DC Meetup Catalyst

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.


On Tue., Jan. 23rd, 2013 copblock-tour-route-dc I arrived in DC with two commitments – speaking with Cato interns during the day and a meetup with area Copblockers and like-minded folks in the evening. Both were definitely a good use of time.

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Maryland Cop Block

Before getting to DC I did a little outreach to Greenbelt police employees:

When rolling into town I shared some thoughts about the ATF and the actions of those employed at that outfit:

At 2pm I stopped by the Cato Institute and had an almost two-hour conversation with the current interns. Here’s a recap:


Here’s the Focus on the Institution video I mentioned, and here’s a link about Austrian Economics if you’re curious.

In the evening a good group assembled at an eatery in Arlington. After a bite and small talk we moved to a nearby room that was quieter where I gave an overview of Cop Block and we shared thoughts on effective tactics and brainstormed future collaboration. Much thanks to YouTube.com/FreeStateGirlVideos for capturing the following:

Afterwards, Ingrid, Dave and I walked from Whitlow’s to the cop shop, then back on a parallel street – we did outreach to the few we passed along the way but didn’t really see or anticipate much police action in that area at that time. But it gave us time to brainstorm and connect with was beneficial.

I really do hope those in the MD/DC/Nova area connect with the folks active in that area!

DC Cop Block

Maryland Cop Block

As I rolled south down I-95 toward Richmond, I gave a recap of the evening and a plug for CopBlock.org Protection.

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. 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.