Filed under: Corruption, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, National, New Hampshire, News, Robin Hood, Update
Yesterday morning, I sat down with city attorney (or court jester to use the royal parlance) Thomas Mullins, who was responsible for signing the paperwork filing suit against the Merry (wo)Men allegedly associated with Robin Hood of Keene. I was trying to find out why I was named in a ‘harassment’ lawsuit along with five others. I came only to represent myself and was pleasantly surprised to learn that the city’s position is that the purpose of Robin Hood of Keene is to engage parking enforcement officers in psychological warfare. Mullins used the phrase “emotional violence” to describe Robin Hooding. “You want them to quit. Everybody wants them to quit,” Mullins asserted. “From our perspective, you’re trying to force the termination of these individuals by getting them to quit.”
It seems that city bureaucrats have some gross misconceptions about the goals of Robin Hood of Keene. Over the course of the meeting, there was no specific instance cited in which I had done anything to wrong parking enforcers. For this reason, I offered to agree continuing not to commit any crimes against parking enforcement and suggested others would likely do the same to bring about a mutually beneficial conclusion to the lawsuit. The city’s attorney wasn’t ready to put forward an agreement yet, but suggested that there will be discussion of such. Below is a transcript of the meeting constructed from memory and extensive written notes, as Mullins had refused to engage in dialogue if an objective record was to have been made. Read more
Filed under: Court, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, National, New Hampshire, News, Response, Robin Hood, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
Today I took the initiative to do what lawyers do before taking cases before the court — discussing the matter with the opposition. After passing through district court security at City Hall, I headed upstairs to see if city attorney Thomas Mullins was available. We scheduled a time to meet tomorrow morning to discuss the world-famous Robin Hooding lawsuit. While not open carrying my camera at the time, Mullins laid down a non-negotiable prohibition on electronic recording as the condition under which he would be willing to have a dialogue. I find it unfortunate that city officials are not willing to be objectively accountable in dialogues regarding public matters, but I will be permitted to take at least written notes.
It’s worth considering that City Manager Prince John MacLean has regarded Robin Hooding as inherently “harassing” since he made public statements collectively deriding its participants in a Keene Sentinel cover story dated 11 April 2013. Prior to and after this, not once did any representative of the city raise concerns about “harassment and intimidation” to the accused directly as is alleged in the six-defendant lawsuit.
The condition upon which I enter the dialogue tomorrow is that I represent no person except for myself, and that no person represents I but myself. Mullins informed myself that if I were to have paid a lawyer to field the case for me, that he would then be prohibited from having communication with me in any manner but through my attorney.
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
4. 14:09 The latest from the Rich Paul trial courtesy http://freeconcord.org
5. 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: Announcement, Corruption, Court, Data, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics, Response, Robin Hood, Satire, Update
Prince John, on behalf of his court jesters and their enforcement units, has penned a desperate response to the global outpouring of support received by Robin Hood and the Merry Men following the royalty’s frivolous lawsuit against us. Through a royal proclamation published in Saturday’s Sentinel, the Prince builds upon his deceitful characterization of individuals that he first perpetuated in a Keene Sentinel cover story over a month ago. Prince John continues to demonize those who participate in Robin Hooding, conflating our actions to ‘intimidation’ and ‘harassment’.
Considering the amount of self-righteous fluff sandwiching the Prince’s sentences, royalty seems to understand the extent to which they have dug themselves into a hole with a baseless lawsuit against six activists. Whatever the city’s true motives, we can trust in our leaders that this action had “nothing to do” with revenue. “The city has no interest in whether or not these or other individuals wish to pay the parking meters, and no claim about this practice is made in the legal action…This is definitely not about parking meter money. On behalf of your mayor, Kendall Lane, your elected city councilor, and your dedicated city employees, we are all honored to work for you and this wonderful community,” MacLean assures. Fancying himself an omniscient ruler of his subjects, the Prince even alleges that he can peer into the minds of those he sues. Weaving two different interpretations of the motives of the Merry Men, the Prince begins, Read more
Filed under: Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Robin Hood, Shire Society, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
It began with front page stories in the Union Leader and Keene Sentinel. Also in newsprint was a brief summary suggesting more coverage to come in the Concord Monitor. When the Washington Times ran a piece on the internet yesterday morning, articles began spreading like wildfire. It became a global story this afternoon after being picked up by the UK Daily Mail, which included screencaps and footage from the Fr33manTVraw channel. Robin Hood and the Merry Men have filmed four segments with competing television news programs as a result of the story’s proliferation on Tuesday. In order of their recording:
A video report from FOX25 Boston.
Filed under: Concord, Free Concord, Free Press, Free State Project, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, New Hampshire, News, Satire
Last Thursday, I spent a good portion of the day at the New Hampshire state house, waiting to film a dramatic performance by two artists identifying themselves as Adam Sutler and Edgar Friendly. It was a harrowing experience, as the budget analysis is among the most drawn out public hearings in the state each year. Bureaucrats and their supporters from around the state gathered to plead for their slice of the pie.
Adam’s testimony went over the heads of most as it was the first one called following the dinner break. Edgar was called hours later, and his presentation drew the suspicions of the senate panel chair, who questioned its relevance to the budget and called for an end to the performance after two minutes.
The record of these performances is scheduled to appear on the internet shortly, but in the meantime, the Concord Monitor’s Ben Leubsdorf and satirical blogger Susan the Bruce have published their own analysis of the theatrics. From the Monitor:
The Senate Finance Committee got punk’d Thursday night.
The committee’s public hearing on the state budget was already past the four-hour mark (en route to a final running time of six hours) when a man who had put his name down as Edgar Friendly was called to testify. Read more
Filed under: Announcement, Cool, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Police, Robin Hood, Satire, Victimless Crimes, Video
Free Concord is pleased to present Cheshire county’s fanciest new variety series, AKPF #1. Episodes will premiere online at midnight on Monday mornings and broadcast at 7pm on local channel 8. In the first episode, our host guides us through segments including toilet safety lessons from Fred, being environmentally friendly from the parking force, and avoiding a riot with the students of UNH Durham. All of this and more comes together to provide twenty-nine minutes of weekly quality programming straight from the trenches of Keene, New Hampshire. Enjoy!
Filed under: Audio, Civil Disobedience, Corruption, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, Issues, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Police, Politics, Response, Robin Hood, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
On Thursday, six individuals associated with activities related to Robin Hood of Keene were delivered a stack of legal documents from Cheshire sheriff’s deputies. While responses are being crafted, independent media begins to disseminate information regarding this escalation by the royal forces against the merry men. Derrick J reports through his daily newscast Peace News Now with excerpts from the case file.
Just as police attempted following the Chalking 8 case, by attributing negative actions not to any individual but to an amorphous group, the police and city bureaucrats shirk the task of properly placing responsibility for whatever allegation they are attempting to advance.
In other Keene happenings, the newest variety program from the Aqua Keene Parking Force premieres in under 24 hours. AKPF #1 will broadcast at Free Concord and Free Keene at midnight on the morning of May 13, and at 7:00pm on Cheshire TV.
Filed under: Corruption, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Laugh at the Aggressors, National, New Hampshire, Outreach, Police, Politics, Robin Hood, Satire, Thuggery, Video
The media capabilities of local governments seem to be ever improving. Just released from the bureaucrats in Keene is this rose-colored overview of the structure of civil society in southwestern NH, the Democratic People’s Republic of Keene. This leaked piece will be featured in the pilot episode of Cheshire county’s newest internet and television variety show AKPF #1, premiering Monday, May 13 around the globe.
Filed under: Civil Disobedience, Copblock, Copwatch, Corruption, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, Jailed Activist, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Police, Thuggery, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
FBI Bomb Technician Phil Christiana spent the day following the attack at the Boston Marathon at the trial of Rich Paul in Keene. He gave the least consistent testimony of any of the state’s actors, and even altered specific facts as his cross examination evolved. At first, it is alleged that the investigation into Rich had nothing to do with the Joint Terrorism Task Force that Christiana is employed by. It ends with Christiana admitting that he wanted Rich to cooperate with a JTTF investigation in exchange for the dismissal of charges against him.