The Cop Block Tour – Columbus / Findlay

copblock-tour-route-columbusNote 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. In the meantime, if you are so-compelled, you’re welcomed and encouraged to utilize this content and all other content at


copblock-tour-route-findlayWell, thus far Ohio hasn’t been the most active in terms of Copblockers that’ve turned-out at meetups, held in Columbus and Findlay, but I suspect that’ll soon change, when in Toledo, Bellevue and Cleveland. Next up though – Detroit!

Granted, when nailing-down stops for The Cop Block Tour, I questioned the past couple of stops because I didn’t know many folks on the ground – a few in Columbus and no one in Findlay, but I hoped some folks unknown to me would join me, as has happened at all other stops.

In Columbus, on Friday, Feb. 8th, I met-up with Eric Freerock, who, since teaming-up with Ohio Cop Block, has been damn prolific. He and I spoke about the situation on the ground in Columbus – he noted that it was tough to get stuff going in town, which my brief time there seemed to support. So, if you’re in/around Columbus and may have the time/interest to head out to do some Copblocking, jury nullification outreach, or anything else that’d advance the ideas of liberty, be sure to connect with him.

Ohio Cop Block

Columbus Cop Block

On Sunday, Feb. 10th I attempted a meetup in Findlay – a town of 40,000 in northwest Ohio. I say attempted as the only other attendee was my awesome mom. You see, my folks relocated out this way about five years ago and, as they’ve always been pretty supportive of me and interested in what I’m up to, she was curious to see for herself the type of content covered at the meetup. After it became clear that none of the others that had RSVPed were going to show, I gave her a brief overview of the information that I tend to cover at other meetups, and we spoke about the situation here on the ground in town.

Just before I left Findlay, before I headed north to Detroit, I spied a vehicle stopped by a road pirate. I turned around, parked my truck, and approached on foot. It seems the Ohio State Highway Patrol employee must not have been too proud of his attempted shake-down, as he attempted to use his full-brim hat to block me from recording his face as he passed me twice…

If Findlay sounds familiar to you it may be because you saw this video, which Ademo Freeman and I captured a couple years ago when we were passing through:

I don’t view the sparse turnout at these past meetups in a negative – like anything in life, I seek to impart from them relevant lessons. Specifically, it speaks to the need to do more thorough outreach ahead of time, as I’m sure there are more people in Columbus that Eric who recognize that police accountability is desirable. But, with this fast-paced tour, it was pretty much go-go-go from the start. And, by being solo, it meant the logistically aspect was even leaner.

Still, it was good to have connected with him since we’d exchanged messages online and I’d reposted his content to And yes, a couple folks contacted me after the fact noting conflicts with work and other going-ons, but things like this really underscore just how desirable it is to be in a community of like-minded individuals, where Copblocking is a common practice.

That’s why, over the past four years, I’ve tended to reside in/around Keene when not on the road. And in fact, Keene is where Eric is from and where he plans to return to in the nearish future.

Here’s a video promo about Keene, which many liken to the liberty media capital of the world, being home to such outlets as – the featured sponsor of The Cop Block Tour, Free Talk Live, Shire TV, Ladies in Keene, and more.

Many in Keene are active with Keene Cop Block, and the town is home more of the folks involved with Cop Block behind the scenes than any other place on the planet. Starting to sound appealing?

If you have the ability and interest, I invite to you check out the area on the way to/from nearby Nashua, where the Liberty Forum is to be held from Feb. 21st-24th.

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.