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Adam Kokesh Arrested, I think Video shows Cops planting something on him

Adam Kokesh, liberarian icon and host of the Adam vs. The Man podcast that was formerly carried by Russia Today, was arrested by National Park Service law enforcement officers in Philadelphia on Saturday. Kokesh was arrested while delivering a speech in the Independence National Historical Park’s Free Speech Zone for a monthly “smoke-out” gathering in which participants advocate for marijuana legalization. Videos taken by participants show that Kokesh did not smoke marijuana and did not resist arrest. Kokesh was reportedly taken to the Philadelphia Police Department’s ninth precinct, but later transferred to a federal prison where he is awaiting a Monday arraignment on presently unspecified charges. Kokesh achieved recent notoriety for organizing an event to take place on July 4th, 2013 in which pro-Second Amendment supporters were to engage in civil disobedience by peacefully marching in Washington, D.C. with rifles.

The event’s attendees totaled approximately fifty persons while federal and local LEO’s were at least sixty. Kokesh's transfer to a federal cage should suggest that charges will be brought against him for assaulting an LEO. That would carry a potential sentence of eight years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. Kokesh was clearly targeted for arrest prior to the event and he is a political prisoner.


In this second video, a federal officer can be seen planting something on Kokesh --
http://youtu.be/GwALyVUNYa8 Can anyone ID the man wearing the dark green or black t-shirt with whom the cops grappled while seizing Kokesh? He's the distraction. Can anyone ID the cop in the white shirt? He did the planting. Out them now, please. This thuggery is inexcusable.

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F the Law, Smoke it Anyway?

Really? Is that what all of this is about F the law?

I never heard Ron Paul say those words.

Adam Kokesh was not allowed to attend Ron Paul's rally in Tampa. Why?

I am beginning to wonder if I am in the wrong place.



-- Free Adam Kokesh and NA Poe - Political Prisoners -- MUSIC VIDEOThis is from a protest to free political prisoners Adam Kokesh and NA Poe that occurred May 23rd, 2013. The event was held at 601 Market St. Philadelphia, PA.

I think you migh have freed Kokesh and BEST CONSPIRACY VID EVER

Schvenzlerman if this is your work/research you deserve a medal as big as you are. Cause out of all the "kooky conspiracy" crap I've seen, this one, well, you took the kook right out of it, that looks REALLY REALLY SUSPICIOUS. It's the combination cause that looks like a setup, the (attempted?) drop and then the perp walk leaving the other subject alone.

And know what?

I know from experience with leftist rallies that cops plant things, go under cover as instigators and pull this kind of crap QUITE COMMONLY in some places. And Philly is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY ONE OF THOSE PLACES.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

Just a question

If he were to be found guilty of the things he is accused of, will he then lose his second amendment right ?


Yes, because the charges are for felonies and not Misd.

Jason Robinson
Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho

Am I the only one?

Who thinks that eventually all of these BS charges will be dropped and he will be held for "Belligerent acts" as the NDAA states...

Has Adam been able to see a

Has Adam been able to see a lawyer?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Arrested for what?

What was the charge? I watched the video and it looked like Adam was just grabbed and cuffed. I didn't see anyone inform him that he was under arrest or read him his rights. And why are the Feds involved in this?

"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
Ron Paul

HUGE Lawsuit Potential Here

The photo of the undercover cop who conducted the plant needs to go viral until he is identified and public pressure brought to bear that he be prosecuted. The other cops as well. This disgusting, criminal act will backfire on them big-time.

The OP should change the post

The OP should change the post because people are attacking some innocent guy. Kokesh's people said the guy was trying to grab his belt, like a solidarity thing. He is another activist not a cop.

Not to mention the cops clearly escort the guy out behind Kokesh.

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where's the proof of that?

Could you provide a link to where Kokesh's people say this.

It looks like he shoves

his hand in his pants.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

As I understand it,

Ron Paul distanced himself from Adam Kokesh, and I can see why. This stunt has done big damage in winning hearts and minds for the betterment of America.

Winning hearts and minds is the job of dink dunk

Adam is a Marine. Marines take action.

I find it great that a Marine combat verteran is arrested one week before Memorial day for BS trumped up charges.

Maybe some other veterans will have the balls to tell their local towns to go eff themselves and find some other stooges to march in their parades this weekend. Or better yet - stand up and march - WITH guns and free Adam t-shirts.

Semper Fi Adam.

If I recall,

the marines were sent to Iraq to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi peoples.And then on to Afghanistan to do the same thing.
Hot heads only ever cause the spark that ignites violence in a "revolution", but rarely the answers or true leadership.
Adam put himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

No - they dont send Marines to win hearts and minds

they send them to do great harm through a crazy mindset where one wishes only to live up to legendary battles of prior wars - and hopefully if you are lucky - find yourself in one of these great firefights to see if you have what it takes to be the best of the best - and if coming home dead - just make sure you went out in a blaze of glory.
Now maybe the politicians told the press to say otherwise, but that I cant speak to.

And to take a line from The Lord of the Rings - it takes but one to start a war and those without swords can still die on them. The only time peace has ever worked was when there were those willing to do great harm on behalf of the peacful people. Don't kid yourself.

When one has to actually consider the wrong place and wrong time for something as simple as getting up and speaking - then you already have my answer.

Actually, I distance myself

Actually, I distance myself from Ron Paul in some ways, too. A cursory review of the past few years should yield clues as to the motive for doing so. No one is faultless including Ron, Adam, you, myself, nor anyone else.

Adam better be charged with something and swiftly. Otherwise, he's the face of the NDAA and a reason for its immediate repeal.

this is the face of DP

Dissent is downvoted even though the commenter makes valid points.

I can't wait for the midterms.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

it should change

Jon and Michael should check out how Hacker News is setup. We should discourage people from downvoting comments they disagree with, only downvote comments that are low content, spam, etc. If someone disagrees, respond and say why.

For HN, users have to be established/have karma to be able to downvote.

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33rd rank freemason illuminati shape-shifting disinfo agent! Prove you're not!! Also prove that there AREN'T a thousand fifty foot tall unicorns doing the riverdance right behind me at this very moment!!

*slams a fat, stubby fingered fist against the desk, spills Mountain Dew on self. Doesn't bother changing the shirt, or combing the cheeto crumbs from the neckbeard*

A signature used to be here!

What Stunt?

Preaching Freedom? Sorry to break it you but drugs is part of Freedom too!

He should have kept

his head down until his Gun March. Giving yourself a reason to be arrested before "the Big Day" is none too wise in my book, and I feel that nothing but bad is going to come of this, resulting in bad but foreseeable reasoning on both sides.
There is so much "STUFF" going on in Government, that we shouldn't be distracted by yet another sideshow.
This has nothing to do with drugs and freedom, but agendas and slight of hand.

It bumps up his profile though.

That's how he got to where he is and he's getting harder and harder for people to ignore. I'd like to still give him credit for pursuing these distractions. They're about freedom too.

Yes, there is that..

Nothing wrong with the "smokedown" cause, or Adam's conduct -
but maybe a tactical mistake.

I, personally, have no problem with the

smokedown, but many pro gun people do....and they do not want to be associated with people that "do drugs". Period.

That's their problem not Adam's

"I, personally have no problem with the smokedown, but many pro gun people do"

That's not Adam's problem, it's their problem if they don't understand the concept of having LIBERTIES.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Adam vs. The Man's Two-Producers interviewed by AJ: Video Update

Feds Disappear Adam Kokesh!


Published on May 19, 2013

I talked to his crew who went to the federal jail and the pirates won't even say where Adam is.. This is the key point I forgot to report in this video.


FULL Show: The Alex Jones Show, Sunday, May 19, 2013


Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Interesting: 215 comments, and only "301+" views?

I've heard the argument that "oh the views are cached" well who really believes that when we have computers that can count exactly everything that happens?

Edit: of the first video, that is.

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I don't know that it has to be this

way, but it is for every video. We've seen it from the beginning of youtube and the views do catch up eventually. I've seen it happen for a cat video, too, not just on political topics.

Do you believe there a particular motivation on youtube's part for it to be this way?

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No, I was spreading ignorant memes, sorry

Jon schooled me, and I won't do this again. It was something I had read a few times and it filtered into my consciousness. It's now out of there; you won't hear it from me again.

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