Boris Johnson’s keynote speech at the Paris conference to fight against impunity for the use of chemical weapons, by Boris Johnson

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I’m grateful to the French Chair of the Partnership for convening this important meeting.

We gather at a moment when the rules that guarantee the security of every country – including the global ban on chemical weapons – are gravely imperilled.

Almost a century ago, the world united to prohibit the use of chemical weapons with the Geneva Protocol of 1925.

More recently, 165 countries have signed the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997 and agreed never to develop, manufacture or stockpile these munitions.

Banning this terrible category of weapon must rank among the seminal diplomatic achievements of the last century.

And yet I have the unwanted distinction of representing a country which has experienced the use of chemical weapons on its soil, not in a 20th century conflict but on 4 March this year, when a nerve agent struck down a father and daughter in Salisbury. Sergei and Yulia Skripal were rushed to hospital after being found reeling and distressed on a park bench.

In the days that followed, our experts had to seal off 9 locations in Salisbury – including a restaurant and a cemetery – in order to screen them for possible contamination. A police officer, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, was hospitalised after suffering the effects of exposure to the nerve agent.

Scores of unwitting bystanders had to be checked for symptoms. Their only involvement was that chance had placed them in certain areas of Salisbury on 4th March; they could have been from any country – including those represented here – for Salisbury ranks among the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The fact that no bystander was seriously harmed owed everything to luck and nothing to the perpetrators, who clearly did not care how many innocent people they endangered.

I am glad to say that Mr Skripal was released from hospital earlier today – though he is still receiving treatment. His daughter and Detective Sergeant Bailey were discharged last month.

Our experts analysed samples taken from the scene and identified them as a fourth generation, military-grade ‘Novichok’ nerve agent. The highest concentration was found on the handle of the front door of Mr Skripal’s home. We sent samples to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, whose experts independently confirmed this identification.

‘Novichok’ nerve agents were first developed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The British government has information that within the last decade, Russia has produced and stockpiled small quantities of ‘Novichok’ under the same programme that also investigated how to deliver nerve agents, including by application to door handles.

The fact that such a pure nerve agent was used narrows down the list of culprits to a state actor. And there is only one state that combines possession of Novichoks with a record of conducting assassinations and an obvious – indeed publicly avowed – motive for targeting Sergei Skripal.

We are left with no alternative conclusion except that the Russian state was responsible for attempted murder in a British city, using a banned nerve agent in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Our friends around the world shared our assessment and 28 countries and NATO acted in solidarity with Britain by expelling over 130 Russian diplomats – the biggest coordinated expulsion in history. Many of those countries are represented here today; once again, I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

This resolute action demonstrated our shared determination to ensure there can be no impunity for the use of chemical weapons, whether by a state or a terrorist group, whether in the UK or Syria or anywhere else.

On 7 April, barely a month after the Salisbury incident, the Asad regime used poison gas in the Syrian town of Douma, killing as many as 75 people, including children. Britain, France and the United States responded by launching targeted, precise and proportionate strikes against the chemical weapons infrastructure of the Syrian regime.

Even before the atrocity in Douma, a joint investigation by the UN and the OPCW had found the Asad regime guilty of using chemical weapons on 4 separate occasions between 2015 and 2017.

Russia’s response was not to enforce the ban on chemical weapons but to use its veto in the Security Council to protect Asad by shutting down the international investigation. That is all the more tragic when you consider that Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council with special responsibility for upholding peace and security, including the global ban on chemical weapons.

Given that the Kremlin seems determined to block any international investigation empowered to attribute responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria, then we must work together to develop another mechanism.

In the meantime, we have it within our power to impose sanctions on any individuals or entities involved in the use of chemical weapons:

- we can collect and preserve the evidence of these crimes

- we can call for a special session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, in order to consider how best to support the Convention and its implementing body, the OPCW.

- and we can make clear our resolve that the global ban on chemical weapons shall not be allowed to fade into irrelevance

If that moral calamity were to happen, the security of every nation would be at risk.

My goal is to be the last foreign minister who attends a gathering like this as the representative of a country that has witnessed the use of chemical weapons. Thank you.

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Austria Charges 17 Identitarians over ‘Hate Speech’ and ‘Criminal Activities’



 


Austrian prosecutors announced criminal charges Monday against 17 members of the “Identitarian Movement” (IBÖ) connected to several of the group’s activities in recent years.

The state prosecutor in the city of Graz said 10 prominent members of the group and seven other “active sympathisers” were being charged with various counts of hate speech, criminal association, damage to property and coercion.

The charges follow raids last month at the houses of several members of the group, including one of its leaders Martin Sellner.

The group has staged several stunts in recent years to publicise what prosecutors called its “xenophobic ideology”.

One such event cited by prosecutors was an incident in March 2017 where members gained access to the roof of the Turkish embassy and hung a banner from it bearing the slogan: “Erdogan, take your Turks back home”.

Another example from June 2016 is mentioned in which members stormed the stage during a talk on refugee policy at Klagenfurt University and unrolled banners reading “Stop Immigration” and “Integration is a lie”.

Sellner, 29, was prevented from entering the UK in March, with authorities judging his presence would not have been “conducive to the public good”.

Last month he took part in an action near the French-Italian border in which far-right activists blocked a mountain pass in protest at the rise in migrants crossing the Alps.

Let us simplify this for you! You, the natives of Europe, either love, embrace and ask for more non-European immigrants into Europe, OR TO THE JAILS WITH YOU, YOU “XENOPHOBIC NAZIS”.

Democracy needs to end, these people need to be locked up and have the keys thrown away for what they are doing to us now. They are genociding Europeans and jailing the people who oppose it. You are not allowed to have an opinion or a taste. What’s next? To the jails with you if you don’t like a specific kind of food???

There is no free will anymore. This is not what God has intended. God gave us all free will but these vile demons from hell are forcing the people to do exactly as they wish or else. Let us all call on God to intervene as the balance is unequal anymore, the system is cheated and free will has been robbed from us. Do not expect God to answer though as he is an expert on not answering and remaining silent but just keep insisting, keep praying, maybe someday he will intervene and help us all.

What is shocking is that all of these things are happening now in Austria under a NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT! WTF? Why isn’t Sebastian doing anything?

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Boris Johnson’s keynote speech at the Paris conference to fight against impunity for the use of chemical weapons, by Boris Johnson

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I’m grateful to the French Chair of the Partnership for convening this important meeting.

We gather at a moment when the rules that guarantee the security of every country – including the global ban on chemical weapons – are gravely imperilled.

Almost a century ago, the world united to prohibit the use of chemical weapons with the Geneva Protocol of 1925.

More recently, 165 countries have signed the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997 and agreed never to develop, manufacture or stockpile these munitions.

Banning this terrible category of weapon must rank among the seminal diplomatic achievements of the last century.

And yet I have the unwanted distinction of representing a country which has experienced the use of chemical weapons on its soil, not in a 20th century conflict but on 4 March this year, when a nerve agent struck down a father and daughter in Salisbury. Sergei and Yulia Skripal were rushed to hospital after being found reeling and distressed on a park bench.

In the days that followed, our experts had to seal off 9 locations in Salisbury – including a restaurant and a cemetery – in order to screen them for possible contamination. A police officer, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, was hospitalised after suffering the effects of exposure to the nerve agent.

Scores of unwitting bystanders had to be checked for symptoms. Their only involvement was that chance had placed them in certain areas of Salisbury on 4th March; they could have been from any country – including those represented here – for Salisbury ranks among the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The fact that no bystander was seriously harmed owed everything to luck and nothing to the perpetrators, who clearly did not care how many innocent people they endangered.

I am glad to say that Mr Skripal was released from hospital earlier today – though he is still receiving treatment. His daughter and Detective Sergeant Bailey were discharged last month.

Our experts analysed samples taken from the scene and identified them as a fourth generation, military-grade ‘Novichok’ nerve agent. The highest concentration was found on the handle of the front door of Mr Skripal’s home. We sent samples to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, whose experts independently confirmed this identification.

‘Novichok’ nerve agents were first developed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The British government has information that within the last decade, Russia has produced and stockpiled small quantities of ‘Novichok’ under the same programme that also investigated how to deliver nerve agents, including by application to door handles.

The fact that such a pure nerve agent was used narrows down the list of culprits to a state actor. And there is only one state that combines possession of Novichoks with a record of conducting assassinations and an obvious – indeed publicly avowed – motive for targeting Sergei Skripal.

We are left with no alternative conclusion except that the Russian state was responsible for attempted murder in a British city, using a banned nerve agent in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Our friends around the world shared our assessment and 28 countries and NATO acted in solidarity with Britain by expelling over 130 Russian diplomats – the biggest coordinated expulsion in history. Many of those countries are represented here today; once again, I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

This resolute action demonstrated our shared determination to ensure there can be no impunity for the use of chemical weapons, whether by a state or a terrorist group, whether in the UK or Syria or anywhere else.

On 7 April, barely a month after the Salisbury incident, the Asad regime used poison gas in the Syrian town of Douma, killing as many as 75 people, including children. Britain, France and the United States responded by launching targeted, precise and proportionate strikes against the chemical weapons infrastructure of the Syrian regime.

Even before the atrocity in Douma, a joint investigation by the UN and the OPCW had found the Asad regime guilty of using chemical weapons on 4 separate occasions between 2015 and 2017.

Russia’s response was not to enforce the ban on chemical weapons but to use its veto in the Security Council to protect Asad by shutting down the international investigation. That is all the more tragic when you consider that Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council with special responsibility for upholding peace and security, including the global ban on chemical weapons.

Given that the Kremlin seems determined to block any international investigation empowered to attribute responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria, then we must work together to develop another mechanism.

In the meantime, we have it within our power to impose sanctions on any individuals or entities involved in the use of chemical weapons:

- we can collect and preserve the evidence of these crimes

- we can call for a special session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, in order to consider how best to support the Convention and its implementing body, the OPCW.

- and we can make clear our resolve that the global ban on chemical weapons shall not be allowed to fade into irrelevance

If that moral calamity were to happen, the security of every nation would be at risk.

My goal is to be the last foreign minister who attends a gathering like this as the representative of a country that has witnessed the use of chemical weapons. Thank you.

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City Bans Anarchy Symbol – Officials Call It “Hate Speech Similar To Swastika”

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Ontario, Canada – Last week, officials with the City of Hamilton legally ordered a local anarchist group to remove the anarchy symbol from the front of their headquarters, under the pretense of fighting against hate speech.

According to CBC News, city officials called the symbol “hate material similar to the swastika,” citing property damage caused by an extreme group of black-bloc anarchists during recent protests.

“The anarchist symbol is considered hate material by the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Police Services and as such, must be removed,” City spokesperson Marie Fitzpatrick told CBC News.

Ironically enough, the anarchist headquarters that is being asked to remove the symbol from their storefront was itself a victim of vandalism, and the symbol in question is painted onto a piece of plywood that is covering the shop’s broken window.

Surprisingly, the anarchists complied with the order not long after they were asked to remove the symbol from the storefront. Still, many experts feel that the local government is using the hate speech loophole to suppress the free speech of political dissent.

“Most anarchy groups in the past have been seen as anti-racist or anti-hate. They are pro-people and anti-government,” said Princewill Ogban, an anti-racism activist in Hamilton.

Even the local police are a bit confused about this new hate speech designation, saying that they see this as more of a “radical” symbol than one representing hate.

Const. Jerome Stewart of the Hamilton police said that this new order from the local government does not line up with his training.

“It does not meet the threshold of a hate crime. To the best of our knowledge, it is classified as an extreme left sign. So I don’t know where the direction came that Hamilton police have identified it as a hate crime sign, because as per our hate crime co-ordinator, that is not the case,” Stewart said.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger defended the order on Wednesday in a statement to the Hamilton Spectator.

“Certainly the anarchists that have locally presented themselves have done things that would be considered to be inappropriate, so if you tie the two of them together, I would say that’s a symbol of destruction and mayhem and causing a crisis to a particular area. Is that hateful? I think it is,” Eisenberger said

Unlike many flags and banners waved by different collectives, the anarchy symbol does not represent some monolithic movement or organization but instead represents a general idea that is a common ground for people from a wide variety of cultural and political backgrounds. Some anarchists are left-leaning or communist, others may be more righting leaning and capitalist thinking, and there is a wide spectrum of anti-authoritarian philosophies that fall in between, and many of these groups are represented by the same anarchist symbol. The “black-bloc” anarchists who are famous for rioting actually represent a very small percentage of the people in the world who identify as anarchists.

This situation is a perfect example of the slippery slope that is created with hate speech laws, showing how easily these laws can be used to target people who are speaking out about injustices in the system. Although many of us agree that racism and bigotry is a horrible thing that should be discouraged, in a democracy policies are shaped by the whims of politicians, special interest groups, and the uninformed masses. With that being said, when it is time to actually define “hate speech” in a democracy, that definition will be determined by those aforementioned groups, which could have many unintended consequences, as we are seeing play out in Hamilton.

Think about how Alt-right groups call Black Lives Matter a “terrorist organization,” or how anti-gun activists use that exact same term when referencing the NRA. Racism and bigotry may be objectively wrong, but what classifies as “hate speech” is often subjective and determined by people who cannot be trusted, which is why it is so dangerous to trust the legal system to solve these types of social problems. As we have seen recently with the racist New York lawyer who lost his office space after a public outburst or the woman who became a meme after calling the police on a family having a picnic, the court of public opinion handles these types of social issues far better than the court of law.

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

If you’d like to start your own DASH wallet and be a part of this change and battle for peace and freedom, you can start right here. DASH is already accepted by vendors all across the world so you can begin using it immediately.

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Hassan Rohani Speech on JCPOA, by Hassan Rohani

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Speaking in a televised address to the people on the JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani said: “As verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has lived up to all its commitments and tonight, it was revealed who the unfaithful is”.

He continued: “Today, we saw what we were reiterating from 40 years ago, and that is Iran is a country that lives up to its commitments and the United States is a country that has never done so”.

“In the past 40 years or even before that, history tells that Americans have had a hostile approach towards the great Iranian nation and the nations of the region; from the coup in Iran against the legal government of Dr Mosadeq to their interference in the affairs of the past regime, supporting Saddam and attacking Iran’s passenger plane and killing innocent people and what they have done against the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and the Middle East and North Africa and against other peoples of the world”.

He also referred to the US’ withdrawal from the JCPOA and continued: “In fact, this was a confirmation of what they have been doing in the past months in another way”.

Dr Rouhani added: “The Iranian nation and government, as verified by the IAEA, have lived up to their commitments. Today, we are seeing which country does not respect international obligations”.

“The JCPOA was a multilateral and international agreement verified by the Security Council of the United Nations by Resolution 2231. Therefore, the United States officially announced that it pays no attention to international obligations,” he continued.

Referring to Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from Paris Agreement, he said: “He has withdrawn from other agreements as well, therefore this kind of action has a history”.

“People just saw that the only regime that supported Trump’s stances was the illegitimate Zionist Regime; the regime that killed our nuclear scientists, the regime that has no day in its history without crimes and oppression against the peoples of the region, especially the great Palestinian nation,” added Rouhani.

“From this moment, the JCPOA is between Iran and five countries. From this moment, P5+1 has lost the 1 and in such a situation, we must wait to see what these major countries of the world will do for the JCPOA,” he said.

He also stated: “I have instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs to meet and coordinate with the European countries and the two other great countries, Russia and China, in a few weeks from now”.

“If we reached the conclusion at the end of this short time that we can achieve what the Iranian nation wanted from the JCPOA, it will stand despite what the US and the Zionist Regime want and their efforts and Trump’s impolite words tonight, and we can take our own steps for peace and security of the region and the world,” he added.

Dr Rouhani continued: “If we see that our interests are not met, I will soon speak to the Iranian nation and tell them the decisions made in this regard”.

The people of Iran must not have any concerns for the country’s future, said the President adding: “From weeks and months ago, we had come to the conclusion that Trump will not be loyal to international commitments, including the JCPOA, an we have taken economic decisions on this basis”.

“We now have JCPOA without the US and people will witness that economic growth and market stability will continue to stand,” he said.

On the provision of the currency needs of the country, he said: “In basic goods, people must not have any concerns at all”.

Stressing that the Iranian nation will be more united and determined than the past, he said: “What Trump did was a psychological war and economic pressure and we will not let him to be successful in it”.

“History will show that as our nation has been successful in dealing with all conspiracies, it will be victorious in this issue as well,” President Rouhani continued.

“I have instructed the Atomic Energy Organisation to be ready for the next steps if necessary and start industrial enrichment without any limitation and we will wait a few weeks until we implement it, consulting with our friends and allies, as well as the other members to the JCPOA who have signed it and will be loyal to it,” continued Rouhani.

He also said: “If the interests of our nation are met in the JCPOA, we will continue this trend but if it serves as only a paper without securing Iranian nation’s interests, then we will have a clear path ahead of us”.

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran added: “I assure the Iranian nation that the government has plans for all contingencies from months ago and we will not face any serious problems at all”.

Stating that people will not have any problems in their daily lives in the coming weeks, months and years, he said: “Tonight, on the one hand I am sorry that the great American people have been plagued by rulers who have undermined their dignity, and on the other hand, I am happy that an annoying creature has withdrawn from the JCPOA”.

“Without a doubt, we will successfully continue our path and I will speak to our great, dear people soon in a detailed interview,” the President continued.

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Evil Zionist persecution of 89-year-old Ursula Haverbeck for her speech and Jewish role in anti-White hate and racism

Evil Zionist persecution of 89-year-old Ursula Haverbeck for her speech and Jewish role in anti-White hate and racism

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WATCH: Free Speech Activist Hilariously Schools Power-Tripping Cop on His Constitutional Oath

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A man claims he was arrested and spent five days in jail for the crime of visiting the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department and conducting a First Amendment audit. The end result of being arrested was most certainly no laughing matter, however, the man’s calm demeanor and quick wit made for one hilarious video of police officers getting schooled in the law.

First Amendment audits are a form of holding police accountable, not only for the way they interact with the public but also for the way they defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. Audit after audit has revealed that officers often break their oaths and then attempt to intimidate auditors in the process, and the latest example from Florida depicted such an interaction, which is sure to go viral.

Going by the Youtube channel name of “Big Nick South Florida Accountability,” an unidentified auditor recorded his interactions with police outside the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Big Nick started recording outside the Parks and Recreation Dept., which had been moved over to the old jail facility just outside Police Headquarters.

After filming for a while, a man who is presumed to have been a plainclothes officer approached him and asked him if he could “help him.” Big Nick fired back, “You can bring me a Coke.” The sarcastic response drew a reaction from the unidentified man who then called another officer to “help” him.

Needing no help but to be left alone, free to record officers engaged in their daily duties, Big Nick addressed the officer and explained what he was doing, and the officer walked away.

Soon, Big Nick drew the attention of a Captain in the department who also asked if he could “help” him. After telling the Capt. he needed no help, he then approached the law enforcement leader for further scrutiny. “Since you engaged me, can I have your name and badge number?” asked the auditor.

That’s when the old dog leader’s demeanor suddenly changed and Big Nick was able to record exactly how police officers often operate. Captain David Wheeler demanded to see Big Nick’s identification, even though Florida is not a stop and identify state, a fact Big Nick instantly questioned.

Are you familiar with the Florida penal code on presenting ID?” Big Nick asked.

After reminding the old school law enforcement officer of the law that states a suspect can only be stopped and questioned if he is in the commission of a crime, committed a crime, or is preparing to commit a crime, Big Nick asked: “Which one have I done?”

Wheeler responded, “Suspicious activity, sir,” but was interrupted by Big Nick, who said, “That’s not a crime. Is that a misdemeanor or a felony?” The Captain then questioned whether or not Big Nick was “loitering” or “prowling,” to which the auditor responded that he was doing neither and was engaged in his business of reporting, a constitutionally protected activity.

I haven’t entered your property so let’s try another intimidation tactic,” Big Nick said.

Captain Wheeler was obliged to comply and began walking uncomfortably close to Big Nick for which the auditor asked, “Why are you approaching me aggressively like this? I’m a citizen do you understand that? Do you respect citizens in Florida? Why are you being so aggressive with me?”

The whole scenario could have been avoided if the Captain did not feel the need to engage, question, and intimidate the auditor. Here is a little secret. Citizens of Broward County report instances of harassment to an underground network of auditors who are more than happy to leave their homes and investigate just how free people are to engage police without being harassed. The police don’t seem to understand this fact and fall into the “you can’t be here doing that” kind of mentality. The interaction with Big Nick and Captain Wheeler continued.

Can you please back up? You have a weapon. I have no weapons. Can you please back up? You’re intimidating me, sir. I’m starting to fear for my life. Can you please back up?” Big Nick said.

That is when Wheeler issued a veiled threat, one might conclude. He replied, You don’t have to fear for your life, not yet!

Big Nick pounced on that comment by asking, “Is that a threat?

The Captain then backed down from being caught on camera appearing to threaten a citizen for exercising his First Amendment rights to film in public on public sidewalks, without interfering with a police investigation.

After Big Nick explained that he was a journalist engaged in constitutionally protected information gathering for a story, Wheeler then asked for his press credentials. No one needs press credentials to be a citizen journalist. The Captain, as well as Big Nick, both know this fact.

“That’s the freedom of the press. Is there anything else you’d like to learn about the law? Anything else you’d like to learn about the law? You’re intimidating me, sir, I don’t appreciate that, Big Nick said.

Seeing that he was not getting anywhere with Big Nick, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most powerful leaders then began to approach the man even more aggressively, stating that he could walk right up to Big Nick’s camera. The auditor responded, “If you touch me that’s assault.”

Continuing to press in on Big Nick, Captain Wheeler then said, “It would be battery if I touched you, wouldn’t it?

Police officers often arrest and charge citizens with assault and battery even though it is the officer which initiates the contact. Without video evidence, those charges cost citizens thousands and sometimes go on their criminal records. Big Nick remarked, “Let’s not do that Captain. I’m sure you love your qualified immunity.

While the Captain was engaged with Big Nick, three more officers responded as back-up for their leader. Again, no crime had been committed, was being committed, or would be committed, but four officers were on scene.

“Come on, man, what’s with the tyranny man. This is America. Did you take an oath to the Constitution?” Big Nick asked.

Captain Wheeler continued to ask for identification, to which Big Nick responded, “I’d really prefer if you back up. You are armed. You have all types of weapons on you. I don’t want to get shot 20 times…a lot of other people didn’t think it was going to happen but it did, didn’t it? Follow your oath, sir. Honor your oath! Please honor your oath you’re going to be a youtube star, sir, so they can see how Ft. Lauderdale treats its citizens.”

Big Nick’s encounter with Captain Wheeler ends with the auditor reminding the law enforcement leader of darker days in human history whereby citizens were forced to not only identify themselves but also reveal their religious affiliations.

“It’s not Nazi Germany, sir,” Big Nick said. “There’s no ‘papers please’ here. You don’t have to understand who I am.”

That is when the police officer revealed what motivated him to aggressively interact with Big Nick. He said, “9/11 Changed Everything.”

Big Nick fired back, “9/11 didn’t change my Constitutional rights! It didn’t change the Fourth Amendment!

That is something both men agreed upon, and the video ended, but the drama did not. Late Wednesday evening, Big Nick uploaded another video where he described what happened after he went back for a second time to the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department.

Big Nick said he was arrested for trespassing in the lobby of the police department where he was assaulted when the handcuffs were tightened so firmly it cut into his skin. He said he spent five and a half days in jail for trespassing on public property. If true, the police department truly violated his Constitutional rights and will likely be sued in court.

They allegedly also confiscated his phone for “evidence” to be used against him. Big Nick said he will fight the charges in court after pleading “not guilty.” Big Nick gave his case number but when we at TFTP tried to search for the case we could not find one. Did they jail him without filing criminal charges? We are still attempting to answer that question.

According to the mugshot Big Nick provided, his real name is Nicholas Stefan Freeman. Freeman said there were “a lot of tyrants at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department” and added, “they literally scared the BeJesus outta me.”

Freeman is now calling on all First Amendment auditors who can make time in their day, to come to the city and conduct audits, saying he is going to “need a lot of help.” For those who cannot come and support the audits, Freeman said citizens can call Sheriff Rick Maglione at (954) 838-5523 and voice objections over Freeman’s arrest for lawful conduct in recording police officers engaged in their daily duties as sworn officers of the peace.

If anyone is close to South Florida, if anyone’s in South Florida if anyone wants to take a trip to South Florida, we need to get on the Florida police department,” Freeman said.

In the meantime, Freeman promised to hire a civil rights attorney and file a civil rights lawsuit.

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

If you’d like to start your own DASH wallet and be a part of this change and battle for peace and freedom, you can start right here. DASH is already accepted by vendors all across the world so you can begin using it immediately.

Source Article from https://thefreethoughtproject.com/first-amendment-auditor-harassed-by-fort-lauderdale-police-but-then-it-happened/

Activist Holds Up Sign Saying Police Hate Free Speech, So they Arrest Him to Prove Him Right

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Stamford, CT — Free speech and liberty activist, Michael Picard had harmed no one, had not committed a crime, and was merely expressing his right to free speech by claiming the Stamford PD dislikes free speech. Indeed, within just a few minutes, the chief of police himself came out to prove Picard right.

Last Thursday, Picard held a sign that said, “F*ck Free Speech —Stamford PD,” merely attempting to point out the gross violations of the First Amendment committed by the department after they arrested another activist, Michael Friend, for holding up a different sign warning drivers of a distracted driving checkpoint ahead.

Friend was appearing before a judge last week after being charged with allegedly interfering in police duties by warning drivers of a checkpoint ahead. Because Friend was arrested for merely expressing his free speech by holding up a sign that said “Cops Ahead” to warn drivers, Picard went to the courthouse to voice his concern.

Picard had on his GoPro camera which filmed the entire interaction, however, police confiscated it as evidence after his arrest. Luckily, Picard’s friend, Dawud Talib was also at the courthouse to film the interaction.

After a few minutes in front of the courthouse, Picard was confronted by Police Chief Jon Fontneau, who warned the free speech activist to stop expressing himself, or go to jail.

Picard, knowing he was well within his rights to hold this sign up in front of a courthouse, refused. In response to Picard’s refusal to censor himself, Fontneau had him arrested and handcuffed. Picard was subsequently charged with breach of peace.

“I found the sign to be offensive in front of police headquarters as people are coming in and out,” Fontneau said. “I don’t think our day-to-day residents should have to put up with something like that.”

That decision, however, it not up to Fontneau. Indeed, this precedent has already been established in the United States Supreme Court case, Cohen v. California. The Court overturned a man’s conviction for the “crime” of disturbing the peace for wearing a jacket in the courthouse that displayed the phrase, “F*ck the Draft.”

Picard could not comment specifically on the case, however, he did note that “They have a checkpoint for everything nowadays,” adding, “They can’t stop infringing on your rights.”

TFTP spoke with Picard’s attorney, Joseph R. Sastre who explained how unjust this charge against his client is.

Connecticut’s breach of peace statute reads as follows:

“A person is guilty of breach of the peace in the second degree when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, such person: (1) Engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place; or (2) assaults or strikes another; or (3) threatens to commit any crime against another person or such other person’s property; or (4) publicly exhibits, distributes, posts up or advertises any offensive, indecent or abusive matter concerning any person; or (5) in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture; or (6) creates a public and hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which such person is not licensed or privileged to do. For purposes of this section, “public place” means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether owned or operated by public or private interests.”

“I think the first sentence says it all,” Sastre told TFTP. “A person is acting like a mere fool when he sets out with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm. Charging protesters with this statute section, or another like it, sends a message that the police don’t think you have an opinion on anything. No, to them, a guy holding a sign is just an attention seeker, out to make a spectacle of himself. It is the equivalent of the abusive husband who tells his wife to ‘stop acting so hysterical’ when she tries to get him to consider her feelings, or to treat her better.”

For those who follow TFTP closely, you’ve probably seen our reports on Picard before, which is why the police department may have it out for him.

In 2015, Picard was also arrested for his free speech. This time, however, police confiscated his phone and then proceeded to record themselves trying to fabricate ways to charge this innocent man.

“To me, Michael Picard’s case, and Michael Friend’s for that matter, makes it clear that the Stamford Police Department needs new leadership.” Sastre noted. “But what is even more distressing to me about this case is that the Stamford Police seem to have reached out to a prosecutor in the courthouse to ask how to deal with a man holding a sign, and that the prosecutor suggested that he be arrested. Proving once again that freedom of speech really only means that you have the right to say, as loudly as you want, that you agree with the police state.”

If you’d like to peacefully voice your concern about the video below, you can do so at the Stamform police Facebook page here.

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5 Stories You Missed While The Media Was Obsessing Over Michelle Wolf’s Speech

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The name “Michelle Wolf” has dominated headlines and has become the talk of the mainstream media following the comedian’s speech roasting the Trump Administration at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. While everyone seems to have an opinion on Wolf’s comments, the fact is that the debate has served as the perfect distraction from several incredibly important news stories from the around the world.

Here are five stories you may have missed while the media was obsessing over Michelle Wolf’s speech:

1. Military-industrial complex stocks crashed in response to a historic peace deal between North and South Korea

The leaders of North and South Korea reached a historic peace deal this week when they met in person for the first time and agreed to pursue an end to the Korean War. It signaled an incredible breakthrough in diplomacy that also sent the stocks of defense contractors in the United States crashing.

The same stocks that skyrocketed after Trump vowed to meet North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” in August 2017, fell significantly at the prospect of peace in Korea. Following the meeting, the five largest defense contractors in the U.S. lost more than $10 billion in value. Lockheed Martin (LMT) fell 2.5 percent, Northrop Grumman (NOC) fell 3.4 percent, General Dynamics (GD) fell 3.8 percent, and Boeing (BA) fell less than 1 percent.

2. The same people who begged for universal healthcare to save dying babies stayed silent as the UK government killed Baby Alfie

Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old boy with a rare degenerative neurological condition, died this weekend after he was taken off life support and he survived for more than four days without food or water, following orders from the UK government to end his life. Despite the fact that his family appealed every court decision, and even obtained Italian citizenship for Alfie so that they could secure extended treatment, he was still sentenced to die.

Unfortunately, this system is championed by many who claim that government should be in charge of medicine. For example, talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue last year about his new son, who was born with severe heart defects requiring emergency surgery. He used his experience to urge Americans to support state-run healthcare, yet he remained eerily silent when the same system he promoted was responsible for the death of Baby Alfie.

3. The police officers responsible for breaking into an innocent man’s home and shocking him with a Taser 18 times while he was in the shower, will face no charges for his death.

Officers Michael Rohleder and Anthony Munoz reportedly responded to a 911 call about a disturbance, and when they arrived at the location, they broke into the apartment and found Adam Trammell, 22, taking a shower. Trammell suffered from schizophrenia, and when police ripped open the shower curtain and started calling him “Brandon,” he did not answer right away because that was not his name and he was confused.

The officers responded by shocking Trammell with a Taser at least 18 times while he lay naked and helpless on the floor of his shower. He spent his last moments of consciousness in agonizing pain while vomiting profusely before his body went into distress and he died.

Not only did the officers not face charges, but the district attorney claimed there was no basis to conclusively link the death of Trammell to the officers’ actions.

Warning, the video below is extremely graphic.

4. Israeli soldiers executed three Palestinians in one day for the crime of standing too close to the Gaza border fence

Nearly 50 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli Defense Forces in the last six weeks, according to statistics from the Gaza Ministry of Health. That number increased by three in just one day when three men were shot and killed in two separate incidents on Sunday.

The three men were among many who have been killed by the IDF soldiers who later claimed that they opened fire because the suspects “attempted to infiltrate” the Israel-Gaza border. However, a video was leaked earlier this month that showed multiple Israeli men celebrating after a sniper targeted and shot a non-threatening man who was standing in a field on the other side of their border fence.

5. Seattle has become the latest city to give a second chance to citizens who have been convicted of marijuana possession by clearing their criminal convictions

Washington became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, and the city of Seattle is now working to give its citizens a second chance by clearing decades of marijuana possession convictions.

Officials filed a motion in municipal court that will vacate—retroactively void—all misdemeanor marijuana convictions in the city. In a statement, Mayor Jenny Durkan said the request would affect 542 people, and that she sees this move as an important step to right the wrongs [of] the failed war on drugs.”

Cannabis legalization in California also brought about the hope that as many as nearly half a million people who have been labeled as felons for possessing a plant, could also have their cannabis convictions cleared. 

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

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