Tweets from Rich Paul’s VOP Hearing

2013_04_20_freerichBelow are tweets from Rich Paul’s mostly successful VOP hearing where the state failed to prove, even by preponderance of the evidence, that Rich had violated the weapons prohibition! He was sentenced to some time due to cannabis violations, to which he readily admitted, however once he’s out, he’ll be OFF probation! Hooray! Video to come later. Thanks to Darryl for the live tweeting. Here are his tweets in reverse chronological order:

Darryl W. Perry @DarrylWPerry
#RichPaul sentenced to 6 months in the House of Corrections with 37 data pretrial credit
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Darryl W. Perry @DarrylWPerry
Judge is making notes…. presumably calculating the sentence for #RichPaul
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Bitcoin Makes Sentinel Front Page, Above-the-Fold!

BitcoinThanks to the Keene Sentinel’s Martha Shanahan for her feature article about local bitcoin-accepting businesses that appears on the front page of today’s Keene Sentinel, above-the-fold!  She interviews the operators of Corner News, Stone Farm Bed and Breakfast, Moda Suo, and Carroll Garden Center regarding their experiences as local businesses accepting bitcoin.

Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and financial transaction network that is changing the world.  One bitcoin is worth over $600 at the time of this writing.  As time goes on, more merchant solutions are being released that are making accepting bitcoin at brick-and-mortar business easier and easier.  These local businesses are the pioneers in this space.  How exciting that bitcoin is being used in Keene!

If you’re on facebook, join up with the Keene Bitcoin Network!

Here’s the Sentinel’s story:

As Silicon Valley investors and currency speculators continue to keep their sights — and dollars — fixed on Bitcoin, a small number of Monadnock Region businesses are dipping their toes in the water to experiment with the electronic currency.

 

When someone comes into the Corner News in Keene interested in buying something with Bitcoin — about three or four times a week, owner Roberta Mastrogiovanni said — both parties whip out their smartphones. (more…)

Columnist Fears 200 FSP State Representatives, Eventually

nhcm_masthead[1]In a wonderful hitpiece that appears in the Concord MonitorMatt Murray, the creator and editor of NH Labor News acknowledges the significance of the Free State Project.  He predicts that after 20,000 move here that we could have 200 state representatives!  What a pleasant vision for the future.  Thanks, Matt, for proving, again, that the FSP is the greatest (peaceful) threat to the statist quo!  Here’s his guest column for the Monitor:

 

We are well into the 2014 election season, and there’s a lot at stake. (more…)

Weare Police Settle Another Cameraman Arrest Case for $35,000

Biker Bill Alleman

Biker Bill Alleman, Vindicated

Just over a month has passed since attorney Seth Hipple spanked the notoriously corrupt Weare police in court and snagged a $57,000 settlement for Carla Gericke (the president of the Free State Project). Now, Hipple wins again and Weare is paying up $35,000 more to another liberty activist, Biker Bill Alleman, who was also arrested by Weare police for recording video in public in 2011.

In a press release announcing the settlement, attorney Hipple says, “The precedent set in Gericke v. Begin is just now starting to ripple through the courts…and I look forward to seeing many more victories for the First Amendment and government accountability in the coming years.”

Biker Bill is quoted in the release as saying, “I really hope we’ve seen the end of this unlawful nonsense in New Hampshire…Public servants need to understand, finally, that they’re ‘at all times accountable’ to the people.” On his facebook page, Biker Bill credits the Free State Project community as the reason for the success.

As part of the settlement, Biker Bill was given a written apology from new-to-the-job Chief John D. Velleca.  Apologies from police are VERY rare.  It states, in part: (more…)