Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A book for all freedom lovers

Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles

For over three years 70+ year old freedom activist Prof. Julian Heicklen and his Tyranny Fighters were confronted, harassed, attacked, arrested, jailed and worse by the very law enforcers charged with protecting their rights. Their "Crime" was peacefully giving jury rights pamphlets to people on public property.

All of the original news reports are here, collected into a single volume and enhanced with never before published background material from activist emails, reader comments, social media posts and major media news articles. This is the chronicle of their courage and inspiration that every freedom lover should know about and treasure.

"The Professor has been indicted for jury tampering. The charge is a farce." – Judge Napolitano, Fox News video

"Julian Heicklen is an example to us all; an outstanding genuine latter-day hero."
"A Story That Needed To Be Told."
"What a book - what a story!"
"Julian, you really are a true patriot."
"Julian Heicklen is my hero."
"the author is quite passionate and intelligent."

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Julian Heicklen speaks for himself

If you're not familiar with jury rights activist Julian Heicklen and the abuses he suffered at the hands of America's "Law Enforcers" for committing the "crime" of handing pamphlets to people on public property it's time you heard him speak for himself. 

In 2011 Julian was interviewed by Brent Johnson on the Global Freedom Report about his indictment by a grand jury for "jury tampering" because he gave jury nullification literature to his fellow citizens outside a federal courthouse in Manhattan and how he fought back against America's corrupt legal system.

YouTube video: The Global Freedom Report Starring Brent Johnson
    Julian Photo from the New York Times / Book from Amazon

You can find out how this grotesque injustice came about in the first place and what happened to Julian in the days and weeks and months that followed this interview by reading Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles.

You'll learn that America's "Law Enforcers" real job is all about protecting their statist masters who sign their paychecks and certainly not about protecting citizens or their Constitutional rights.

The book details Julian's nonviolent fight for justice from the beginning of his jury rights activism to its end. Everyone concerned with their own freedom needs to know his story.

Julian Heicklen Interview Part 1
Julian Heicklen Interview Part 2
Learn more about the book here:
Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles

Monday, February 22, 2016

Former Tyranny Fighter John Burton remembers

I published an Amazon review of Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles written by fellow Tyranny Fighter John R. Burton earlier this month. Midway through reading my book John emailed me to say he was having "lots of bittersweet memories resurfacing."

It was 2011 and John was photographing Julian as he distributed his flyers in Los Angeles where John Lives. They were both briefly arrested and handcuffed until a Deputy Sheriff, in Julian's words, "yelled at the other deputy sheriffs to uncuff us and leave us alone." 

John then told me, "I thought I'd share with you a couple letters I wrote years ago, to important players in this drama: one each to Judges Belvin Perry and Henry Perkins (both unanswered), and an amicus curiae to Kimba Wood (to which I did get a response!)"

John R. Burton "stands by" Julian Heicklen

Belvin Perry was the Florida judge who unilaterally declared that nobody could hand out jury nullification information outside of HIS Orange County courthouse and had both Julian Heicklen and Mark Schmidter dragged into his courtroom and then thrown in jail for defying his edict.

Henry Perkins was the judge who stripped George Donnelly of his civil rights after siding with a pack of law enforcers who jumped him, forced him to the ground and stole his camera for committing the "crime" of photographing on public property.

Kimba Wood was the judge who presided over Julian's hearing after he was charged with "jury tampering" for having committed the peaceful act of giving brochures explaining the legal process of jury nullification to passersby who voluntarily accepted them.

Burton also sent a letter challenging the judge in the John Kurtz case to "examine the depths of your soul" and to use his powers to serve justice and civil liberty rather than be a rubber stamp for the prosecution. In 2011 Orlando CopWatch founder John Kurtz was prosecuted, fined and jailed for nothing more than photographing police officers carrying out their official duties in public.

So John, thanks very much for sharing your letters to the judges on behalf of our tyranny fighting activists.

What do you say former and current Tyranny Fighters? Want to join the conversation? Find out more about the book and how you can get a FREE pdf by promising to read it and post your own review here: The Loose Cannon Libertarian.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Astra sings the praises of Julian Heicklen

So who is Astra F. d'Oudney? Who is Felicity?

Here's the backstory: On September 3, 2015 someone named Astra F. d'Oudney posted a review of the Kindle version of Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles on Amazon.co.UK. I didn't find it until a month later. I took a screen shot and posted it here on October 4 along with a couple of other recently discovered reviews.

Several months later I stumbled across a review of the paperback version on the American Amazon site written by Felicity. I began reading it and it sounded awfully familiar. In fact, the review was identical to Astra F. d'Oudney's review and it was also posted on September 3, 2015.

Curiosity compelled me to combobulate this discombobulation. Turned out Astra and Felicity were one in the same young lady. One email lead to another to another to another to an interview to an article to a posting on Libertarian News Examiner.

Astra Felicity d'Oudney, English living in France, reading The Julian Heicklen Chronicles

Here's a question and answer I asked her about Julian and my book. The whole interview with links to her music and freedom activism is here:

ME: You mentioned "trial by jury" and you also wrote a very positive five-star review of the book Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles. How did you become acquainted with the American jury rights activist Julian Heicklen?

Astra: Some of our campaign members are also members of FIJA [Fully Informed Jury Association] stateside. We hear from them with newsy items. When Julian’s campaign outside courthouses got under way we wrote to congratulate him on his stand. Julian included us in his regular circulars which became the substance of your Heicklen Chronicles book which we bought and endorsed on Amazon. You are to be thanked for bringing out that book which documents tyranny, a crime at definitive common law. This crime is routinely committed through and by the courts. What a truly fine example Julian is to us all.

What do you say former and current Tyranny Fighters? Want to join the conversation? Find out more about the book and how you can get a FREE pdf by promising to read it and post your own review: The Loose Cannon Libertarian.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Another Tyranny Fighter reviews the Julian Heicklen Chronicles

"I knew Heicklen: even got arrested with him in LA once!"

That re-introduction from a John R. Burton email sent the author scurrying off into his Article Archives Folder. The original article in Libertarian News Examiner dated April 19, 2011 described how John was photographing Julian distributing Jury Rights pamphlets outside the Los Angeles Municipal County Courthouse when deputies arrested and handcuffed both of them for violating a judge's order "prohibiting the distribution of literature with the threat of a contempt of court charge." 

What happened next was ... well ... you can find out in Chapter 61 of Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles and read about all of the many other illegal Police State confrontations, harassments, assaults, arrests and abuses suffered by Julian and many of his stalwart Tyranny Fighters like John Burton.   

TOP LEFT: LA county Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Long with Julian Heicklen; TOP Right: The Tyranny Fighters book that includes Burton's arrest; CENTER: John Burton from the slideshow in the original article. (All photos courtesy John Burton)

John Burton's Amazon review:

By John Burton on January 27, 2016

In full disclosure, I have a horse in this race because I am mentioned in the book and was a Tyranny Fighter too. That said, this book chronicles the worthy and important struggle that was led by Julian Heicklen, between 2009 & 2012, and which, by way of bringing the man himself to the attention of those who have never heard of him, and celebrating his selfless contributions, might also serve to awaken the reader to some of the egregious abuses of our legal system (or to reinforce his suspicions)! It might even make the reader mad. Yes, this story needed to be told— and though Julian’s campaign, with all its implications, cries out for fuller treatment, Garry’s account is intended only as a chronicle of events, rather than a biography or manifesto, and in that regard it succeeds. The forward progress takes place via a compilation of articles, or accounts, originally appearing in the author’s own Libertarian News Examiner, at the time the event unfolded, represented chronologically here, but introduced with contemporary comments. For that reason much of the information is necessarily repeated, though there is still plenty of new information to keep ones passions hot. One suggestion I have is that in future editions I would like to see more contrast between the introductory remarks and the reproduced articles. Perhaps merely boldening the type-face of the introductory remarks would do it. 

See Burton's book review and others here: http://amzn.to/1IJPzGw

You can still read the original article that includes Burton's arrest and see the slideshow on Libertarian News Examiner here: http://www.examiner.com/article/heicklen-judges-are-scamming-jury-rights-activists

And find out more about the book and its availability in paperback, Kindle, iTunes and ePub here: The Loose Cannon Libertarian

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Former Tyranny Fighter reviews Julian Heicklen Chronicles

In 2010 Tyranny Fighter George Donnelly was attacked by a group of law enforcers with god complexes who bodily rode him to the ground, seized his camera, arrested him and had him jailed and prosecuted because he was peacefully recording Julian Heicklen distributing jury nullification brochures on a public sidewalk.

His story, along with others victimized by the legal establishment, is detailed in Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles (Chapter 14).
George Donnelly and Julian Heicklen together in 2010 during their Tyranny Fighter days.

Today George writes "often dystopian, frequently heroic and always engrossing" science fiction novels. He recently took time to review my Tyranny Fighters book and post it on my Amazon page.

This review is from: Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles
(Kindle Edition)

The power of one man doing something courageous and useful, and committing to doing it not just once but over and over again. That's what impresses me about this chronicle.

Just reading Heicklen's straight-talking accounts fills me with the a passion to follow his example. It was that passion that motivated myself and others in the Spring of 2010 to work with him.

Some parts of Reed's account are very absorbing. At times, the author is quite passionate and intelligent.

There are a few inaccuracies, including the claim that the Tyranny Fighters is an organization. It was just a mailing list for me. and 95% of the people on the list were just spectators. They didn't participate.

I expected this to be a story-ified account, perhaps with original content from interviews melded into a coherent story.

There were some typos. It was repetitive at time. I would have liked it to be more fleshed out.

But the mere act of documenting these unique incidents is quite valuable. Kudos to the author for all of his hard work.

I received a complimentary copy of the book.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Courtroom lawyer reviews Tyranny Fighters

Timothy J Taylor has been a courtroom lawyer since 1971 and is author of the book Authority!: Implications of consciousness and the reality of existence. Taylor also expresses his opinions on current events in his AUTHORITY! blog in which he emphatically states, "Conventional collectivist created authority is a deception in consciousness. You are your own Authority!"

Taylor has repeatedly expressed his support of jury nullification advocate Julian Heicklen over the years, most notably in his post Julian Heicklen: My Hero.

Taylor was even quoted in the book Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles:

...courtroom lawyer Timothy J. Taylor, writing in his "Authority" blogspot, sums up Heicklen's "jury tampering" charges simply and rationally: "Any fair judge would have tossed the prosecutor's case out of court long ago." 

After reading Tyranny Fighters: The Julian Heicklen Chronicles Taylor produced this book review:

Tyranny Fighters Review

by Timothy J. Taylor

Garry Reed's book, Tyranny Fighters, provides a riveting chronological account of libertarian freedom fighter, Dr. Julian P. Heicklen's years long freedom of speech battle with the American police state Authority to inform prospective jurors of their legal rights. In the process of merely exercising his First Amendment rights Dr. Heicklen was wrongly arrested numerous times, dragged and confined to mental hospitals against his will, jailed, bullied, tortured, and charged with bogus criminal offenses.

This gentle and humble man violated no laws. He committed no crimes. He is innocent. He's the victim of a vicious persecution by evil government agents of American Authority! As I predicted in my blog, a federal judge in New York City finally ordered the dismissal of a criminal "jury tampering" indictment against the frail octogenarian professor based on merely passing out leaflets in a public place advocating jury nullification.

For centuries in British and American Jurisprudence, if a jury concludes that something about a case against the accused stinks, it has the power to disregard the evidence and/or refuse to apply the law as instructed by the judge. Jurors may not be compelled to account for their verdicts. Their deliberations are conducted in secret and their conclusions need not be explained.

This is known as "jury nullification" and Dr. Heicklen enjoyed a First Amendment right to inform prospective jurors of that power despite the fact that the Authority doesn't want jurors to know about the awesome powers they possess.

This excellent book tells the whole story. It explains in copious detail exactly why Julian Heicklen is my hero. And now he's been vindicated at last.


Tim Taylor's Customer Review is also posted on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1IJPzGw

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