Category Archives: video

VIDEO: Martha Boneta Documentary – Farming in Fear – MUST SEE

Must see video about the trials and tribulations of Virginia’s favorite Farmer who has battled unbelievable forces to simply farm her land.

An AMAZING Documentary.

Article written by: Tom White

7th Planned Parenthood Video Shocker: Brain Harvested From Living Aborted Baby

This makes me sick to my stomach. The ghouls at Planned Parenthood use scissors to cut the face of a living baby to harvest the brain.

Heart breaking. Even worse, my tax dollars are funding this illegal activity.

The story is here.

Watch the video below and then go here to SIGN THE PETITION TO DEFUND THESE MONSTERS

Article written by: Tom White

Nathan Cox (CopBlock) Featured on Fox News Website

I was talking with Nathan Cox, a friend and a neighbor, this morning and he said Fox News had contacted him about a story they read on this blog. (Read that story here.)

The short of it:

Nathan Cox was pulled over by State Trooper Melanie McKenney for not displaying a front license plate on his vehicle. He received a $75 ticket and was detained for 28 minutes as McKenney tried to force Cox to put his camera inside the car. She claimed she was afraid he could use it as a weapon.

And from the information Cox received via a Freedom of Information Act request, the Trooper was concerned about being videoed. In a radio transmission, she said  “I don’t want myself on any Youtube or whatever”. So I suspect her demands that Cox put the camera in the car and her attempts to grab it from him were more out of fear of Youtube exposure than blunt objects.

McKenney’s justification was, as she put it:

“It took him a long time to pull over so I just wanted him to get out of the car,” she tells a colleague. “I don’t want to search his car — I don’t want anything like that but I don’t (know)– if he’s got a gun …”

“It took him almost a mile before his vehicle pulled over and, of course, we’re always looking for things that may be unusual because you never know what you’re going to get during a traffic stop,” McKenney told Monday.

When you are traveling at 70 MPH on I-295 – that means you are covering a mile in less than 52 seconds.When the Trooper pulled in behind him on her dash cam video (which is here) the time counter on the video is at 20 seconds. And as you can see in the video, when she pulled behind him to pull him over, they were approaching an on ramp. Cox cleared the on ramp and then pulled over on the shoulder. The time on the video when he was on the shoulder was :55. Which is a total of 35 seconds. Even if he were going 70 the entire time the most he would have traveled is 1/2 mile. It is clear to see Cox was being cautious. And from the time she pulled directly behind him until the car came to a complete stop was 56 seconds.

I would have stopped in the same place.

I understand that cops have a tough job. But this cop set an aggressive tone from the beginning. And in my opinion she was unnecessarily confrontational.

She pulled his door open, something I have never seen. She could have – and for her own safety should have – approached the window slowly and ordered him out of the car from there. If she were truly concerned for her safety the last thing she should have done is pull open the door – not knowing if the person had a gun pointed at her – and sticking her head and torso in the vehicle was simply beyond dangerous.

No, what she expected was not a weapon, but drugs in my opinion. She was hoping to make a drug bust. She put herself partly in the vehicle, obviously confident she would not be harmed.

And we all know that what Cox was doing was not hiding something as the Trooper speculated, but turning on his cell camera. That should have been obvious to the Trooper when she saw the camera.

Most people would have simply complied with the Troopers commands without question and without regard to the legality and constitutionality of those commands. Nathan Cox is not one of those people. And his prior run in with the police that the cops in the video discuss ended with Cox receiving a check for $10,000.00.

But Trooper McKenney filing a $1.35 million lawsuit, that is absolutely ridiculous. This is nothing more than the collision of egos. And nothing good will come out of McKenney keeping this story in the public eye.

Check out the Fox News Story here.

And here is the dash cam video:

Article written by: Tom White

VA State Trooper McKenney Sues VA Cop Block Founder Nathan Cox for $1.35 Million

Nathan Cox & Tom Roberts after the $10,000 VCU Settlement.

Nathan Cox & Tom Roberts after the $10,000 VCU Settlement.

Editor’s Note: Nathan Cox is a friend and a neighbor. A lot of people are critical of Cox because of his activities with Cop Block. In the current political climate, cops are under a lot of stress for overreaching and exceeding their authority. Often this leads to an escalation in hostilities and the situation can turn violent in a very short period. You have probably seen the video’s of cops demanding identification and the person refusing. If you are being detained, are suspected of committing a crime and various other scenarios, the cop is completely within his authority to demand your ID. However, we also have the right of protection against unreasonable search and seizure (read the Constitution sometime). And court decisions have been quite clear on what is reasonable and what is unreasonable. Stopping an innocent person walking down the street and demanding an ID exceeds the cop’s authority in most instances. Most of us, myself included, would probably just show our ID and be on our way. But still, our rights were violated. To some, they can live with that. To others, knowingly allowing their rights to be violated in order to expedite the exchange is something they are not willing to do.

A lot of my friends are critical of those who know their rights and refuse to allow them to be violated. People like Nathan Cox. They consider it disrespectful of the police, however, when a cop exceeds his legal authority and violates their rights, or attempts to violate their rights. The cop is disrespecting you! Most people don’t know what cops are allowed to do and what exceeds their authority. Those associated with Cop Block make it a point to know the difference. And from what I have seen, they usually pervail on the scene or in court.

Most of these confrontations on Youtube and elsewhere are instances where the cop or government official does not know the limits of their authority. I suppose cops are always free to ask for your cooperation, and if it is not legally required, you are free to oblige or refuse. The cops that insist on your compliance for an unlawful order are either improperly trained or bullies. And it is hard to know the difference. Some video’s I have watched, when asked if they are being detained or are suspected of a crime, the cop answers “No”. And then the next question is “Am I free to go?” and that question should always be answered with a “Yes” from the cop. If you are not suspected of a crime or violation and you are not being detained it is hard to imagine a case where a cop has any option but to let you go on your way.

As I said, I prefer to take the easy road and cooperate, but knowingly allowing someone to violate my constitutional rights is not something I want to do. And if both the citizen and the cops know their rights and boundaries, the job of the cop is a lot safer. And the citizen is not hindered in their movement. Perhaps if police training taught the cops to say “You are not being detained or arrested and you are not suspected of a crime. And you are not obligated to show me your ID, but it would help me do my job.”

But we all know that isn’t going to happen. The cop will run your ID to see if you have any warrants or other outstanding issues without ever suspecting that you did. And there is always the possibility of a mistaken identity situation. So the bottom line is, if the cop has no legal authority to demand your ID, justice is only preserved if you exercise those rights.

Below is an article written by Nathan Cox. He is being sued by a Virginia State Trooper who apparently had a run in with Cox a couple of years back. Based on what I know of this case, the Trooper should lose. I am not privy to any insider information from Cox or anyone else in this case, but the burden of proof of malice should be very high for the Trooper as she is, or should be, considered a Public Official and held to a higher standard of proof. (See the First Amendment Handbook)

The U.S.  Supreme Court has recognized different standards for different types of libel plaintiffs, with public officials and figures required to show the highest degree of fault.

Celebrities and others with power in a community usually are considered public figures. Politicians and high-ranking government personnel are public officials, as are public employees who have substantial responsibility for or control over the conduct of governmental affairs. Some courts have found that public school teachers and police officers also are public officials.

And the bad thing about this case is that it gives the Virginia State Police a black eye as this law suit looks like nothing more than sour grapes. Trooper McKenney is causing damage to her reputation by prolonging this, filing, non suiting and filing again. It is unbecoming and frivolous in my opinion.

And if you can, drop a couple of bucks in Nathan’s defense fund here. If you agree with him and his methods or not, that is not the issue. He is putting himself out there to make sure we keep our rights because so many of us are not willing to challenge unlawful authority.

(Begin Nathan Cox Article)

In March of 2014, local Richmond media (along with Virginia Cop Block) reported that I was being sued by Virginia State Trooper Melanie McKenney as a result from a traffic stop that transpired on Memorial Day weekend 2012, nearly two years prior, in which I later wrote an article about. The initial suit was for “defamation” which was filed in small claims court and she was suing me for $5,000.

The initial “warrant in-debt” I received had no attached complaint or allegations and I had no idea what it was about. I later formed the opinion that McKenney was upset about something I perhaps wrote in the article about the stop. The article also included information I acquired by way of a Freedom of Information Act Request.  This information I received included electronic forms of communication, radio transmissions and her dashboard camera.

During this first go around, I was contacted by the Judge Judy show who wanted this case on their show and I’m under the impression they spoke with Melanie McKenney. I declined the invitation to be on the show. Melanie McKenney did not show up for her first hearing, claiming in a letter written to the Judge (in which I received a copy of), that she thought her court date was in the afternoon. So she appealed the judgement which bumped the case up to Circuit Court.

A few weeks away from the trial date that she requested, my attorney received noticed that McKenney voluntarily non-suited the case – case dismissed. NOW, a little more than six months down the road, just yesterday while I was at work, I received another notice about a new law suit. She’s still suing me for “defamation” and also now “…respectfully requests that the court grant her compensatory damages against the defendant in the amount of $1 Million Dollars AND punitive damages in the amount of $350,000 and pre-judgement interest plus all other such relief as proper and warranted by the Court.”

I have re-hired a hands-down excellent civil rights, Constitutional attorney based out of Richmond named Thomas Roberts (and Associates). This will be the third 1st Amendment related case that Mr. Roberts (and his associates, who are EXCELLENT) has represented me on. The first case was when I was illegally pulled over by a VCU police officer. Tom Roberts won that case and VCU Settled out of court for $10,000.

In November 2012, I was served an Injunction by the Richmond Police for simply LINKING to some leaked documents that someone had uploaded online. Tom Roberts again handled that case along with his associate Andrew Bodoh who told the Richmond Times Dispatch, “The judge’s injunction has led to these documents being taken out of the public domain,” said Andrew Bodoh, an attorney for Karn and Cox. He added: “Seeing that the documents have been taken down, it raises concerns that the injunction is chilling our clients’ right to free speech and the public’s right to free speech.”

Virginia Cop Block has done GREAT work since being launched. Our mission is simple, to hold public servants accountable and to bring about more transparency within the worlds of law enforcement and the judicial system. The organization is decentralized. We’re reactive and proactive. Equally important to our mission is the matter of education. Empowering individuals through education. Talking to people one on one and in group setting about their natural and civil rights. How to and how not to interact with the police. We are NOT a police hating organization. I do not promote or support that type of behavior towards the police or anyone. As Maya Angelou once said, “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” Also, Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

I once wanted to become a police officer which is half the reason why I joined the Army in 2006. I decided against it after I realized how out of control the Police-State had become. The police have become militarized and have completely morphed into something different than many years ago. It appears that most police do not take their Oaths to the Constitution seriously and that they have no problem undermining and depriving people of their Constitutional rights. Additionally, statements by police officers such as the one in this image GREATLY concern me.

There is nothing wrong with holding individuals accountable for their actions, most especially public servants. In fact, it is our duty to do so. Anything less means giving tacit approval and consent of their misdeeds. However, we see here, doing so can put a target on your back for retaliation.
I am now in a legal battle with this woman and I need YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT to fund this battle and my legal fees.

Tom Roberts plans to counter-sue. In order to move this case forward I need the financial support of the public. It is of my opinion that this is a 1st Amendment Rights issue and I suppose a judge/ jury will decide that. In saying that, help me protect my first amendment rights and perhaps, although it’s not clear, this case could help set a precedent in protecting YOUR first amendment rights in the process.

You can view the 11 page lawsuit & make your donation —> HERE. No donation is too little or too small!

Article written by: Tom White