Veteran, Activist Adam Kokesh Held Without Bond In D.C.

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A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge ordered Former Marine and Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, who is accused of openly carrying a shotgun in D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, to be held without bond during a preliminary hearing Monday.

Kokesh was charged with possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a firearm following a police raid that occurred because of a protest video the activist posted to YouTube on the Fourth of July. Authorities reportedly raided the activist’s home because he released a video showing himself loading a shotgun in the middle of Freedom Plaza.

During the hearing, Kokesh’s attorney argued that the video was nothing more than political theater. But, the judge disagreed, ordering that Kokesh be held until his next court appearance.

“I consider your client to be a very dangerous man,” the judge said. “This is not a political statement.”

Kokesh is expected back in a D.C. courtroom Aug. 13.

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  • flashy

    Lol … don’t forget, the crazies made a huge hub by. when Koresh was “disappeared” a few months ago. If I recall, it was because he couldn’t make bail … though I may err in that. what a stand up guy for a TP poster boy !

    • Kokesh

      You’re silly if you think Kokesh is a tea partier….he’s an anarcho-capitalist who hast a deep fettered hatred for our current establishment.
      Also he’s not religious. He was making a point that it’s an inherent right to defend yourself, regardless of the location, he’s harmless I assure you. Listen to his podcasts and you’ll actually learn how peaceful he really is. Angy, yes, dangerous? Only to the wrong people.

    • Kokesh

      You’re silly if you think Kokesh is a tea partier….he’s an anarcho-capitalist who hast a deep fettered hatred for our current establishment.
      Also he’s not religious. He was making a point that it’s an inherent right to defend yourself, regardless of the location, he’s harmless I assure you. Listen to his podcasts and you’ll actually learn how peaceful he really is. Angy, yes, dangerous? Only to the wrong people.

  • Bob in Florida

    While I agree Adam Kokesh is a bit of a flake, holding him without bail is a bit of a stretch.
    Kokesh’s attorney argued that the video was nothing more than political theater. But, the judge one-upped him with regard to political theater.

  • Stuart Shepherd

    The judge was right in fact but not in degree. Held without bond is ridiculous and typical of totalitarian types.

    • mark

      No, totalitarian types torture and then execute detainees without benefit of any judicial process. Don’t you know anything about totalitarian types throughout history? I mean real ones – not the bogeymen of libertarian bed wetters.

  • rbrooks

    most of you support the war on drugs and gun control laws. now you complain?

  • confuzzed

    Is there some room for another inmate at Gitmo now that some have been sent elsewhere?

  • Guest

    NO VICTIM = NO CRIME

  • Braxos

    Arrested for stupidity.