For everyone who has asked me why I did it, and for Wes, who is in the Valley Street cage for doing what he thought was right.
Last Monday, January 9, I was arrested at the Manchester District Court for chalking “Free Ademo” on the front of the building, right under the sign that says “Manchester District Court”. I began creating my artwork on the wall as soon as I arrived at the courthouse, late as usual for the sentencing of my friends Ademo Freeman from CopBlock.org and Wesley G, a liberty activist from Manchester. Everyone was already inside, yet I decided to go ahead and exercise my freedom of expression although I knew there was a possibility I would face the criminal gang members (LEO’s) on my own. Fortunately, my friends came to the rescue as you can watch in the video below.
Complicating matters however is the arbitrary nature of bureaucrats who believe it is somehow okay to chalk on horizontal public property, but not vertical public property. And don’t feel stupid, I don’t understand this crap either. In fact, it is impossible to understand because the fraudulent system imposed upon us all makes the law of the land completely and totally arbitrary. Do you realize what this is saying? It is saying that you or I can be thrown in a cage at any time based on laws which are literally being made up as we go along. There is no longer an accepted standard. The prison system is a multimillion dollar industry owned by people who are trading favor for favor with the federal government. They are making millions off of human suffering. It must not continue.
So why did I do it? Because it was the right thing to do. Not because I thought it would keep anyone out of the cage, not because I thought it would change the system, not because I thought it would be good video, not because it was my style of activism, not because I even thought that anyone was watching. I really don’t know how much more clearly I can say it. My friends were going to be sentenced to time in a cage for chalking, so I chalked on the wall of the offending building where this was happening. “The Constitution” might call it a rightful redress of grievances, I consider it my small contribution to moral and proper non-violent demonstration of vigilante justice. As Martin Luther King once said “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”.
The violation of one individual’s rights equals the violation of all individual rights as freedom is both reciprocal and based on the axiom of each of our own lives. Like Martin Luther King, I too have a dream; that in such situations in the future fifty activists, a hundred, a thousand, a million, will peacefully chalk a building in defense of one of our own. The day that happens is the day that we as a people will be truly free.
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Learn more about chalking freedom at CopBlock.org/chalk
My arrest vid:
Chalking with the Quartzsite Reform Movement, Oct. 1 2011 for National Chalk the Police Day: