Libertarian New Jersey State Senate Candidate Don Dezarn on Adam Kokesh’s Arrest

On May 18th, Adam Kokesh, libertarian activist, veteran, radio and TV host was arrested at “Smoke Down Prohibition V” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was a rally in support for maurijuana legalization. Kokesh was arrested before he could even smoke. He is currently being held in a detention center. Fans on Facebook are posting “Free Adam Kokesh” statuses and calling en masse the switchboard for the jail.

In the aftermath, controversy swirled around drugs allegedly having been planted in Kokesh’s pockets. Libertarian Party candidate for New Jeresey state senate Don Dezarn was accused of this. Several posts on his Facebook page attacked him for this alleged setup.

Dezarn released a video on May 20th defending himself from the accusations, which was posted on Adam Kokesh’s official Facebook page.

Here is Dezarn’s website and Facebook page:

4 thoughts on “Libertarian New Jersey State Senate Candidate Don Dezarn on Adam Kokesh’s Arrest

  1. Cynical in New York

    More libertarians need to get involved with this. Kokesh’s YouTube has brought many into the libertarian movement and has gotten to the point that he has gotten attacked by Michelle Malkin and the Young Turks.

    Don’t expect conservatives to be upset, they like the left have an interest in seeing Kokesh locked up. Calling out conservatives on their hypocrisy when it comes to gun ownership and the drug war and mocking religion didn’t win him any friends on the right. Some have gone to the point of calling him a “liberal plant”.

  2. Jill Pyeatt

    It sure looks to me like overkill on the part of the arresting cops. Apparently Adam has been sent to a federal prison because he was charged with assaulting a police officer. Facebook has several people organizing ways to help, such as 100s of calls to demand he be released, and a showing of people Thursday when he’s taken to court. This story will probably be overshadowed now by the tremendous death and destruction in Oklahoma today. I’ll post some links here if I find any calls for activism for Adam from Facebook tonight.

  3. Jill Pyeatt

    Adam just posted this to his FB page:

    “Released 130524 with felony charges reduced to citations which I refused to sign. Played hardball. Won. Talk to you Monday.”

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