Ian Freeman & Nobody Smoking Weed In Protest Of The Violent State
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.
Hostage Takers Release Ian From From Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat May 25th, 2021
On March 16, 2021 56 agents calling themselves the FBI raided as many as 19 properties and took six individuals hostage. One of those individuals was Ian Freeman, now infamously known as the ringleader of the Crypto6: A group of six who have been accused of going around and terrorizing the community with Bitcoin! Through his running of an unlicensed ‘Bitcoin exchange’ many New Hampshire residents have been tricked into adopting a dangerous technology that is a threat to the state.
The most dangerous of the six, Ian Freeman, was released in the early morning hours of May 25th to the horror of one U.S. Attorney Georgina MacDonald. MacDonald called Freeman a sophisticated cybercriminal and fears Freeman could tap significant gold, silver, and other crypto assets to flee.
Part of Ian Freeman’s modus operandi includes not asking customers personal questions about their business and profiting from an extortionate 10% fee. Legitimate businesses charge less and therefore “his release places many victims at risk of financial harm,” MacDonald said.
In the early morning hours of May 25th Ian Freeman and his associates met up at the Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat, undoubtedly to plan their next criminal move, to which end and how many more victims there will be nobody knows.
For video of this disturbing development check out the video evidence on IPFS.
Almost two months after his arrest by the FBI regarding cryptocurrency related charges, host of Free Talk Live Ian Freeman has been granted bail.
The decision came after a half hour zoom hearing before Judge Joseph Laplante. When discussing the matter of cash bail, the prosecution had originally suggested $200,000 but alleged that Freeman could have millions of dollars in hidden assets. Judge Laplante stated that he did not want to be a vehicle for discovery for either side and eventually set cash bail at $200,000 but allowed for the Shire Free Church to put up two properties as collateral to insure that Freeman doesn’t flee.
Freeman’s defense attorney Mark Sisti mentioned that New Hampshire is suffering a shortage of bail bondsmen and that it was not a likely option for Freeman.
During the hearing Judge Laplante spoke directly to Freeman and spoke plainly, saying that he was accused of a “white collar crime” and isn’t a violent danger to his community. Laplante stated that he agreed with the Magistrate’s decision to deny Freeman bail but now he believes that Freeman will not be difficult to monitor, and added: “the leash is going to be short”.
“Don’t be tempted to test US probation by pushing the edge of the envelop,” Judge Laplante said to Freeman regarding continuing his cryptocurrency trading business after release.
Judge Laplante also stressed how the conditions aren’t set up for Freeman to fail but rather to make sure he makes it to his 2022 court date.
One “deal breaking” condition of the release is that all of the firearms in the building Freeman will be living in must be removed for the safety of the probation officer.
The prosecution had no objections nor did Freeman and Judge Laplante said he suspects the orders would be ready by tomorrow.
Story written by Vincent Moore. Posted with permission. Original source: https://vincentmoore.substack.com/p/breaking-ian-freeman-granted-bail
Political prisoners being currently being held at the Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat: Nobody (formally known as Rich Paul) & Ian Freeman
The Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat has taken it upon itself to open it’s doors to our political prisoner’s request(s) to receive books paid for with Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash. How does this work you might ask? Well through an intermediary (SaveAtPurse.com) you can now order books and have them delivered to the jail’s inmates via Amazon. You see Amazon is the exclusive entity available by which inmates are allowed to receive books and Purse is the company which handles the cryptocurrency part of the transaction. When you purchase a book for a prisoner and pay in Bitcoin Purse’s ‘earners’- individuals who wish to acquire Bitcoin will purchase your chosen book from Amazon and have Amazon send it directly to the political prisoner. Instructions on the steps to accomplish this are below.
Currently there is an Amazon wish list setup for Ian Freeman:
A wish list for Nobody (a political activist, one of two Crypto6 victims currently incarcerated at the Merrimack County Spiritual Retreat) is currently in development. An update will be posted once we have a 2nd list available.
Update as of July 8th, 2021: Ian Freeman has been released. Nobody, formally Rich Paul, is still in a cage at the address below and is awaiting a hearing from a judge on being released. Please continue to write to him at this address.
Crypto users gathered at Little Zoe’s Pizza in Keene for Bitcoin Pizza Day 2019.
First of all, if you haven’t seen the raid videos from March 16th, 2021 where the FBI raided the Liberty Radio Network studio, Free Talk Live, the Bitcoin Embassy, & the Mighty Moose Mart check that out first, and then come back here when your done.
If you have it’s time to start writing. Your friends and fellow activists need you and your support during this troubling time. Oppressive thugs collectively identifying themselves as the state (federal government) have decided to take it upon themselves to use the violence of the state to achieve social and political goals that are directly diametrical to the values our community hold dear.
The state has kidnapped and caged members of our community. People who have been working for peace for years and turning this community into what it has become. The FBI and a half dozen other federal and local agencies raided and arrested our friends over the semblance of Bitcoin being illegal. In March our friends were arrested and two have been denied bail or otherwise not received bail hearings.
On March 16, 2016 Ian Freeman, Nobody (formally known as Rich Paul), Aria DiMezzo (released), Colleen Fordham (released), Renee Spinella (released), and Andrew Spinella (released) were arrested over their use of Bitcoin.
As insane as it might sound for a man looking forward to his day in court after more than 5 years of spreading the message of crypto a magistrate judge ruled on March 29th that Ian Freeman posed a flight risk and lacked ties to the community. On that notion she ruled he would remain behind bars until the conclusion of the trial.
In the case of Nobody there is still a chance of release, but efforts to obtain a proper lawyer have been slow. Between the need to raise over $200,000 (initial amount needed to get started) and numerous members of our community coming down sick this past week or so these particular things have been very slow to materialize. The good news is that 4 out of the crypto 6 have obtained lawyers. While we work to retain lawyers for everybody else (see TheCrypto6.com to help with the fundraising effort) these guys would love to hear from you.
Currently Ian Freeman and Nobody are being held at the Merrimack County jail. Each is being held separately and what one receives or is aware of the other may not be. So please do write to each individually and let them how much you value their commitment to peace and liberty.
314 Daniel Webster Hwy
Boscawen, NH 03303
No inmate number is required, just the inmates name (Nobody and Ian Freeman) at the jail’s address. Things to note: No crayon, altered paper, laminated paper, polaroids, staples, or paper clips are allowed and your mail may get rejected if any of this is true. We recommend typing your letter or writing with a black or blue pen to avoid having your mail being returned. What constitutes crayon may include colored pencil.
Be sure to number your correspondence with “Letter number #” at the top of each page as well as page # like this “Letter number 2 Page 3 of 6” so that the person you are writing to knows what order letters came in and for that matter if a letter or page doesn’t arrive in tact.
As always, assume that everything is going to be read, not all your mail may get received, and any response may not get returned to you.