By Adam Kokesh | TEXAS
This is a reprinting of 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Adam Kokesh’s letter to Sheriff Akin of Wise County, January 24th 2018. You can donate to help with his legal fund here: https://kokesh.revv.co/wise
Sheriff Akin my name is Adam Kokesh. On January 16th, 2018, I announced that I am running for President of the United States as a Libertarian on the platform of the peaceful, orderly, responsible dissolution of the US Federal Government.
On that same day, I was falsely arrested in your county by Texas state trooper Garcia. That is why I am currently enjoying a government induced, taxpayer-funded, spiritual retreat at the Wise County Jail. I would tell you more about the incident; the charges, the circumstances, and the full name of the arresting officer. But although I have been locked up for more than a week and despite my repeated demands, I have yet to receive a single piece of paper from the government regarding the incident of my unjust imprisonment. As the county sheriff, you have the ability to set things right in this case. I intend to help you. I will make it as easy as possible to achieve justice so long as you cooperate with me in good faith and honor your oath to the constitution; similar to the one I took when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I swore to defend it against ALL enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC.
I watched fellow marines dies in combat in Fallujah, Iraq to allegedly defend the freedom of my fellow Americans. Needless to say, it was quite disheartening to return home to find that if the terrorists ever hated us for our freedom, they should love us by now. We found out the hard way that the greatest enemies of the constitution are not to be found in the sands of some far off land, but rather right here at home.
I hope that your opposition to the constitution is unintentional rather than deliberate. Now that the issue has been raised we shall soon see if you are one of many domestic enemies of the constitution or if you will join me in standing up for freedom, justice, and American values. You have access to sufficient evidence to determine that my arrest was false, and that officer Garcia acted with deliberate malice and disregard for my rights. You can watch my videos that I broadcast live of the arrest until I was unlawfully ordered to stop filming. You can see that there were several violations of police procedure and my rights as ascribed by the 4th Amendment of United States Constitution. I am writing to you to report several crimes. I have been falsely arrested and imprisoned.
An innocent man sits in your jail, the victim of a dangerous criminal in uniform that still roams the streets to terrorize the good people of Wise County, who you have a DUTY to protect. If you don’t think that terror is the effect of his presence; I challenge you to survey the residents of Wise County and ask them how they feel when a state trooper pulls up behind them. I bet you everything that I own that you will hear more words like, fear and anxiety, than safe and secure.
Do your duty. Pursue this matter appropriately and arrest officer Garcia. I will not rest until I see him wearing the same striped uniform that I am wearing now. You are in possession of stolen goods. There was nothing that was taken from me that day that was taken lawfully. I demand that all my property be returned to me immediately including my dog Baloo and my RV, No Force One. I demand that you make arrangements to compensate me for all damages done to my property, time lost due to false imprisonment, and all towing and impound fees.
You can pass the bill to the arresting officer. Instruct the Wise County District Attorney to not oppose my writ of Habeas Corpus and for the presiding judge to grant it so that you can release me without restrictions or pending charges.
Do the right thing. Regardless of how well you handle this there will be a number of lawsuits stemming from this incident and I intend to extract as much money as possible from the criminal arresting officer, Wise County, the great state of Texas, and all other individuals who can be held accountable, possibly even your yourself; for the numerous civil rights violations that I have experienced in your facility. Including having a female guard deliberately walk in on me while sitting on the toilet in my cell.
I will not take a single penny from any lawsuits; for myself or my political causes. It will all be returned to the people of Wise County with priority given to compensating your other victims.
I have presented you with a very important choice. It will affect you until your last day on earth regardless of what you decide. It is now up to you to show the world if you are a man of courage and conviction or cowardice and corruption. I advise you to meet me in my cell, M3-D32 or as I like to call it, The Kokesh Presidential Suite, at your earliest convenience to discuss these matters. I assume you will consult with attorneys before taking any action, I strongly suggest that you consult with your conscience first.
Adam Charles Kokesh
Inmate Number 95195
PS I would have sent this letter by certified mail, but that option is not currently available to me as I have been denied access to even any of the normally available resources necessary to mount a proper legal defense. Last night, I read this letter to my staff over the phone from my cell. By the time you read this, it will have already been publicly released as a blog, a podcast, and a video on numerous platform to millions of people online, and emailed to all local public officials and media in Wise County for whom my staff can find contact information