Free Ian!

Video update of the days events. No trial footage.

The State had a jury trial for Ian Freeman. He was found not guilty of Resisting arrest and guilty of Obstructing. Jason Talley filmed the trial and gives a recap of the days events.

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124 Comments

  1. Thanks for putting together this vid and getting the word out y'all.

    Ian is one of the most principled and consistent advocates of the peaceful evolution. I've never seen nor heard of him doing anything to warrant 90 days, or even one day in a cage.

    I hope those who know the folks involved in Ian's caging ask them directly about their actions. "Doing their job" is never an excuse when caging a peaceful individual.

  2. Fuck Ian. 90 days isn't nearly long enough to let him rot, but it's a start.

  3. Fuck the cowards.

  4. I don't see why you would need to pan or zoom for an adequate recording of the trial…are you going to post the verdict and reaction? Did he cry? Did he throw himself on the mercy of the court?

    I know one of your worthless, jobless losers tried to "educate" me by leaning into my car, uninvited and handing me one of your idiotic fliers…My reaction was sort of symbolic of how you are perceived here in town…"Who the fuck are you???" and "Get the fuck out of my face!!"

    When you try to invade a town and draw as much attention to yourselves as possible, you don't have any peers…You might want to think about that the next time you refuse to take the plea deal…the people in the Jury are "statists" by the sheer virtue of showing up for selection..

    Ian was at his bravery threshold after his court ordered curfew….I'll bet being in jail for three days because you want to be stubborn and get attention is a different feeling than holy shit I'm going to miss autumn this year…

    This is pleasing to me…Its not as bad as he thinks in there….Its your turn to hide the koosh Ian….

  5. Send Ian a letter by clicking here, or a postcard by clicking here.

  6. So if we put people in jail for not harming anyone are we still free?

  7. To everyone making such hateful comments:The violation of one individual's rights equals the violation of all individual rights.

    “First they came for the Jews,

    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,

    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the communists,

    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

    Then they came for me

    and there was no one left to speak out for me.” -Martin Neimoller

    Remember That.

  8. Waaa waaa waaa. Lock Ian's whiny ass up and leave it there! Being Ian should be a felony.

  9. I bet the people cheering Ian's jailing don't even realize the cost that comes with it. Even if they do, I highly doubt the two of them could afford to pay for Ian's sentence by themselves.

    So let's forget about whether or not he's guilty. Who here wants to pay for this guilty man to be in jail? The more that say they don't/won't the more it cost the two people willing to… get back to work you two, I'm guessing this will cost you some dough.

    – Ademo

  10. Who do I make my check payable to, and where do I drop it off. I'm in for 6 Months worth!

  11. @Ademo

    So is this a war of attrition and you guys are the mujahideen and the state of New Hampshire is the Soviet Union? Remember, one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.

  12. If David's willing to cut a check for $10k or whatever and presumably the other haters are too then Ian should have a fundraiser when he gets out. Donate $10k and Ian will stay in his house for 90 days and he can hire a lawyer for the The Civil Disobedience Evolution Fund.

  13. Only contributing if the whiny little bitch stays caged.

  14. Talley, do you have an estimate as to when the court footage will be available?

  15. That's it I'm going to move to Keene from Ohio. I knew, I was going to make the move but now I know Keene is the place for me.  If the people of Keene don't want liberty they can move. Actually I will respect their beliefs as long as they act peacefully. The more discourse and publicity Ian draws the more people will move to Keene.   

  16. …"don't try to build a new country, make the old one work…"-Joe Friday(unless it was the other guy)…Thanks, "Joe Friday", that is one of the best mashup videos I have ever seen…The nigger really made it work…&,BTW, that nigger looks familiar…much darker skin than the average NH nigger…(most people think I'm a "white guy", but I'm not…Yup, theKINGofKEENE is a nigger, folks…Takes one to know one.) I'd rather see Ian *REFUSE*TO*LEAVE jail…Do a Sam, Ian! Hunger strike!…~tKoK…I sent you a "mail-to-jail" – hope Barsky gets it to you…Hang in there, Bro, hang in there…

  17. "I know Keene is the place for me. If the people of Keene don’t want liberty they can move. "

    Spoken like a true Free Keener: I'm going to move to your town, where you and your neighbors already have an established community, and expect you to follow MY beliefs or get out.

  18. and expect you to follow MY beliefs or get out.

    The big difference dearest Canole is that if we don't follow YOUR beliefs, you get violent. If you don't follow our beliefs, we do nothing to you.

    I love how you continuously dance around this important distinction.

  19. So, Ademo, you moved here to be a contributing member of the community in which you live? Tell me again, what good, product or service do you provide? Other than, of course, the information about the Great Tyranny that is the City of Keene. So, what is it that you do, anyway?

  20. "The big difference dearest Canole is that if we don’t follow YOUR beliefs, you get violent. If you don’t follow our beliefs, we do nothing to you.

    I love how you continuously dance around this important distinction."

    I don't t dance around it. You simply accuse me of doing things which I don't do…there's no reason for me to address that.

  21. It just blows my mind to pieces when people like you accuse the liberty activists in your area of trying to make you do something when the exact opposite is the case. Not one person from the liberty movement has done anything to force you to do a darn thing. You act like people who want to unwind the system that forces others to live a certain way is enacting force on you by some twisted interpretation of reality.

    Give me ONE example how any liberty activist has done something to make you live your life in a way that you'd rather not. Saying that people are doing things you dislike on property that THEY as members of the community own doesn't count. Saying that your delicate sensibilities are offended doesn't count either.

    You're kind of like a never breaking pinata who is constantly being hit with the stick of reality.

  22. "It just blows my mind to pieces when people like you accuse the liberty activists in your area of trying to make you do something when the exact opposite is the case. "

    I simply quoted Mike's words and rephrased them. No accusations there.

  23. Objection, non-responsive.

    Give me ONE example how any liberty activist has done something to make you live your life in a way that you’d rather not. Saying that people are doing things you dislike on property that THEY as members of the community own doesn’t count. Saying that your delicate sensibilities are offended doesn’t count either.

  24. I'll quote my earlier post:

    "You simply accuse me of doing things which I don’t do…there’s no reason for me to address that."

    And then the one after that:

    "I simply quoted Mike’s words and rephrased them. No accusations there."

    There's no reason for me to defend something I never said in the first place.

  25. @Brad – so you want to know what it is that a liberty activist has done to make one live their life in way that we'd rather not – but with RULES. LOL. That is like asking a liberty activist what it is the police do that make you live your life in way that you'd rather not but that getting arrested/fined doesn't count. You just want a safe answer. Doesn't work that way. If you expect to have a voluntaryist society, you gotta listen to everyone – not just the ones who go to Keene Karaoke.

  26. @David,

    Regarding your comment to Ademo.

    Perhaps you should get out of your ignorance before you start criticizing : when or if you or someone you care about gets abused by the system you may be glad if copblock is there to record it, right now others are benefiting from copblocks' recordings but I can understand YOU aren't being abused ,so you don't care.

    They are fighting so that we all will have a better life.

    Again get out of your ignorance THEN criticize

  27. david-keene, can you tell me where I criticized Ademo? I simply asked what goods, product or service he provides to the community in which he decided to move. By the way, I may be wrong, but it seems Ademo has done his share of criticizing said community, but I digress. But if you don't see any goods, services or products, then perhaps you should criticize him for doing nothing but criticizing the community. Don't be so critical, david-keene.

    Besides, it's like mardi gras season. Time to party till Ash Wednesday in 89 more days. Go get some beads. You can even dress like that tranny you always wanted to. No one will say anything during mardi gras. It's 90 days of Fat Tuesdays.

  28. I like Ian.

    I don't agree with the thugs jailing him.

  29. @David,

    I have noted your contributions were critical of free staters or their supporters.

    And the tone seemed critical

  30. In a nutshell. Free Keene (FREAKEENE) means DEMAND the rights, and NOT be a responsible citizen.

    This just happened in England.

    If one doesn't get their way, name call, like kids do ( caging, kidnapping, thuggery, etc) yet demand rights, not from the law makers but those that enforce the laws.

    Why you ask? Good question!

    Answer, they aren't well educated enough to change the laws. Big college drop out words makes them feel superior, though.

    Thank you Ian, I really mean it, for wasting the tax dollars you insist are non-payable.

    ( SENTENCE REMOVED BY MODERATOR )

    Welcome to New Hampshire. Enjoy your stay at THE TAXPAYER'S co$t,

  31. Thanks, david-keene, for noting my contributions. You can read in whatever tone you want to for my question. But it was a simple question.

    Picked out your mardi gras gown yet?

    Feathers. Go with lots and lots of feathers.

  32. I have been against the free state movement not because I am against personal liberties but because of the methods used and the all inclusiveness of making legal some things that shouldnt be legal….This is a topic for another thread. What I am here to say is; As a taxpayer of Keene I am growing very frustrated with all the suspended sentences these Judges are handing out to "more hardened" criminals everyday, you read in the court reports robery, assault, drug possesion, selling, on and on and they walk!! Repeat offenders to the Nth power get off because God only knows why. I think 90 days isnt an unreasonable message to send to say "Do not prohibit a police vehicle from operating" BUT why so much hypocricy with the more violent criminals.. Keene judges.. What are you doing? You locked Ian up for 90 days fine, Please start sentencing violent offenders to at least that much time!!! Hipocrites!! (sp?)

  33. I would like to remind everyone commenting here that the following things are not allowed:

    1) Advocating, advising, broaching, conjecturing, exhorting, posing, proponing, propounding, steering, thorizing, touting, suggesting, or hinting of violence acts directed against others, police, the state, etc.

    2) Racism/bigotry.

    3) Spoofing your name to make others believe you are another commenter.

    Ian may be gone temporarily, but his rules are not. Repeated violation of them will result in being banned from commenting here.

    Thank you.

  34. Fsresistor, I agree with your statement about violent offenders, including those who commit robbery and assault — but drug possession is not violence. Also, I wish they'd make the violent offenders pay restituion their victims, rather than just jailing them (with free room and board) at taxpayer expense.

  35. Well Brad, seems to me that most of the real proponing, thorizing and hinting of violence comes from the pro Freekeene side, not those who oppose Freekeene's tactics. Read much of mackler, lpviper or SOTBS lately?

    Me? I just want to party. It's mardi gras season.

  36. " Read much of mackler, lpviper or SOTBS lately?"

    Seriously…go check out SOTBS' latest installment of 'I know dirty words 101' on the other "Free Keene Blogger…." thread.

  37. But really, they're peaceful people, David, really. They clearly have respect and tolerance for all walks of life. When they say things like "you're a c***t" or "go kill yourself" they mean it in a peaceful, loving way….all they really want is to fight for your liberties.

  38. @David,

    anyone with eyes can see your critical.

    and now your being cowardly and pretending like that is not the case.

    lol

  39. @ HC.

    Perhaps someone should lump you in with the worst statement of the worst detractor.

    The most vulgar statement and attribute it to you as you have just done.

    You just did it ; don't deny what in front of every ones eyes.

    lol

  40. Well Brad, seems to me that most of the real proponing, thorizing and hinting of violence comes from the pro Freekeene side, not those who oppose Freekeene’s tactics. Read much of mackler, lpviper or SOTBS lately?

    Could you please direct me to what you're talking about? If you're talking about SOTBS, yeah, he's really toeing the line. There is a big difference between telling someone to use violence against their own property (their body) and threatening to do it against someone else's. In my libertarian view, there is no difference between SOTBS telling you to "go kill yourself" and to "go burn your house down."

    Both are encouragements that you do something to things you yourself own.

    So does THIS qualify as supporting violence, moderators?

    No. He's not threatening violence against another. He's telling you to be violent to yourself. He's being a prick, but that is not against Ian's rules.

    But really, they’re peaceful people, David, really. They clearly have respect and tolerance for all walks of life. When they say things like “you’re a c***t” or “go kill yourself” they mean it in a peaceful, loving way….all they really want is to fight for your liberties.

    Who is "they" exactly?

    SOTBS? He isn't a Free Keene blogger. He doesn't speak for "Free Keene." I am a Free Keene blogger. Anyone on the list of bloggers is a Free Keene blogger. SOTBS is a Free Keene blog commenter, just like you.

    I made a comment once directed at you that upon reflection I realized was out-of-line. I apologized for it. As far as I know, no one else who blogs here who is part of "they" has said anything remotely close to what you're claiming.

  41. @hc,

    "they " are this "they" are that.

    yes everyone in chorus said that vulgar thing.

    Right.

    um..

    How wouldd you like to be lumped in with the most vulgar statement

  42. david-keene, I was referring to the people David mentioned in his post.

  43. Brad,

    Hold up. You said: 1) Advocating, advising, broaching, conjecturing, exhorting, posing, proponing, propounding, steering, thorizing, touting, suggesting, or hinting of violence acts directed against others, police, the state, etc.

    How does what SOTBS not qualify as AT LEAST: advocating, advising, proponing, suggesting, or hinting at violent acts against me? Even if it is me myself who would be committing those acts?

    If you're going to sit there and lecture me about being nonviolent, and then defend someone who tells me to go kill myself as not supporting violence, I think you need to take a seriously long look in the mirror.

    "Who is “they” exactly?"

    "They" is the people David and I were speaking about. Follow along.

  44. Thanks for explainedind your rational o proponing and thorizing hinting at violence. Make perfucked sense to me.

  45. Oops, 'explaineding', 'on'.

  46. How does what SOTBS not qualify as AT LEAST: advocating, advising, proponing, suggesting, or hinting at violent acts against me? Even if it is me myself who would be committing those acts?

    From your perspective, YOU are not OTHERS.

    He could tell me I should go "fucking kill myself." He's not threatening any violence against me, he's being a prick to me. He's telling me what he thinks I should do with property that belongs to me. An important distinction.

    If you don't like it, you can:

    1. Write Ian a letter through http://www.mail-to-jail.com and make your case to him as to why you think he should change his rule. If you convince him, he'll tell me, and I'll delete all of SOTBS's posts that Ian declares to be out of the bounds of his newly changed rule.

    2. Don't visit the website.

    3. Start your own competing website and nationally syndicated radio show in efforts to reduce Ian's income so he can no longer fund FreeKeene.com.

    See how wonderful voluntary interaction can be? No one is going to force you to pay for or visit FreeKeene.com if FreeKeene.com has private rules you dislike. It's too bad you can't learn a thing or two from the philosophy of this type of place.

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