Filed under: Announcement, Cool, Court, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, National, News, Personal Freedom, Robin Hood, Update, Victimless Crimes
Robin Hood and the Merry Men and Women are victorious over the lying, corrupt “City of Keene” in BOTH Robin Hood cases! The first civil case was filed by “the City” back in May seeking a preliminary injunction against the six named respondents, in hopes banning them from being near, speaking to, or recording video of the parking enforcers. It was heard over three full days of court “evidentiary hearings” later in the summer and afterwards, heroic free speech attorney Jon Meyer filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Attorney Meyer’s motion has now been granted in a 17-page notice of decision from Cheshire “superior” court judge John C Kissinger Jr., which also dismisses the second civil case against us that was filed by “the City” in September, seeking monetary “damages”. The second suit proved what we all knew and the city people had originally denied with their first lawsuit – that ultimately this was about their lost parking revenue.
Ultimately, the Robin Hooders have been completely vindicated. The city people were lying (as is typical of governments) when they claimed Robin Hooders were harassing, intimidating, and threatening their parking enforcement agents. Again, the proof that they were lying is that no Robin Hooder has ever been arrested for “harassment”. Even if Robin Hooders were saying nasty things (no evidence of that was presented in court, and I’ve never seen it happen), the job description of the parking enforcers makes it clear they must put up with “mental and verbal abuse” from members of the public. The city people tried to illegally oppress our right to free speech and to hold government agents accountable for their actions, and the court made the right decision and dismissed their frivolous, aggressive, unconstitutional cases against us.
Filed under: Civil Disobedience, Issues, Keenevention, Living Free, Noncooperation, Personal Freedom, Police, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
The Civil Disobedience panel at Keenevention 2013 was presented by the star of “Victimless Crime Spree” and the host of Peace News Now, Derrick J Freeman. The panel’s focus was perhaps the most controversial form of activism – civil disobedience and noncooperation. Keenevention is certainly not the first time a civil disobedience panel has been presented at a liberty gathering, but it is the first time in many years that Russell Kanning, one of the original movers to Keene, returns to the stage! Russell was instrumental in making Keene the destination for future waves of activists who would emulate his peaceful disobedience. Russell was joined by another original Free State Project mover and liberty civil disobedience pioneer, Lauren Canario as well as yours truly, Ian Freeman.
The Porcupreneurs panel at Keenevention 2013 was presented by State Representative, Free State Project early mover, and Porcupine Real Estate agent Mark Warden. This panel covered being an entrepreneur in NH, including business and housing. Panelists included Chris Suprock and William Kostric. Here’s the video:
Filed under: Copblock, Issues, Police, Victimless Crimes, Video
Keene police officers Kyle Macie and new guy Kevin Baca were on the streets last night protecting the town from the scourge of two young men, a bong, and some cannabis in jars. I happened across the scene last night while out biking, pulled out my phone, started up Bambuser, and recorded/streamed the scene:
You may recall the story of Gary Chase, which I reported on this blog earlier this year. The people calling themselves the “Town of Winchester” had stolen $300,000 of equipment and materials off of his business property in downtown Winchester and they haven’t let up since. In the following motion to Cheshire “superior” court, Chase outlines the continued harassment and theft on the part of the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats in Winchester. As you will see, his life is being destroyed by these people, and he doesn’t know what to do. He’s also not the only one.
MOTION TO APPRISE THE COURT
Re: Docket No. 09- 0172 and 09- EQ- 172
Town of Winchester v. Gary L. Chase and Linda M. Chase
This letter is an attempt to present factual documentation and photos regarding the above case.
I have been forced to fail in this case when it was our intent to seek the Town of Winchester’s assistance to resolve the matter. In fact, this Honorable court has consistently been misled and deceived by the town’s legal representatives Read more
Filed under: Laugh at the Aggressors, Question, Thuggery, Update, Video
Dave Ridley of RidleyReport.com visits Keene during Keenevention and encounters former candidate for city council and prolific commenter at Free Keene, Bradford “King of Keene” Hutchingson. Ridley confronts Bradford regarding his alleged assault of Free Concord & FK blogger Garret Ean and Bradford responds in a very bizarre manner:
Filed under: Living Free, New Hampshire, Personal Freedom, Response, Shire Free Church, Update, Video
I’m a big fan of Dave Ridley‘s work, but he’s got this one wrong. While it’s true that churches aren’t supposed to pay taxes, the Shire Free Church will be making voluntary contributions to the people calling themselves the City of Keene based on which city services the Church ministers find valuable. Nonetheless, Ridley mischaracterizes the Shire Free Church parsonages in Keene as a “tax revolt” in this series of editorial videos from Ridleyreport.com.
Anyone who bothers to read the Shire Free Church page will discover the purpose of the church is to give religious liberty lovers a home, when so many churches today worship “the state” as a god.
Here’s Ridley’s first video critique of the Shire Free Church. In it he initially expresses confusion as to what the house in question is – is it a church or a parsonage? A quick call to me or another minister would have helped clear up his questions. (It’s a parsonage.) Instead, he just editorializes without much in the way of facts or any input from Shire Free Church ministers. He claims that we don’t have the support of neighbors, but he’s never bothered to talk to any of them. I know for a fact that some of the neighbors support liberty activism and others do not.
Filed under: Hypocrisy, Issues, Jailed Activist, New Hampshire, News, Personal Freedom, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
Local jail superintendent Rick Van Wickler deserves a lot of credit. His jail, which many activists refer to as the Keene Spiritual Retreat, is far more humane than the atrocious Manchester “Valley St.” jail. Van Wickler himself is a public opponent of drug prohibition and a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. There have been many positive posts about Rick here at the Free Keene blog over the years.
So why, when a local judge has approved Rich Paul for work release or home confinement, is Van Wickler stonewalling the decision? It seems hypocritical. Dave Ridley of RidleyReport.com investigates by interviewing Rich’s close friend and Free Keene blogger Wendy:
Filed under: Issues, News, Police, Robin Hood, Update, Video
Dave Ridley of RidleyReport.com confronts Manchester politicians regarding ongoing abuse of the humans caged at Valley St. jail:
As usual, many of the politicians are rude and walk by the independent journalist. Why anyone would voluntarily pay for “service” like this is beyond me.