Dozens of Business Owners Sign Petition Opposing Parking Rate Increases

robinIn an inspiring show of solidarity, dozens of downtown business owners have signed a petition opposing the city’s proposed parking rate increases! You can see that petition here in the agenda packet for tonight’s city council meeting. Please support these fine businesses and thank them for standing up for their customers and against the proposed increased rates and fines for parking!

Here’s a story from the Keene Sentinel’s Kyle Jarvis, highlighting the opinions of some of the signers: (more…)

AKPF #1: Ridley Report Emporium 01

In this week’s historical installment of AKPF #1, we are exposed to select Ridley Reports of recent months past, with minor additions inserted as well as a redacted finale from the Cheshire TV controversial after hours program lanekendall_leninartakpfBlack Sheep Rising, wherein parking rates are discussed. This episode of AKPF #1 broadcasts Monday 14 April 2014 at 7:00pm on Cheshire TV.

00:00 – Warning disclaimer to Cheshire TV audience
00:10 – Dublin illustrations through MiniDV eyes, landscape town building (Ex cop flees Ridleycam)
01:42 – Peter Sturdy Thomas runs from Ridleycam and scampers away, head hanging low, despite his former employment as a police officer and private investigator; Peter Flimsy Sturdy.
04:43 – Shadowy figure rantings to Ridley of disillusionment in Keene circles which he had wished to interject himself (Camo-clad Constitutionalist demands to be sued by city)
08:50 – Driving in circles around Central Keene somewhat confusedly anthem advertisement by Dave Ridley
09:46 – The comedy of the commons – The joyous fun among the political angst of the collective proletariat (Fighting cop state doesn’t have to be serious)
14:25 – More from a camoman on Ridley’s Report outside of the Concord BEARCAT city council central committee vote (Banned Keene activist still supports Free Keene) (more…)

Kidnapping is Poor Customer Service (Why I was arrested yesterday.)

If you’ve been reading the Free Keene blog for the last year, you know that in Summer of 2013, the NH DMV suspended my driving “privileges” indefinitely, until I got a NH driver’s license.  You also know that for many years I have been using the name Ian Freeman without going through the probate process to change my name legally.  In my interactions with the state and city, this name-change-in-fact has had mixed results.  I was able to successfully register to vote as Ian Freeman and run for office under that name, but most courts would not recognize my name change.  Though, there were a couple exceptions, including Concord district and MA’s Palmer district courts.  However, most robed men would refuse to recognize it, even though I would cite NH supreme court decision Moskowitz vs Moskowitz that makes it pretty clear that one can change one’s name in NH without probate court, simply by using the new name.  They just ignored the decision.

Since I had been ordered to get a drivers’ license under threat of violence, I decided that would be a good time to do a legal name change.  (I’d actually tried this a couple of years ago but was stopped when I was arrested for going to court.  That no trespass order for which I was arrested was eventually thrown out and the case against me dismissed.)

The DMV had told me my “privileges” would be suspended as of Nov 5th.  After that, there was a short window of time where if I got their license, the $100 re-instatement fee would not apply, so I was in a hurry to get it done.  The probate court process was simple and relatively quick for government work, but of course, I was paying them $105, and they tend to be more efficient when getting paid.  I got the official name change document from the probate court on November 7th and went down to the DMV to get the NH drivers’ license.

I figured I had everything required – old license, voter ID under the name Ian Freeman and name change document from probate, but no – turns out there was an unwritten requirement: (more…)

Robin Hood Releases Cease and Desist Letter, Doge Address

rhood_doge3a1Published to the Robin Hood of Keene facebook page today was a statement explaining that a separate legal matter previously lodged against the Merry People had been resolved outside of court. While details are scarce, at least one redacted documented relative that that issue was also linked.

The Merry People truly made a media splash in the aftermath of a failed lawsuit filed against us by ‘the City of Keene’. However, a much more powerful adversary had also lodged legal claims against Robin Hood last year, and until now, we have chosen not to make public those civil charges. Fortunately, our representatives and theirs were able to work out a deal, and all is settled. To uphold our end of the bargain, we have modified our profile image on this page and will be publishing only a redacted copy the original ‘cease and desist’ letter.

http://freekeene.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/rh_ceasedesist.pdf

Separately announced was the good news that Robin Hood and the Merry People now accept Dogecoin at the following address: D7KxRTdybVReZoz1MfRLTYdMecdhJ7MoS1

“STOP FREE KEENE!!!” Haters Get Coverage In Local Paper

The local group of haters known on Facebook as “STOP FREE KEENE!!!” has been covered by the local newspaper, the Keene Sentinel. Though their facebook group (here’s a facebook page by the same name) claims to have hundreds of members, not a single one was willing to speak to Sentinel reporter Kyle Jarvis. Instead, “the group” released a statement.

Jarvis’ article is fair, though it does claim that Keene liberty activists have engaged in nude protests more than once, which is inaccurate. To my knowledge there has never been a nude event in Keene – toplessness is not nudity. Regardless, here’s the article from the Sunday edition of the Sentinel:

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Ian and James (and Fred Parsells) call WKBK’s “Sound Off”

This morning’s “Sound Off” on WKBK featured a detailed discussion of the proposed parking rate increase. I listened for the bulk of an hour and the discussion and calls leaned against the proposal by the new “parking czar” to double parking fines and dramatically increase rates. Here’s the part of the hour I was able to record, which includes calls from me, James “Robin Hood” Cleaveland, and city code enforcer Fred Parsells:

Also, here’s another call from two weeks prior where I called to agree with the “Sound Off” hosts about cannabis decrim and the death penalty. Then I ask Chris Coates if he agrees that the school board deliberative session is mostly attended by school staff. He agrees: (more…)