Filed under: Issues, National, New Hampshire, News, Robin Hood, Update
Here’s a current rundown of the media the historic Robin Hood court decision has garnered thus far:
- The Keene Sentinel has posted a feature story.
- The Union Leader’s initial report. (A more detailed version is still-to-be-published.)
- WMUR-TV’s video and text report.
- NHPR’s audio report
- Boston’s WCVB-TV’s video piece.
- Ian Interviewed on Ernest Hancock’s Declare Your Independence for an hour.
As usual, the freedom haters are out in force on the Facebook comments on the WMUR piece and those on the Sentinel story. The haters continue to echo the city’s libelous claims about Robin Hooders harassing, intimidating, and threatening the parking enforcement offers, DESPITE the fact that the city’s expensive private attorneys failed to provide any evidence of such behavior in court.
Filed under: Cool, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Response, Robin Hood, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
The lawsuits against Robin Hood and the Merry People in Keene have been dismissed in a 16-page ruling by judge John Kissinger dated December 3. On November 27, the Keene Sentinel published this diversionary piece on the state of parking in Keene, New Hampshire, given the costly news from the Cheshire superior court. Below is the city’s parking distraction article, tomorrow will be published much more on the victory for the meter fillers and their generous legal counsel. Read more
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.
Filed under: Audio, Copblock, Copwatch, Corruption, Court, Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Police, Politics, Question, Response, Robin Hood, Thuggery, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
The 2013 Police Accountability Tour wrapped last Monday as Pete Eyre and myself parted ways at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Carrying footage that has mostly completed uploading recently, Fr33manTVraw has seen a spike in recent views as what’s been captured on the tour is sorted for further editing. Much content will be submitted to CheshireTV for airing, and be additionally posted to the FreeConcordTV channel. One video from the tour has previously appeared on the AquaKeene channel, and check for more there from the tour as content airs on the controversial series AKPF #1 out of Cheshire county.
Embedded below is a playlist of my experiences with the TSA. First, going through the security checkpoint with two cameras running in NOLA, then wrapping with a brief exercise in filming the TSA from the public area of the airport after landing in Manchester. You can read an article from Pete covering the tour published to CopBlock last Friday. In my roughly five city addition to the tour, it was eye-opening to see how those portions of the world are changing and and how sheltered other areas can be from their issues. Expect text in addition to video content coming soon to the sources above. Keep cameras charged!
Filed under: Issues, News, Police, Robin Hood, Update, Video
Filed under: Civil Disobedience, Corruption, Issues, Robin Hood, Thuggery
I have been filling in for a couple of normal Robin Hooder’s while they are away out of The Shire. This afternoon, I had been noted that our green flyers and Robin Hooding “save” cards were going missing. The original ticket(s) remained, but the literature I was placing on vehicles was vanishing. It seemed to me that Jane wasn’t doing it, it only appeared to happen when Linda was around.
Sure enough, I waited near the Church in Central Square where I had noticed flyers on two different vehicles disappear twice previously. One of the vehicle owners came by and had just taken off the two tickets and the flyer I had just replaced minutes ago and walked into City Hall. When she left, the meter still remained in an expired state and I put a few nickels in and left a card. I waited nearby, Robin Hooding some vehicles after having seen Jane across the street. Suddenly Linda came around the corner and I saw her go to the car described before. She took the card out from under the wiper, and pocketed it. I wasn’t video recording at the time, and this was the quickest I could get a video started.
Apologies if it seems like I’m angry, but that wasn’t the case. I have to speak loudly in order for people to hear me, and I increased my volume as she was walking away. I didn’t want to make her feel too uncomfortable, so I didn’t follow her too closely during this video.
I had taken a few photos right before this incident, in an effort to try and document the alleged flyer thefts. They really prove nothing, since they just show the state of them after they had been re-flyered by me, so I’m not going to include them here.
Federal court cases have ruled that government employees don’t have qualified immunity when they are infringing on your civil rights. Linda was present in the Robin Hood hearings where it was brought up that a previous instance of where the cards were being removed was an infringement of free speech rights. Maybe there’s a lawyer out there interested in taking my case…
We’ve heard that meters were originally installed in Keene because Downtown business owners were complaining about parking turnover. People would supposedly just leave their cars in the same spot all day, preventing easy access for others wanting to spend their money. I mean, surely it’s not all about the revenue generated…right? There’s got to be some kind of genuine inconvenience happening here.
If it’s indeed such a problem, then why were two City owned vehicles (parked in arguably the most prime parking spots out of all of them) in front of City Hall from at least 3:00-4:30 PM today? This isn’t the first time, I often see one parked out there. This was just the first time I’ve witnessed two doing it at the same time. The City has its own parking garage at the rear, why couldn’t they just use that instead? They are, of course, exempt from the parking ordinances and don’t have to put money in the meters.
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.
Thanks to the Equinox’s Bethany Ricciardi for her positive front-page piece on Robin Hooding in the Keene State College weekly newspaper. The story also covers Don’t Take the Plea Deal outreach and Copblocking.
The city of Keene has been introduced to a new verb called “robin-hooding.”
According to local activists and members of Free Keene, “Robin-Hooding” is their reference for “One who saves another from getting a parking ticket,” Ian Freeman said. Ian Freeman is a member of this activist group. He said that Free Keene isn’t really an organization or company, just some individuals coming together to help out their fellow motorists. Read more
After three full days in court for an “evidentiary hearing”, attorneys for both sides in the Robin Hood case have filed their memorandums of law by the October ninth deadline. Here’s the memorandum of law from the city’s high-paid private attorneys as well as their “request for findings and rulings“. Here’s Robin Hood attorney Jon Meyer’s response to their request and his memorandum of law. We’re still waiting to see if the robed man will issue a “preliminary injunction” or dismiss the case.
Also, the court denied another Robin Hooder’s attempt to join the case as a defendant. Free Keene blogger Jay Freeville had filed a “motion to intervene”, in which he provided evidence of his Robin Hooding activities, yet the judge denied the motion, without explanation – as usual.
In the 2nd civil case (seeking money) filed against the Robin Hooders by the people calling themselves the “city of Keene”, the city’s attorneys have filed a “motion to consolidate“. Defense has yet to respond. Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest.