Cop Block is a decentralized organization made up of a diverse group of individuals united by their shared belief that, “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.”
This podcast is not officially sanctioned. I am an independent individual and the opinions I express on this podcast are my own. My name is Derrick J Freeman. I have been arrested 5 times for victimless crimes. I’ve been CopBlocking since 2011. This podcast features stories from the front page of CopBlock.org.
Sevan found out his business partner is gay, Steven walks off mic and out of studio, and Derrick finally enjoys 69ing and topping. The musical Cabaret is more timely than ever, and Steven wore heels to the theatre, catching the attention of our yoga friends. Sev and Steven geek out over ZCash, an anonymous cryptocurrency, and Patrick Byrne lays down why Bitcoin will destroy the state. Then Steven and Derrick help Sev get real into some wide Armenian hips.
A law enforcer encourages people to “pop a cap” in harmless random strangers.
A cop acts like a gang member when he threatens a man for not making timely payments to his gang’s bosses. Fortunately, a copblocker caught the interaction on camera, and when the cop noticed him, he decided to stop threatening the man. The man recording saved his fellow man from becoming the victim of a kidnapping.
A middle school student is charged with larceny over a 65 cent milk. There will even be a trial over it. The middle schooler receives milk provided by his community, but he forgot to grab it and put it on his tray when going through line. He returned to get another milk, and a cop grabbed him by the arm. The boy pulled away, and the man got rough with him. The school offered to reduce the punishment to keep it out of the courts, but the boy wants to push forward with the trial because he knows he is innocent and shouldn’t be punished at all.
CopBlocker arrested! Charged with “obstructing a peace officer.” What a joke! Watch the video.
Finally, the best example of how the camera is the best defensive tool in your arsenal: a cop threatens a man and invents a lie to justify hassling him, but the cop is caught when he realizes the man was recording him. He leaves angry, and his victim leaves unharmed.
Introducing SEV! The crypto-anarchist entrepreneur. Sev, Remington, and Derrick talked about being the product of social signals and following the path of least resistance — struggling to be true to ourselves and what that means in the context of masculinity. How is YOUR behavior affected by what you were told is–or isn’t–acceptable? Sev is watching Narcos but says Rubicon is a super-good show for libertarian types who question the people who call themselves the government. We talk about gay muslims and the origin of the word “radical” — which led to our discovery of the Radical Fairies global gay anarchist environmentalist movement. Yes, it’s really a thing.
Stuff we didn’t get to tonight, but you should check out anyway:
This week a guy stopped in front of my house in his truck and took my photo. As he drove away, he said, “The Coast Is Queer.” I’m not exactly sure what any of it means. I shared this story on Facebook, and Will Coley responded that there was an academic paper by the same name. He had me on his show to chat about it. At one point, his mic drops, and I am left to riff about freedom and life and awesomeness. But Will returns to save the day and finish out the segment, closing on a point about how the media colors our perception of people and groups, like gays or muslims. We all fight stereotypes.
WARNING! DISTURBING CONTENT! This is the episode recorded live from PorcFest 2016. Featuring Steven, Dylan, Seth, Joe, Remington, William, David, & Derrick. Featuring Hershel, Doron, and about a dozen shameful beasts that shall remain nameless.