I don’t know if they can just do it on their own or they’ll need city council approval, but the city of Keene people, according to a Sentinel article, want to raise both parking rates and fines over the next couple of years.
But, I thought they said the Robin Hooding crackdown wasn’t about revenue. Things that make you go hmm…
UPDATE: I’m told someone was told by a city councilor that any increase in rates or fines must be approved by city council and public comment must be heard by them. Should make for an interesting campaign issue this year!
Last night I had an interaction with Josh English and Mike Goodchild, Keene police department employees who acted in opposite of the mission they claim to uphold.
The mission of the Keene Police Department is to protect life and property and to maintain order within the City while assuring fair and respectful treatment of everyone.
Filed under: Hypocrisy, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Police, Politics
Many moons ago I posted on the Free Keene Forum that police officers in New Hampshire who arrest the sick using marijuana were do so illegally.
After much reflection on the issue, today I am forced to stand by my previous position. Today I find the need to stand further up than I did just a few years ago.
Police officers in New Hampshire have no right to arrest people under state law, anybody, for possession of cannabis. Read Part I, Article 10 for yourself:
[Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.]
Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
June 2, 1784
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration ruled back in the 1980s that Cannabis is safe. Politicians have consistently hid this information from you. They rely on you either not knowing the law or not being able to afford to defend yourself.
Guess what? Now you know! Read more
Out in front of the “town hall” with Kelly Ayotte yesterday in Fitzwilliam, I had the chance to interview a group of people with signs referencing “Don’t Tread on Me” and the constitution and such. I wanted to know what they thought of secession. I got some mixed answers, a lot of collectivist-speak, and ended up talking about Islam with one of them. Enjoy!
Filed under: Audio, Civil Disobedience, Copblock, Copwatch, Corruption, Court, Free Concord, Hypocrisy, Issues, Jailed Activist, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Personal Freedom, Police, Politics, Update, Victimless Crimes
The trial of Rich Paul continues into its third day. While the public waits on the full video, here is audio of the first day’s proceedings courtesy Free Concord:
Filed under: Copblock, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, Hypocrisy, International, Issues, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Photos, Police, Question, Thuggery, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
Today outside of day one of the historic trial of Rich Paul for cannabis distribution, myself, Pete Eyre, and Ademo Freeman had the opportunity to interview FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana. Earlier in the day, on the witness stand, Phil admitted to working for the joint terrorism task force, and was very reluctant to reveal any information about his asking Rich Paul to wear a wire. When asked directly why he was investigating the Keene Activist Center, he stated that he could not speak about the KAC. Coincidentally (or not) two weeks after Rich’s arrest, city bureaucrats obtained a search warrant to inspect for smoke detectors and evidence of a ‘lodging house’.
As he exited the courthouse following his testimony today, the three of us asked Phil about his investigations into peaceful people in the Keene area. According to him, Rich’s case is the only time he has worked with the NH Drug Task Force, receiving approximately six calls for service from local and state agencies per year. His responses were brief and slick. When Kim Kossick, Rich’s public defender, inquired why Christiana offered to drop charges if Rich would wiretap others at the Keene Activist Center, the agent responded that he was not at liberty to discuss an investigation relative to the KAC. Christiana has had an interest in finding informants within the New Hampshire liberty movement for a few years. He approached Dave Ridley in 2005 but ceased interacting with him once informed that everything he relayed to Ridley would be shared publicly. According to Dave:
My experience with him was that he was more or less polite and professional…but creepy. He came to the same Keene house when I lived there, to learn more about Russell Kanning’s plans for civil disobedience at Manchester Airport’s TSA checkpoint. Read more
Filed under: Economic Freedom, Free Concord, Free Press, Hypocrisy, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, New Hampshire, Noncooperation, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Photos, Robin Hood, Satire, Victimless Crimes, Video
In the sixth installment of Aqua Keene Parking Force, Fred Parsells opens up about his perspective on Keene’s local liberty activism scene. Denying his own statist tendencies, he even dubs himself the ‘original free stater’ after beginning the conversation with “…why you guys are so stupid?” See the exciting conclusion to the cliffhanger ending from Episode 5.
You’re not even from Keene, but now that you’ve moved to Keene…You’re from elsewhere. You’re not native-born. Well, I don’t know, but you’re not from Keene, that’s the point. But yet you’ve come here, and you’re trying to, to tell people in Keene, you know, we did away with meters back in the mid eighties. No, no, that was something, I’m talking in the mid eighties — you probably weren’t even alive then.
Housing Inspector AKPF
The author begins the message:
This is to let you know effective IMMEDIATELY our group of citizens intends to force the City of Keene and its employees to comply with federal and state laws that up until this point have been willfully ignored by high ranking officials of the City of Keene.
It’s shared here as it’s relevant to many here in Keene. I defaulted to redacting the name of the person who sent it to me, out of respect for their privacy.
Filed under: Copwatch, Free Concord, Free Press, Hypocrisy, Issues, Living Free, New Hampshire, Personal Freedom, Photos, Response, Update, Video
Dr David Berman‘s recent youtube video starring myself and fellow Merry Man Graham had its comments and ratings disabled earlier today. David approached the Merry Men on Tuesday and proceeded to use names like ‘idiot’, ‘jerk’, and ‘knucklehead’ to degrade those Robin Hooding. Perhaps he was surprised at the number of responses his video received disapproving of his ad-hominem fuelled confrontation. As usual, comments and ratings remain unrestricted on the higher-quality video of the interaction produced by the Aqua Keene Parking Force. Below is a video I quickly assembled upon finding David’s feedback tools disabled.
Despite allegedly being “Christian”, meaning one who is supposed to emulate Christ, Berman proceeds to hurl insults at the heroic Merry Men. Idiots, jerks, knuckleheads – are the terms Berman used to describe the productive, intelligent young men. Here’s the video, from Berman’s perspective:
The Merry Men could have made a better defense of their craft. They could have said, “We make money from people who are happy with our services – what do pastors do?”
Nonetheless, Berman makes it clear that he doesn’t really understand Jesus’ teachings about loving one’s enemy or being of peace. Read more