Keene Activists Invited to ACLU of NH’s 2015 Bill of Rights Awards!

James Cleaveland, Free Speech Attorney Jon Meyer, Ian Freeman

James Cleaveland, Attorney Jon Meyer, Ian Freeman

What an honor to be invited by the ACLU of NH (aka the NHCLU) to this year’s Bill of Rights awards dinner! Free Keene bloggers Darryl W. Perry, James Cleaveland, and I had the pleasure of attending with some of New Hampshire’s most active from both the legal and activist worlds. Arnie Alpert of the American Friends Service Committee gave an entertaining speech in receipt of the 2015 Bill of Rights award and NHCLU partner attorney Bill Chapman also received an award. With speeches from NHCLU Executive Director Devon Chaffee, head NHCLU attorney Gilles Bissonnette, and longtime civil rights activist Lewis Feldstein as well as a record 240 tickets sold – the room was packed.

It was a great event, and I’m grateful that we were invited. James earned it for his amazing organizing of Robin Hood of Keene activism and Darryl heading up the lawsuit against the state of NH for their unfair treatment of third parties.

Record Attendance of 240!

Record Attendance of 240!

Free speech attorney Jon Meyer was in attendance, as were hundreds of other attorneys and activists from inside the system and out. There were far more people than I knew, but some noteworthy attendees that have previously been reported on by this blog included Keene Spiritual Retreat superintendent Rick Van Wickler (who is also now on the NHCLU board and is back on the board of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), Will Hopkins of NH Peace Action, appeals lawyer Joshua Gordon, and in a pleasant surprise – Cheshire County Sheriff Eli Rivera was in attendance.

Free Keene Bloggers Darryl W. Perry, James Cleaveland, and Ian Freeman

Free Keene Bloggers Darryl W. Perry, James Cleaveland, and Ian Freeman

I’m so appreciative to be here in New Hampshire, where people who care about freedom can have a large impact and change things for the better. There’s no doubt we’re in the right place, surrounded by people who truly care for the future of freedom. Thanks to the NHCLU for continuing to stand for so many who can’t defend themselves against the predatory state. It’s truly an honor to play a small role in all this.

Full Video: Robin Hooders Return to Cheshire Superior Court for ROUND 2

After the NH supreme court ruled mostly in Robin Hooders’ favor, they sent the injunction request by the “City of Keene” gang back to the Cheshire superior court for it to be considered separately from their failed demand for financial damages.

Hence, we were back in court yesterday for round two of the “evidentiary hearing” (the original was three days long in 2013). The evidentiary hearing looks and feels like a trial, but actually isn’t. We’ve never even gotten to the trial, since the judge dismissed the city of Keene’s case before that could happen.

Once again, Robin Hooders were represented by top-tier free speech attorney Jon Meyer, and he did a spectacular job.

Thankfully, the hearing only lasted one day, and boy are there some amazing moments captured on video. Don’t miss when Jane claims Garret is “taunting” her no matter what words come out of his mouth, even if he were to talk to her about the weather! No kidding – she really says that.

The icing on the cake had to be both Jane and Linda expressing having “anxiety” (Jane even likens her experience to PTSD) due to not knowing when Robin Hooders were going to pop up. Hey Jane and Linda, how do you think the innocent people that park downtown feel? They never know when the parking enforcers will pop up and ruin their day with a ticket.

Now the case is again in the hands of judge John C Kissinger. He ruled correctly the first time around but this injunction portion of the case was remanded back to him by the NH supreme court on a technicality. Did the parking agents’ sob story convince him to issue an unconstitutional injunction against Robin Hooders? Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest in this ongoing saga!


Live Tweet Archive from Robin Hood Evidentiary Hearing, ROUND 2!

Robin Hood of KeeneThe Robin Hood court hearings were back in Cheshire superior court today. Thanks to Darryl W Perry for live tweeting the hearing. Here are his tweets in reverse chronological order:

@DarrylWPerry 2h2 hours ago
Correction: there is no hearing scheduled for the 19th #RobinHoodTrial

@DarrylWPerry 2h2 hours ago
Court is over #RobinHoodTrial

@DarrylWPerry 2h2 hours ago
Judge asks both sides to address floating buffer zones in their memoranda #RobinHoodTrial

@DarrylWPerry 2h2 hours ago
Discussing procedure from here. Both sides to file legal memos, there is a hearing tentatively scheduled for Oct 19 #RobinHoodTrial (more…)

Dr. Mary Ruwart Releases 4th Edition of “Healing Our World”!

Healing Our Wold 4th Ed.Years ago, the 1st edition of Dr. Mary Ruwart’s excellent book, “Healing Our World” was posted here in audio and e-book for FREE to download. It’s one of the best books to introduce someone to ideas of liberty and you can still get it free over on the Free Books page. However, it’s pretty dated – I recommend picking up the brand-new 4th edition! Here’s Mary’s pitch:

Do your friends and family think that liberty is cold-hearted? Dr. Ruwart’s 4th edition of her award-winning liberty primer, Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism, changes minds and wins hearts! This international best-seller illustrates how only liberty can enrich the poor, protect the environment, deter crime and defuse terrorism. Discounts for multiple book purchases make Healing a great gift for Christians, liberals, pragmatists and environmentalists. With updated references (over 1,300!) of how liberty works in the real world, new cartoons, and a foreword by Dr. Ron Paul, Healing will take your understanding of libertarianism to a deeper level, enhancing your ability to show how liberty is the key to universal harmony and abundance. Check it out at!

Illegal UBER Driver Launches “FREE UBER” Site, Flyers Portsmouth, Gets Mainstream Media Coverage

Christopher David

Christopher David, Heroic Illegal UBER Driver

Free Keene broke the news last week about the UBER driver and Free State Project early mover in Portsmouth who has been flagrantly violating the city’s prohibition of the innovative ride-sharing service. Christopher David has courageously stepped out into the limelight and announced to the world, and more specifically the Portsmouth city council and police that he’s continuing to give people illegal rides around the Seacoast city.

Now, mainstream media has picked up the story of Christopher’s heroic civil disobedience in this Seacoast Online story by Elizabeth Dinan. Christopher reports on his facebook that he and another activist have posted 100 flyers around downtown Portsmouth promoting his new website, that is encouraging Portsmouth’s inhabitants to contact the city council (it provides their contact info), boycott the snitch cab companies, and sign up as an UBER driver to join the ranks of the civilly disobedient!

Stay tuned here to Free Keene as this saga develops!

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