For this week’s adventurous installment in the AKPF #1 series, the crew travels to the notoriously dilapidated Gary, Indiana. Filmed in November of 2013, this short film provides a brief tour of the 1993 murder capitol of the United States, located 25 miles south of megalopolis Chicago. With a dwindling population, rampant poverty and crime, areas of the city resemble a ghost town, including once vibrant structures such as the Union Station, which is explored in daylight in the final minutes of the film.
A previous edition of AKPF #1 concluded by featuring a walk-through of abandoned houses on Virginia Street, one of which has since been the target of an arsonist. An article and video analyzing the shocking violent crime rates in Gary have also been previously published to CopBlock.org for the 2013 Police Accountability Tour. Check out Abandoned in Gary for a less processed examination of the city, including a pass by the childhood home of international icon Michael Jackson.
by Garret Ean
17 April 2014
Yesterday was a historic day for alternative currencies in Keene, New Hampshire, as the Aqua Keene Parking Force division of the Democratic People’s Republic of Keene police accepted — with no questions asked — the unique and impressive Obamacoin. Obamacoins were introduced to the world several years ago through fabulous infomercial campaigns which ran on both late night and daytime television. Viewers of Cheshire television may be familiar with the elaborate art film inspired by and crafted with actual Obamacoin testimonials, RENDER UNTO OBAMACOIN.
The currency consists of varying forms of artwork imitating coin design orbiting around the profile image of Barack Obama, applied to real-life united states government federal reserve coins, often quarters, nickels, dimes, half dollars, and dollar tokens. In some cases, the raised profile of the political figure emblazoned beneath the Obama sticker is vaguely visible through the creative addition. In yesterdays test payment of Obamacoin to cover the cost of a $5 parking ticket issued by the AKPF, only a brief admiration and inspection of the new currency was given before a receipt was promptly being printed up and the citation’s debt eliminated. With the coins’ potential as collectors items to bring the value to the moon, who knows at what price the city of Keene was able to auction the individual coins for? Not only is the introduction of Obamacoin into the local economy an encouraging development, but it is also a promising sign of a willingness to adapt on the part of city officials that they retain a great deal of openness to unexplored concepts such as alternative currency. Given the booms and busts of other monetary alternatives, the individual is at a loss to predict what possible exchange rates Obamacoin will establish itself at as businesses begin accepting and trading with this new system.
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As has occurred annually since 2010, the 4/20 celebration is organized to proceed as usual on the state house lawn in Concord, New Hampshire. The disobedience rally in the supreme political venue provided by the state house originally occurred at the revered time on Guy Fawkes Day of 2009, and became a yearly occurrence when a larger group held a celebration in April of 2010. Free Concord has covered the event in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and is expected to collect content from the ritual again. Check out the facebook event page for details on the upcoming festivities.
Donning a t-shirt that read, “I DO NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS” on the front and, “MILITARY MEN ARE PAID KILLERS” on the rear, Manchester area activist Liberty Carrots was ejected by police at the republican sponsored “Freedom Summit“, which saw host to many national level politicians and pundits. It appears that Carrots was initially interviewing on camera event attendees outside of the front door of the venue when a woman approaches him and asks to speak with him. He states his desire to conclude the interview he was conducting when police approach him and order him off of the property. While walking away, an officer places himself very close to the retreating videographer, stepping on his shoes and even grabbing his camera and forcefully lowering it. When this behavior is verbally protested, it appears to cease. Carrots engages in a few arguments with disgruntled event attendees as he reaches his vehicle under police supervision. Thanks to WeAreChangeNH for capturing the scene on video.
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In this week’s historical installment of AKPF #1, we are exposed to select Ridley Reports of recent months past, with minor additions inserted as well as a redacted finale from the Cheshire TV controversial after hours program Black Sheep Rising, wherein parking rates are discussed. This episode of AKPF #1 broadcasts Monday 14 April 2014 at 7:00pm on Cheshire TV.
00:00 – Warning disclaimer to Cheshire TV audience
00:10 – Dublin illustrations through MiniDV eyes, landscape town building (Ex cop flees Ridleycam)
01:42 – Peter Sturdy Thomas runs from Ridleycam and scampers away, head hanging low, despite his former employment as a police officer and private investigator; Peter Flimsy Sturdy.
04:43 – Shadowy figure rantings to Ridley of disillusionment in Keene circles which he had wished to interject himself (Camo-clad Constitutionalist demands to be sued by city)
08:50 – Driving in circles around Central Keene somewhat confusedly anthem advertisement by Dave Ridley
09:46 – The comedy of the commons – The joyous fun among the political angst of the collective proletariat (Fighting cop state doesn’t have to be serious)
14:25 – More from a camoman on Ridley’s Report outside of the Concord BEARCAT city council central committee vote (Banned Keene activist still supports Free Keene)
19:42 – Continuing the conversation with illustrated B-roll (Free Keeners are paranoid, says sympathizer)
24:36 – New Hampshire’s North Korea on Black Sheep Rising featuring doubled parking meters, doubled fines, and quarter minimums
28:50 – End disclaimer segment
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The producers of AKPF #1 are pleased to present this special edition family friendly censored edition of the thirty-eighth episode of controversial Cheshire television talk series Black Sheep Rising. In this invigorating episode which originally published to the world on 06 February 2014, Conan, James, and Garret discuss wordly affairs as well as the present tribulations facing the restructuring Aqua Keene Parking Force. This offering of the episode is delightfully available in full widescreen format, in contrast to the 4:3 ratio interpretations of the usual installments. See the show notes and original uncensored cut of the episode as published to the official page of the Black Sheep Rising.
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Just when the audience of AKPF #1 believed the panel series to have concluded, the bonus portion four premieres to feature the discussion which continued after the allotted hours of the official Robin Hood of Keene Direct Action panel. In this unique installment, there is a generous serving of B-roll to visually illustrate the verbal narrative delivered by the four panelists. Don’t forget to look for unique footage from a new day for the Aqua Keene Parking Force during next week’s creative complimentary.
This footage airs on Cheshire TV Monday April 07 at 7:00pm. The panel was captured on Saturday February 22 at the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum.