Road Pirate Interaction in Meade, KS

On February 12th, 2014 Pete Eyre was stopped by Dan Pfanenstiel, head honcho of the Meade, KS police outfit, for allegedly not signaling when two lanes merged into one on the west side of town. Thirty minutes later, Eyre left with a ransom note that indicated an infraction (Ord. 852, Sect. 55, Failed to use turn signal), and a misdemeanor (Ord. 852, Sect 200, No proof of insurance), and a date in legaland of March 10th, 2014.

Dan Pfanenstiel
Meade, KS Police
(620) 873-5411

Still the question remains, where is the victim?

If you were in this situation how would you have handled the interaction with Pfanenstiel differently? How would you now choose to move forward?



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.