Locals voice support for Manchester Cop Blockers

On the night of August 22, 2014, dozens of activists flooded downtown Manchester NH on the corner of Elm st and Bridge st in order to warn drivers of the unconstitutional check point that was ahead.  Every time this takes place, there is always a strong local support with honking, hand shakes, and words of support.  On this night, I decided to talk to random people enjoying the nightlife of Manchester to see what they thought of the cop blocking that was taking place.  There were also two immigrants from Mexico that had no affiliation with the liberty community but joined with fellow cop blockers.  They have had bad experiences with the police and were ecstatic to join and help people avoid interactions with the police.  I also spoke with the captain that was supervising the check point around three hours into the operation.  I questioned him if there were any courses of action that the Manchester PD could take that did not violate the 4th amendment of the Bill of Rights. Only one person was arrested, which was for a suspended license.

Black Sheep Rising – Episode 66

Baby wabbits and other NH wildlife • Millennials: new generation of hippies? • Roof Koreans for hire and Ferguson, MO stuff • Otters: not so cute after all • Katie, Matt, and Darryl join • Show notes at BlackSheepRising.org

DEA Seeks to Keep Phat Stuff’s Inventory

DEA Agents Raiding Phat Stuff

Criminal Gang, “DEA” Robs Local Smoke Shop in Broad Daylight

Back in May, as part of nationwide raids, the DEA raided popular local Main St. smoke shop, Phat Stuff.  Liberty activists were on-scene to document and copblock.  The dozen-or-so agents loaded up a large U-haul and carted way nearly every smoking device in the store, easily $100,000 in inventory.

The ostensible reason for the raid was a crackdown on synthetic drugs, which the store had not stocked for months.  Some observers of the situation believed that the DEA would actually give back the pipes.  Those people are obviously new to observing this thuggery.  The Keene Sentinel has an update on the case.  Guess what?  The DEA is seeing “forfeiture” (legal stealing) of all of the seized inventory.

The article reveals that the DEA jacked (in addition to the inventory), $15,000 from Phat Stuff owner Panos Eliopoulos’ bank account, nearly $700 from the store’s cash register, and stole his 2011 Ford F-250.  As expected, no charged have been filed against any human beings.  Only the inventory appears to be at risk here.  Typical DEA robbery – they take your stuff, like a criminal gang, and there’s nearly nothing you can do.  Does the owner want to spend $50,000 on attorneys to try to get $100,000 worth of inventory back, with no guarantee of success?

Here’s the story from the Sentinel: (more…)

Big Government Republican Attacks Free Staters in Guest Editorial

Fergus Cullen, like all power-seekers, is feeling very threatened by the Free State Project participants who are winning election as republicans in New Hampshire.  In his guest editorial for the Union Leader, Cullen whines about the freedom lovers taking power away from people like him and gives several tips on how to detect who the liberty-loving candidates are in their local elections: (more…)