The Freeman Family sends its warmest wishes to the Keene Bureaucrats this year. Maybe they will grant my Christmas wish and stop arresting peaceful people. Until then, I will record!
When my application for a concealed carry license was denied by the Keene PD last week, I went to the police station to have a conversation with Mr. Goodman, the man who sent the denial notice. I was told that he was away, and that my only available option is to appeal the decision. I filed for an appeal, which resulted in the scheduling of a hearing. Today I had that hearing.
2 FreeStaters, Mandrik and Jason Rapsher, go to the Keene District Court to notify them that they will be contesting their tickets. Why? Because they hurt no one!
I file 2 motions: One to appeal the illegal decision to deny my license to carry concealed, the second to separate my upcoming court dates.
I will be participating in a Dance-Off competition in Manchester today. Here is a training video I made with Cecelia Freechild.
December 6, 2011 – Keene Police Department – 5 activists roll in with tickets in hand, all asking for their day in court.
No victim, no crime.
I stayed up last night editing videos and working on the site, so when 7am came around, I decided to shower and go to the District Court to hand out “Don’t Take the Plea Deal” flyers. I got to hand out 15 today, including 1 to a member of law enforcement (who requested “the new one”). It took about 45 minutes of standing on the first floor of City Hall from 8am to 8:45 when folks stop trickling in.
Doing “Don’t Take the Plea Deal” outreach not only feels good because I am giving people valuable information, but because I get to make a friendly impression on Keene’s bureaucrats. I received compliments on my outfit, got friendly waves, and even saw “judge Burke.” I think it’s valuable to show these bureaucrats that I am human. And not only am I human, but I’m an especially friendly person when I’m not being detained and coerced by men with guns.
Hopefully more people who receive tickets for victimless crimes will refuse the plea deals, clog the judicial system, and inspire law enforcement to exercise discretion when administering tickets.
If you haven’t already seen these incredible flyers, check them out at the bottom of this blog post.
You can read more about “Don’t Take the Plea Deal” outreach on the FreeKeene Forums.
Last week I applied for a concealed carry license because winter clothes make it nearly impossible to open carry and driving with a loaded gun is a crime in NH. New Hampshire is a shall-issue state, which means that if a person qualifies, he must be given a license.
A Professor at Plymouth State thinks it’s the right thing to do to tell her students to shut up instead of voicing their opinions. This is HER protest, darnit, and her puppets will stand there and shut their faces!