Updates emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by campaign manager Joey Dauben, and posted here by Paulie.
In this youtube clip, Cooper and Dauben are on the way to the Alex Jones radio program. Cooper says he is “99% sure” he is running, and says he has a “stash,” but not more than what he can eat – saying he practices the methods he preaches.
Dauben also emailed us that Cooper has been endorsed by Steve Kubby.
“The War on Drugs is the disease, Barry Cooper is the cure.”
Not everyone in the drug policy reform movement has always been as positive about former narcotics officer Cooper.
For example, Loretta Nall, founder of the US Marijuana Party, Alabamians for Compassionate Care, and 2006 Libertarian Party of Alabama write-in candidate for Governor, engaged in a public feud with Cooper (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). However, Loretta’s latest story about Cooper was more positive….
I’ve had something of a long running dispute with Barry Cooper over his first video “Never Get Busted”. Did a couple of write-up’s on it and had some pretty harsh words with Mr. Cooper over the course of the last year or so. But, I gotta give him some credit for his latest venture because despite everything else this is DAMN COOL!!
Barry Cooper, a former Texas police officer with eight years of specialty in drug interdiction, first made waves when he released the film “Never Get Busted Again,” a how-to guide for evading police drug seizures.
Austin, Texas-based Cooper’s latest project is not nearly so benign, and will likely generate for the former drug warrior an army of enemies in law enforcement.
‘KopBusters’ is a reality TV program that aims to sink crooked officers.
“KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana,” claims a release from NeverGetBusted.com “When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house.”
“The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster’s attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster’s secret mobile office nearby.
“The attorney was handcuffed and later released when eleven KopBuster detectives arrived with the media in tow to question the illegal raid. The police refused to give KopBusters the search warrant affidavit which is suspected to contain the lies regarding the probable cause.
“It is not illegal to grow plants under a light in your home but it is illegal to lie on an affidavit and plant drugs on a citizen. This operation was the first of its kind in the history of America. Police sometimes have other police investigating their crimes but the American court system has never dealt with a group of citizens stinging the police. Will the police file charges on the team who took down the corrupt cops? We will keep you posted.”
Cooper’s “Never Get Busted Again” was a runaway success, the sales of which serve as financial support for this most recent project.
“The drug war is a failed policy and the legal side effects on the families are worse than the drugs,” Cooper said to the Dallas Observer in early 2007. “I was so wrong in the things I did back then. I ruined lives.”
The ‘Kop Busters’ sting was the feature of a CBS 7 report, aired Dec. 4, 2008.