Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts of What Went Down at the Arrest of Adam Kokesh

Human Events reports:

[Liz] Delish, who was inside the Kokesh residence when the raid occurred, said, “After two loud knocks at the front door and a brief pause, the police broke down the door with a battering ram.”

Once the police were inside, they threw a flash grenade into the foyer area, she said. “I thought someone got shot.” A flash grenade is a non-lethal explosive that produces a blinding flash of light and loud noise, devised to temporarily disorient a person’s senses.

There were eight adults inside of the home and one pet, she said. “Luckily Adam’s pit bull Baloo was safely secured in his crate at the upstairs of the home.”

“The 30 to 40 police officers that entered had lasers, body armor and creepy-looking helmets,” she said.

Delish said she was shaken-up by the incident that lasted six hours. “I went towards the back of the home to exit, and there were four or five police officers on the back porch with drawn firearms.”

The adults were ordered into a small front room, their cell phones were taken, and they were summarily handcuffed without being Mirandized, she said. Miranda is a warning given by police to criminal suspects in police custody before they are interrogated to preserve the admissibility of their statements in a court of law.

“Their behavior was unprofessional and their search of our persons and the home gratuitously unconstitutional,” she said.

“They ransacked the two-story home, and pushed items into piles,” she said. “One of the officers purposefully knocked over a glass of water on my possessions.”

One of the adults had a Glock 30 pistol in his possession, Delish said. “He immediately informed the police and they retrieved his firearm.”

“Later he was punched in the back of the head for asking to use the rest room,” she said. “I witnessed Kokesh being kicked by a police officer while he was handcuffed and seated.”

“The police used every opportunity they could to rough us up,” she said.[...]

Adam and I had a very busy day,” said Darrell Young, the producer of Adam vs. The Man. “I stepped out to get something to eat and returned to a barrier of police officers two blocks away from Adam’s house.”

All passersby were being stopped and questioned, he said. “Some were allowed through, some were not.”

Young said that because he is a black man they would not let him through. “When I tried to get around them, a cop car tried to run me off the road.”

The amount of force used was outrageous and excessive, he said.'[...]

Young said he identified 30 to 40 police officers, three or four helicopters, special equipment, undercover officers, and a light armored military-style vehicle.


  1. All this because he loaded a gun on a video. No victims, no crime, other than offending the sense of power and authority of the state. Much like asking to use the bathroom warrants a hit to the head, a sin against the state must be crushed to repress the rest of the sheep.

    The names, addresses and faces of the thugs that perpetrated this crime need to be published. These criminals should be shamed, and sued, and exposed as the criminals they are. Only when the fingers of the state a paralyzed, will the state begin to loose its power.

  2. Welcome to the USSA, where you're free to express any opinion you want - provided that it's pre-approved by the state. Dare to dissent and they send SWAT teams after you.

  3. Its funny reading the comments from his latest podcast

    All the pathetic conservatrolls are so desperate in proving that Kokesh is liberty is so damm pathetic.

    If anyone is interested in helping Kokesh out I would urge you to go to Shield Mutual which is run by fellow libertarian George Donnelly