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Oct 16

PA Makes Police Video Exempt From Public Records Requests

On Wednesday, 10/19/2016, the PA Senate passed a bill which would exempt recordings from law enforcement’s body cameras and dashboard cameras from public records requests. The bill would make it nearly impossible to obtain footage of police misconduct, or anything that is in the public interest, even if the person requesting it appears in the video. […]

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Oct 16

Freedom Paradox Members Beat State Police in Court

Back in October 2015, I wrote about the illegal arrest of myself, Rick Gonzalez, and Scott Marshall by the Pennsylvania State Police in Lehighton, PA. During this arrest, our camera equipment was confiscated as “evidence” of a crime that was never committed. A few days later, following a call flood from our supporters, I happily wrote […]

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Oct 16

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Police Issue Arrest Warrant After Flexing Rights At A Traffic Stop

Yesterday a well-known and outspoken activist, Ryan Scott, was arrested at his home in Dekalb, Illinois. His charge? The good-old, famous “Obstruction.” The catch-all obstruction charge has, in the past, been used against people filming, not answering questions, and anything that makes an officer feel like you were a hindrance to them.  The charge is based […]

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Oct 16

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Speaking At Adam Kokesh's tour

As an early activist I watched a lot of Youtube videos. I was not sure of my rights or even what Freedom meant fully but I knew the videos I had seen of veteran activists making a stand was what spoke to me on some level. One of the activists that stood out to me […]

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Sep 16

Trenton NJ Police Vs New Jersey Weedman

Trenton Police have always had one of the worst reputations when it comes to allegations of abuse. The Department is no stranger to lawsuits and complaints.  Recently though they have jumped to the center of a lot of people’s attention by targeting a well known, and even loved marijuana activist. Edward Forchion is better known […]

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Sep 16

Court Rules Police Can't Block or Censor Facebook Posts

An Indianapolis woman has made a complaint to the local ACLU about being barred from posting on a local public Facebook page. Kymberly Quick, a Beech Grove resident claims in her complaint, that her simple, even respectful, comment that was critical of the Mayor’s Facebook post was not only removed but her ability to comment […]

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Sep 16

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Freedom Paradox Founder Crushes A Checkpoint

The Following Video shows an activists interaction with an officer (and later his supervisor) during a DUI checkpoint in Lehigh Township, Pennsylvania. The officer, who refused to identify himself even though he is required to, approaches and demands his driver’s license. Severin asks him to state what law he suspects him of having committed in […]

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Sep 16

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Freedom Paradox Founder Takes A Police Chief To School

  Recently we shared the story-  Freedom Paradox Founder Crushes A Checkpoint I promised to take a film crew to the police department to hold the officers accountable for refusing to identify themselves at the checkpoint and threatening to tow my car if I didn’t leave. When I arrived at the station I was instantly […]

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Sep 16

Open Letter To Bethlehem City Police Chief

A few days ago, the chief of police in my town decided to cover up the identity of an off duty officer involved in a car accident. This was no ordinary accident though. The off duty officer involved hit two pedestrians, causing one to collapse, and both to need medical care in the hospital. Why does […]

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Sep 16

Pennsylvania State Police Refuse Judge's Subpoena For Footage

On October 16, 2015, Severin Freeman and two other Activists were conducting multiple First Amendment audits of local police stations in Lehighton, PA. The point of these exercises were to ensure the public’s right to record in public spaces was being respected. More often than not, the police ignored us & went about their business, so we […]