Filed under: Concord, Cool, Don't Strip Our Rights, Issues, New Hampshire, News, Victimless Crimes
While other states like CT and NY have recently passed more gun control legislation, New Hampshire’s state house today soundly defeated a proposal to ban all personal firearms sales! There really is no place like New Hampshire, where Republicans tend to vote for gay marriage and Democrats tend to vote against gun control measures! (If you love liberty, you should join the Free State Project and move here and get active!) Here’s a rundown from Examiner.com:
Today was the big vote on HB 1589, a gun control bill brought forth by House Democrats. As has been previously discussed, this bill was based on false premises, bogus studies and statistics that did not apply to the Granite State. An amendment was brought forth by Representative Laura Jones which would require a study commission be set up to further study the bill. This amendment passed with 177-175 votes.
HB 1589 was officially amended to a study commission which was then voted on by the House in an overwhelming win of 242-118, essentially killing the bill. There was a further motion to be sure the bill was sufficiently dead and buried that then passed by 244-113. This was a defining victory for the gun rights activists in New Hampshire who have been working non-stop against the out-of-state gun control advocates who wrote this bill and were pushing for its passage. Read more
Filed under: Civil Disobedience, Cool, Corruption, Court, Don't Strip Our Rights, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Police, Politics, Satire, Video
Fighting the police state doesn’t have to be serious, according to a recent Ridley Report, which includes footage from around New Hampshire. Check out The Comedy of the Commons, published January 3. In this five minute ridleo, a multidimensional approach to activism videography is uniquely explored.
Filed under: Copblock, Corruption, Court, Don't Strip Our Rights, Issues, New Hampshire, News, Personal Freedom, Police, Victimless Crimes, Video
I was nearly arrested today at the new superior court building while doing jury nullification outreach for the first time in 2014 and also the first time at the new building. In the several year history of doing jury outreach at the court, we’ve never had any real issues, but that’s because we never went inside the court building to conduct the outreach. That’s what set them off today, as they clearly want to protect their new territory from those darn activists who always want to exercise their rights, in this case, freedom of speech.
After I’d successfully handed out a couple dozen NHJury.com fliers in the superior court lobby, court security officer Bob Tebo approached, accused me of “soliciting” and called the sheriffs. I then called up Darryl who was doing “Don’t Take the Plea Deal” outreach the floor below at district court to come record and witness the coming threats. (Darryl had no similar issues with district court’s more professional security staff, by the way.) While waiting, I continued to hand out fliers. Here’s the video, courtesy of Darryl:
Sheriff’s deputy Shanks arrives with another of the grumpy court security officers. Read more
According to a Keene Sentinel article published on June 10th, New Hampshire municipalities won’t steal your property to send to auction for back real estate taxes if it might be an environmental disaster. Of course, they say they don’t WANT to steal anyone’s property, but they still take plenty:
Despite a struggling economy, several Cheshire County communities have remained consistent in the number of properties they’ve taken for unpaid taxes over the past five years.
Part of that has to do with cities and towns only wanting to take properties as a last resort, according to several local officials.In Dublin, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene and Peterborough, the number of properties taken for unpaid taxes from 2008-12 was under a dozen each.
Filed under: Bitcoin, Court, Don't Strip Our Rights, Jailed Activist, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Occupy NH, Video
Ron Helwig writes on his blog why he thinks the movement failed in NH. Did it fail or succeed where you are? Tell us your thoughts on the Peace News Now Facebook Page.
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Filed under: Copblock, Copwatch, Court, Don't Strip Our Rights, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Jailed Activist, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Occupy NH, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Photos, Police, Press Release, Question, Thuggery, Victimless Crimes, Video
Late into the evening of August 31, the New Hampshire state police established a suspicionless checkpoint on Route 12 in Walpole. The location seemed a strange choice, as the area is notably rural and does not see any heavy traffic. Presumably, this was also the first suspicionless checkpoint established in Cheshire county this year. A detail of about ten state police units and just under that amount of cruisers situated themselves in front of a large Citgo station and waited for drivers to ambush. For most, the checkpoint meant shuffling through one’s wallet to find their papers, drowning in a sea of backlighting for about two minutes, occasionally field-testing for sobriety, then being released upon their way.
While it is the position of the state that these sorts of rights-infringing checkpoints promote safety by increasing detection of impaired and possibly reckless drivers, individuals are detained at these checkpoints indiscriminately and during my time at the checkpoint itself, I observed only one car that was permitted to roll through with no detention. Since detentions were not based on suspicion of a driving offense, they essentially violate the fourth amendment of the US constitution as well as liberties enumerated in the New Hampshire constitution, but the framework of a supposedly free people is permitted to be violated so long as a person in a black robe authorizes the indiscriminate stops. Per NH law, the suspicionless checkpoint was announced in advance with a release published in the Keene Sentinel. Knowing that drivers needed additional notice of the checkpoint, activists set up signs warning of the checkpoint ahead and indicating where the final turnoff was to avoid the detention from either approach. Read more
Filed under: Concord, Copblock, Copwatch, Corruption, Court, Don't Strip Our Rights, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Jailed Activist, Laugh at the Aggressors, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Robin Hood, Satire, Video
If you loved last week’s debut of AKPF #1, you’re going to be anxious for next week after you see the latest episode of Cheshire county’s hottest new variety series. Now available through AquaKeene, Free Concord is pleased to present episode 02, Monolith.
1. 00:10 Opening AKPF/ATHF Crossover Ska Theme
2. 01:40 Graham introduces the first submission by Trotting Bear Studios Martial Arts and Fitness Center
3. 02:22 Nintendo Mario Super Robin Hooding Video Game
4. 06:07 Fancy Pants People’s science universe hour with special guest Michio Kaku
5. 14:09 The latest from the Rich Paul trial courtesy http://freeconcord.org
6. 28:22 Closing credits with Sarge Stern and MJ
Special guest host Graham Colson reps the AKPF #1. Ep. 03 premieres May 27 2013.
Filed under: Corruption, Don't Strip Our Rights, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, New Hampshire, Personal Freedom, Police, Response, Update, Video
If you have any reason to believe the words coming out of his mouth, then former sheriff Dick Foote would like you to think he has no idea about his no-trespass orders he issued against several activists last year being ruled unconstitutional. He didn’t have much to say beyond the common political dodge of, “I haven’t read it, so I can’t comment.” Here’s the footage of my interactions with him outside the “town hall” with Kelly Ayotte recently in Fitzwilliam:
Filed under: Don't Strip Our Rights, Issues, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, Response, Victimless Crimes
Local mom Kimberly Diemond, understandably concerned about her children, has decided to turn in frustration to advocating for violence against her peaceful neighbors in a hopeless crusade against drugs. She calls for prohibition of synthetic pot in this feature story by the Keene Sentinel’s Danielle Rivard.
What Kim is advocating is prohibition. It didn’t work when they prohibited alcohol, it’s not working on cannabis and other illegal drugs, and it won’t work on synthetic marijuana or “bath salts”.
The article outlines some very scary stories that have happened to people who have smoked these synthetic research chemicals – there’s no doubt that they are untested and possibly dangerous. There’s also little doubt they would exist at all, were it not for Kim’s war on drugs. It’s because of the fact that cannabis is prohibited that the people marketing these other products are successful. Cannabis is nowhere near as dangerous as the research chemicals have the potential to be. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years. It’s a relatively benign drug and some would say it works miracles.
However, people with the same mindset as Kim Diemond are the reason why cannabis is still illegal. Little do they realize that their own prohibition is responsible for creating greater and greater threats to their children.
Arresting people is not a way out of the drug problem. Putting addicts in jail is not helping them. Adding even more people to the jails in the name of stopping these research chemicals is just continuing and expanding the insanity of the “War on drugs”, which is really just a war on our family, friends, and neighbors. Read more
Filed under: Charity, Don't Strip Our Rights, Free Press, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, Personal Freedom, Robin Hood
Unfortunately, the parking enforcers of Keene have resorted to theft and destruction of property as a new attempt to thwart Robin Hood of Keene, a development that I view as further evidence of Robin Hooding’s effectiveness. I was given the following stack of cards in late February from an enforcer who informed me that they were removing them from vehicles and ripping them up. I then shot the video below in which a parking enforcer of the city of Keene removed some of our cards from a vehicle and threw them in the trash. I decided to wait to release this footage to see if the enforcers reformed their ways, but since the card removal appears to be continuing if a Robin Hooder is not with the enforcer, I decided to release the footage. Robin Hooders been told that this practice was occurring and have witnessed it prior, but did not have any footage of it until now.