L. Aprille, Officer Jason M. Archambault, Officer Kelly W. Kulig, Officer James J. Freda and Detective Donald A. LaDuke). Chief Hart could not be reached regarding a comment.

"Alisha McDevitt has destroyed this man's life by reporting information about the unidentified man that he was falsely accused of back in 2009, the man was cleared of all charges and received an annulment by a NH Superior Court," said Casey Clark, a close family friend of the man. "Alisha McDevitt should be held accountable for her actions in destroying this man's life. His wife left him because of this story, he lost his house, could not find a job and attempted suicide, it's disgusting what this woman and her so called news organization have done, I hope she is convicted of the misdemeanor," said Clark.

Clark also stated that she believed that Alish McDevitt did not run articles about bad cops being charged with crimes.

"There was a case where Londonderry Police Officer Jason Archambault was arrested in Manchester and charged with assault against his girlfriend. This is a charge that the public has a right to know about, yet even though it was reported directly to Alisha McDevitt, she never ran the piece. It is obvious that she will not run stories, the truth about the police, because she is in bed with the police, it is clear," said Clark.
Jon

Londonderry, NH

#2 Oct 5, 2010
Alisha McDevitt is a joke. She is about as qualified to be the news director of even a crappy station like WMUR as Obama is as President of the US.

I hope she is convicted, perhaps then WMUR might start to become more responsible as a news organization.

Jon
Karen

Londonderry, NH

#3 Oct 5, 2010
I attended a conference at Saint Anselm College where this woman was a speaker. She was not very good nor did she provide clear arguments in support of her views, extremely disappointing.

Alisha is not very dynamic nor does she come off as being very intelligent. So what is the big deal about this woman?

Regarding the fact that she is in some legal trouble, it sounds like she deserves it based on what she did to that family. Another example of the big news organization stomping the little guy. Hope she is found guilty.
Cindy

Houston, TX

#4 Oct 6, 2010
Alish McDevitt runs a station that has about as much credibility as the National Enquire. Alisha should spend more time worrying about what her husband Todd is up to than her throwing good people under the bus.
Jason

Lenexa, KS

#5 Oct 6, 2010
Interesting story. The only way to fight the injustice of 'yellow journalism' is to expose the hacks like Alish Mcdevitt and WMUR for what they are.

Hope she is found guilty on this, sounds like she is extremely irresponsible in her reporting and a true hack. Freedom of the Press does not give one the license to destroy the lives of innocent people.
Alisha McDevitt

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Jun 4, 2011
Alisha McDevitt of WMUR in NH is a cheep tart, her husband is screwing her ex-best friend. She is a sad sad woman who has screwed over many innocent people with her yellow journalism.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Brookline Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Nashua's Spring Home Show Sat-Sun, March 21-22 1 hr Northern Shows 1
Nashua wants to know what residents think about... Thu daniel 1
Subject: Online Privacy - Personal Information ... (May '12) Feb 24 User1 27
bi curious male looking in nashua Feb 19 bret 1
Why does NH Suck? (May '09) Feb 19 Smacky 133
Executive Councilor David K. Wheeler is a Lying... Feb 17 Souhegan Sal 2
2nd roof collapse in Nashua, this time at old B... Feb 9 reality is a crutch 1

Brookline News Video

Brookline Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Brookline People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 1:46 pm PST