Derrick J. Freeman isn’t taking a plea!
By Derrick J. Freeman
I am defending my self against aggression by agents of the state. On April 9, I will be standing in a courtroom with the men who kidnapped and pepper sprayed me. Virtually everyone participating in the trial except for me receives paychecks from the same organization: “the State of New Hampshire.” The charges against me are “Obstructing Government Administration” (up to 1 year in a cage and $1000 fine), “Resisting Arrest” (up to 1 year in a cage and $1000 fine), and “Refusing to Process” (up to $1,200 in fines).
Sun-Tzu says in The Art of War that the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. I have prepared myself for this trial over these last months, and I intend to win by speaking the truth. The agents of the state who kidnapped me have boxed themselves into a corner by allowing themselves to resort to violence and force rather than words and persuasion. In that sense, I have already won.
But in order to get the job done, I am asking for your support. If you value individual liberty, help me to throw myself into one major cog in the machine: the courts. $200 will cover my food and rent while I spend my days before court organizing papers, videos, and practicing speeches, witness questioning, and contingency plans. Thanks you to those of you who have supported me up to this point, and thanks in advance to those of you who are just beginning. Without you, achieving this victory would not be possible.
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