Known as Ademo Freeman on Facebook, Co-founder of Cop Block arrived in Cleveland at the Republican Nation Convention on Monday. It took all but one hour for police to find a reason to detain him.
Freeman, arrived in Cleveland on Monday ready to document the protest of the RNC and any police abuse.
Officers had a huge barricade of cement set up to block areas off. Freeman, is known for his chalking around police stations all over the country. He noticed there were five cement blocks set up, just the right amount for “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.” So, he decided to start chalking the cement blocks.
He only got to the letter “B” on badges before being approached by officers. Cleveland PD choose to detain him and took him to the back of the police car.
This video was taken by activist from Nevada Cop Block as Ademo was taken away and placed in the car.
Officers did not handcuff him or take his cell phone. He managed to capture this amazing video from the back of the squad car. This could be the first ever live stream from the back of a police car.
Officers had him detained in the police cruiser for around 30 minutes for chalking on the cement. He was questioned, had his rights violated, and time wasted for chalk. You’d think with all the things going on around the RNC someone with chalk would not be a threat.
I contacted Freeman for comments. He said. “Welcome to Cleveland, Fuck the police.”
In the video of Freeman in the back of the police car, you can hear him telling officers that he did not consent to search or seizure of his travel bag. You can hear Freeman clearly say it a few times. “I don’t consent to search or seizure.”
Freeman, politely asks where the event zone boundaries were and the Chief told him a certain area of streets that is about a 1 mile area surrounding the event.
I asked Freeman’s opinion on that. He said. “The first cop wouldn’t search it and the white shirt said he didn’t care, I’m in the event zone.”
When our police and lawmakers start taking our rights in the name of event zones or because elected officials are around, that’s when you know things are not right. Take a look at HR 347, it was passed several years ago, restricting free speech, creating bubbles around lawmakers and others.
Freeman, did get let go and is now going live from time to time on his Facebook page. Go to his page for more updates.
By: Kory Watkins – DontComply.com
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