UPDATE: Oh, look. Nothing happened.
Not ONE reported incident or article about the so-called “National Liberation Militia.” Could that be because the FBI invented stories about a non-existent group?
Uber driver Christopher David, age 29, turned himself over to law enforcers in Portsmouth New Hampshire yesterday, Friday, November 6, 2015 after the gang issued an order to kidnap him for the alleged crime of felony wiretapping. The charge was in response to a YouTube video posted by David featuring an encounter he had while picking up passengers from the Daniel Street Tavern. In the recording, a doorman and part-time cab driver called “Big Mike” can be heard snitching on David to a nearby law enforcer (operating an Uber is violation of a Portsmouth city ordinance). The enforcer chose to exercise discretion in that instance and did not issue a ticket (or even a warning) to David. However “Big Mike” complained to law forcers about the YouTube video and had David charged with wiretapping. That is a Class B Felony in New Hampshire, punishable by up to 7 years in prison.
This week several prominent CopBlockers were arrested for peaceful activism. CopBlock founder Ademo Freeman and compadre Brian Sumner were charged with FELONIES for using chalk outside of a law enforcer headquarters. Their charges were later lowered to misdemeanors for alleged “criminal mischief.” Isn’t it convenient that if law enforcers don’t like your message (for example #BlueLivesMurder), they can just kidnap you, put you in a cage, demand money to release you, and claim that your so-called First Amendment “protected” activity is a crime?
“Land of the Free? Whoever told you that is your enemy.”
Steven Zeiler gave an inspiring speech today at the “Future of Politics” Conference in Oakland, California. He shared three commonly overlooked areas where introducing competition is improving people’s lives: Police, Courts, and Law. These industries are monopolies today, but that is changing thanks to courageous entrepreneurs like Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center. Individuals and businesses are using independent arbitration agencies instead of coercive courts. Even law itself is being replaced by mutually agreeable contracts among multiple parties. Thanks to the internet, instant communication and new ways to exchange value across long distances are possible. Old monopolies are failing, and non-coercive institutions are taking their place.
Last night on CopBlock Radio, hosts Derrick J, DEO, and Severin started out the evening with a few positive stories involving law enforcers. Some went above and beyond, and some simply did what they are supposed to do, but it all deserves some recognition before we get into all the police abuse stories. Vermont is the only state whose law enforcers killed zero people this year. An Oklahoma City law enforcer saved a man attempting to jump off a bridge, and Maine law enforcers will no longer demand permission for people to carry guns.
Why do Derrick J and Steven want to drink from the ocean? Answer: FREEDOM!
Plus! Who is best to patrol a community for safety? Not the police! Can’t communities do that themselves?
Recorded October 9, 2015
Host Derrick J
Eddie Dunne issues a warning about “Liberty Documentary” director Neil Radimaker. Producer Jeremiah Rounds calls in to defend his director against the attacks. Heroic farmer Michael Schmidt discovered government surveillance cameras on his property, suffered a raid of his farm, and held a “Milk In” protest that garnered 50 participants. Food freedom advocate and author David Gumpert wrote about the standoff at Michael’s farm on his blog, and supporter Mark McAfee from Organic Pastures summarizes the issue in a short video. We conclude with a brilliant video highlighting the hypocrisy of Obama speaking out against mass killings while at the same time authorizing drone strikes that kill thousands of innocents.
Last night CopBlock Radio started off with some good news! Passengers on a Boston bus decided to take out the cell phones and record video of a law enforcer using excessive force on a woman being arrested for petty theft. Because they decided not only to record, but to intervene peacefully, they were able to calm the crazed law enforcer down and de-escalate the situation. You know–what the cop is supposed to do! He pulled out his gun on the unarmed woman, but the passengers weren’t having it. They repeatedly shouted, “PUT DOWN THE GUN!” until the law enforcer complied. Victory! You too can make a difference. Recording evil is not enough. Good men must also DO something. Speaking up against injustice in the moment is a peaceful way to stop evil while maintaining the moral high ground. Had any of these passengers used force, it would have escalated the situation and likely would have resulted in some injuries, if not deaths.
Last night on CopBlock Radio, hosts Derrick J, DEO, and Severin started off the show with a good cop! He was called to a parking lot by a local business owner who complained about some teenagers “loitering.” He explains to them, while taking a relaxed, laid-back “cool guy” lean on his cruiser that he remembers being issued tickets as a young person, and he doesn’t want to be that guy giving young people tickets for stupid stuff like loitering. He asks that they please leave the private property unless they are customers and then takes time for questions. The conversation seems more “I’m on your level making a request” than “I’m your superior, and you will do what I say.” DEO points out that this law enforcer ultimately will use the tickets and the threats and force eventually if pushed, but I am just grateful that he has the decency to at least begin the interaction with a little bit of acknowledgement of the others’ humanity.
In July 2014, I applied for a License to Carry a Firearm Discreetly. The local police chief claimed that I am not suitable for such a license and denied my application. I appealed to the local court, and the infamous Judge Burke upheld the decision. I then appealed to the NH Supreme Court, and this week I got news that they too upheld the decision.
Last night on Free Talk Live, hosts Ian and Mark shared my recent blog post on the subject. Here is the audio and video of that segment for those who missed it.