Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh to stay in jail after refusing to speak to judge

Adam Kokesh (AFP Photo/Tim Sloan)Adam Kokesh (AFP Photo/Tim Sloan)

Mark my words. They will kill this guy or, at best, find some equally effective way to silence him because he has gained in enough notiraiety to be a threat to them. — jtl, 419

During a Thursday morning arraignment hearing outside of Washington, DC, jailed activist Adam Kokesh refused to answer questions from a judge and was told that he’ll continue to be locked up without bond.

Kokesh, 31, will likely now stay in a northern Virginia detention  facility until a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 2 is  held. He was arrested Tuesday evening at his Herndon, Virginia  home and charged with drug and gun felonies.

The raid on Kokesh’s home occurred amid a US Park Police  investigation which was brought on by a video that the Second  Amendment activist posted on YouTube a week earlier.

In the clip, Kokesh is seen loading a shotgun in downtown DC’s  Freedom Plaza – located just two blocks away from the White  House.

We will not be silent. We will not obey. We will not allow  our government to destroy our humanity,” Kokesh said in the  clip, which was recorded after his planned “Open Carry March” was  cancelled amid warnings from law enforcement. “We are the  final American Revolution. See you next Independence Day,” he  continued.

Kokesh hoped to have hundreds, perhaps thousands, of residents  walk into the nation’s capital carrying loaded firearms in  defiance of the district’s ban on guns outside the home.

After police concluded a search of Kokesh’s Herndon, VA house on  Monday, they charged him with possession of a Schedule I or  Schedule II narcotic, namely psychadelic mushrooms, and also  having drugs while possessing a firearm. If convicted on that  count alone, he would receive a minimum sentence of two years in  jail.

Kokesh was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but reportedly  refused to leave his holding cell. He finally made his appearance  before a judge the following morning, but had to be carted in on  a wheelchair because he refused to cooperate.

He happened to be in a wheeled chair because he did not want  to walk,” First Lieutenant Steve Elbert of the Fairfax County  Sheriff’s Office told WTOP News.

When he was wheeled before a judge to be arraigned, Kokesh  reportedly refused to speak.

I’ll take your silence as your consent,” a Fairfax County  judge told him, according to WJLA News.

A friend of Kokesh told News4 Washington that refusing to leave  the jail cell was meant to be an act of civil disobedience. The  Sheriff’s Office previously confirmed that Kokesh initially  refused to be photographed or fingerprinted upon being detained.

Kokesh has been arrested in the past, including earlier this year  at a marijuana legalization rally in Philadelphia and at a  dance-off he hosted inside the Jefferson Memorial in DC two years  ago. He told News4 last week that the YouTube video that sparked  a police investigation was also an act of civil disobedience.

I loaded a shotgun on Independence Day, but I didn’t kill  anybody. I didn’t drone any children,” Kokesh said. “I  didn’t steal any children’s future. I didn’t sell this country  into debt. I didn’t do any of the crimes that the man two blocks  over at the White House is responsible for.”

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2 Responses to Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh to stay in jail after refusing to speak to judge

  1. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on DICK.GAINES.AMERICAN! ~ Gunny G's… Since 1997 and commented:
    Dick G


  2. 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

    Hell Yeah Adam! The wheeled chair is typical Adam but I would hacve never thought of. I just wish more had his balls. He is the modern day Patrick Henry.


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