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He was arrested for being a political dissident, let's call it out for what it is.
“I’ve received word from a reputable but not official contact that Adam will be charged with assaulting a federal officer under 18 USC 111,” writes supporter and activist George Donnelly. “This is a very serious charge. Take note that this is not official information yet. The source however is very reputable.”
Kokesh was kidnapped by Philadelphia police as he gave a keynote speech on Saturday. The former Marine was not smoking or in possession of any drugs when he was arrested. Video of the incident shows Kokesh holding up his hands as he is dragged away.
Not only did Kokesh not resist arrest, he made no aggressive moves to any police officer, as the footage clearly shows.
If he is charged with assaulting an officer, Kokesh will become the latest of a plethora of Americans who have been hit with such a charge despite acting in a totally peaceful and compliant manner. In some cases, people who have received brutal beat downs at the hands of police have later been charged with assaulting a cop.
The charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail, would almost certainly scupper Kokesh’s plans of leading an armed march on Washington DC in July if authorities are able to make it stick.
Originally posted by Helious
reply to post by Malynn
If what appears to have happened is proven to be what happened then we may have just witnessed the start of what could very well become a "soft revolution". I think that the line was crossed with the AP wire tapping but it has been erased completely with this action against Kokesh.
You simply can not harass and arrest a citizen of the United States in clear violation of their first amendment rights for the sole reason of them being a political dissenter. This can just simply not be allowed or be tolerated in this country regardless of the administration, it's criminal and if it turns out to be the case that what seems to have happened has indeed happened as it is being reported, immediate action should be taken.
edit on 20-5-2013 by Helious because: (no reason given)