Here are some news updates for Adam Kokesh for July 11, 2013. I will keep this post updated with any further news that comes out today.
- Adam was forcibly arraigned very early this morning. He is being held without bail pending a probable cause hearing. Early this morning, he was dragged barefoot in shorts out of the cage they put him in and carted to the arraignment in a wheelchair. He did not participate in the arraignment because he has been denied access to a lawyer.
- Adam was able to make a call to his father. His father thinks that Adam may not be allowed to make another call anytime soon.
- Adam wants a lawyer. He has requested access to a lawyer constantly since being caged. He refuses to go to court without a lawyer. Adam’s manager, Lucas Jewell, is working on getting him trusted counsel ASAP.
- Adam is being held in solitary confinement in a 6.5′ x 7.5′ cage without bedding. He was kidnapped while wearing shorts and has not been given proper clothing to protect him from the frigid temperatures that have become standard operating procedure in America’s prisons.
- Adam reports via his father that the cage he has been locked into is infested with ants. Furthermore, the lights are kept on by the guards 24 hours per day without any break for rest.
- A public defender is expected to be appointed at 3PM Eastern today. 3:20PM EDT Update: I spoke with the public defender’s office and they still have not received the paperwork from the court that is required before appointing a public defender. One will not be appointed today (11 Jul 2013).
- Adam’s phone call to his father was monitored by a sheriff’s deputy standing right next to him as he spoke with his father.
- During the attack on his home Tuesday evening, the flashbang (stun grenade) deployed by militarized US Park Police exploded right in front of Adam. He reports that he has yet to receive any medical care inside the prison.
- During the attack, Adam reports that the Park Police covered his chest with laser-sight red dots even when he had his hands up.
- A sheriff’s deputy informed Adam that charges of illegal transportation of a firearm, sedition and armed sedition are being considered against him, presumably by federal prosecutors. (Oxford defines sedition as “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.”
- Eyewitnesses to the attack on Adam and his companions Tuesday night report that US Park Police brought large brown paper evidence bags in with them before their search that appeared to be full. There is a concern that they planted evidence.
- ABC: Adam Kokesh arraigned on drug charges
- CBS: Adam Kokesh Handcuffed, Silent In Court; Ordered Held Without Bond
- WTOP: Veteran, activist Adam Kokesh held without bond
- Houston Free Thinkers (video): Post-Adam-Kokesh House Raid Interview with Lucas Jewell
Here are copies of the Virginia arrest warrants. Case numbers GC13152459 and GC13152461.
Here is some public information about the charges against Adam.
Here are some photos of the aftermath of the attack at Adam’s home.
I will keep this page updated as new information comes along.
On the action front, I have prepared a press release for national distribution that should go out tomorrow morning.
Adam’s business team is working hard to support Adam in every possible way.
We need YOU to continue calling the decisionmakers in Virginia and to stand by for further information and action requests. This stuff is scary but we must have the courage and find the determination to never lose hope and to continue working towards our shared vision of freedom and justice, a vision that Adam Kokesh works for and adeptly represents.
George Donnelly firstname.lastname@example.org (215) 360-3513