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Title: Today Adam Kokesh Filed Papers Seeking the Libertarian Presidential Nomination. Then He Was Arrested on Drug Charges.
Source: Reason
URL Source: http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/16/a ... h-arrested-on-drug-charges-wit
Published: Jan 17, 2018
Author: Brian Doherty
Post Date: 2018-01-17 17:25:11 by hondo68
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Keywords: Libertarian phobia, Election Meddling, Kokesh 2020
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Comments: 10

Adam Kokesh, longtime anarcho-libertarian activist who first came to public prominence with Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2007 and was later a big Ron Paul supporter, today filed the paperwork necessary to officially seek the U.S. presidency. He is hoping for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination.

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Adam Kokesh Facebook

He also had his RV pulled over twice by Texas police, and was arrested the second time.

A video of the second pullover that led to the arrest can be found on Facebook (and is embedded below). It shows highway patrol officers instructing Kokesh to shut off his camera at the point a police dog, off-camera, was said to have "alerted" to the RV. Kokesh was pulled over for driving 74 in a 65 zone, according to one officer in the video.

According to the Texas ACLU, the police do not have the right to demand a citizen stop videotaping willy-nilly though they have the loophole I'm sure they'd summon here regarding "truly interfering with legitimate law enforcement operations." The ACLU notes that "Professional officers, however, realize that such operations are subject to public scrutiny, including by citizens photographing them."

Jacob Sullum at Reason in a classic 2013 cover story demolished the probity of the "dog alert=suspension of Fourth Amendment rights" line of thought and practice.

A spokeswoman for the Wise County Jail confirms Kokesh is in their custody on four charges, one related to possession of under two ounces of marijuana, two related to possession of another controlled substance she was not able to specify, and one for "tampering and/or fabricating evidence with intent to impair" a police investigation. He will likely be arraigned and have bond set tomorrow.

Ben Farmer, the Kokesh campaign's chief strategist, says in an email that "we don't know any more than you do at this time about the charges or the circumstances of his arrest. We do find it suspicious that Adam was pulled over twice within an hour of formally announcing his candidacy for President. Particularly, since he just came off of a 4 month, cross-country tour in the same vehicle without being pulled over once the entire time."

I reported on one of Kokesh's previous brushes with the law, based on videotaping himself with legally forbidden weapons on federal property, back in 2014. He got off with two years probation then.


Poster Comment:

Busted for being a Libertarian presidential candidate?

The officers know that their days of sucking off of the government teat via Fusion Center federal funding, are over if Adam Kokesh becomes president.

Defied President Obama in our nations capitol. Oh, the horror!(1 image)

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#1. To: hondo68 (#0)

A pretty easy bust, comparable to the cops arresting Willie Nelson for pot at any point in the last 40 years.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-01-17   21:18:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Tooconservative (#1)

Willie Nelson

I did a protection detail on that greasy haired hippie shit kicker. It was for a live concert in my jurisdictional area, prior to retiring about 19 years ago. That pothead wouldn't allow LE, anywhere near him.

He didn't get a lot of protection. lol

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-17   21:30:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: GrandIsland (#2)

I did a protection detail on that greasy haired hippie shit kicker. It was for a live concert in my jurisdictional area, prior to retiring about 19 years ago. That pothead wouldn't allow LE, anywhere near him.

You should've brought a drug dog and busted that old fruitbat.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-01-17   21:43:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: hondo68 (#0)

Busted for being a Libertarian...

One “IN” and 5.9999999% to go ...

Gatlin  posted on  2018-01-17   22:05:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Tooconservative, *2020 The Likely Suspects* (#1)

comparable to the cops arresting Willie Nelson for pot

Willie has received his share of presidential votes as an indy over the years, he's got a lot of grassroots support.

DACA Shithole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?

hondo68  posted on  2018-01-17   22:07:13 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: GrandIsland, BobCeleste (#2)

A tidbit today:

DailyCaller: First Somali Police Officer In Maine Arrested At Concert [VIDEO]

What a proud moment of racial harmony. I especially like how the she-cop was charged with resisting arrest. Ya think that might hurt her future promotions?

All that remains is her reinstatement with back pay and winning a lawsuit against the racist oppressors who arrested her.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-01-17   23:05:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Gatlin, Corpus Christi Texas, War On LIbertarians, *The Two Parties ARE the Same* (#4)

Side by side with our President, the FLOTUS made sure it was known she was there to help not just with words, but with actions.

The Trumpkins fear losing to the Kokesh Libertarians of Texas in the 2020 election!

Unfortunately, the camera was turned off before we could see Melania hog-tie the Libertarian presidential candidate.

DACA Shithole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?

hondo68  posted on  2018-01-17   23:40:49 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Tooconservative (#6) (Edited)

Hopefully, they terminate that embarrassment of an officer. You can take the officer out of Somali... but you'll never take the Somali out of the officer.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-01-17   23:44:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: hondo68 (#7)

Side by side with our President, the FLOTUS made sure it was known she was there to help not just with words, but with actions.

ROTFL.

buckeroo  posted on  2018-01-17   23:54:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: GrandIsland (#8) (Edited)

You can take the officer out of Somalia... but you'll never take the Somalia out of the officer.

Your remark reminded me of a piece I read today.

American Thinker: What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

An eye-opener for most Americans on what life in the Shitholes is really like.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-01-18   0:00:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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