Perhaps the Philly Police Got Memo CopBlock was in Town?

Note that the videos below are all raw (shot with my HTC Evo 5 via Cop Block’s Bambuser channel, my chest-mounted GoPro, and/or my Canon Vixia HF R10. At the conclusion of The Cop Block Tour I’ll make time to put-together some solid, over-arching videos using content from this stop.


copblock-tour-route-philadelphiaOn Sunday, Jan. 20th, I rolled into Philadelphia as part of The Cop Block Tour.

After some brainstorming with others who’d showed-up, we proceeded to walk around town to do some outreach and Copblocking. It appeared though, as police employees must have gotten a memo of our intentions, as we encountered almost no one from that outfit. That’s not all bad.

I parked my Tahoe across from Underground Arts – the venue that plays host to Truth, Freedom, Prosperity Live, and other events – where the meetup was scheduled.

I always try to leave some literature with police employees (or their vehicle) in the hope that they’ll check out the site (particularly

We continued walking around town, eventually ending up on South Street, where I attempted a conversation with a Philadelphia police employee, who seemed more interested in his report than in reciprocating:

where we spied a Ticket Enforcement vehicle parked in a handicapped spot.

Before too long, a gentleman who’d just discovered a ransom note on his car walked by and expressed his discontent.

Before too long a ticket enforcement employee came our way, though after hearing our questions and seeing our cameras, she quickly turned, called the police, and hid inside a Dominos.


Before too long, a couple Philadelphia PD employees arrived. One conducted herself with just a bit more friendliness and logic than her colleague.

And with a relatively chill visit, I started my Tahoe and was left town.

Though not before I was able to join Mike Salvi, Jim Babb and Michael Badnarik on the 25th episode of Mike Salvi’s World the next night.

For more from Philly, check out this video we captured over two years ago when on the road with Liberty On Tour that demonstrate the violence and lack of accountability inherent in today’s coercive monopoly of policing:

Here are a few others Ademo & I and friends created when in Philly previously (and if you haven’t-yet learned of Protection – the latest component of this decentralized project do so!):


Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.