Iraq War veteran “assaulted” for trying to photograph cops in DC



Adam Kokesh, an Iraq War veteran turned antiwar activist, was handcuffed by undercover FBI agents after trying to photograph police making a traffic stop.

The incident occurred Tuesday when Kokesh and a friend were walking down the street and encountered an agitated police officer ordering another car to stop.

Kokesh pulled out his cell phone and snapped a few photos, but the cop jumped out of his car and grabbed Kokesh, spinning him around and putting his hands on the car.

Within minutes, a dozen cop cars and undercover FBI agents swarmed Kokesh, handcuffing him and ordering him to delete the photos, but Kokesh refused.

Finally, they released Kokesh without deleting his photos. For more details on this story, check out the video.



Adam Kokesh, an Iraq War veteran turned antiwar activist, was handcuffed by undercover FBI agents after trying to photograph police making a traffic stop.

The incident occurred Tuesday when Kokesh and a friend were walking down the street and encountered an agitated police officer ordering another car to stop.

Kokesh pulled out his cell phone and snapped a few photos, but the cop jumped out of his car and grabbed Kokesh, spinning him around and putting his hands on the car.

Within minutes, a dozen cop cars and undercover FBI agents swarmed Kokesh, handcuffing him and ordering him to delete the photos, but Kokesh refused.

Finally, they released Kokesh without deleting his photos. For more details on this story, check out the video.

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Editor-in-Chief Carlos Miller spent a decade covering the cop beat for various newspapers in the Southwest before returning to his hometown Miami and launching Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC News in 2007. He also published a book, The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which is available on Amazon.

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