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Video Shows Feds Firing On Ed Brown Supporter

Video Shows Feds Firing On Ed Brown’s Dog Walker Last Summer

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
March 28, 2008

A newly released video has corroborated the account of Danny Riley, a supporter of income tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown, who claimed that he was fired at by US federal agents hiding in the woods outside the Brown’s New Hampshire home last Summer.

Infowars and Prisonplanet extensively covered the events in Plainfield, N.H. last year, where Ed and Elaine Brown remained in their home for months, refusing to face trial and subsequent conviction on charges of non-payment of income taxes.

The couple were arrested peacefully last August, after the long stand off, when agents infiltrated the property posing as supporters.

The new video, shot by the feds on June 7th, shows men in full jungle camouflage gear, lining the approach to the Brown’s driveway as Riley approaches walking their dog.

After recognizing the dog’s awareness of someone in the area, Riley surveys the scene for a few minutes before the camouflaged agents are discovered and reveal themselves.

As Riley turns and runs, one of the agents clearly fires a shot, you can see the long gun and a burst of smoke.

After Riley was caught and tased several times he was arrested and interrogated for several hours. When the authorities let him go he videoed a personal testimony of what had happened and posted it on the internet, despite having been threatened with a lengthy prison sentence should he talk to the media.

Riley stated that after yelling to ask what one man was doing, another man in camouflage popped up in front of Riley and yelled “freeze” after which Riley turned and ran.

“At that point, a round went down range right by my head – I heard it whiz by me – I was screaming at the top of my lungs – don’t shoot me, don’t shoot me I’m unarmed,” Riley said.

It became clear that Riley had averted a planned siege that was only aborted after his disappearance gave the Browns early warning that militarized police and SWAT teams were descending on their home.

U.S. Marshals downplayed the entire incident and denied any kind of siege was being planned. They also denied that any shots had been fired, a claim which now clearly appears to be false.

Read the Prisonplanet report from June 8th.

Watch the newly released video of agents firing at Riley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvYdjSQdRd4

The video, which was provided to Riley’s legal defense team, was subsequently acquired by Ridley Report and posted to Youtube.

As the commentator states, supporters of the Browns who have viewed the video have pointed out a major issue with the footage.

As the federal agents are discovered by the dog, the footage reverts to a low resolution for the remainder of the video. Supporters have highlighted that this could hide critical details.

Riley is currently standing trial on charges of conspiring with two other men to “help federal fugitives evade capture”, providing weapons and handling explosives. If convicted Riley, along with Jason Gerhard and Cirino Gonzalez, faces years behind bars.

So far the court has been provided emails and heard recordings of Riley and the other men, which the prosecution says prove their intent to acquire weapons and instigate violence at the Brown property.

However, there has been no forensic evidence showing weapons and explosives were handled by any of the men.

The Defense attorneys have argued that the men left the Browns’ house months before federal agents searched the property. The situation escalated in the final months of the standoff, the attorneys said, and not one of the men was there when the weapons were found.

Most of the audio recordings were of various calls to radio shows in which Riley and the others refer to the standoff as “the beginning of the revolution to take the country back from those thieving international bankers” and “the new world order”.

One in particular was a call Riley made regarding an incident after he had returned to the Browns’ home in late July when he reported 30-40 shots being fired in what was a probable attempt at provocation to goad the Browns and their supporters into a violent response.

The trial seems to hinge on proving that the men and the Browns were intent on causing violence. The fact remains, however, that no violent provocation was ever carried out by them or on their behalf. The evidence shows that the same cannot be said of the federal agents involved in the case.

The trial is expected to conclude in around two weeks time.

Elaine Brown Suffers Broken Wrist
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GAKpulIMomg

 



IRS Auctions Off Ed Brown’s Possessions
February 11, 2008, 12:38 pm
Filed under: ed and elaine, Ed Brown, Income Tax, IRS, New Hampshire

IRS Auctions Off Ed Brown’s Possessions

Nashua Telegraph
February 8, 2008

An Internal Revenue Service auction of tax evader Elaine Brown’s possessions netted the government nearly $80,000.

A Queens, N.Y., man placed the winning $32,250 bid for a 32.15-ounce bar of Engelhard gold. Peter Rhee intends to give the golden prize to his three grown children as an investment, he said.

The IRS seized the gold bar and other valuables from Brown after she and her husband, Ed Brown, surrendered to federal agents last fall after a standoff in which the couple threatened to use violence if the government invaded their Plainfield property.

Read Full Article Here

 



Wesley Snipes to fight IRS
January 15, 2008, 11:40 am
Filed under: Aaron Russo, ed and elaine, Ed Brown, Fascism, Income Tax, IRS, Taxpayers, wesley snipes

Wesley Snipes to fight IRS

NY Times

January 14, 2008

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From 1999 to 2004, the actor Wesley Snipes earned $38 million appearing in more than half a dozen movies, including two sequels to his popular vampire thriller “Blade.”

The taxes he paid in the same period? Zero.

But unlike other celebrities who find themselves on the wrong side of the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Snipes has a flamboyant explanation: he argues that he is not actually required to pay taxes.

Mr. Snipes, who is scheduled to go on trial Monday in Ocala, Fla., has become an unlikely public face for the antitax movement, whose members maintain that Americans are not obligated to pay income taxes and that the government extracts taxes from its citizens illegally.

His trial has become the most prominent income tax prosecution since the 1989 conviction of the billionaire New York hotelier, Leona Helmsley, who went to prison for improperly billing personal expenses to her business.

Read Full Article Here

America: Freedom to Fascism
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173

 



Former IRS agent convicted of failing to pay taxes
November 1, 2007, 9:18 am
Filed under: ed and elaine, Ed Brown, Income Tax, IRS, Taxpayers

Former IRS agent convicted of failing to pay taxes
Stone Mountain woman testifies she believes she wasn’t required to file returns

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 31, 2007

Sherry Peel Jackson, a former IRS revenue agent and certified public accountant, told a federal jury Tuesday she was sure she did not have to file income tax returns.

But after less than 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury convicted Jackson of failing to file income tax returns for four years, despite an income of more than $400,000 during that time, according to prosecutors.

The Stone Mountain woman faces a maximum of four years in prison. She will be sentenced early next year.

Jackson, 45, did not fit the typical profile of a criminal defendant. She worked as a revenue agent from 1988 to 1995 and then as an accountant.

But in July 2000, Jackson testified, she began to question whether she had to pay income taxes. By the following year, she decided she was not going to file a tax return.

Sitting at the witness stand, with large books of federal regulations and the tax code in front of her, Jackson said she could not find any section of the tax code that held her liable for income taxes.

“I’d done a lot of research and I was just about sure,” she testified. “I did not have to file an income tax return.”

During cross-examination, assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Langway read Section 1 of the tax code to Jackson, who is married. A tax is imposed on “every married individual,” Langway read, asking Jackson how she could not be an individual.

“I couldn’t find the definition of ‘individual,’ ” Jackson replied.

Lowell H. Becraft Jr., one of Jackson’s attorneys, told jurors they should not convict her of willfully disobeying the law because Jackson had a “good faith” reason to believe she did not have to file taxes. He reminded the jury Jackson attended Tuskegee University in Alabama and the University of Georgia, raised a family and lived the life of an ordinary American.

“You may have never heard of this before,” Becraft said. “To you, it may sound wild. It may sound crazy. … But she believes she’s not required to file tax returns.”

Langway called Jackson’s reasoning “cockamamie” and “absurd.”

“She’s an ‘individual’ — she knows that,” Langway said. “You should disbelieve everything she said.”

Jackson was once entrusted with protecting IRS laws when she served as a revenue agent, Rodney Clarke, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, said in a statement.

The verdict, he said, “indicates that she knew exactly what she was doing when she stopped filing her own individual tax returns. While taxpayers such as Ms. Jackson have the right to contest their tax liabilities in the courts, taxpayers do not have the right to violate and disobey tax laws. The law establishing the requirement to file tax returns is crystal clear.”

 



Tax Evaders’ Property Now in Feds’ Hands

Tax Evaders’ Property Now in Feds’ Hands

AP

October 19, 2007

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The property where two tax evaders holed up for months refusing to surrender and serve prison sentences has been cleared of explosives and seized by the federal government.

Explosives teams needed two weeks to find, remove and blow up a large number of homemade bombs and dismantle booby traps, U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said Thursday. The wooded, 110-acre property in Plainfield includes a solar- and wind-powered home.

Ed and Elaine Brown had holed up there since walking out of their federal trial in January. They were arrested this month by federal agents who posed as supporters. They are now serving 5-year prison sentences.

Elaine Brown’s dental office in nearby Lebanon also was seized by the Treasury Department. The properties may be sold to cover the Browns’ unpaid federal income taxes. They were convicted of hiding $1.9 million in income between 1996 and 2003 to avoid paying the federal income tax, which they believe is not legitimate.

The seized properties are posted with “No Trespassing — Government Property” signs, and federal authorities warned that anyone attempting to enter without permission can be arrested.

The Browns’ standoff was sustained by stores of food, supplies from supporters and a fan base stoked by postings on the Internet.

Four of their supporters have been charged with helping the Browns evade arrest. The cases were reassigned this week to U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, after federal judges in New Hampshire recused themselves.

Ed Brown is serving his prison term in Elkton, Ohio, and Elaine Brown in Danbury, Conn. Authorities say the Browns could face new charges related to the standoff.

Brown Supporter Said He Was Duped By Agents
http://www.wptz.com/news/14376035/detail.html

 



Ed Brown: “I Was Gassed For Three Days…”


Ed Brown: “I Was Gassed For Three Days…”
Ed Brown Gassed, Tortured in Deprivation Tank. Tax protester speaks for first time since arrest in prison phone call

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
October 17, 2007

In a disturbing audio clip, Ed Brown speaks for the first time since his arrest and relates how he was gassed by noxious fumes for three days in a detention center as well as being put in a deprivation tank for 15 hours.

Shaun Kranish of MaketheStand.com was able to call the Ohio prison that Brown has been incarcerated in and talk with him on the phone for 10 minutes.

Sensory deprivation is a form of torture and extended deprivation can result in extreme anxiety, hallucinations, bizarre thoughts, depression, and antisocial behavior.

Brown also said he had been prevented from making any phone calls or receiving mail.

For the first time, Brown reveals what happened when he was tricked and arrested by U.S. Marshals, including how he was tasered multiple times.

Brown said that he had a chance to fight back during the arrest but that he did not want to hurt anyone.

Brown said his captors were treating him with “professional cruelty” and mentioned that they had also done harrowing things to his wife following her arrest, but refused to go into detail.

“I guess Ed and Elaine Brown, the elderly couple, really rattled their cages, we must be a real terror to the federal government, the corporate structure,” said Brown.

Following our article about Ed Brown supporters fearing Brown was being mistreated or tortured, U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier dismissed it, saying, “That’s absolutely ludicrous.”

If what Ed Brown relates in the audio clip is true, it’s abundantly clear that he is being cruelly mistreated.

Click here to listen to the MP3.

Watch It:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXorJDKjSJA

In a related development, Elaine Brown’s son David told WMUR News that he has also been prevented from speaking to his mother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-seEOkfrC6k

Audio Clip Reveals Ed Brown Was Tortured
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=4544

2 judges out of Brown cases
http://www.concordmonitor.com/….71018/NEWS01/710180336

Supporters Fear Ed Brown Is Being Tortured
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/october2007/081007_fear_torture.htm

Monier Says Claims Of Brown Mistreatment “Ludicrous”
http://www.propagandamatrix.com….007/111007Monier.htm

 



Ed Brown delivered to federal prison in Ohio
October 11, 2007, 3:14 pm
Filed under: ed and elaine, Ed Brown, Income Tax, New Hampshire, ohio, Steve Monier, US Marshal

Ed Brown delivered to federal prison in Ohio

Associated Press
October 10, 2007

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A convicted New Hampshire tax evader is now at his new home — a federal prison in Ohio.

Stephen Monier, the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire, says Ed Brown of Plainfield arrived earlier today at the low security Federal Correctional Institution in Elkton, Ohio.

Monier says Brown had not spent time in any New Hampshire jail since being arrested last week, but had been staying at undisclosed locations under the watch of marshal’s deputies en route to prison. Elaine Brown began serving her sentence earlier this week at the Federal Correction Institution in Danbury, Conn., a minimum-security prison for women.

Officers arrested the Browns last week at their hilltop home in Plainfield. Their monthslong exile began after they abandoned their trial in January. In April they each were sentenced to 63 months in prison but refused to report to authorities.

Monier Says Claims Of Brown Mistreatment “Ludicrous”
http://www.propagandamatrix.com….007/111007Monier.htm

Feds seek Brown sympathizers
http://www.unionleader.com/article.a….47ef-abd1-af92810fe583