Big Changes at!

Manch_JuryUntil recently,, a site dedicated to helping jurors understand they have the right to judge the law itself, had suffered from a lack of updates to the site’s blog.  I’ve now taken over managing the site and hope to bring more content here over time by adding more NH jury activists as bloggers.  There has recently been a resurgence of jury outreach in Manchester.  It would be great to have outreach happening regularly in all ten counties of NH.  (Grafton and Cheshire counties have had consistent jury outreach for several years.)   Want to help?  Join our group on facebook and step up!

Some immediate changes to the site include some graphical tweaks, updates, and the addition of a Contact Us page.  You can reach activists statewide via the contact form here or this email address: nhjury at

Plus, you can like here on Facebook!

Graham Demoted from Blogger Status

Graham ColsonI believe Graham Colson is a good guy and have watched him mellow out over the years, however, a few recent incidents have given me cause for concern. Graham has some grievances with individuals in town and has been seen downtown yelling at these people. Though his grievances may be legitimate, his method of approach is not peaceful. Hopefully he will reflect on this critique (which is being given to him by multiple friends).

Despite the beliefs of some, Free Keene has bloggers, not “members”, and I only want bloggers here dedicated to peaceful evolution. I love Graham and I hope he finds peace.   Perhaps then he will be able to blog again for Free Keene.

The 5th Annual 420 at 4:20 on 4/20 @ the Concord State House

 420 2014 GroupAfter the 420 celebrations had hit Keene and Manchester in 2009 on a daily basis, liberty activists created semi-yearly 420 events at the Concord state house, one on November 5th, the other on April 20th. The April event turned five this year, and dozens gathered on the steps of the state house to smoke cannabis in defiance of the insane “war on drugs”.

As has been the tradition NH natives and Free State Project participants first held signs and conversed out by Main Street before walking to the state house steps to officially kick off the event.

Rich Paul 420 2014FSP early mover Rich Paul, the event organizer, who was absent last year due to being incarcerated for selling the illegal flowers, once again took the helm and megaphone to issue his standard call to action,

We smoke these in remembrance of lost liberties and in hope for a day when the people do not fear their government, because the government fears the people! Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!

Mike Sylvia 420 2014Cannabis was smoked by many and even a couple of NH state representatives got into the action, including Mike Sylvia, who had pledged to toke up if there were enough people wearing fancy outfits to the event. Kudos to Mike and all the others who had the courage to come out and face possible misdemeanor charges for possession of a plant. Of course, as with previous years, the police left us alone – this year not even making an appearance besides driving by on Main St.

It’s time for drug prohibition to end. If you love freedom, please move to NH and get active! Already in NH? Check out the 420 Foundation and NH NORML as well.

Here’s a quick video of the festivities:

AKPF #1 presents: Abandoned in Gary

For this week’s adventurous installment in the AKPF #1 series, the crew travels to the notoriously dilapidated Gary, Indiana. Filmed in November of 2013, this short film provides a brief tour of the 1993 murder capitol of the United States, located 25 miles south ssgettoboat_garyof megalopolis Chicago. With a dwindling population, rampant poverty and crime, areas of the city resemble a ghost town, including once vibrant structures such as the Union Station, which is explored in daylight in the final minutes of the film.

A previous edition of AKPF #1 concluded by featuring a walk-through of abandoned houses on Virginia Street, one of which has since been the target of an arsonist. An article and video analyzing the shocking violent crime rates in Gary have also been previously published to for the 2013 Police Accountability Tour. Check out Abandoned in Gary for a less processed examination of the city, including a pass by the childhood home of international icon Michael Jackson.