LibertyPhoenix smooth-talks his way out of a pretty serious crime: “Misuse of plates”. The Aurora police officer in this video deserves to be applauded for exercising his discretion in this situation. He benefitted from his interaction with LP–he learned about bitcoin and also got a lesson in victimless crimes. What would *you* have done in this situation?
The following is Rich Paul’s letter to the Keene City Council, as recorded and transcribed by Derrick J Freeman:
When two groups of bullies attacked artists on consecutive days on The Common this month, the Keene City Government sent them a firm message: “Keep it up! We have your back.” How else can we interpret the facts?
In the first attack, four men, all of whom are employed by the Pour House or Pedraza’s, attacked my friend Andy from behind. I dropped my camera and phone, picked up the camera monopod, and drove three of them off. One Pour House employee was able to steal my camera and phone but serious violence was averted.
The City’s response was swift and sure: they arrested me two days later for being a felon in possession of a stick. They have not taken any action against the rioters and thieves. The video of this incident can be found on YouTube, and the thief, first name Terry, bragged of his theft (of the camera) on Twitter.
In the second incident, nobody was fast enough to protect the artist from serious harm, and therefore no arrests have been made. However, City Councilor Filiault is still willing to take the bold step of protecting violent thugs against offensive smiley faces and peace signs by outlawing sidewalk art. His message to bullies: “Hurt people, and we’ll give people what they want.” Perhaps a better solution would be to hold Dorrie O’Meara, who employs all 5 of the attackers, accountable for what her employees do while on the clock.
But then who would protect the bullies?
Every Saturday in Keene is Smiley Saturday! Activists armed with chalk drew pictures and wrote messages of peace to share with the passing public. Here is raw video from today’s event.
I’m looking for someone to transcribe Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree. This was a suggestion from Michael W. Dean last night on his podcast Freedom Feens. His reasoning was that if there are subtitles to the movie, then it can be translated into other languages. That would allow a much further reach for the movie and ultimately, the ideas of peaceful resistance and voluntaryism in action. I’d be happy to send a specially signed copy of Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree (Directors Cut) to any volunteer who transcribes the movie. Be the first to get in touch with me at derrickjfreeman (at) gmail.com.
Things are going very well for PeaceNewsNow.com ever since I started the website back in November. I’ve begun a series of podcasts all under the head title “Peace News Now.” You can listen to the latest episode by clicking here. On Sundays, I host a one-hour program called “The Peaceful Resistance Report,” which covers the week’s top stories in the world of peaceful protest. Monday through Friday, I host a 5-minute podcast with a focus on civil noncompliance called “The Daily Peace.” On Saturday, I mix it up with a one-hour program called “As the World Burns,” which features shocking headlines reeking of dystopian nightmare. Here is a sample of Peace News Now:
What’s not to love about BitCoin? I use them in my daily life to trade for cannabis, car rides, food, or drinks. They’re divisible to the millionth decimal point and are free of transaction fees. Bitcoins are transferable online digitally or in person physically. But how do I get some? I made a video tutorial to guide new users (and a reference guide for the rest of us):
This morning I had a candid phone interview with my brother Ademo Freeman, Founder of CopBlock.org, who was found guilty of “wiretapping” public employees at work. In the interview, he reveals some insights from his experiences on the inside of Manchester’s Valley Street Jail.
Today I ordered business cards that should be arriving in about a week. They look something like this:
Of course, they won’t have the Zazzle.com logo on them when the real ones arrive.
Today I also took my first stab at using the Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6 program. It’s incredible! A real joy to use as an editor. I found a lot of the interface to be very intuitive. I think this is the program I’ll be using for a while! To see my first project using Premiere, check out this video:
Today I left Keene in the Shire and arrived in Washington, D.C. I used AG Services (Darryl W. Perry’s Agorist Cab services) to Brattleboro, Vermont, where I hopped aboard an Amtrak train headed for D.C. I tweeted while I was on the train. It ended up being an eventful ride. I arrived over 3 hours late after the train’s motor broke down a few times and was eventually replaced. Several times, the interruptions occurred without any explanation by Amtrak staff. I was very disappointed, and tweeted to let them know. @Amtrak responded to my tweet and directed me to call customer service. I did, and I was given a $100 travel voucher good for one year. Yay! That really helped resolve the issue for me.
Here’s a high-quality video I did before leaving:
Here’s a livestream I did before leaving:
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