by James Cox
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Ian Freeman will spend 100 days in jail because he questioned the legitimacy of a system which would penalize him for having a couch in his yard and conduct his trial in secret.
Keene resident Nick Ryder wrote on the Free Keene blog that the courtroom at Freeman’s trial Friday afternoon at Keene District Court in Keene, N.H., was stacked with police “to try and outnumber the liberty activists.”
The video is actual footage of Ian Freemans arrest.
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Ian Freeman of Keene, NH rents a house to a tenant, who has a musty old couch on the property.
The city planner complained and a Keene City Code Enforcer ticketed Ian. Ian was willing to remove the couch, he only asked to face his accuser. Instead, a trial date was scheduled.
When Ian failed to sit down fast enough at “trial”, the “judge” sentenced him to 30 days for contempt of court, moved him to a back room, sentenced him for another 60 days and, finally, 3 days for refusing to pay the couch-related fine.
Ian is currently incarcerated, serving a 93 day sentence – for refusing to bully his tenant into removing the couch and for sitting down too slowly. Is that just punishment?