Saturday, October 06, 2007

Ed & Elaine Brown: Political Prisoners By Dint of False Witness

Barbara Hartwell
Legal Defense & Research Trust
P.O. Box 7487
Ocean Park, Maine 04063
Website: Barbara Hartwell vs. CIA
He deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.
--Proverbs. 6:14-19
From Aaron Russo's America Freedom to Fascism
Aaron Russo: “Is there a law that requires people to file a 1040?”

Ron Paul: “Not explicitly but it’s certainly implied.”

Aaron Russo: “Well implied by force, but is there a law?”

Ron Paul: “I cannot site a law….I cannot. But…you know…if they think it’s the law and they have all the guns….you know it’s an authoritarian approach.”

Aaron Russo:
“But that’s authoritarianism.”

Ron Paul: “Yea (yes)”.

Aaron Russo: “That’s not a country run by law.”

From: WMUR New Hampshire
Marshals Posed As Supporters To Arrest Browns
PLAINFIELD, N.H. -- U.S. marshals posing as supporters carried out the arrests of tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown, officials said Friday.

The undercover officers were invited in by the Browns on Thursday evening, and before the couple realized they weren't supporters, they were already under arrest.

"Ultimately, this open-door policy that they seemed to have which allowed the Browns to have some supporters bring them supplies, welcome followers and even host a picnic --this proved to be their undoing," U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said. "They invited us in. We escorted them out."

The Browns have been in a standoff with authorities since their sentencing in April on tax evasion charges. They insisted that there's no law forcing them to pay taxes and refused to surrender -- saying they would not come out alive.

Monier said that the Browns were arrested at about 7:45 p.m. The Browns were the only ones inside the house.

During a security sweep of the house, numerous weapons, ammunition and explosive devices were found, Monier said. There were also booby traps found on the property, Monier said, and it remains an active crime scene.

"We had no indication that the Browns intended to voluntarily surrender, so we had to move forward with an operation that promised the safest possible outcome. That day was today," Monier said in a news release Thursday.

Monier said that officials have seen no trouble from other supporters of the Browns, but he warned that anyone who thinks about getting involved or helping them now could face charges.
The Browns will likely face additional charges related to the weapons found in the house, Monier said. They were convicted in January of scheming to avoid federal income taxes by hiding $1.9 million of income between 1996 and 2003 and were sentenced in April.

Expert observers had praised the authorities' hands-off approach, but patience wore thin for Plainfield's 2,400 residents. During the summer, town selectmen asked Monier to stop the influx of militiamen and other anti-government groups to the Browns' home and to bring the couple to justice. But some supporters lost favor with the Browns.

Last month, authorities arrested four men accused of helping obstruct justice in the Browns' case. Charges ranged from accessory after the fact to possession and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Authorities also blocked access to a fundraising event on the Browns' property.

Monier said in the news release that since those arrests, "there had been a dip in the number of visitors to the house."

Earlier this year, officials cut power and telephone service in an effort to ratchet up pressure on the couple.

The home is on an isolated dirt road and includes a turret that offers a 360-degree view of the property and a driveway that had sometimes been barricaded with sport utility vehicles.
Heavily armed police surrounded the home in June while they seized commercial property the couple owned in a neighboring town. SWAT teams, military and explosives vehicles marshaled in the tiny town and sparked rumors of a raid.

Monier said then the gathered forces were only for surveillance.
Margo Sanger-Katz
In June, marshals surrounded the Browns' home with state police SWAT teams, bringing helicopters, paramedics and an explosives disposal unit, but Monier denied that they were there to arrest the couple. Instead, he said marshals were performing surveillance on the couple while authorities seized the couple's commercial building 10 miles away. Marshals briefly detained and interrogated a Brown supporter who stumbled on a surveillance team that morning while walking the couple's dog.
Bernie Bastian: Perhaps The Last Individual To Talk With Ed Brown
Ed Brown called Bernie Bastian last evening at around 6:45 pm to inform Bernie that there was a group of individuals who were planning to come to the Brown's property to "conduct exercises." Apparently Ed felt a bit uneasy about this - for he admitted to not knowing these individuals - and wanted to call someone about it. Ed told Bernie that he would call him later and the call never came.

Please contact these people and remind them that WE are watching them closely AND DEMAND them to, "show me the law" when you talk to them. Thanks.

U.S. Marshall''s office 603-225-1632
Sheriff Michael Prozzo 603-863-4200
John Lynch NH State Governor 603-271-2121

Sullivan County Sheriff''s Office
14 Main St. P.O. Box 27
Newport, NH 03773
PH 603.863.4200
FAX 603.863.0012

Representative Matthew S. Houde
Home Address:
Matthew S. Houde P.O. Box 66
Meriden, NH 03770-0066
Phone: (603)504-2744
Business Address:
Vermont Law School
Chelsea St., PO Box 96
S. Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802)831-1241

Representative Carla M. Skinder
465 East Road
Cornish, NH 03745-4433
Phone: (603)542-6065
Phone: (603)543-6895
FAX: (603)863-8383

Senator Peter Hoe Burling
Senate Office:
107 N. Main St., Room 105
Concord, N.H. 03301
(603) 271-2642
Peter Hoe Burling
20 Lang Road
Cornish, N.H. 03745-4209
(603) 675-6255

Governor Lynch
Office of the Governor
State House
25 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603)271-7680 (fax)