UPDATE FROM ADAM KOKESH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As many of you know, Adam Kokesh was arrested on July 9, 2013 at his residence in Herndon, VA. The US Parks Police, aided by the local Herndon police force and a coalition of other agencies raided and ransacked Adam’s home. They provided a warrant only after they had taken Adam into custody and had completed an extensive search. They also detained and harassed all the occupants of the house for an extended period and would not provide reason for the detainment.
The warrant for Adam’s arrest is highly suspect. The warrant was signed by Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson, the same judge that signed the warrant for Edward Snowden’s extradition. In addition, the warrant included an affidavit which has not been released to the public.
Adam was arrested for possession of a Schedule I drug (Psilocybin mushrooms) as well as possession of drugs while in possession of a firearm. Possession of Schedule I and Schedule II drugs is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and a maximum $2,500 fine, with a 2 year minimum sentence. In comparison, carrying a loaded firearm in the District of Columbia is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The intermediary between the two law enforcement agencies has been identified as Raymond Morrogh, the Commonwealth Attorney for Fairfax County. The local authorities (VA State Police) felt that the federal authorities were not doing enough to pursue the investigation of the YouTube video that Adam posted on July 4, 2013. Raymond Morrogh forced the federal authorities to intervene in this case, and arranged for the collaborative work of the various agencies involved in the search. The local state police forced the Federal Agencies to pull a warrant that was not in the Virginia State Police’s jurisdiction.
Raymond Morrogh is the Commonwealth Attorney for Fairfax County, and can be reached at 703-246-2776. His office is located at 4110 Chain Bridge Rd Fairfax, VA 22030-4042. Please flood his office with calls demanding that Adam’s case be thrown out. We need to take every possible avenue to put this man’s devious actions to light. He is directly responsible for the ridiculous waste of public funds consumed in a search he was complicit in. Our aim is to get this case dropped on the grounds of illegal search and seizure.
Adam is being held as a political prisoner at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. The detention center is located at 10250 Judicial Drive, Fairfax VA, 22030.
Furthermore, we have clarification regarding ADAM VS THE MAN’s relationship with Shield Mutual. As of July 15, 2013, we are no longer using Shield Mutual for any of their services. The reason behind this decision is based upon funds that George Donnelly raised on May 18, 2013. These funds were never released to Adam and are still missing. In light of these events, we have directed all fundraising efforts through channels that the ADAM VS THE MAN team can monitor and utilize most effectively in order to quickly and accurately enact Adam’s requests from the detention center.
This fundraising approach allows Adam the most control over his assets while he is unlawfully incarcerated. Adam will be not be using the public defender, and therefore needs to raise at least $10,000 in order to obtain appropriate counsel. At this time Federal authorities have yet to charge Adam with a crime, and Adam has no plans on taking bond on a crime that he did not commit.
The coming days are vital for Adam’s case. We need all who believe in Adam’s cause to stand with us, and donate as much as they responsibly can to Adam’s cause. These funds will be used for Adam’s legal defense as well as ADAM VS THE MAN’s operational costs. We need to make sure that Adam will be able to obtain appropriate counsel and ensure that this clear case of government overreach is exposed for exactly what it is. The overbearing power that the Federal Government has achieved is out of hand and untenable, and what happened to Adam could happen to any of us next.
We thank all of our supporters for standing in solidarity with Adam in his time of need. Please direct all fundraising efforts to . Please be sure to read the instructions listed there about the allocation of funds. Your support is vital and we would be nowhere without you. You are the lifeblood of this movement
Darrell Young, Manager/Podcast Director
Jeffrey Phillips , Marketing Director
Edd Yealey, Technical Director
Liz Delish, Development Director
Jeremy Mazur, Field Director