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The Liberty Empowerment Project

Mission:

To educate people about their rights, and empower them to be active in the protection and preservation of liberty.

Goal:

The creation and targeted distribution of 10,000 educational packets consisting of literature on the following subjects:
-The Philosophy of Liberty/The Nonaggression Principle
-Police Accountability/Know Your Rights When Encountered by Police
-Never Take a Plea Deal Concept
-Jury Nullification

We feel these subjects are the most critical to convey to the public; as they offer the most direct, immediate, and individually beneficial results in dealing with the ever expanding police state.

How it’s going to work:

To start every morning we will be handing out this literature in front of various court-houses and police stations from roughly 8/ 8:30am – 10/ 10:30am – which allows us the chance to then go into the neighborhoods mid-morning, keeping in consideration residents who may be late sleepers, or not “morning people”. We will target everyone out in the street, sidewalks, pedestrians as well as go door to door handing out literature, and if not home leave the literature in a bag hanging on the door handle. We will be on foot doing outreach, educating an activism 8-10 hours a day. If we encounter anyone whom we get a very positive reaction out of we will ask to do a quick video interview (and will try and do this as much as possible.) We will also make a quick 2-5 minute AAR (After Action Review) video at the end of each day explaining what we accomplished for the day, if we ran into anything positive or negative, police, etc. At the end of every week we will make a 5-10 minute AAR video covering/ releasing anything not included in those daily updates. We will be making live/ real-time updates throughout the week. EVERYTHING will be transparent.

Materials Included:

-The Philosophy of Liberty (trifold brochure)

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is the fundamental message behind our movement. This brochure breaks down the principles behind liberty in a very easy and eye catching manner and it also is paralleled with a brief explanation of the Non-Aggression Principle. Statism is running rampant in this country and educating people on these basic principles is a MUST if we want to see further growth in the Liberty Movement.

-Police Accountability/Know Your Rights (4″x6″ flyer & business card)

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The Country has literally become a Militarized Police State that has very little accountability. It appears the police have thrown their oaths out of the window and have chosen to “serve and protect” Lobbyists, Law Makers, themselves & The State – Instead of the people whom are coerced to pay for their “services”. It’s been my personal, second hand and thirty party experience that many people whom are encountered by the police simply DO NOT know their rights, and because of this they are either victimized by police abuse or misconduct OR they are taken advantage of and get locked up or some sort of citation simply because they incriminated themselves by talking or allowing for a search of their person or property. We MUST educate and empower people. The literature we plan on handing out from this comes from CopBlock.org and VirginiaCopBlock.Org. It explains the mission of Cop Block, being police Accountability, it encourages people to film the police, most especially their interactions with the police as well as educating individuals on what to do/ not do and say/ not say when talking with the police.

-Don’t Take the Plea Deal (trifold brochure)

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The idea behind this initiative is that if enough people (not necessarily a majority) STOPPED pre-paying their pre-payable traffic “violations” (or any victimless crime for that matter) and insisted on battling it out in court even if the likelihood of being found guilty is still imminent, the idea is to CLOG the system. Who knows how many people, probably countless amounts pre-pay their tickets, or go to court and inter a “Plea Deal”. Take a second and think about this, if you’ve ever been in a court room, you know they are already backed up with all sorts of cases and there are always delays and they have an increasingly harder time trying to manage their dockets because of how many people they coerce into these unpleasant appointments with the State. Imagine If more and more people stopped prepaying those tickets, and stopped taking plea deals and exhausted the State by fighting for their innocence. The Court system would be shut down, they’d have to figure something out.. or stop arresting/ issuing citations for so many people. The Fact of the matter is non-violent offenders make up more than 60 percent of the prison/ jail population. Nonviolent drug offenders now account for about one-fourth of all inmates, up from less than 10 percent in 1980. FACT: There are 2.1 MILLION people caged up in a Prison — or in Jail, awaiting trial. FACT: More than 40% of the prison population are African American despite African American’s making up only 12% of the American Population. The U.S has about 5% of the world’s population, yet 25% of the world’s prison population

-Jury Nullification (trifold brochure)

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To educate individuals regarding their full powers as jurors, including their ability to rely on personal conscience, to judge the merit of the law and its application, and to nullify bad law, when necessary for justice, by finding for the defendant. When every American juror is aware of and permitted to exercise all of his and her rights, the final judgment of law will return to where it was always intended to be located…in the hands of the people. Once again our jury system will function as our country’s founders intended it to function as people’s final check against the government’s tendency to encroach upon the rights of its people. Jury Nullification is another effective way and essentially our last resort to restore the republic, to salvage and take back our freedoms and to strike the root of the State.

 

How to make this project possible:

I (Nathan) initially thought of this idea or similar version of it, near the beginning of this year or late last year but it was for a 6-12 month plan, plus I was working two jobs. Now that I lost my full-time job (about 4 weeks ago) I have the opportunity to do FULL-TIME Activism. This idea I have, the project I’m pitching is for ONE MONTH of Full-time 40+ hour a week educating, outreach and activism. Meg McLain along with myself will be on the street of Richmond, targeting inner-city neighborhoods, residents, etc combined with a number of “part-time” activists/ educators whom are eager to help as well.

Expenses:
All donations will first go to cover material expenses, then personal expenses.

Materials
Philosophy of Liberty (trifold brochure) x 10,000: $463
Don’t Take the Plea Deal (trifold brochure) x 10,000: $463
Jury Nullification (trifold brochure) x 10,000: $463
Virginia CopBlock (business card) x 10,000: $139.15
Police Accountability/Know Your Rights (4″x6″ flyer) x 10,000: $261.88
Cover (4″x8.5″ flyer) x 10,000: $301.92
Bags (6″x9″ clear bags w/ handle) x 10,000: $209.60
TOTAL = $2,301.55

Personal
Cell Phone (Verizon): $109.38
Car Insurance (Progressive): $85.92
Rent: $700
Electric (avg of last 3 months): $115
Water (avg of last 3 months): $69
TOTAL = $1,079.30 (does not include things like gas, food, etc…)

GRAND TOTAL = $3,380.85

Ad Sales:

To help fund this project, we have come up with several different ad options.  These spots will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Print ads range from $25 to $500, depending on size and location. Please see images for size/price options.

If you would like to support this project, donations can be made here:

Here are current AD spaces available: (ALL SOLD OUT)
unless otherwise stated, ADs can be purchased for $50 (1.75″ x 2″ – “small”) or $100 (3.5″ x 2″ – “large”) till AD space is filled

-Philosophy of Liberty (trifold): $300 worth of AD space available (SOLD OUT)

-Don’t Take the Plea Deal (trifold): $400 worth of AD space available (SOLD OUT)

-Jury Nullification (trifold): $200 worth of AD space available (SOLD OUT)

-Police Accountability/Know Your Rights (4″x6″ flyer): $100 AD space (SOLD OUT)

-Cover (4″ x 8.5″ flyer): $500 for full page (SOLD OUT)

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Liberty Empowerment Project UPDATE #1
http://virginiacopblock.org/171/liberty-empowerment-project-update-1/

 

Cop Block and Fully Informed Jury Association Billboards in Richmond, VA

Thanks to generous supporters of police accountability and jury nullification, TWO billboards are up and running for 8 days in the Richmond area of Virginia. One is located on Laburnum Ave next to the bridge where Laburnum intersects with Carolina Ave. You will see the Richmond International Raceway in the background. The other billboard is located on Brook Rd, near Hilliard Ave – but right in front of the furniture store called, The Dump. The ads will be running until January 26th. We have 7 different graphics rotating (10 second spots at a time). You can see/ download the graphics we are using on the press release that was sent out a couple days before the Ads went live.

I took the initiative on this because I am a staunch advocate for Police (and other public servants) accountability and transparency; as well as Jury Nullification which FIJApromotes. If you are looking to get involved in either of these organizations go visit theCop Block and Fully Informed Jury Association‘s websites (respectively)! These reasons are a LARGE part of why I took the initiative on this. The only other reason I wanted to do this, was sort of as a gift for Ademo Freeman. Ademo is the co-founder of Copblock and is facing several a couple years in a cage over CHALKING and wiretapping. I have much respect and admiration for what Ademo does greatly appreciate all the hard work he had done and put into the cause of Liberty.

Virginia Cop Block is on the constant prowl of finding more Virginians who believe in police accountability. So if YOU are one of them, join us on Facebook! As for Jury Nullification, It’s our only way, and our last hope to put an end to Federal or STATE tyranny I want to highly encourage anyone who gets Jury Duty to look into Jury Nullification and check out Fully Informed Jury Association, it’s the people’s way to keep our freedoms and the “Justice System” in CHECK.

Below are pictures of the billboards! Don’t forget, if you want the actual graphics, check out the press release!

[click the thumbnail below to see photo gallery]

CopBlock/FIJA Billboards