Filed under: Audio, Charity, Civil Disobedience, Copblock, Copwatch, Corruption, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, Introduction, Issues, Living Free, National, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Photos, Police, Response, Thuggery, Victimless Crimes, Video
The Police Accountability Tour had the opportunity to meet with the creative individuals behind CopWatch of East Atlanta. Having been active in their area since the late aughts, the project established itself as a resource for the community, providing a phone number for people in need of a few individuals armed with cameras to reach out through. Following an experience-based set of collectively understood policies, CopWatch participants are also involved in other actions in the area, including Food Not Bombs.
Stemming from an incident in 2010, and complimented by a similar situation which occurred later, the Atlanta police department has now been specifically trained to permit videography and photography of themselves and their suspects and detainees from a reasonable distance. During the 2010 camera seizure, which helped shape CopWatch of East Atlanta’s policies as well as the police’s, a camera phone was taken from an activist by the police after multiple unlawful requests to terminate the recording. Eventually, the camera was wrestled away, and a revealing phone conversation with the property-seizing officer was documented and disseminated. The officer revealed that the person potentially videotaped being arrested may act as a confidential informant on an investigation. The camera phone would be returned on the condition that the police employee could be granted access to the footage and ensure its deletion. An audio recording of the telephone conversation would secure a $40,000 settlement for the group. Upon retrieving the footage, it was posted publicly in very damaged condition, possibly as a result of its poor handling in police custody, or through intentional sabotage. Since that time, CopWatch of East Atlanta has adopted policies to prevent the loss of objective documentation of a scene by working in groups, wearing uniforms, keeping distances between videographers, and observing numerous other safety precautions. Recently at the DeKalb County public library, the group offered to the public a know-your-rights training session. Read more
Filed under: Charity, Cool, Copblock, Copwatch, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Introduction, Issues, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Photos, Police, Response, Robin Hood, Victimless Crimes, Video
Outside of the jurisdiction of the AKPF, Garret ventures about Chicago to meet the agents of the ACPF – Aqua Chicago Parking Force. In town as part of the 2013 Police Accountability Tour, Pete and Garret spent hours on the streets in search of authorities to film before stumbling upon a parking enforcer issuing citations just North of downtown. During the conversation about modern parking enforcement in the United State’s third largest metro, the concept of Robin Hooding is introduced. The reason for the city of Keene’s lawsuit against Robin Hooders did not have to be explained to Agent #734. “This city depends upon that revenue…That’s the reason why you’re getting sued, because this is revenue.” In fact, the recently retired uniform of Chicago’s parking enforcers included a reflective safety vest with large text reading REVENUE embroidered on the rear. It is refreshing to hear honesty up-front from the individuals tasked with revenue collection in the ACPF. Chi-Town officials were on the ball at preventing the Merry People from being able to perform saves in their streets, as they removed all coin-operated meters in favor of kiosks roughly two years ago. Despite the difficult one would face trying to comp the parking of others in the Windy City, Agent #734 parted Garret with, “Keep doing what you do, man!” Check out the special Aqua Chicago Parking Force feature embedded below to get a sampling of parking enforcement under the dominion of Rahm Emanuel.
Filed under: Audio, Bitcoin, Charity, Cool, Social, Update, Video
In today’s episode of Peace News Now, Derrick J covers: the FSP is discussed on InfoWars.com Nightly News in the context of a new short documentary, Ian Freeman becomes the new minister of a new kind of church, and what politicians and zombies have in common. Subscribe to Peace News Now’s youtube page by clicking here.
Filed under: Charity, Essay, Introduction, Living Free, Personal Freedom, Police, Politics, Rant, Response, Secession, Victimless Crimes, Your Evolution
I just can’t do it anymore. I have had enough of paying for this inhumane and insane state system.
It’s more than just a system – “the state” is a belief system and a religion. It is an evil religion that masquerades as though it is good.
Of course, I didn’t always think like this.
I suppose I should start at the beginning. Probably like you, I attended state-run school while growing up. They told me I was “gifted” – a designation that to this day I find ridiculous – so I went to the state school where the other “gifted” students went. School still sucked, but I had no idea how much worse it was at the other schools as I was insulated at the institution that was generally inhabited by the kids of the elite, though there were exceptions, including me. My family were middle class Presbyterians. Read more
Filed under: Charity, Civil Disobedience, Copblock, Court, Living Free, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation
Yesterday on Peace News Now I was joined by Robin Hood of Keene for a recap and update on the City of Keene lawsuit. Guests Ian Freeman, Garret Ean, James Cleaveland, Kate Ager, and Graham Colson provided excellent insight into the motives behind their actions.
Want to help Rich Paul with his legal defense fundraiser? Thanks to Shiny Badges, you can now bid on Cop Block badge number 420! These beautiful badges are selling like hotcakes and are individually numbered, so there will only be one badge #420.
Current top bidder is Derrick J with a $420 bid – can you do better? Place your bid by leaving a comment at the bottom of ShinyBadges.com - don’t delay, the auction ends on August 15th!
Filed under: Announcement, Charity, Cool, National, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Victimless Crimes, Video
The Tour is on! The Marijuana Jury Nullification Tour that is, being made a reality by the NJ Weedman Ed Forchion, and videographers Beau Davis and Rob Davis, who will be filming this powerful and much needed juror education across the nation. The people have lined up to make it happen and now the money needs to. Together they are raising the funds needed for the Weedmobile to hit the road from California to New Jersey, and to do this they are set up on the site http://www.youcaring.com/mission-trip-fundraiser/marijuana-jury-nullification-tour/73665. It looks like $140 is raised so far out of a goal of $2200, and there are 9 more days to make goal! NJ Weedman has already cancelled this tour once due to lack of funds, so it would be so sad if this gets cancelled again. I am giving my version of the widow’s mite, $4.20 to help, and just imagine if 500 people give $4.20 in the next 9 days, the Tour is on! When they visit jury selections and marijuana trials, imagine how many times 1 out of every 12 jurors might have an educated epiphany, or even 12 out of 12 jurors unanimously acquitting peaceful plant-loving people! So please consider giving any amount to help toward goal, or at least spread the word, and thank you to Beau and Rob for taking on this awesome activism adventure! Many are familiar with Beau’s film, Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree, a well-done masterpiece documentary worth the watch if you haven’t already.
Thank you to Gary Reed for this great article he wrote for the examiner.com to promote this Tour. Also check out njweedman.com for more info, and the NJ Weedman’s Promo Video for the Jury Nullification Tour.
It’s no surprise to long-time followers of Free Keene that I participate in a lot of projects. At one point I ran the Free Keene Press, co-hosted Free Talk Live, and produced Free Keene TV. These days in Manchester are no different as I find myself starting my fourth active project. With each campaign or project I typically go about soliciting donations to help fund various aspects. Well today I am trying something different. I am offering those who want to support the projects I manage an opportunity to help all of them at once. I’ve created a gofundme campaign to raise money for me. Total transparency, the money will go to support me with typical life expenses while I continue to manage and create valuable liberty projects.
It is another experiment and I don’t know how well it will work but I felt it worth a shot! You can visit the page here: http://www.gofundme.com/SupportJJ
Here is the copy from the fundraiser page:
I had a really special experience on the last day of PorcFest. I left a $100 tip for the maid(s) with a note that said something like “do with this as you see fit” and also left them a gram of silver that I had found on the ground the day prior.
The universe showed me the consequence of my action! As I was visiting the front desk at Roger’s Campground & Motel for something unrelated, I got to see the two young ladies that were on duty as maids that day excitedly come in and tell their boss, Samantha, something like, “I thought we were having an awful day, but look at what we got!”. Samantha replied that some people appreciate the hard work they do. She asked them what room it was from and they reported my room number. I didn’t say anything and when they left, Samantha asked, “Wasn’t that your room number?”, and I affirmed. She explained that the maids were pooling all their tips for the week of Porcfest, so all five would get a piece. They had agreed to the pool split in advance to avoid any infighting that might crop up. Good idea. I had hoped that the maid who found it would share it with her coworkers and not hold it, and she didn’t!
What a cool experience – thank you, universe. I didn’t expect that. It was wonderful to see. PorcFest FTW.
P.S. They were also curious about the silver. Samantha’s answer to that inquiry was something about how they could probably get cash for it in town.
Filed under: Bitcoin, Charity, Radio News, Social, Thuggery, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
Enjoy the latest episode of Peace News Now! This one features video of Robin Hood’s Trial and Darryl W. Perry’s Traffic court victory. Peace News Now will continue to keep you up to date on the latest information from the peaceful resistance. Until next time, Peace!