Thursday, October 24, 2013

BREAKING: Adam Kokesh's D.C. Lawyer Has Withdrawn From the Case

The following extremely vague post was made at the Adam Kokesh Facebook site:
Due to circumstances beyond the control of either Adam Kokesh or Peter Cooper, Adam's attorney handling his Washington, D.C. cases, Mr. Cooper had to withdraw from representation at an emergency court hearing this morning. These circumstances were not in any way related to, caused by, or initiated by the conduct of either Adam or Mr. Cooper. For obvious legal reasons, the nature of the circumstances cannot be disclosed. Mr. Cooper is doing everything he can to make the transition to a new attorney appointed by the court as smooth as possible. 
The court has continued the trial date on the firearms related charges from October 31, 2013 to November 18, 2013.

(ht Travis Holte)


  1. Why direct confrontation of the empire is a bad idea.

  2. how do you arrest someone based on a video? You didn't physically see him in that location. Did forensics evaluate the video to see if it could have been made with 'green screen' technology much the way the weather is made? Or how about the gun. From the video could you tell if those were live rounds? Or even if they were authentic items? I see guns in movies all the time that look real. But if you can't touch it or examine it in person, how do make a judgement from a video? To use swat teams to arrest people and incarcerate them for more than a day, based on a video and not eye witness should not be allowed. It should not be that easy to arrest someone and detain them for so long. Nobody was injured from the incident. There were no victims. If anything this should be a ticket and released. How in any way does this depict a free society?

    1. Video is used all the time. Most state and federal laws allow someone to be arrested on reasonable cause. Basically, if facts and circumstances lead you to believe it is more likely than not that a crime was committed and the person committed it, the police can arrest them. Also, a citizen can arrest on the same grounds as long as the crime was committed in their presence. Presence is often defined as anything the 5 senses can detect. Since your eyes can watch a crime be committed in a video, it is grounds to get a warrant and arrest someone. Remember, an arrest doesn't mean you're guilty, only that there are facts and circumstances that lead you to believe it is more likely than not a crime was committed. A trial will determine if the accused is guilty.

  3. No victim, no crime.

    To imprision someone for so long with not only no victim, but no indication of likely violence is beyond criminal. This action flies in the face of constitutional law, and those carrying out these actions should be tried for treason, as they are certainly aiding the enemies of of constitutional America and the god given rights of all people (also enumerated in the constitution).