Outreach via LED Lights

Ideas have consequences.

The outreach method discussed on this video – LED signs – could be something you utilize to effectively reach more people in your area. Perhaps to warn drivers of a police checkpoint ahead or to share the URL to your site or page, or to remind them that “Badges Don’t Grant Extra Rights.”

Thanks to:

Tampa Cop Watch
On YouTube “Tampa Cop Watch”


Overpass Light Brigade


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.

  • John Q Public


  • John Q Public

    Yes, let the drunks know where checkpoints are. Great idea.

  • EvilRadicalDude

    These people are part of a cult. Mass suicides are on the horizon.

  • mobooz

    JQP: Why isn’t it a great idea?

  • truthspew

    John Q. Public – checkpoints in my state are against the state Constitution. In fact it’s probably that way in many states but nobody has challenged it yet. But we still pull over plenty of DUI’s in the state. No need for the fishing expedition.

    And a suggestion – you can get a 1 meter strip of addressable RGB LED’s for about $25 on sparkfun.com. All you need is the power supply and a microcontroller and you could have a board in any color, any letter if you spent a bit. Fun times.

  • John Q Public

    mobooz, I guess you like people driving drunk. I guess its “victimless” until the drunk kills someone.

  • AmigaJoe

    Public safety doesn’t trump the Constitution. It’s depressing how many don’t get that. There isn’t a single right you have that someone wouldn’t argue should be sacrificed for safety or security. There has to be a line.

  • mobooz

    I’m don’t see how telling people about checkpoints equates to liking drunk drivers. I guess you’re just a lot smarter than me.

  • certain

    No JQP, it’s the checkpoints that are dangerous. Because concentrating 30 cops in one area instead of having them spread throughout the city makes no sense. You’ll catch far more with the cops spread out. Plus, with today’s social media, checkpoint locations are broadcast within the hour of being set-up anyway.

    But, grants pay for overtime for the cops, and the citations and seizures put cash in the city general fund. Win-win for everybody. Well, except for the guy whose family was wiped out by a drunk because most of the cops were at a checkpoint.

  • ThirtyOneBravo

    I heard that recently, and I need to confirm this, a group of “activists” are being held responsible (Criminally? Civilly? I don’t know) for an accident with injury. They were holding signs warning others that a sobriety checkpoint was just ahead.

    The driver, who blew over twice the legal limit at the accident scene, diverted his route away from the checkpoint because of the group’s warning and shortly after, plowed into another vehicle at high speed causing serious injury to the innocent and sober victims. One was a child.

  • mobooz

    31B: Smells like BS to me. Nuff said.

  • t

    Certain: was at a checkpoint recently that got over 20 drunks in less than 2 hours.

  • mobooz

    t: More BS.

  • AmigaJoe

    I can certainly think of several deaths and injuries resulting from high-speed police chases…

  • John Q Public

    mobooz, most of this site is bs. Nuff said.

  • t

    31: That would be excellent. Go after them for taking the action. Nice. Hope it works, sue dat ass.

  • Alvin

    Typical Statist responses. “You don’t like the unconstitutional way in which the Police do their job, you must support the criminals”. No, morons. We just dislike the tactics you use to collar them. It isn’t about the criminals or us wanting to practice criminal behavior. It is about the way the police go about “enforcing the law”.

  • t

    They have been found constitutional time after time.

  • mobooz

    31B: So glad you agree that you’re as full of shit as any copblocker. This site was made for you.

  • certain

    Oh my gosh t, that is so freaking incredible. Wow.

    LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol says 230 motorists have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Los Angeles County during the first 24 hours of this year’s Memorial Day weekend.

    So the patrolling cops are doing what the checkpoint you reference did every 2 hours or so. Around the clock. And if there were 20 arrests, that is extremely rare. Locally (check with LA County Sheriff) DUI checkpoints typically run 0 to 1 DUI arrest, 10-15 various citations issued, and 3-4 cars towed. And a bunch of overtime on cops paychecks.

  • John Q Public

    Look at the photo on this site… its a DUI checkpoint. Oops.

    Nearly 500 drivers in L.A. County were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, authorities said Tuesday.

    The 495 arrests were made during the Avoid the 100 winter holiday crackdown, during which officers from 100 law enforcement agencies carried out checkpoints and roving patrols to catch inebriated drivers.

    The DUI arrests occured between 12:01 a.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, and the number was up from the 456 made during the sime time period last year, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

    The crackdown — funded by state and federal grants — is scheduled to continue throughout the county over the next several days, the department said.


  • t

    certain: No doubt it was unusual. The one I worked before that got none.

  • JB Smith

    The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is the worst scam ever perpetrated on the American people. Former U. S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Warns: Biochips Hazardous to Your Health: Warning, biochips may cause behavioral changes and high suicide rates. State Attorney Generals are to revoke the licenses of doctors and dentists that implant chips in patients. Chip used illegally for GPS, tracking, organized crime, communication and torture. Virginia state police have been implanting citizens without their knowledge and consent for years and they are dying!
    Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) director and now Google Executive, Regina E. Dugan, has unveiled a super small, ingestible microchip that we can all be expected to swallow by 2017. “A means of authentication,” she calls it, also called an electronic tattoo, which takes NSA spying to whole new levels. She talks of the ‘mechanical mismatch problem between machines and humans,’ and specifically targets 10 – 20 year olds in her rant about the wonderful qualities of this new technology that can stretch in the human body and still be functional. Hailed as a ‘critical shift for research and medicine,’ these biochips would not only allow full access to insurance companies and government agencies to our pharmaceutical med-taking compliancy (or lack thereof), but also a host of other aspects of our lives which are truly none of their business, and certainly an extension of the removal of our freedoms and rights. The ARRA authorizes payments to the states in an effort to encourage Medicaid Providers to adopt and use “certified EHR technology” aka biochips. ARRA will match Medicaid $5 for every $1 a state provides. Hospitals are paid $2 million to create “crisis stabilization wards” (Gitmo’s) where state police torture people – even unto death. They stopped my heart 90 times in 6 hours. Virginia state police have murdered so many already and admit to it!

    Mary E. Schloendorff, v. The Society of New York Hospital 105 N. E. 92, 93 (N. Y. 1914) Justice Cardozo states, “every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient’s consent, commits an assault, for which he is liable in damages. (Pratt v Davis, 224 Ill. 300; Mohr v Williams, 95 Minn. 261.)

    This case precedent requires police to falsely arrest you or kidnap you and call you a mental health patient. You can also be forced to have a biochip if you have an infectious disease – like Eboli. Coalition of Justice vs the City of Hampton, VA settled a case out of court for $500,000 and removal of the biochip. Torture is punishable by $1,000 per day up to $2 million; Medical battery is worth $2.05 million. Come to Virginia and get your money! They can be held personally liable under color of the law.