Julian Heicklen’s 2010-01-15 Progress Report

Posted on January 15th, 2010 by bile
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From an email received around noon, 2010-01-15:

Hi Tyranny Fighters:

I received 4 summons from the District Magistrate of the U. S. District Court in Manhattan. These were 3 citations and one misdemeanor criminal charge that I received while distributing FIJA literature in front of the courthouse. The fine for each of the citations was $100.00, which I could pay by mail or appear in court on January 19, 2010. I was ordered to appear on January 19, 2010 in court for the misdemeanor charge of forcibly resisting arrest.

I notified the magistrate by mail that I would not pay the fines nor appear in court. Four reasons were given in my letter. The complete letter is posted at:


From the above you can see that I have resuscitated my web page, which has been idle for over seven years. I completely forgot how to use the web. I have spent 5 full days relearning how to do this. Much more material will be appearing there in the near future concerning the court cases. If any of you have freedom pages on your websites, let me know. I would be interested in looking at them and linking any appropriate sites.

I am adding a section to my periodic E-mails to inform you of freedom activities of other tyranny fighters. If their activities are of interest to you, please contact them. Their E-mail addresses will be in my E-mail open addresses at the top of my E-mails. There are at least 3 people who would be delighted to hear from you. They are listed below. If you would like to be added to the list, let me know in what activities you are involved.


Iloilo Jones is Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA). You can purchase jury information and pamphlets from her. I encourage you to do so and distribute them at courthouses on jury selection days. The FIJA website is www.fija.org.

Mike Benoit is a libertarian activist in the San Diego, CA area. He founded and operates the Freedom Library. He runs a radio program called Tyranny Busters on Liberty Works Radio Network, Monday thru Friday 7 to 8 pm PT www.lwrn.net, www.blogtalkradio.com Call in number 646 721 9122. Recently he has written a book entitled “Sham and Shame of the Federal Income Tax,” which can be purchased for five dollars by contacting Mike directly. He is very knowledgeable about income tax law.

Garry Reed writes regularly for the Libertarian News Examiner. He is eager to get news about liberty issues that he can publicize. He has been great in publicizing my activities.

I am sure that there are others of you who should be on the list. Let me know.

Warning: You should know that the Federal Protective Service, and possibly the FBI, is intercepting my E-mails. Be prudent in what you write to me.



In related news the NYCLU is representing me next Tuesday with regard to my November 9th, 2009 arrest for filming on federal property.

Sam Dodson’s Open Government Day

Posted on July 14th, 2009 by bile
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Tag along with Keene activists as we visit the Keene City Clerk’s office to request some documents related to my upcoming trial. Watch the city clerk defy the statues when she clearly says lawsuit records are not filed or available for my inspection. According to the statutory requirements she mentions the records, shall be kept on file and made available for inspection. Given that she admitted to violating 91-A:4 (VI), will the police issue her a ticket as they would if you violated a statute? Is the city attempting to impede my lawsuit?

643:1 Official Oppression. – A public servant . . .

is guilty of a misdemeanor if, with a purpose to benefit himself or another or to harm another, he knowingly commits an unauthorized act. . . or knowingly refrains from performing a duty imposed on him by law or clearly inherent in the nature of his office.

Ivy Walker, FSP participant, arrested after being stopped at a speed trap

Posted on June 4th, 2009 by bile
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Ivy Walker, Free State Project participant and Sam Dodson‘s current legal representative, has been arrested after being stopped at a speed trap by the New Hampton Police Department. She has been brought to  Belknap County Jail and will be arraigned in Laconia District Court tomorrow Friday June 5th, 2009 at 9AM.  She was arrested due to a warrant from Rhode Island regarding “various charges, three felonies, including welfare fraud greater than $500, false documents to public officials.”

She’s being held without bail. Her and her husband’s truck was towed and the plates taken off.

New Hampton Police Department : (603) 744-5423
Belknap County Jail: (603) 527-5480
Laconia District Court: (603) 524-4128

More as it becomes available.

Sam Dodson, jailed FSP participant, has trial scheduled

Posted on June 4th, 2009 by bile
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Mark your calendar. A trial has been scheduled for Sam on 6/15 at 1:30pm in Keene District Court. (2nd Floor, 3 Washington St., Keene, NH 03431)

Word is Ivy sent notice to the city manager and council as well as some other bureaucrats to let them know they will be held liable under some federal code about deprivation of rights (USC 1983) for every day they have been complicit in holding Sam. A couple of days later, a trial has been magically scheduled.

Sam is expected to call tonight’s Free Talk Live.

A Porc411 message of Ian’s announcement can be found here.

Learn more about Sam’s situation at http://sam.jailedactivist.info

The Boston Globe: The appeal of ‘Live free or die’ – Antigovernment activists putting down roots in N.H.

Posted on May 29th, 2009 by bile
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Dale Everett, Richard Onley, Ian Freeman, Keith Carlsen, and Patrick Shields (from left) discussed efforts yesterday to obtain the release of fellow Free Stater Sam A. Miller from jail. They were not successful. (Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe)

By Sarah Schweitzer
Globe Staff / May 29, 2009

KEENE, N.H. – From a jail cell in this rural corner of New Hampshire, Sam A. Miller waged a philosophical battle, one milk carton at a time.

The soft-spoken electrical engineer declined food for nearly a month, save for swigs of milk. To eat, he said, would be caving to the tyrannical government powers that placed him here for illegally filming in a courthouse and refusing to reveal his legal name to jail officials. (He says it’s private; jail officials obtained it from a fingerprint trace.)

His resistance has made him a folk hero among antigovernment types who have been making their way to New Hampshire from points across the country since their leaders put out a clarion call six years ago.

The Free Staters, as they are known, hope to lure thousands of like-minded souls to the state, with the goal of paring government to a bare minimum by eliminating things like taxes, speed limits, and zoning laws.

Thus far, just 427 Free Staters have relocated. Yet, here in Keene and in pockets across New Hampshire, Free Staters are making their case in increasingly provocative ways.

“Like Ghandi, like Martin Luther King, we need to educate and enlighten the public,” said Miller, who joined the Free State movement after breaking up with his fiancée.

The actions have ranged from the odd, such as when Free Staters filed another person’s fingernails without a manicurist’s license on a public sidewalk or held an unlicensed puppet show, to the irksome, as when they tried to dig a garden in a downtown Keene park, to the instigative, such as the day they stood on a street corner with a marijuana bud held aloft. Sometimes, they simply veer toward obstinate, wearing hats in a courtroom after being asked to take them off or refusing to remove a couch from a lawn.

When arrests have followed, Free Staters have sought to film the criminal proceedings from beginning to end, including scenes from courthouse lobbies, where filming is not allowed in some cases, such as in Keene District Court. The lobby filming has yielded more arrests (often, with Free Staters going limp as officers approach) and more footage that Free Staters post on websites such as FreeKeene.com, which has proved an effective recruiting tool.

The so-called liberty actions have been met with some bemusement by residents of this gently tolerant city, population 22,800, home to Keene State College, near the border of Vermont. But some say the tactics have taken on a menacing hue, such as when Free Staters have gathered on the streets of downtown Keene with holstered guns on their waists, visible on their waists.

“When they first came to town, there was a welcoming spirit. A lot of people were like, ‘OK,’ ” said Richard Van Wickler, a Keene resident and superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections. “But unfortunately what happens is that when [Free Staters] take the radical approach, that invites people to get angry.”

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Sam Dodson’s interview on Fox News’ Freedom Watch

Posted on May 27th, 2009 by bile
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Part 1, Part 2

This is an edited version that I put together of just Sam’s appearance.

Find more about Sam’s situation at http://jailedactivist.info/activists/sam-dodson/dave-ridleys-2009-04-13-arraignment/