As the presidential campaign for 2016 heats up, more presidential candidates will make the mistake of visiting Keene. Last month it was Bernie Sanders. This month, it’s Chris Christie, the well-fed governor of New Jersey, one of the most corrupt and awful of all the fifty US states.
Christie sauntered into Keene today for a speaking event at local bar “Lab N Lager”. The place was at overflow capacity while liberty activists (and former state rep Steve Lindsey) waited outside for Christie’s arrival for a chance to ambush him with tough questions, as has become the tradition since 2012 here in Keene. Here’s what happened:
Oath Keeper Chris Rietmann Stands Guard Thursday Outside the Recruitment Center in Keene, NH
Less than a week after making national news via Ben Swann’s Truth in Media for helping nullify all gun restrictions as a selectman in Alstead, liberty activist Chris Rietmann then made the front page of the Sentinel on Monday. He was featured in the Sentinel article for heading up an effort by local Oath Keepers and other local gun owners to guard the military recruiting center in the aftermath of the recent attack on the recruiting center in Tennessee.
Rietmann, a supporter of the Free State Project and recent independent candidate for Sheriff, explained the purpose of the continuing guard mission was to bring attention to the insanity of gun-free zones, which includes military recruiting centers, schools, and military bases. Gun-free zones are places where law-abiding people are put in jeopardy and are unable to defend themselves against anyone with a mind to kill innocents.
Since the guard effort has continued all week, the Sentinel posted a follow-up piece on Wednesday, NECN filed this report, and other news coverage of Rietmann and crew’s efforts included the not-so-friendly Daily Beast.
After hearing the military had sent a memo to recruiting offices telling them to call the police on the armed guards, Rietmann and his crew changed tactics. I went down there today with a video camera to get the story straight from Rietmann:
In a video recorded on Keene’s Main St. Sunday evening, State Rep Gladys Johnsen calls Keene Cop Block‘s JP Freeman “dumb” and tells him that he has no right to record video of her! This, after being pulled over by KPD’s officer Leslie Ainsworth – kudos to KPD for not giving the state rep special treatment. Here’s the video of Johnsen’s shocking behavior:
Johnsen (contact info here) doesn’t appear to understand the NH Constitution’s Bill of Rights‘ Article 22 which protects the freedom of the press or Article 8 which says government agents will be open and accountable.
This is certainly not how a state representative should behave, especially in front of a camera. You’d think she’d know something about the freedom to record, considering she co-sponsored the bill to mandate police body cameras (currently retained in committee). However, her bill does not allow the public access to the police footage, which is a huge issue and goes to show that Johnsen is just an arch-statist to the core. Her NH Liberty Alliance report card for 2014 ranks her as a “D-“. In the yet-to-be released 2015 rankings, Johnsen scored as “Dereliction of Duty”, meaning she missed 70% or more of the NHLA’s scored votes. The NHLA recommends she step down from office as a result of missing so many important votes.
For the raw footage of the encounter, click here.
Liberty activists in Keene participated in Cop Block‘s Chalk the Police 2015 and hit multiple locations, including Central Square, State Police Troop C Barracks, and Keene Police Department. At KPD an interesting 30 minute conversation ensued with officer Kyle Macie where Chris Cantwell, Ian Freeman, and JP Freeman discussed various issues.
Here’s the video:
These might be Ian Freeman’s most inspirational actions since his autotune debut.
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Coming back after a break from internet broadcasts, the producers are happy to announce a new episode of AKPF #1 for cable and webcast, featuring content filmed very recently in the Keene area. IP strikes have delayed the release of some episodes and prevented others from being broadcast on youtube and other free video hosting services. Featuring almost entirely original content, this episode should hopefully remain outside of the grasp of information censors. Enjoy this week’s episode of AKPF #1, Cultwell, featuring an interview with Cantwellism researcher Ethan Glover by Garret Ean.