“Free Kokesh” rally to be held outside jail on Saturday.
July 12, 2013
Barefoot and wearing the same shorts he was arrested in, combat veteran, radio host and freedom activist Adam Kokesh is still being held without bond in a frigid, ant-infested jail cell less than 50 square feet in size.
Kokesh is currently charged with possession of a Schedule 1 or 2 drug and possession of a Schedule 1 or 2 drug while in possession of a firearm.
A sheriff’s deputy informed Kokesh, held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, that authorities are also considering to charge him with armed sedition and illegal transportation of a firearm.
Sedition is defined as inciting rebellion against the authority of a state or monarch.
Kokesh was allowed a phone call to his father but the conversation was monitored by a sheriff’s deputy standing there the entire time.
As we reported via RT, Kokesh refused to leave his jail cell to go to his arraignment. He was forced into a wheelchair and pushed in front of the judge, but never spoke a word in court.
“I’ll take your silence as your consent,” the Fairfax County judge told Kokesh, according to WJLA News.
Kokesh refuses to speak in court without counsel.
As of July 11, Kokesh had not been appointed a public defender.
As we recently reported, “Storm Trooper” police raided the radio host’s house on July 9, ramming down his front door and throwing in a flash grenade.
The grenade exploded right in front of Kokesh and he did not immediately receive medical attention for his injuries.
Even as Kokesh held his hands up, police kept multiple laser sights pointed to his chest.
According to the press release written by Kokesh’s radio staff:
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.
His staff went into further detail on the raid during the Alex Jones Show:
The home invasion and Kokesh’s arrest was undoubtedly a response to Kokesh’s July 4 video in which Kokesh loads a 12 gauge shotgun only a few blocks away from the White House and the U.S. Capitol (seen in the background):
The raiding party involved local police as well as U.S. Parks Police, an extension of the Department of Homeland Security.
They did not knock or announce that they had a warrant.
Alex interviewed Kokesh merely hours before the invasion:
Kokesh supporters are holding a Free Adam Kokesh Prison Rally on Saturday morning in front of the detention center.