Calling All CopSuckers: A Blue Balloon Event


Today a friend of mine put this Facebook event on my radar. Titled “A Blue Balloon” and hosted by a trio – Katerine MarshallBeth Previs and Jennifer Winn – of CopSuckers. The Facebook event has the following description:

No purchase necessary! ! This event is everywhere! If you support our men in blue then you have no reason not to join!!! I want to thank everyone that has joined and shared this event. It has grown to something i never expected! September 30th every single person who knows/ supports / loves an officer step outside at 1pm EST noon central!!! and DISPLAY a blue Balloon let’s show our officers that our love and respect for them can win this war on our hero’s share this and Tag everyone you know!!!! Radio stations and news reports pick this story up and help us support our heroes here on our homeland!!
*****We have received some concerns about the dangers of balloons and although I will not be changing the title I do encourage everyone to express their support in whatever way they feel is best ! Thank your for your help is showing our officers we appreciate them! Men. Women. K -9. I @[null:#ABlueBalloon]

Please direct all media inquiries to Katherine Marshall @

If any would like more information about the event i will check that email as often as possible!!!

First, let’s all laugh out loud at the “we have received some concerns about the dangers of balloons” as these people rally to support some of the most dangerous people on the planet. Luckily for me there was an email and I decided to email Katherine a few questions:

1. How are people coordinating their activities for this event? Is there a map of events happening across the country somewhere?
2. How many events are you expecting to take place? Is there a place people can post their pictures and videos of their events? Is there a hashtag being used?
3. What’s the goal of the event? Are you trying to raise awareness? If so, for what?
4. What inspired you (or whomever) to create this event? Do you (or they) feel there is a lack of support for police these days?
5. Why should people support the police? What do the police do that deserves support? OR why do you feel there’s people who may NOT support the police?
6. Should people who don’t want to pay – via taxation – for the ‘services’ provided by police be forced to pay anyways? How do you feel knowing that some of the people who are forced to pay your salary might not want too? How is that any different that, say, armed robbery?

Katherine promptly responded to me saying:

I’ll just go down the list. If anything is unclear or unanswered please let me know!

1. Events are cordoned by individuals  who strongly agree with the cause. There will be no map only those personally invited to the ‘regional displays’ (as I like to refer to them as since they are all part of one event). I will be notified via email or p.m. of each event but I will not be sharing the locations with the public in order to protect their identity  and keep the displays as safe as possible.

2. After their events people will be sharing photos and turn outs with me to be posted. #ABlueBalloon

3. The goal is to make officers feel a bit more safe in their day to day. To show that some of the community  still stands behind them.

4. I was inspired to create this event after noticing alot of negative publicity surrounding LEOs  as well as an abundance of unnecessary  violence towards them. I feel like the officers are feeling threatened. Therefore I wanted to show them and the rest of the world that much of the communities are still supportive of LEOs.

5. Police officers put themselves in risk to protect us and our loved ones. They disregard their own safety in order to provide safety to a stranger. In the community  they provide for people on a personal basis. I think some people do not support LEOs  for multiple reasons. Here are JUST A FEW: people do not like being told what they can and cannot do. There are a few bad apples in every group and unfortunately when an officer becomes one of those bad apples it spreads on media like wild fire making it difficult  to remember that it’s just one bad human being that unfortunately  made it onto the force.

6. I get the feeling that you believe I am a LEO …I am not I work for American Family Insurance and benefit in no way from the lousy  salary of any LEO. But to answer your question as long as we are forced to house criminals and the president of the United states. Yes I think everyone should have to help pay their taxes which helps pay the salary of LEOs .

I also believe that if we allowed civilians take law into their own hands we would have some serious issues … I hope I have helped you to understand the purpose of this event and my views on LEO thank you  and have a wonderful day!!


We exchanged another email where I said:

Thanks for the prompt response. I have a few follow up questions.

1. You mention that the goal is to make officers feel more safe at their jobs, but, do you realize that you’re more likely to be killed by the police than the police are to be killed by you? Did you know that over 700 people have been killed by police in the USA this year and less than 25 police have died by the hands of ‘violent criminals?’

2. Based off my first set of questions. Would you agree that, if the goal is to keep cops AND PEOPLE safe, then having the police work directly for their salaries – by negotiating price for service with customers – would be the best way to achieve this? If police ARE being harmed more than before there has to be a reason for this. The reason could be the war on drugs, overcrowding of prisons or the  ever growing number of victimless crime law (these are laws that have no violence or victim, yet send people to cages as if they were bad people) that cops are being asked to enforce this year. If these are the reasons than police working outside the scope of government control would not only benefit them but everyone.

For example, police are forced to raid people’s houses for Marijuana – thank you government. Yet, most people wouldn’t pay police to do that – I know I wouldn’t – and the ones who would, would be so few that it would be nearly impossible for them to be able to afford that. Therefore that wouldn’t happen anymore because the market doesn’t demand it and EVERYONE would be much safer. This would also allow “cops” to have more time to spend on actual crimes – with victims.

Assuming this is true, would you then consider holding an event that would urge police to quit their state funded, oppressive jobs and work directly with those they claim to protect and serve. Or at a bare minimum could we agree that people should be free to choose what type of protection they’d like to pay for? I mean we aren’t forced to go to McDonald’s, we have choices , why can’t we have that with police?

And sorry for assuming you were a LEO, I guess I did so because of your thin blue line profile picture.


This is when the conversation went into the trash, as it does with most CopSuckers who are unable to defend blindly supporting the police, when Katherine says:

I am sorry but I don’t have time to entertain this debate at this time so I will be blunt … no I don’t think criminals should be able to be criminals as long as a victim does not pay for protection… have a nice day.
I decided to leave her with a few thoughts (which I hope are seeds that will later grow into real ideas):

I wonder how you feel when the police harass the homeless? They aren’t paying taxes and the police are heavy handed with them because they (the police) know they don’t have anyone to go to (meaning can’t afford lawyers).  Do you have any idea the amount of corruption within policing? How do you think drugs get into maximum security prisons without the police knowing? Or into this country without some police making that happen?

Lastly, to be blunt, your event is a pointless cause. You’re asking people to support police who do nothing you think they do – they aren’t even legally obligated to protect you (see here). The police are the world’s largest gang, the most violent and corrupt people on the planet. To ask people to support that without question, to believe that such actions should be funded by people regardless of whether they voluntarily want to part with their hard earned money, is simply naive.

Nevertheless, I support your right to organize such event and ambitions. I just wish you’d realize that forcing people to pay for what you want is wrong  – I mean you have to know that’s wrong, right? Because I don’t appreciate you (and anyone else who supports the police) sending men with guns to my house because I won’t pay for the protection you think I need.

Enjoy your event and thanks for taking the time to speak with me.

I really feel sorry for Katherine and most CopSuckers, as you’ll see in a video I’m currently editing about CopSuckers I’ve come across while filming the police, they emphatically believe what they say – that police protect them, without police we’d have chaos, etc… – but the truth simply doesn’t support their claims. No matter how emotionally charged or assertive they are the police are not protecting you. For every example of a police officer that may have protected someone (probably by mere accident) there are 100 cases of extortion, corruption and hypocrisy by other officers. Sure, most people reading this won’t agree with me that a speeding ticket is extortion, but, it is, and one day you’ll realize that too.
All of that aside it comes down to one simple aspect, IMO.  Any rational person knows that the police are not “free”; they cost money (resources). I’ve never met a person that has said ‘people should be FORCED to pay’ for something they don’t want to pay for. I mean, who would believe you can force someone to pay for something they don’t want? Whether we agree on what type of policing we each should pay for, it’s not an issue until one of us tries to force the other to pay for the service THEY think is best. Think about this… if you have a friend who likes Coke and you like Pepsi you don’t get into an emotional argument over which is better. You buy Pepsi and he buys Coke. That’s that.
300 million people will never agree on what type of protection (Coke or Pepsi) we should all be forced to pay for (or buy).  Therefore, one must think that a logical solution is for more options and more choices to choose from. If this truly is the freest country on the planet than that wouldn’t be so hard to understand. Before we can gain any accountability we need to end the government’s monopoly on protection.
So this September 30th when you see someone with a #ABlueBalloon kindly asking them, “what’s the balloon for?” After they give you a line of crap about how it’s to support the brave men and women in uniform. Remind them that the police are not your friends, they are not your protectors. The police are the enforcers of your captors rules. They are what keeps you caged, not what makes you free and most certainly not what keeps you safe. Katherine is calling all CopSuckers to rally their undying, unquestioning support for those brave men and women.
Will you be joining her?


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Ademo Freeman

was born and raised in Wisconsin, traveled the country in a RV dubbed “MARV” and is an advocate of a voluntary society, where force is replaced with voluntary interactions. He’s partaken in projects such as, Motorhome Diaries, Liberty on Tour, Free Keene, Free Talk Live and is the Founder of

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  • tz1

    I’m waiting for the Lollipops with the CopBlock logo so I can purchase a true cop-sucker.

  • YomammaaBigHo

    Where’s JC?
    Wipe last night’s cop pearl necklace off your neck, hands off your ankles and straighten up, and chime in.

  • mobooz

    “… you’re more likely to be killed by the police than the police are to be killed by you…”

    Ehhhh, I’m pretty sure cops are like 18 times more likely to be shot, stabbed or beaten to death while on duty than a person is to be shot, stabbed or beaten to death by a cop. Over the last decade and average of 56 cops were killed per year by above means over 900,000 officers, whereas 1109 (if the police state is growing, this should be the highest count yet) killed by police last year over 320,000,000 Americans. That’s about 18-to-1.

  • mobooz

    LOL, that’s really good. =) Should they have anything in the middle like a Tootsie Pop?

  • Spent 2 hours at a local gas station talking to the local police. Apparently my town of like 5k people has 35 or so cops. The fact the cop sat around talking for 2 hours is even more upsetting. Suppose its better than harassing people for going 1mph or 2 over the speed limit. The town truthfully should not even have police as we do not have much crime. If so the surrounding town could accommodate.

    But!, I do have a point to this. We chatted about cop block and the officer felt that recording them is fine. They have body cams, that apparently can not be turned off however I could not confirm this. He also mentioned that he can see how newer officers can make mistakes and thats how they end up on cop block. Where as the trained officers are less likely. All in all, he also said from training, they are taught that anything and everything the officer says goes. So thats where a lot of officers power trip.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Unfortunately for them, their ignorance is going to lead to their death.

  • DeadPigGoodPig

    Haha, it will be added for sure.

  • Common Sense


  • mobooz

    Yeah, saying otherwise sure sounds good when trying to stir up anti-cop sentiment. If only it wasn’t total bullshit.

  • samoanpunch .

    Now we’ll know who the enemy is when SHTF.

  • samoanpunch .

    I grew up in a town of 5k and the crime in our area was just as bad as major city. Now the pop is 11k and it’s ranked in the top ten places for crime in our state. So much for the argument that police stop crimes eh?

  • mobooz

    Ooh! Raw milk! =D Done, and done.

  • you know what really grinds my

    exactly. that is a plain fact. the cops are not your friends. they are not part of the community. they are part of the government. they are they. and if the us goes into martial law, they will stand with the government that is signing their paychecks. those paychecks may be worthless in such an event as dollars may become worthless, or they may be furloughed by the now bankrupt government, but they will still be forced to perform their duties at gunpoint.
    it may pay to have the law on your side but it does not pay to be too close to the police.

  • Common Sense

    Its just like the domestic rate with cops, another twisted study, still cited today one 30 year old numbers that are suspicious at best. But hey, it sells brochures. Today, people want bite sized nuggets of information, they can’t process anything beyond that.

  • JC

    Another bullshit story by Ademo. This so called “event” isn’t even on the internet or main stream TV. I know if this were for Ademo and copblockers, people would be displaying pussy balloons.

  • Starship Commander

    Quit showing out Junior

  • Starship Commander

    Violent police officer’s turn Kathrine on

  • Peter Geller

    You should try reading the article. If you did your reading comprehension skills need a little work….

  • t

    Wow. Why does the reality that the overwhelming of people support their local cops?
    Is it because they hate dope smoking slackers like you?
    Is it because they value life and hate violence?
    Is it because they all know that the police are out there…protecting their freedoms from those like you that want to take them?

    Why is it that you fear that you cause isn’t popular?

  • Dan Knox

    the cops love violence they are the biggest gangs of thugs around

  • Dan Knox

    most cops are pussies and bullies

  • samoanpunch .

    hey dummy, most people here, including the ones you talk shit to all the time do support cops. We don’t support criminal cops or the blue-line gang mentality atmosphere that breeds them. It’s ignorant assholes like you who support criminals behind badges. Funny how everything you said is what copblock preaches and the opposite of what law enforcement is known for. You have denial issues.

  • samoanpunch .

    Yea no shit… in the time it took for you to respond you could have found it for yourself. But then, idiots like don’t care about reality, just talking shit.

  • t

    Wow. What a load

    So: “…do support cops”
    You write under an article entitled “Calling all copsuckets”

    Dude….if you support Ademo and this site…you are celebrating violence and are simply against accountability.
    Maybe you like Ademos pro-drug message. Heck..maybe you even beleive in it.
    But truth can be harsh….and the harsh truth is that in places where pot is legal….crime is up. I just read somewhere that in Portland OR that a whooping 72% of all those arrested had either illegal drugs or marijuna…OR BOTH…in their systems when arrested
    And if they aren’t being arrested for having/using the pot….they must be committing other crimes to get arrested while using that drug.
    I’ve said it many times…I couldn’t care any less if you smoke yourself into oblivion. Just so long as it only effects you. The physical and mental health issues are mounting against pot. The crime stats have long been against it. Almost EVERYONE my unit arrests for a drug crime has a significant criminal history of property crimes and thefts. Most also have a violent background as well.
    It’s not the drug or even drug use. It’s everything that goes along with it.

    But even to your idea of only supporting the good cops and being against the bad ones.
    What donyoubconsider a “bad cop”? Those that do their jobs even though you don’t agree with it? Those that enforce “victimless crimes”?

    Or maybe you like Pete (and apparently now Ademos) private army concept? But what happens when your private army goes after Joe and his private army won’t let him be arrested? And what do with Joe after your private army arrests him? And how does the private army idea change any of what you don’t like in that you think it’s within your rights but the guy with the private army thinks you infringed upon his rights?

    Guy….if you back Ademo and the CBers you are backing violence and the hate of accountability.

  • samoanpunch .

    Nice wall of text. You really think I read that BS? Accountability = violence? Sure sure. Glad you yet again took the time to show the world your an idiot though. You dumb mother fucker. Try and sit down in front of a camera with any one from copblock to debate and you’ll look like the dumb ass you are. Fucking moron.

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