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 CopBlock.org 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.

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 48

This week on Black Sheep Walking: Alternative sleep cycles • New school stabbing: It’s all fake • Death toll breakdown • 19 things only crazy Americans do • Shaunna and Rapsher join. Show notes, audio, and archives at: BlackSheepRising.org