July 12th, 2016 IRC Meeting
Aaron James Campaign
- Need help calling for volunteers
- Need help calling media
- Revising party platform
Events to Participate In
- 7/13, 6:30pm, Unity March Against Police Terror: Boston2BatonRouge, Boston Police HQ
- 7/19, 7 PM, Killer Drones, Arlington
- 8/7, noon, Pirate Picnic - Planning to take the noon ferry. Might be useful to have folks arrive early to get a table. Planning Pad Schedule and tickets.
- 7/16, noon-4:45. Cryptoparty @ Somerville Public Library
- 7/22-24, Hackers on Planet Earth, NYC
- 7/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
- 8/7, (noon ferry), Pirate Picnic, Georges Island. Planning
- 8/27, Boston Public Library Crytoparty
- 8/31, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
- 9/17-18, Freedom Rally
- 9/28, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
- Democracy/IT meeting
- WMass Cryptoparty
- How to file a FOIA request by Maya Shaffer
Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11am-12:30pm, Tatte Bakery & Cafe, 101 Main Street, Cambridge
We Discussed H.4440, a bill that Gov. Baker is trying to fast track through the legislature. It's a knee-jerk reaction to last weeks shooting in Dallas. Anyone (like a protester) who "assaults" a police officer would receive a mandatory 1 year minimum sentence. So, if you're at a protest and a police officer claims you've assaulted them, you go to jail for a minimum of one year.
Aaron James Campain. The campaign needs volunteers to help make phone calls. Please email info (AT) voteaaronjames.org if you can help.
USPP is working on revisions to their platform. https://uspirates.org/help-write-our-platform/
There will be a Restore the 4th event at HOPE. Saturday, July 23 at 8:15 PM. Stout NYC - 133 W 33rd St, New York, New York.
Screening of Killer Drones in Arlington on July 19th. http://justicewithpeace.org/node/6314
Planning to put out PirateCon audio as a series of weekly podcasts.
21:00 < jokeefe> hi all 21:00 < srevilak> hi all 21:01 < jokeefe> Writing this for the blog/email: 21:01 < jokeefe> With the recent shooting of police officers and civilians in Dallas fresh in our mind, Governor Baker is trying to rush through a bill (H.4440) that would increase penalties for assault on a police officer, allow pretrial commitment after a finding of dangerousness, and impose a mandatory minimum of one year's imprisonment in the case of serious injury to the officer. 21:01 < jokeefe> The Joint Committee on the Judiciary will meet at tomorrow, Wednesday at 9am in Hearing Room A-2 at the State House in Boston. 21:01 < jokeefe> Besides H.4440, the committee will also consider H.4466 which is even worse. With H.4466, assault on a police officer would carry an automatic minimum term of five years. Assault, under the law, need not cause any injury; it merely has to create a "reasonable fear of harm" in the mind of the officer. There have been many cases of people participating in protests being charged with "assault" merely for coming into 21:02 < jokeefe> involuntary physical contact with an officer (this is a notable recent case). Assault on a police officer is often based merely on the officer's word, and officers' word, like anyone's word, can't always be trusted. Should a police officer break his hand while punching a handcuffed protester, it it wouldn't surprise us to see an extra five years added to the protester's sentence. 21:02 < jokeefe> No one should harm a police officer, just as no one should harm any citizen or resident, but this bill would put police, who truth be told are given vast deference by the courts and prosecutors, above citizens and residents. 21:02 < jokeefe> We need your help opposing these bills. If you can, please drop in on the hearing and speak against it. If you cannot, please contact the Chairs and Vice-Chairs, and if possible, other committee members and tell them we don't need these bills. 21:02 < jokeefe> Thank you! 21:02 < srevilak> wow ... 21:02 < jokeefe> yea 21:02 < jokeefe> h 21:02 < jokeefe> Hearing at https://malegislature.gov/Events/EventCurrentDetail?eventId=2467&eventDataSource=Hearings&isCurrent=True 21:03 <@papegaai> Title: Event Details (at malegislature.gov) 21:04 < srevilak> wow, tomorrow morning 21:04 < jokeefe> yes 21:04 <@jokeefe> title suggestions? 21:05 <@igel> william fleurant, arlington ma 21:05 <@jokeefe> ahoy igel 21:06 <@jokeefe> https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP_H.4440 21:06 <@igel> hi oo 21:09 <@jokeefe> ahoy 21:09 < Kendra> Hi All, Kendra Moyer in Highland Park, MI 21:09 <@jokeefe> ahoy 21:09 < MosesMPP> ahoy 21:10 <@jokeefe> sorry, we haven’t really started - reviewing https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP_H.4440 21:10 <@jokeefe> want to get it out tonight 21:10 <@jokeefe> so while we waited for people … ;-) 21:10 <@jokeefe> need a title 21:10 <@srevilak> For a title, how about: Massachusetts: Sticking the Middle Finger to victims of police violence 21:11 < Kendra> How about Drawing and Quartering's Too Good for You? 21:11 <@jokeefe> lol 21:12 <@jokeefe> Stop Massachusetts from sticking its Middle Finger to victims of police violence ? 21:13 < Kendra> that's pretty good maybe "giving the middle finger to" 21:13 < MosesMPP> second 21:13 <@srevilak> I like that 21:15 <@jokeefe> Stop Massachusetts from giving middle finger to victims of police violence it is 21:15 <@jokeefe> I mean 21:15 <@jokeefe> Stop Massachusetts from giving the middle finger to victims of police violence 21:15 <@igel> argg 21:15 <@jokeefe> any corrections to the text? 21:16 <@igel> its not mass 21:16 <@igel> its baker 21:17 <@jokeefe> if the legislature passes it, it is mass 21:17 <@jokeefe> but Baker is shorter 21:17 < Kendra> You might mention malicious prosecution 21:17 <@igel> i would just put: trump sympathizing gov. baker extending abuse powers into new judge dread police force 21:18 <@jokeefe> lol 21:19 <@igel> i mean.. its baker 21:19 <@igel> and senate 21:19 <@igel> but its baker + marjijana + police + trump.. 21:19 <@srevilak> I made a small edit, but I like the copy a lot 21:20 <@igel> he's got the attn. of senate re: transit and public police 21:22 <@igel> An Act relative to assault and battery on a police officer 21:22 <@igel> Sponsors: 21:22 <@igel> Charles D. Baker 21:22 <@igel> mandatory minimum term of imprisonment 21:22 <@jokeefe> ok 21:22 <@igel> fuck 21:22 <@igel> this 21:22 <@igel> ?? who the fuck 21:22 < Kendra> We have to remember the potential for officers to plant evidence and railroad witnesses. Also the police are behaving oftentimes like gangsters themselves and not meeting the highest standards of training or service. 21:22 <@igel> is he trolling the commonwealth with this bullsh*!? 21:23 <@jokeefe> Added the edits and set it to go out. Will email later tonight. 21:23 <@srevilak> igel: apparently so :( 21:23 <@jokeefe> Thanks for everyone’s help 21:23 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/July_12th,_2016_IRC_Meeting 21:23 <@papegaai> Title: July 12th, 2016 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:23 <@jokeefe> thanks for the ids so far 21:24 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:24 <@jokeefe> Review 21:24 <@srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:24 <@igel> william fleurant, arlington ma 21:24 <@jokeefe> Well not quite review 21:24 <@jokeefe> if anyone going to the rally tomorrow outside Boston PD HQ? 21:24 < Kendra> Kendra Moyer, Highland Park, MI 21:24 <@jokeefe> https://www.facebook.com/events/1226375227396970/ 21:25 <@papegaai> Title: Unity March Against Police Terror: Boston2BatonRouge (at www.facebook.com) 21:25 < MosesMPP> Moses Sukin, Great Barrington MA 21:27 <@jokeefe> Well email the list if you plan to go 21:27 <@srevilak> https://twitter.com/masspirates/status/753037831233208320 21:27 <@papegaai> Title: Mass. Pirate Party op Twitter: "Unity March Against Police Brutality. https://t.co/yCOYOqEwRa" (at twitter.com) 21:27 <@jokeefe> Aaron James Campaign could use some help calling volunteers and media 21:30 <@jokeefe> If you can help make calls, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org 21:31 <@jokeefe> National party is revising its platform - https://uspirates.org/help-write-our-platform/ 21:31 <@papegaai> Title: Help Write our Platform! | United States Pirate Party (at uspirates.org) 21:31 <@jokeefe> Might be a good opportunity to share the work, help edit and adopt what we like 21:33 <@jokeefe> Besides the cryptoparties on 7/16 & 7/27 in Somerville, the other upcoming events are: 21:33 <@jokeefe> 7/13, 6:30pm, Unity March Against Police Terror: Boston2BatonRouge, Boston Police HQ 21:33 <@jokeefe> 7/19, 7 PM, Killer Drones, Arlington 21:33 <@jokeefe> 8/7, noon, Pirate Picnic - Planning to take the noon ferry. Might be useful to have folks arrive early to get a table. Planning Pad Schedule and tickets. 21:33 <@jokeefe> pirate pad - https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016Picnic 21:35 <@Kendra> HIOPE 21:35 <@jokeefe> And the pirate gathering at HOPE on 7/23 or 7/24 21:35 <@srevilak> jokeefe: Hadn't heard about 7/19, 7 PM, Killer Drones, Arlington. Do you know details for the event 21:35 <@igel> going? 21:35 <@Kendra> HOPE Conference 21:35 <@jokeefe> one sec, it is a private event on FB 21:36 <@jokeefe> yes, I will be at HOPE 21:36 <@igel> mm 21:36 <@jokeefe> The Killer drones talk is at Robbins Library 21:36 <@srevilak> I'll be there as well. This year, I've volunteered to work on the A/V crew 21:36 <@jokeefe> cool 21:37 <@jokeefe> The Restore the 4th event at HOPE is: 21:37 <@jokeefe> Hope XI NYC Restore the Fourth Meetup 21:37 <@jokeefe> Saturday, July 23 at 8:15 PM 21:37 <@jokeefe> Stout NYC - 133 W 33rd St, New York, New York 21:39 <@srevilak> Killer Drones: http://justicewithpeace.org/node/6314 21:39 <@papegaai> Title: Killer Drones: film and talk by whistleblower Christopher Aarons | United for Justice with Peace (at justicewithpeace.org) 21:40 <@jokeefe> cool 21:40 <@jokeefe> got to look at the HOPE schedule 21:40 <@srevilak> BTW, who wrote papegaai? 21:41 <@jokeefe> davidd, IIRC 21:41 <@srevilak> I was going to ask what the name meant, but now I suppose it's danish 21:41 <@srevilak> (sorry for the tangent) 21:42 <@jokeefe> No updates on cryptoparties except that there will be one in Boston on 8/27 21:42 <@jokeefe> I think Dutch, srevilak 21:42 <@Kendra> I looked it up it means parrot 21:42 <@jokeefe> That is all I have. Anything else you all want to bring up? 21:42 <@srevilak> Kendra: :) 21:43 <@srevilak> I've been editing PirateCon audio. Planning to do 1 blog post/week with audio 21:43 <@srevilak> Under the moniker "Pirate Podcasts" 21:44 <@srevilak> If we can record audio at more events, we could get a nice collection together 21:45 <@srevilak> (out) 21:45 <@MosesMPP> that sounds nice 21:45 <@jokeefe> Agreed. I will check with Noe about the video 21:45 <@jokeefe> If the Audio is good we can just put it up. 21:46 <@jokeefe> Have you needed to make any adjustments to the audio? 21:46 <@jokeefe> ahoy Castaway 21:46 < Castaway> ahoy! 21:46 <@igel> lo 21:47 < Castaway> I'm in Vermont, and we don't have a formal party, so I'm at least temporarily, a castaway 21:48 <@srevilak> Castaway: welcome aboard 21:48 < Castaway> I support Aaron James as a candidate, and I'm glad he's running. 21:49 <@jokeefe> Cool. We just talking about getting the audio/video up from our last conference 21:49 <@jokeefe> You wouldn’t happen to do audio/video editing, perchance? 21:50 < Castaway> I don't; I'm sorry. 21:50 <@jokeefe> No worries 21:51 < Castaway> Your party seems to be one of the most active in the US, which is great. 21:51 <@jokeefe> thanks, we try 21:51 <@jokeefe> srevilak, Have you needed to make any adjustments to the audio? 21:52 <@jokeefe> Cryptoparties are fun ;-) 21:52 <@srevilak> Just the usual slew of little edits + compression 21:52 < Castaway> I'd like to see the Mass Pirates, and other Pirates, replicate some of the success of the Icelandic pirates 21:52 <@srevilak> Castaway: we would like that too :) 21:53 <@Kendra> Maybe have a presidential debate with some other 3rd parties 21:54 <@jokeefe> We would need a presidential candidate first, but we could host one and stream it with the right equipment ;-) 21:55 < Castaway> I've noticed that a nonprofit called the Citizens Foundation became a great forum for the Icelandic Pirates and the party they had formed before becoming pirates. 21:55 <@jokeefe> yes 21:56 < Castaway> Have you reached out to any community nonprofits to host small, or large, servers running FOSS, encrypted apps? 21:57 <@jokeefe> Not yet, but that is an interesting idea 21:58 <@jokeefe> So we are at time and we are done with our agenda and there isn’t anything else 21:58 <@srevilak> I'll motion to ajourn 21:58 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:58 <@jokeefe> feel free to hang out if you can 21:58 <@srevilak> all in favor? 21:58 <@jokeefe> after 21:59 <@MosesMPP> ahye 21:59 <@jokeefe> aye 21:59 <@srevilak> will post transcript