James Cleaveland is an activist, accountant, and small business owner in Keene, NH who was kidnapped by state agents while recording video of law enforcers. They charged him with “disorderly conduct” (the state’s favorite catch-all charge) and “resisting arrest” (always thrown in to set the narrative). In reality, the man who manhandled James and put him in a cage is the one who was being disorderly, but the state doesn’t exist to charge itself with crimes, only the tax livestock who don’t fall in line.
Rich Paul was arrested and charged with four cases of selling cannabis and one count of selling LSD. These are felonies that, together, could land Rich 81 years in prison.
Instead, Rich decided to defend himself, but he did it with a twist. For the cannabis charges, he did not deny that he sold to people who needed it. Rather, he used, as his defense, the thousand-year-old common law right of a jury to decide the fate of the defendant based, not on the facts of the case, but on the jurors' personal opinion of the statutes under which the defendant was charged.
We recently received this email:
I am accused of a dwi4. I was stupid and did not know my rights and pled out of the first three. I received my fourth one just because of my record.
By Olivia Lennox
Bradley Jardis and Tommy Mozingo showed up at the Plymouth State University campus as promised, but were unarmed. In the days leading up to the event, the story got more complex.