Ray Tenczar Kidnaps Ian Freeman for Recording / Questioning Palmer, MA Bureaucrats & Cronies

An excellent video by Ian Freeman that mixes logic, humor and candor to make devastatingly clear that the initiation of force isn’t an admirable quality.

Yet, for his clear communication and peaceful demeanor, Freeman was kidnapped by Ray Tenczar for the non-violent, non-victim act of recording public employees while on the job.

Keep in mind that not too long before Freeman was accosted, one of Tenczar’s colleagues (who steadfastly never identified himself) filmed Freeman and others.

Double standards?

In no uncertain terms Tenczar used aggressive force. And instead of doing what was right and apologize to Freeman and to those whom he claims to serve, he’s compounded his transgressions by levying a threat upon Freeman – claiming it washewho is guilty of “disorderly conduct” and thus he faces a ransom – or else.

Freeman is host of the nationally-syndicated Free Talk Live and is active with FreeKeene.com and the Shire Society. He’s a principled person who stands up for his rights – grasping that if he doesn’t do it today, it’ll be more difficult tomorrow. The more each of us that do that, the easier it’ll be. A peaceful evolution, one mind at a time.

Stay tuned for updates and to learn how you can support Freeman. In the meantime, feel free to call our friends responsible for violating Freeman’s rights, and let them know what you think.

Palmer Police Department
Robert P Frydryk (chief) chief@palmerpolice.org

Ray Tenczar (aggressor)
4417 Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-8792


The two videos below are those linked-to in the annotated text in the video above.

Ian Arrested for Video Recording at the Town of Palmer Offices

Our 2011 Visit to Palmer, MA to Hold Bureaucrats Accountable



Court Personnel Especially Hostile at Ian Freeman’s Pre-Trial Hearing
by Kate at LadiesInKeene.com Dec. 10th, 2012

Here’s a snippet:

Cecelia continued to share her thoughts and the woman called a court officer named Prevost to make threats. I was a little startled when Prevost, a tall man, began walking towards me in an extremely aggressive manner and threatening me with arrest for “disorderly conduct.” The woman pointed towards Cecelia and said, “Her!” The threats directed at me momentarily became directed at Cecelia, who asked why she would be charged with disorderly conduct for speaking. Just following orders is not a good thing – this man was willing to use force against an individual without having any idea what it was they had supposedly done wrong – or which individual had committed the action inaccurately portrayed to be in violation of man-made legislation. The scene resembled that of an attack dog being released and set on a victim, the owner realizing the dog was not attacking their intended target and calling the dog back to direct them to the intended victim. Among the first appearance-related observations I made about court officer Prevost was that he had very noticeable bags under his eyes, as if he has a lot of trouble sleeping at night. If I acted in such an aggressive and unaccountable manner, I would have trouble sleeping at night as well.

Read the complete post by Kate.


Palmer, MA Court Security Freaks Out on Camera-Toting Activists
by Ian Freeman at FreeKeene.com Dec. 11th, 2012

Here’s a snippet:

I made it in the courthouse on-time, and of course, the robed woman had the courtroom doors unlocked about 30 minutes past 9am, when court was supposed to have started. Meantime, the conflict between activists and court bureaucrats continued, one highlight featured a court security officer putting her fingers in her ears to block out the root-striking statements being made by Cecilia of Ladies in Keene. The woman had to be in her mid-to-late fifties, and was behaving as would a small child.

I use the term conflict, but it was all initiated by the government bureaucrats, who are frightened to death of all recording devices as well as tough questions and observations from liberty-loving activists.

Read the complete post by Kate.


Palmer MA’s Cameraman Arrest Case in Shambles
by Ian Freeman at FreeKeene.com Dec. 11th, 2012

Here’s a snippet:

Before entering the courtroom, I had conversation with the court clerks regarding an appearance that was to be filed by an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts in my case. The appearance was supposed to have been filed that morning before court, but the clerks claimed no knowledge of it.

After about a half-hour, the courtroom was opened and the peaceful victims of the state trudged in and sat in the pews. The robed woman came in and sat on her throne, but not until her security agents secured the courtroom from people wearing hats. In case after case, the state’s victims took plea deals and agreed to pay money to the court for harming no one. At some point, the prosecutor invited me back to the negotiating room for what was the inevitable plea deal offer.

Read the complete post by Ian.


Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.