Ladies In Keene Liberty Activism, from the Female Perspective Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:51:24 +0000 en hourly 1 Copyright © Ladies In Keene 2012 (Ladies In Keene) (Ladies In Keene) Ladies In Keene 144 144 Liberty Activism, from the Female Perspective Ladies In Keene Ladies In Keene no no You’re not responsible for your actions. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:51:24 +0000 Kate

Friday April 27, 2012 at approximately 2:15PM, I parked my vehicle on Main Street and ran into the bank. Less than five minutes later, I exited the bank to find a parking ticket on my windshield.

Today, Cecelia and I went to the Keene Police Department where I stated my desire to contest the ticket. As the vehicle is registered under the name of another individual, I was told that I am not allowed to contest the ticket. According to the woman behind the counter and the officer she sent out to speak with me, my three options were: Ask my father to take time away from work to contest a parking ticket that is not his responsibility and that he would not be able to make an argument for because it stems from a situation he knows nothing about, let them coerce my dad into paying them with threats of stealing the vehicle, or pay the ticket.

Here’s the video:

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Half-Dozen of Another Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:09:20 +0000 Shaunna


I only barely disagree with Kate’s timely and informative piece in only a few instances. To wit:

Like I said, I’m sure many will blame the man who shot at police officers entering his home for the outcome of this interaction – but this could have been prevented.


But I believe that Mutrie’s reaction to what could have been, but was not prevented, was up to him.  Mutrie  was entirely responsible for every bullet he fired–at local Greenland police, at Chief Maloney and his ex-girlfriend and ultimately at himself specifically; and, as his home is in a residential area with kids and grandparents nearby, each bullet that only luckily did not hit anyone else. (and of course, the same for every stray and ‘successful’ bullet fired by the police, of course.) If he is not responsible for how he chose to defend (or arguably for some, to “defend” himself), then he is not responsible for defending himself at all and, many other things being equal, how does anyone else claim to be responsible for their own self-defense?



Newmarket Police Chief Kevin Cyr said Maloney “ran through gunfire and dragged wounded officers to safety…

A mark of civilization among some is to not speak ill of the dead, but it’s very difficult to believe everything one reads, or even half of what one sees.  Yet assuming that this last touching anecdote is true; the decision to participate in the investigation of Mutrie can be thoroughly criticized–which it should, as it’s resulted in three deaths and four injured–but at the same time it is difficult to find fault with this, which Maloney can easily be considered entirely responsible for.




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Dissatisfied “Customer” Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:10:58 +0000 Kate

At 9:00AM this morning, I went to the Cheshire County Superior Courthouse for the trial of Jason Talley, who was caged for possessing a camera at the Superior Courthouse on September 23, 2011 at approximately 8:30AM. Cecelia and I both had the intention of testifying as witnesses this morning, as we were the only people to witness the arrest that were not court personnel.

As part of his efforts to bring transparency to government, Jason’s intention that morning in September was to film a hearing that was scheduled to take place at 9AM. After passing through the ‘security’ area, one of the two bailiffs present asked what was on his belt; Jason explained that the thumb-sized device was his personal camera as he approached the clerk’s window a feet away to ask for a form to fill out before filming the hearing. Quickly, the two bailiffs grabbed Jason and pushed him into the corner while trying to steal the small camera from him. After the aggressive bailiffs put handcuffs on Jason’s wrists, he sat down, as he did not want to “provide any assistance to these strangers in their unlawful crackdown on cameras and violence against a member of the free press.” [For more information, go to]

When I arrived at the courthouse this morning, multiple people were standing out front holding signs and distributing jury nullification fliers. Inside the courthouse, I proceeded to the second floor where Talley’s trial was to be held. Every seat in the courtroom was full, and Tebo, the bailiff, ordered those who did not have seats to leave the courtroom. When Judge Barry entered the room, at least four people in my line of vision remained seated.

After sitting down, Judge Barry addressed a college student, Robert, who had put in a notice to record for the documentary film crew he came with. The notice only contained his name, not the other two students present. The judge addressed the person next to Robert who was holding a camera, saying that only those who have put in a notice can film; Robert explained that he was part of the film crew. Next, the judge addressed the female film crew member who was sitting on the opposite side of the room with audio equipment. She stated that she was also part of the film crew, as he yelled over her to “turn the equipment off.” Once the other two members’ names were added to the notice, it was magically no longer a threat/problem that they had video/audio equipment.

The prosecutor, John Webb brought to the attention of Judge Barry, Jason Talley, and Bradley Jardis (Talley’s representation) that he had not sent a certain paper required to try Talley under the penalties of Class A misdemeanors and mentioned three possible ways to proceed. Judge Barry wanted further information and took a 15 minute recess to give John Webb time to do a little homework.

During the recess, I glanced at my cell phone to check the time. Tebo saw the phone in my hand and told me to turn it off. I asked him why I needed to turn my phone off, as it was on silent and not disruptive. At the ‘security checkpoint’ downstairs I was advised to turn the phone off or put it into silent mode. His response was, “Shut it off.” I did not. It did not disrupt the proceedings.

When Judge Barry returned, a number of people once again remained seated. Bradley Jardis continued pushing for dismissal of the case, which was not one of the three options that John Webb agreed was acceptable. The charges against Jason Talley were dismissed without prejudice.

I felt that there were a lot of rude and unnecessary orders as well as hostility coming from some of the staff at the Cheshire Superior Court House today. Overall, a ridiculous amount of time and (your) money was spent in an attempt to put a peaceful member of the media in jail for possessing a camera. I am glad that the formal threats against my friend have been dropped and was glad to leave the courthouse.

Why do you pay for these “services”…or do you?

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The War On Drugs Claims Another Life Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:33:35 +0000 Kate

Around 6:30PM, April 12th in Greenland, NH, five police officers were seen standing on the front porch and peering into the windows of 517 Post Road. The officers were at the home to serve a ‘search warrant’ as part of a ‘drug related investigation.’ Kevin Clay from WMUR reports: “Police went to 517 Post Road and entered the home. They were confronted by an armed suspect.” A man who noticed the police officers on the porch and a cruiser on the lawn as he was driving by said that he then heard gunshots and saw police running away from the home. After the passerby pulled over to direct traffic away from that area, the cruiser went flying past him, presumably to the hospital with an injured officer.

A woman living across the street from the house said she was cleaning when she heard the gunshots and looked out the window to see four police officers running away from the house and three of them falling. More officers arrived very quickly and steadily continued arriving. The woman reported that an officer came to her daughter’s bedroom window and told her that they needed to stay in their basement. Other neighbors were told to stay in their homes and as the area was blocked off, other residents were prevented from returning home.

As of right now, the standoff is still underway: helicopters, SWAT teams, and police officers from numerous areas throughout the state are present in the area of the home. Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where the five officers shot – one who did not survive – were taken for medical attention, is swarming with LEOs from dozens of departments.

WMUR reports, “That [male] suspect and a female were still inside the home Thursday night as police tried to negotiate a peaceful resolution.”

It is very unfortunate that this incident occurred, and though many will blame the man who shot at police officers entering his home for the outcome of this interaction, he probably did not act with malicious intent. Reacting to an aggressor with force is commonly known as self-defense and generally viewed as acceptable and often applauded – unless the aggressor wears a badge or is deemed a “government official.”

Many have been conditioned to believe and accept the idea that police officers and other government officials have authority over them and that through the written word of ‘law’ and threats of imprisonment or force in other manners, it is acceptable for those with special uniforms or job titles to forcefully control the actions of others or use force to punish them for actions with which they or written ‘law’ disagree.

The officers who arrived at the home on Post Road were there to enter the man’s home without his consent, search through all of his belongings, take anything deemed ‘illegal’ if they were to find it, then try to put the man in a cage for possessing it. Although the men approaching the door of the Greenland home wore uniforms with “police” written on them and had a man in a robe also deemed to be a “government official” sign a fancy-sounding permission slip [search warrant] supposedly granting them access into another man’s home, they were there with the intent to break in to the home, steal his property, and force him into a cage.

I’m sure some will deny that police with a warrant entering a home constitutes breaking in; entering a person’s home against their wishes is breaking in. Some will say that taking items deemed to be ‘illegal’ isn’t theft, but taking somebody’s property without their permission is theft. Clearly a cell fits the definition of a cage.

Like I said, I’m sure many will blame the man who shot at police officers entering his home for the outcome of this interaction – but this could have been prevented. Due to the seemingly endless War On Drugs, a man lost his life tonight, four others were shot, and the occupants of the Post Road residence will either be killed by “government officials” trying to extract them from the home, or put in a cage for the rest of their life.

WMUR reported that the police were trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution, but peacefully is an inaccurate way to describe how this situation will end. As I just mentioned, many lives have been severely affected in a negative manner due to this interaction. Why? What did the man inside the home possess that would warrant people to come into his home and put him in a situation where he feels the need to defend himself and his property – a plant, a powder, a liquid? What drug voluntarily ingested by a person could possibly be more harmful than all the damage and despair caused by the War On Drugs?

People should be free to make their own decisions so long as they don’t initiate force on others.  If people did not feed in to the idea that badges or government titles grant extra rights, this horrible incident would have never unfolded. The trauma, injuries, and death that family members of the officer and others in the community now must cope with could have been avoided. I hope this event causes people to realize the harm caused by the War On Drugs is much greater than the harm caused by voluntarily ingesting the substance itself.

If I were the man inside the home in this situation, I probably would not have reacted to the officers on the porch in the same manner that the man in his Greenland home is, but the United States Government is one of the largest criminal gangs in the world and he wanted to protect his life and his property from them. I do not advocate violence or the initiation of force, but I can not condemn a man for acting in self-defense; it makes no difference whether one is defending themselves from a random aggressor on the street or a random aggressor with a badge.

“In an ideal world, cops would do nothing except protect people from thieves and attackers, in which case shooting a cop would never be justified.” [Larken Rose fromWhen Should You Shoot a Cop?]

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Derrick’s Arraignment Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:49:31 +0000 Kate

Earlier this morning, April 2, 2012, Derrick J. Freeman was arraigned at the Keene District Court on three charges stemming from this incident that occurred Friday March 30, 2012. Derrick is being charged with Disobeying an Officer, Resisting Arrest or Detention, and Contempt of court. Derrick mentioned that on Friday Sergeant Tenney, Fintan Moore, and Chris McLaughlin all suggested he be released on PR. The bail commissioner proceeded to set bail at $2,000 cash. This morning, Judge Burke set bail at $5,000 cash. A prosecutor for the “City of Keene,” Chris McLaughlin, noted that he submitted a motion to revoke Derrick’s bail from a previous incident where Derrick was victimized by men with badges on Friday morning before the interaction between Derrick and KPD Officer Fintan Moore. There will be a hearing to determine whether this motion will be granted. Trial was set for May 21, 2012, and unless the $5,000 ransom is paid, Derrick will await trial at the Cheshire County House of Corrections.



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Mouthpiece for the State or Just Lazy Reporting? Mon, 02 Apr 2012 02:53:42 +0000 Cecelia

Today, The Sentinel released a small blurb about Derrick J’s arrest.

From The Sentinel:

A Keene man faces charges of resisting arrest and disobeying an officer after police say he led them on a chase while riding his bicycle Friday afternoon.

Derrick Joseph Horton, 22, was held at the Cheshire County jail in Keene for lack of $2,000 bail, Keene police Sgt. Jason Short said.

Police had attempted to stop Horton in connection with a warrant for criminal trespass and resisting arrest issued by the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, but Horton allegedly refused to stop, forcing police to chase him on his bicycle for several streets, Short said.

Horton will be arraigned Monday morning in Keene’s 8th Circuit Court District Division.


Now, I just can’t help but to fix a few errors in their report:

  • According to the conversation I had with Derrick once he was taken to the Keene Police Department on Friday March 30, 2012 following his arrest. His charges are resisting detainment and violation of bail.
  • Derrick is still being held at the Cheshire County House of Corrections, until at least Monday when he will be arraigned.
  • The ‘no trespassing order’ which this incident was in connection with had already been served earlier Friday outside of Keene High School by Officer Timothy Peloquin. It should be mentioned that according to KPD radio transmissions, Peloquin wrote a ‘no trespassing order’ in his cruiser which actually extended the hours of the ban from 6:30am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday to “all the property, all the time.”
  • Forcing the police to chase him for several streets? Derrick didn’t force the police to do anything. The only force used was on Derrick by Officer Moore. Moore didn’t have any valid reason to even try to detain him since Derrick had already received the ‘no trespassing order’ from Officer Peloquin earlier that day.
  • The Sentinel “forgets” to mention Moore using his cruiser door as a weapon against Derrick.
  • Also, Moore shoved his nightstick in Derrick’s moving rear wheel, breaking and bending his spokes and causing Derrick to fall off.
  • The Sentinel doesn’t mention the way Moore treated Derrick once he was on the ground, or even Moore and others officers refusal to answer questions regrading Derrick’s arrest.


There you go Sentinel, I fixed it.


What I want to know is: where did the reporters over at the Sentinel get their information from – the police reports? What about the coverage this story has gotten on at least 3 websites, including LadiesInKeene, CopBlock, and FreeKeene? All the information above has been on one, or all of these sites.

Was it just simple laziness on the part of the Sentinel reporters, or is the Sentinel, like the rest of the Main Stream Media, just another mouthpiece for the State?


In case you missed it, here’s an overview video of Derrick J’s kidnapping:

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Derrick J Freeman Unlawfully Arrested Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:28:42 +0000 Cecelia

***Updated with new video***

Question of the day: When do you tell them no? How many people do they have to hurt before people stand up and tell them no more?

Today, my dear friend Derrick J. Freeman was attacked and beaten by Officer Moore of KPD. Derrick was riding his bike when Moore came up behind him in a cruiser. Moore flipped his lights on, then proceeded to remove Derrick from his bike by hitting Derrick with the cruiser door. Moore then got out of the cruiser & stuck his night stick in between Derrick’s spokes. Flipping Derrick and his bike over, breaking several of the spokes on his tire.

Moore then tackled Derrick, and from the video being uploaded is seen hitting Derrick. Myself, and at least 10 other activists, came to the scene to see Moore on top of Derrick, pushing him into the ground. I witnessed Moore shove Derrick’s head into the ground when Derrick tried to adjust his sunglasses.

Moore was apparently trying to serve Derrick with no trespass papers for all of Keene School District, which he was already served with this morning, about 2-3 hours before this incident. Moore refused to answer activists as to why he was kidnapping Derrick.

New Overview video of this incident:

Please call the Keene PD (603) 357-9815 and demand the release of Derrick J. Freeman

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Keene Still Doesn’t Need A New Shiny Government MurderCar Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:04:49 +0000 Shaunna

Being in cubicle lock-down like every day, I had to wait until apparently the entire story was already over by time I was home from work, to find out what it was that was already over.  Of course,  a printed memo of the police search for a man with a gun and schools in lock-down, was passed around near 8AM.  Speculative chattering lightly ensued.  Half of the usual lunch-break sitting with coworkers was skipped, directly to avoid conversation on such.  (So far it’s been awkward to ask for assistance in my work from someone who, two hours before, cackled about hoping my friends get their house demolished by Keene’s new tank …because that’s my line).  Operation Avoid Hu-Mans was mostly successful, and the shards of conversation I picked up were irrelevant, so I was able to approach the news with almost zero conditioning.


So far, the entire situation seemed over-enthusiastic. From Keene’s own “”pillar of journalistic integrity:”

Members of the Keene Police, along with Officers from Swanzey, Winchester, Hinsdale, Chesterfield, Cheshire County Sherriff’s Office and State Police set a perimeter in an attempt to contain the subject to the woods. The Keene Police K-9 unit arrived a short time later and attempted to track the suspect through the swamp. Due to the difficult and expansive terrain, the State Police helicopter, equipped with a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) device was requested and responded to the scene.


Keene PD makes sense, so far as there’s gonna be any involved.  Swanzey…eh, it’s just south of the other side of town, I guess.  But the rest of the cities, county sheriff and State PD?  Plus a dog, plus a state helicopter?  Obviously I couldn’t have figured out how to catch him while sitting at my desk, but

Martz turned himself in at the Keene Police Department later in the morning, McLaughlin said.

Uh…job well done?

Not only that job, but wel-done on the propaganda as well.   From the same linked article, the Sentinel reports that line quoted just above.  The official police statement, placed midway through that page, says

 At approximately 0950hrs, the following subject was taken into custody without incident.

A bit of a different scene presented of the exact same scene, it seems.

How could a B.E.A.R.C.A.T. have helped this situation, other than perhaps running over gravestones and getting stuck in the swamps? People who spoke last Thursday in favor of the city acquiring it, almost entirely police and ex-police, cited the polices’ need for the tank for difficult terrain, and dire circumstances. If people and a K-9 dog were unable to navigate the terrain on a day with reasonably good weather, how can (in their own words) a “truck” do better?

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Kelly to the TSA – Don’t Strip Our Rights – Thursday, Feb. 2 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 04:38:19 +0000 Kelly

“Don’t Strip Our Rights”, held at the Manchester airport on Friday, Jan. 20th, was a huge success in large part due to the many talented liberty media representatives from Free Keene, Cop Block, and Ladies in Keene who covered the event, Adam of Marijuana Muscle who is including it in a video project he is working on which focuses on the activism here in Keene, Free Keene blogger Jason Rapsher who so expediently released this video the day after the event, and to my video editor/graphics designer Beau Davis for creating the awesome flier and video you see featured in this post; his work speaks for itself.

Additionally, I must thank the individuals at the airport who were acting as agents of the state for doing the right thing that day. They regarded me with the same level of respect in which I regarded them and did not interfere with my peaceful demonstration by initiating any force such as arrest and/or caging against me.

I plan to return to the Manchester airport on Groundhog Day, Thursday, Feb. 2 to do it again, this time with a guest activist; to be announced.

The main goals of this event are to raise awareness of the violations on natural rights inherent in standard TSA procedures, to educate others on the ideas of liberty, and to promote a truly peaceful society.

As featured on:

Strike The Root

The Advice Goddess

TSA News Blog

Free Talk Live

NH Insider

Headline News Online

Men’s News Daily

…and more



Visit Natural Born Anarchist to read the full text of the literature I was handing out in the video.


In liberty,


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What is a Lady? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:59:51 +0000 Ali

Ladies In Keene is a group of women who are devoted to the cause of liberty. Without this knowledge one might expect that the group was open-ended to all females living in Keene, because many determine that “lady” is synonymous with “female.” In many contexts this may be the case, however I believe certain distinctions can be made between the two terms. For comparison’s sake, if a male is asked, “What does it mean to be a man?” the answer is frequently something along the lines of “being strong”, “being self-sufficient” or “doing what’s right.” Not all men act in this manner, but the underlying implications are maybe they should. Especially considering the connotations of the phrase, “Be a man,” which you often hear said to men who are acting weak, cowardly, or doing harm to those who can’t defend themselves.

Researching the history of “lady” does not do much to help my case. It has typically been used to describe women in higher social status, especially within government hierarchies. The term, “First Lady” is used to refer to the president’s wife even today. So why attempt to resurrect this word from it’s statist appeals?  Well, in the same way that we don’t abandon the words “justice” and “freedom” even though government twists their meanings to justify it’s actions, language doesn’t need to evolve around government’s use of it. After all, there are more of “us” than there are of “them.” My hope is that the statist mentality will be left behind in future generations only to be read about in dusty, old history books. That said, I refuse to call Michele Obama a lady at all, let alone the “first lady.” The real ladies want nothing to do with the throne.

Here’s my take. A lady is more than just a female. A lady acts in a manner that reflects what she thinks is right. She’s the change she wants to see in the world. A lady doesn’t let authority figures control her, because she is the highest authority in her mind. She’s thoughtful, feeling, empathetic, and uses her lady-likeness to break down the illusions of dominance. Sweet like honey, but bitter when her self-ownership is questioned, she adapts to the way she is being treated. She is strong; she is confident; she is feminine. She is all these things, yet shows them in her own unique way. She is an individual unlike any other.

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