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Adam Kokesh Arrested In His Home!

From Adam's facebook page:

AVTM Official Press Release | RE: Raid on ADAM VS THE MAN Studios 10JUL13

(HERNDON, VA 10 JULY 2013)--- On the evening of Tuesday, 09JUL13, at approximately 7:45 PM, a combination of US Parks Police (an arm of the DHS) raided Adam Kokesh's residence. Local Herndon police assisted in the armed invasion. The officers used a battering ram to knock in the door after two knocks, and did not announce that they had a warrant. Immediately after breaking down the door, a flash bang grenade was deployed in the foyer.

Numerous police vehicles, including a light armored vehicle and two low-flying helicopters barricaded Adam's street. More than 20 armored SWAT team members surrounded the house, as well as a number of detectives, and plainclothes officers. Assault rifles were aimed on all members of the team as they were handcuffed without being told why they were detained. Masked and armored police in full “Storm Trooper” gear flooded in and ransacked the residence. The team was cordoned in a front room, while Adam was pulled aside for questioning.

Over the course of the next five hours, the police searched every corner of the house with canine units and blueprints to the house obtained prior to the search. All officers refused to speak to the crew while they we being detained. They confiscated cell phones and personal items with force. Throughout the ordeal, the police repeatedly showed a volatile desire to initiate aggressive, forceful conduct with detainees. At one point, Adam politely requested to use the restroom and was kicked by the officer forcing him to sit handcuffed on the floor. After hours of determined attempts, the safe was forced open and all items inside were confiscated. Adam was arrested and his crew were told he was being brought to the Herndon Police department overnight. Well after midnight, police officers cleared the house.

Fairfax County Adult Detention Center has stated that it has Adam in custody.

The ADAM VS THE MAN Team will be continuing production on the podcast and the Youtube channel as long as Adam remains imprisoned for an act of civil disobedience. We will continue to spread the message of liberty, self ownership, and the non-aggression principle regardless of the government's relentless attacks on our operation. We will continue to combat its desperate attempts to crush a worldwide, revolutionary shift in the people's understanding of the state's illegitimacy—after all, good ideas don't require force.

Media Contact: Lucas Jewell – lucas@adamvstheman.com

Also from facebook:

If you are interested in participating in a "call flood" call 202 619 7105 (The phone number Herndon Police gave us) and demand the release of Adam Kokesh and that charges be placed on the individuals that committed a B&E, vandalizism, distruction of property, theft, and kidnapped Adam at our home. Thank you and as always I will be keeping everyone up to date on info and releasing an official statement soon. All posts on this page will be from me. - Lucas


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just called 202 619 7105 and the dispatcher refused to identify herself (typical police behavior from my call flood experience) several times and then said this was an emergency number and asked if i had an emergency and i said no and she hung up.

is there another number? can someone else please call and double check that she was telling the truth. thanks

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they lied or are totally incompetent

after googling the number i called back to inform the unidentified women "dispatcher" the gov website had the number listed as a non emergency number. once again she refused to identify herself and when i informed her the call was being recorded she said she was recording too. i asked for her supervisors name and then she hung up on me again.

24 hour Non Emergency Number - Communications Section (202) 619-7105

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called several more numbers

i called and talked to a mr. culver in the personal office and was told to send a FOIA request by mail if i wanted any info about adam and about the employs who refused to identify themselves at telephone numbers listed.

Personnel Office - 1100 Ohio Dr SW, Wash, DC
(202) 619-7056
mr. culver

culver then referred me to "Sargent Paul brooks" in the public relations office. brooks vm says he's out until the 15th and says to call (202) 619-7300 and ask for the "shift commander" for info. that number as i found out is an emergency number oops. the man at that number refused to identify himself and hung up on me.

public relations 202-619-7163
Sargent Paul brooks

i then called the non emergency number back (202) 619-7105 and it sounded like the same guy from the emergency number (the lying women was gone).
he refused to identify himself as well and demanded my name and number and then after some back and forth he said he was ending the call.
i remained calm and respectful as long as i could throughout the almost hour of calls but finally lost it and screamed obscenity's at him after he said he was ending the call.

i love call floods but they only work if y'all all call and demand accountability.

non emergency number 202-619-7105

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Warm up the lawyers, get them some coffee.

Who gave oath for probable cause, who was the judge?

Were items sworn about in the complaint collected.

Perjury is pretty serious.

Personal injury and Property damage, theft, and wrongful arrest. Looking bad...

Free includes debt-free!

Great thanks for nothing


I agree, he needs to get his

I agree, he needs to get his head on straight. If you are going to poke the hornet's nest you better have your hands as clean as possible. He should have known that he would at least be put on the radar and should not have illegal substances in his house, especially after his stunt at DC.

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