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.
For years we have had the Keene Liberty Activist Calendar linked here in the top menu bar, and that continues to be a great source to discover some of the goings-on here in the Keene area. Now, I’m excited to announce that there is a larger calendar covering all of NH available now at calendar.shiresociety.com – it’s called the “NH Liberty Central Calendar“. Be sure to check it out to see what is happening statewide – keep in mind, that like the Free Keene calendar, the calendars only show a portion of everything that is actually happening. To learn more of what’s going on, you’ll need to move here and get plugged into the community.
Filed under: Announcement, Civil Disobedience, Cool, Copblock, Corruption, Issues, Jailed Activist, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, News, Personal Freedom, Police, Thuggery, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
Celebrating 100,000 views on YouTube! Have you shared Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree with your friends?
Some fun facts about the movie online:
#1 on Youtube for searches “victimless crime” and even just “victimless”!
#5 on Google for “victimless crime”, #6 for “victimless”!
Filed under: Announcement, Cool, International, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Update
Control freaks in NH beware: the Free Staters are coming. Well, some of us (over 1,400) are already here, but we’re the “early movers”. The best part is yet to come! The goal of the Free State Project is to get 20,000 people to pledge to move to New Hampshire and get active to help achieve liberty in our lifetime.
Today, that goal is closer than ever with the FSP eclipsing 15,000 signers! We’re now over 75% of the way there! Once 20,000 is reached, the official move period will begin where the thousands of signers have five years to pick up their lives and move to the Shire!
If you love liberty and have been quietly watching to see what happens here, you already know the FSP is having an impact with people like state representative Cynthia Chase saying that “Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today” – and she said that back in 2012! Just wait until thousands more liberty activists arrive! If you love liberty and are willing to DO SOMETHING about it, you can be a part of the most exciting and successful liberty movement out there. Please join the Free State Project today and start planning your move to New Hampshire.
If, on the other hand, you love the idea of controlling your neighbor, you may want to start planning your move out of New Hampshire now. Things are going to get awfully uncomfortable for those who wish to control others here in NH very soon!
The first-ever Keenevention kicks off next Friday November 1st at 9am! Thus far, nearly 90 liberty-loving people are registered to attend the event! That includes dozens of speakers, panelists, and others buying tickets and visiting from all over the country. Keenevention promises to be an experimental, intimate convention. It’s the convention by activists, for activists and those who would like to be activists. Keenevention is unusual because all of our speakers are based in the Shire. These are the people who are here creating the most exciting and attractive liberty movement in the world. They may not all be “names” in the liberty movement, but they should be. These are doers.
Keenevention’s dozen panels cover the full activism spectrum! From legislators to civil disobedients to media producers to tech-geeks, Keenevention will address it all. Our keynote speakers include the President of the Free State Project, Carla Gericke speaking on the “State of the FSP”, JJ Schlessinger of “Free State Now“, and former Cheshire county jail guard Bryan Tann.
Of course, since it’s Keene, you might want to actually do some activism while you’re in town, so you’ll be able to hit the streets with Robin Hood, Keene Cop Block, visit and protest at the jail where Rich Paul is being held captive, as well as attend favorite Keene social events! Get a full list of activities outside-the-hotel here.
Online ticket registrations are open (and still just $50) through Thursday at noon Eastern. After that, you will have to buy your tickets at the door of the event and the price then will be $60. Alternately you can buy a one day pass in advance or at-the-door for $25. Don’t wait – lock in your tickets now!
One of the most divisive issues among liberty-minded activists is our means. Is peace attainable through violence or is peace the only way? Does self-defense against aggressive state agents just make matters worse for future activists? These questions and more, including yours, will be on the table Sunday morning at Keenevention 2013. The “Peace Roundtable” features Derrick J Freeman, Ian Freeman, and Chris Cantwell. You won’t want to sleep in and miss it!
The Keenevention site and Facebook page have been announcing many panels and speakers. Only a fraction of which I have posted here. Please visit Keenevention.info for all the details on what’s happening!
Filed under: Announcement, Corruption, Court, Issues, National, New Hampshire, News, Robin Hood, Update
If you thought the first case against Robin Hooders was ridiculous, have I got news for you:
The people calling themselves the “City of Keene” have now filed another lawsuit against the same Robin Hooders (and Pete Eyre, who has never Robin Hooded) in Cheshire “superior” court. This time, they allege the same things as before, that we have cause them damage by “harassing” and “intimidating” their parking enforcers as part of a conspiracy to meddle with their employment contracts. Now, they are seeking monetary damages plus their attorneys’ fees (which are not going to be small, given the huge number of hours they have likely already billed on just the first case alone) and are demanding a jury trial! So if it weren’t bad enough that they are wasting the court’s time with one trial, now they are going to waste even more of the court’s time AND the time of a dozen innocent jurors who could be out living their productive lives.
Hey wait… I thought the city people had originally claimed this wasn’t about the revenues they had lost from the Robin Hooding! In fact, yes, here is the city manager himself making just that exact statement to the Union Leader:
“This is not about revenue. This is not about the city losing any money,” – City Manager John A. MacLean
From the new suit:
37. The City has suffered damages, all within the jurisdictional limits of the Court, for
a. Loss of an employee;
b. A modified schedule for another employee because of the Defendants’
c. Hiring costs to replace the lost employee;
d. Monetary and administrative expenses with regard to counseling and other
Human Resource issues; and
e. The PEOs’ inability to properly perform their employment duties.
Item “e” is another way of them saying “LOST REVENUE”. Looks like the truth has come out. It IS really all about their lost revenue…and the continued attempt to crush the liberty activists in the area. The defendants must file appearances and answers in the case within 30 days of being served with the case. Here is the 2nd lawsuit against Robin Hooders in PDF form, as filed in Cheshire “superior” court on Monday 9/23.
Wow, have I really blown it. A few days ago I posted this article which was intended to thank the activists who did such an amazing job on the Concord BEARCAT issue. It apparently did the opposite – at least two of the activists who spearheaded the issue are apparently very upset. Why? The answer is in the last paragraph of the article where I said:
The more ridiculous and outrageous the NH state-believers become, the more people will move here and get active. The state-believers are not even close to having learned their lesson about not aggressing against peaceful people yet, so I must thank them for inspiring more influential activists like Dan to move here and concentrate their activism! Yay!
One of the anti-BEARCAT organizers shared my post on facebook, calling it a “backhanded compliment”. She apparently thought I was talking about her in that paragraph. I thought I was clear that I was talking about the government bureaucrats, but apparently I was not at all clear.
Why would she think I was talking about her with the term “state believer”? Well, after the BEARCAT activism, the activists in question were understandably a little frustrated with some of their fellow liberty-loving activists. Apparently there is a group of “anarchists” in the movement who have a habit of deriding political activism and that has frustrated the anti-BEARCAT activists in question, who are political activists and are disappointed that more people did not help with their anti-BEARCAT efforts. Worse, some of the “anarchists” apparently openly insulted the anti-BEARCAT efforts as pointless – these critics are totally wrong – the efforts were a strong success. The anti-BEARCAT activists had indicated that some callous people had called them “statists” for their small-government beliefs. So, when she saw my use of “state-believer”, she thought I was talking about her. At least – that’s what I could extract from the posts one of them made on facebook before blocking me.
I wasn’t talking about the political activists. I was talking about the aggressors – in this case, the people calling themselves the “city of Concord” and police. I can see how “state believers” did not effectively communicate that.
I have nothing but respect for the political activists in New Hampshire. They have done and continue to do amazing work. I myself am a politically active person and did the exact-same-things as did the Concord activists during the Keene BEARCAT situation – why on earth would I insult similar efforts? I hope this message reaches the eyes of anyone who took offense. Your activism was fantastic, as I poorly expressed in my original article. I’m sorry I blew communicating my ideas – I did not mean to upset you. Read more
In the Ward and Mayoral races, liberty activists are the ONLY competition to the statist incumbents (This is a list of the current candidates – the main filing deadline closed this afternoon.)!
More information about the candidates will be coming soon. They include David Crawford, James “Robin Hood” Cleaveland, and Conan Salada, in wards 1, 2, and 4, respectively. In the at-large race, I am running and in the mayoral race both Rich Paul and Darryl W. Perry are running. Mark your calendar for the general election date of Tuesday, November 5, 2013! A primary election is scheduled for October 8, one candidate will be eliminated from the At-Large City Council election, and the Mayoral race will be reduced to 2 candidates.
Would you like to be around a bunch of other people who care enough about liberty to do something? Here are 150+ reasons to move to Keene!
This Wednesday night at Keene city hall, 2nd floor, it will be a drug war showdown! The advocates for a brand new prohibition will be present to support the proposed illegal ordinance against all synthetic drugs. The ordinance has been written, and it is horrible (it starts on pg 61 of this PDF).
MSFI committee @ 6pm will be hearing the proposed prohibition on all synthetic drugs – please come speak against this awful idea.
PLD committee @ 7pm will be hearing David Crawford’s proposal to have the council write a letter to the legislature encouraging legalization. They will also hear my proposal to repeal the paraphernalia ordinance.
You can speak on all of these issues – please come out and support ending the insane war on drugs! Here is a facebook event for the meetings.