On March 16, 2021 fifty six agents calling themselves the FBI raided as many as 19 properties in and around New Hampshire and took six individuals hostage. One of those six was named ‘Nobody’.
‘Nobody’ is a well known political activist who moved to the shire (of which the government calls the state of New Hampshire) as part of a political migration to establish a freer place to live. He’s led the way in demonstrating leadership in the libertarian migration movement and risked his freedom on numerous occasions to promote freedom for all. From leading annual protests for reform of New Hampshire drug laws to fighting back against attacks by the FBI on other political fronts. On one occasion for instance he took a case to court where he risked a life-sentence rather than accept a corrupt FBI agents offer of release for wearing a wire into an activist center. Nobody is so politically active he even changed his name, calling it ‘performance art and political protest‘, thus enabling people to vote for nobody for governor, and in other political races.
The FBI has returned for it’s third time to Keene in its quest to take out activism in New Hampshire. This time under the guise of fighting fraud and cryptocurrency. In this latest case Nobody has become known for his involvement in and promotion of cryptocurrency and financial freedom. Nobody has defied authorities who wish to crack down on activities that are not yet anyway actually a crime. After his most recent arrest those arrested have become known as TheCrypto6: A group of six who have been accused of going around and terrorizing the community with Bitcoin!
If you are to believe the authorities Nobody has been going around and partaking in an unlicensed ‘Bitcoin exchange’ of which many New Hampshire residents have been victims. To listen to and believe one U.S. Attorney Georgina MacDonald charging fees is outrageous and capitalism poses a grave danger to the people of New Hampshire. You see Bitcoin exchanges typically charge 1-2% and the Shire Free Church was charging 8% or more which somehow makes it attractive to criminal elements. According to MacDonald this “places many victims at risk of financial harm”. The truth is that 8% is the lowest rate that vending machine operators charge and there never was a Bitcoin exchange operated by any of the Crypto6. The typical in-person rate or fee for cryptocurrency sales is 5%. The high end of the cryptocurrency vending world have fees around 20%.
So what happened during the bond hearing?
To understand the context of the prosecutions claims one must start off with an understanding of what happened to Nobody immediately following his arrest. Unlike most other victims of the state in this case Nobody was held in a cage for 23 of 24 hours a day for 14-days. The state then proceeded to house Nobody in inhumane conditions that drove up his stress levels. Nobody was put in a cage with another man who suffers from ADHD and of which neither were receiving treatment while incarcerated. The combination of chatter and torture left Nobody in a state where he was unable to communicate effectively. However to top this off Nobody was left without access to communications or his right to a lawyer. He was denied knowledge of the reason for his arrest and was then led to believe that he would be facing life in prison for the 2nd time. When Nobody was eventually able to communicate with other people he was informed by his public defender not to request bail. Eventually this bad advice left him stuck in a cage for months and is likely to result in a permanent pretrial caging if an appeal fails.
When Nobody was given access to a phone he was able to communicate with his spiritual advisor of whom he gets emotional support. What should really have been a private conversation wasn’t permitted. Nobody was left expressing personal displeasures at the pigs and government on a recorded line saying that he refused to let them be the end decider as to what would happen to him. In a poor choice of words, though never direct, Nobody’s speech was recorded and left to be interpreted by prosecutors and a court which his words were never intended. This meant many choice words were unclear and easily taken out of context and twisted into meaning he would commit suicide and possible advocation for the murder of police and government officials. Anybody who knows Nobody would have understood this conversation to be nothing more than letting off steam and even the words utilized were not a direct threat to any other human being. Nor was there a direct incitement for anybody to actually be murdered. In fact the person receiving the call did not respond in a way that would leave one to believe that there was ever an intent to advocate for the actual murder of police.
On the defense side some context was needed. Nobody you see is a libertarian who agrees with and advocates for the non-aggression principle. He routinely and regularly advocates against the use of violence to solve social and political problems. To him “police needing to die” is not the same thing as advocating for killing cops. He has never committed nor is accused of having been violent in all his 53 years of existence. That didn’t stop the prosecution from alluding to prior arrests over possession of ‘weapons’ that amounted to a tri-pod and gardening tool for which he was never arrested, or at least convicted, and more than likely had he not been a felon been a chargeable offense. The state also tried to suggest probation violations which were in fact non-existent. At one point Nobody refused to accept a set of conditions that would have allowed for his early release. Those conditions are simply unacceptable to Nobody and thus he chose to finish his prison sentence so that he didn’t have to comply with unconscionable set of restrictions. Other comments that were brought up to prove violence included a hyperbolic comment and joke about bringing back the guillotines to deal with politicians.
Nobody posted on his political page while running for office: “Somehow, the government thinks that weed is dangerous, but prison is safe. Where are the guillotines?”
The prosecutor concluded the haring suggesting that the evidence is such that it’s likely that Nobody would have more ‘altered states of mind’ and periods of anger given the course of the trial and that nobody could know what Nobody would do. The prosecutor finished with arguing that Nobody is a serious risk to society and no conditions exist to ensure the safety of the community.
Ultimately despite all other co-defendants having been released and the only distinction being the recorded prison phone call the magistrate judge decided to deny Nobody’s motion for release.
The judge indicated that there was no way to know if these threats were frustration or real despite there being no actual direct threats to life or limb or even evidence to them being real. This on top of numerous individuals sending in character reference letters of which at least one pointed out that Nobody’s communications were sometimes hard to interpret, but of which were never of a threatening nature even if they can on occasion be misconstrued. Judge concluded saying he believed it was real none-the-less and ordered detainment in a seemingly pre-written statement after an entire court session. To the audience it appeared the judge was not paying attention and on one occasion the judge even confused one of Nobody’s defence lawyer for being Nobody.
Motion for bond denied
To support the Crypto6’s legal campaign check out TheCrypto6.com. For more information and a detailed discussion of the motion for release and bail hearing check out show number one hundred twenty one of Freedom Decrypted: A Freedom Slanted Tech Show For Prickly People. Also don’t forget that you can write to Nobody in jail. Mail is always greatly appreciated by caged individuals left with little to nothing to do.