Motorhome Diaries crew arrested and jailed for filming a cop after he pulled them over

From Free Keene 2009-05-14: Keene’s Motorhome Diaries Crew Arrested and Imprisoned:

It went down this morning in Jones County, MS. Jason Talley posted this to MHD’s Twitter:

We are in Jones County MS and @adammueller has been arrested for filming cops after they pulled us over.
http://img15.imageshack.us/my.php?image=q72.jpg&via=tfrog

Later, other posts to Jason’s facebook page revealed they were all arrested. After asking for details and hearing nothing, I called the Jones County Jail at 601-649-7502 and confirmed they have all been imprisoned.

Adam Mueller - Disorderly Conduct and Disobeying an Officer
Pete Eyre - Possession of a Beer in a Dry County
Jason Talley - Disorderly Conduct, Disobeying, and Resisting Arrest

The bureaucrats at the jail think they will be arraigned tomorrow, so if you live in Jones County, MS, you may want to show up to offer your help and support.

More as we know it on FTL tonight and here at Free Keene. Hopefully the guys will be out to tell their story soon at MotorHomeDiaries.com

This is some bullshit. Spread the word.

(Via Nick Manley.)

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  1. Gabriel

    That linked image is from someone standing well away from the vehicle. If the cameraman was in the vehicle how did he shoot it?

  2. Nick "Natasha" Manley

    I’ve met Jason and Pete before. They started their journey here in D.C.

    Marja and I had a very pleasant conversation with them about ALL. I have to admit: the Libertarians I’ve met around here have been mostly respectful and willing to listen to people speak. It does me give some hope for anti-statism being associated with decency ~ as opposed to conservative cultural or class snobbery.

    I really hope they get out of this predicament without any major consequences.

  3. Aster

    “Disorderly Conduct”= police officer doesn’t like you.

    “Disobeying an Officer”= police officer doesn’t like you.

    “Possession of a Beer in a Dry County”= your civilisation needs to discover the secret of roads.

    “Resisting Arrest”= police officer doesn’t like you.

    Nice objective laws. Breathe that sweet, free air!

  4. Nick "Natasha" Manley

    Charles,

    Is there anyway to link to a Facebook feed on here? I am connected to every non-obnoxious Libertarian there is on Facebook. We form a powerful communication/solidarity network. Angela Keaton was the one who tipped me off to this via a status update. Jim Davidson let us know that local Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty worker Allison Gibbs has headed down there to help bail them out.

    Here’s her weblog: http://allisongibbs.blogspot.com/

    She’s been soliciting money for them, so anyone wanting to help might try emailing her. I do not know her personally and haven’t even been formally introduced. Nonetheless, I am concerned about the Motorhome people.

  5. Nick "Natasha" Manley

    Update for the non-insiders/Facebook connected: they’ve been released. Jason reports he was choked/pepper sprayed for refusing to give id. Let’s hope they sue the hell out of these sado-fascists ~ feeling vindictive ( :

    Anyhow, this is Allison’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/allisonzayne

    Jim Davidson says I can post his Facebook updates publicly. If anyone knows of a website providing updates for this particular incident, then they should post it on here. Otherwise, my question to Rad still stands. I love how we’ve had such a networked response to this! The net is a powerful tool for solidarity.

  6. Jim Davidson

    Hi, I’m glad to report that Allison got them out on bail. Everyone was so great! A hero named Antonio came through with $1000! Wow. Thank you all so much. Now to raise money for their legal defense and get started on the civil rights lawsuit to recover everything and then some. Jones County will never be the same.

  7. Xaq Fixx

    As Nick posted, they have been released. I talked to Jason this morning, he said they were pulled over because they had a temporary tag from NH, but the tag is still valid, so there was no legal reason to pull them over in the first place. They are staying in Jones County today to shoot some video and once they get their computers back, and the MARV (the RV) out of impound, they will post updates on their site. As far as their libertarian street cred, both are small l libertarian, market anarchist, both are very Anti-State. They have much more in common with ALL than they do the LP and both support agorisim (even if they aren’t agorist) and the counter economy.

  8. Discussed at motorhomediaries.com

    » Bloggers Spread the Word About Jones County Sheriff’s Department | the Motorhome Diaries:

    […] of Colorado, Liberty Papers, NoState.com, DarianWorden.com, Blog of Bile, Disloyal Opposition, Rad Geek’s People’s Daily and the New Hampshire Free Press. Also, Reason’s Hit & Run and The Western […]

  9. Discussed at denver.libertyontherocks.com

    Bloggers Spread the Word About Jones County Sheriff’s Department | Liberty On The Rocks Denver:

    […] of Colorado, Liberty Papers, NoState.com, DarianWorden.com, Blog of Bile, Disloyal Opposition, Rad Geek’s People’s Daily and the New Hampshire Free Press. Also, Reason’s Hit & Run and The Western […]

· June 2009 ·

  1. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People’s Daily 2009-05-22 – Friday Lazy Linking:

    […] freeing the MHD3 and all political prisoners. By way of follow-up to the recent report on the bullshit arrest and jailing of the Motorhome Diaries crew, see Motorhome Diaries (2009-05-15): Jones County Sheriff’s Department Falsely Arrests MHD Crew, […]

  2. Discussed at aaeblog.com

    Diary Interrupted | Austro-Athenian Empire:

    […] Motorhome Diarists (a crew of itinerant libertarian documentarists/bloggers/interviewers) have been arrested. (What for? Insufficient deference to blue gang colours, as far as I can make out; further details […]

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