It’s been quite on the SFK front for a few days. But these things happen when you pay your bills with a real job rather than “activism” and mining the digital equivalent to Monopoly money. It hasn’t been easy for FK these days, either, as a recent video from 07/19 shows. During a meeting held to discuss Chris Cantwell’s reinstatement to the KAC, Garret Ean of Robin Hood, FK’s keyboard warrior Johnson Rice, and bigoted comment troll and hanger-on Dave Crawford casted votes against Cantwell.
Highlights include peacemaker Johnson Rice’s fear of a “statist” backlash, Cantwell’s admittance to being a drug dealer in NY and attacking someone with bear mace, and Garret defending his blatant provocation of SFK members. I highly recommend watching the video in it’s entirety. You will not find a better representation of the stunted intellects and emotional 8 year olds who intentionally irritate people with the intention of “freeing” them.
I also had a conversation with Varrin Swearingen of the Free State Project. Varrin and I exchanged accusations of dishonesty and we decided to hash things out over coffee. To my surprise, he admitted that the “hate group” comment was ill-thought out and that he is not impressed with some of Free Keene’s behaviors and opinions. I admitted that the rhetoric on the SFK group forum can get out of hand at times and we have made efforts to discourage violence and hate speech.
He asked that SFK and it’s members not paint the entire FSP with the same brush. For intellectual honesty’s sake, I have to agree with his request as not all FSP members are buffoons like Ian and co. But my agreement comes with a few caveats. I don’t believe I am mistaken when I say I the majority of SFK members are not fans of the FSP or what it stands for. I include myself as it’s political and philosophical goals are largely anathema to my own.
Much like Varrin and I will never truly see eye-to-eye, SFK and the FSP will never be bosom buddies. Most SFK members blame the FSP for bringing Ian Bernard to Keene and for the sideshow that he has constructed. However, I agreed not to paint the organization with such broad strokes and to encourage others to do the same. I am a man of my word. But I will also never hesitate to spotlight any FSP members who aids or openly allies themselves with Free Keene and it’s destructive behavior.
How much has Free Keene of the Monadnock Shire Church cost the City of Keene? The City of Keene should tally up the totals and present it to the taxpayers. It is their right to know.
Seen on the Free Talk Live Facebook page is a post from Ian Bernard Freeman and Mark Edgington. It is an invitation to clog NH courts. Free Keene wants to spend MORE of the taxpayers money.
Free Talk Live is a profitable, syndicated talk show run out of the home of Ian Bernard Freeman (73/75 Leverett St)via LRN.FM radio.
This is also the location of Bernard’s “parsonage” where he is seeking non-profit tax status for his fraud church. The request was recently denied.
Between evading taxes and clogging courts, Ian Bernard Freeman does not appear to be a contributing member of the community.
Rich Paul will be serving a 6 month stint – about 5 counting time credited – at Cheshire House of Corrections. Sources present at Paul’s VOP trial today indicated that he continually voiced his intent to continue ignoring the conditions of his parole telling the prosecutor by calling him an addict he “might as well call me a unicorn”. He then stated he was an anarchist as though it had some bearing on his answers. His reasons for avoiding fines were “that he procrastinated and lost the paperwork”.
Paul also defended his combative activities in the square claiming his “going into battle” was defensive in nature. Garret Ean took the stand for questioning about the recorded incident and deftly managed to evade every question asked by the prosecutor pertaining to Paul’s drug use and activities. When Matt “Yankee” Oldershaw was identified as one of those present Paul made it a point to disassociate him from Free Keene.
Paul appeared tired, worn-out, and stated that he felt as much. His record of felonies span all the way back to the 90’s and it was evident that the middle-ager wasn’t ready to risk a serious sentence and mentioned moving to Colorado when his current one was up. The court agreed with prosecution that continuing his parole conditions was useless and a waste of resources. Paul was remanded to jail for the violation of parole conditions concerning his fines and drug use. He willfully allowed himself to be taken into custody.
The court may not have had the ability to prove Rich’s actions in the square that night were violent or his role in its instigation. However, his commentary on this blog speaks volumes about willingness to use violence and the amount of time he spends thinking about such things.
As reported on 7/15, Derrick J Horton alias “Freeman” was denied a concealed-carry permit for the state of NH due to his felony record. Derrick had since announced he plans to sue the KPD for enforcing the law against felons owning firearms. In the meantime, he appears to be ignoring said law and the denial of his CC application by posting a want ad for small revolver on the Facebook group “The Bigger, Better New Hampshire Guns n Ammo Yard Sale”. This group is also frequented by other FSP members and supporters who post ads for Porcfest and similar events.
The following is a list of court dates for Free Keene and Free State Project members. Citizens are encouraged to attend and allow their presence to be a statement against the criminal and antisocial actions of these individuals. These court appearances will be at Keene District Court on Winter St unless otherwise noted.
7/18 10am Garret Ean Parking Ticket
7/24 9am Rich Paul Violation of Parole
7/29 10am Darryl Perry Residency
9/18 10am Ian Freeman ID Fraud
Rich “Monopod” Paul jumped on Facebook to implore the rest of liberturdian brain-trust to send money or warm bodies for the Free Keene BS machine. This is nothing out of the ordinary for a mooching scumbag like Paul. But what caught the attention of a SFK member was his plan to arm Free Keene against us and the other local “crazies” who think he’s a prime candidate for the Missing Link.
Some notes on Paul’s comments:
You’re not winning hearts and minds. I’d say a good 3/4ths of the city would love to see Free Keene pack-up their clown car and ride off into the sunset. They don’t say anything because they a) have better things to do than argue with man-children or b) are afraid of having their name, phone number, home address, and place of employment, etc. plastered up on the Free Keene blog for the pleasure of disturbed sycophants like Dave Crawford.
The hostility doesn’t stem from FK being non-native Keene residents. I’m from Concord. Others are from the areas around Keene. Some of us are from Mass. The xenophobia argument is a strawman and a ridiculous one at that. People don’t like Free Keene because they’re a pack of mealy-mouthed clods who think bongs and Bitcoins give them the moral high-ground.
I get what FK is about. It’s a hideously contrived excuse for the sort of ruthless self-absorption that’s only excusable if you’re two. It’s isn’t about peace or liberty. FK’s interest in either is about as strong as Chris Cantwell’s interest in Marxist feminist dialectic.
Rich is the last person who should call someone dumb. He blatantly violated his bail conditions and then later advertised his intent to continue ignoring them. This does not make him a principled activist. It makes him a simpleton.
Most if not all of the national media attention is from news agencies and reporters initially reaching out to us. They know FK are full of it and they’ve told us much. Half of them don’t even want to talk to FK. They don’t dig any deeper because their editors want easy fluff pieces about boneheads with rolls of nickels rather than investigative reports about a pedophile-apologist and his cult of personality cum tax scam.
We do have financial backing: a job. Everything has been paid for out of pocket by SFK members with the money they earned through honest employment. I would recommend Rich try it but his criminal record and overriding interest in being a dirtbag of ill-repute makes him nigh unemployable.
Does anyone else find it odd that a “peace” activist is campaigning/fund-raising for an armed insurgency in our city?
Derrick J Freeman(Horton) was denied the right to carry a loaded pistol or revolver (pistol permit) due to assaultive or threatening behavior with police within the last three years . Now, he is seeking funds via GOFUNDME to pay for a lawyer to defend his rights and NH gun rights.
Read his story here:
Keene citizens should feel safe knowing the antagonizing Derrick J. Horton was denied permission to carry concealed.
He hides behind the term “peace” as he abuses the words freedom and liberty.
Currently, his camera is a weapon. With full theatrics, he irritates, teases and then waits for the final straw; the moment when his unwilling prey snaps. They refused consent, and he continues to hold that camera like a loaded gun. Now, picture a pistol in his hands.