Rick Rynearson – Held at Internal Checkpoint – Presses On, Appeals to Fifth Circuit

On March 18, 2010 Rick Rynearson, founder of Veterans Against Police Abuse and a Major in the United States Air Force, was detained by strangers at a checkpoint in Uvade, Texas, on a road that never passed the magic line called a political border. He filed suit seeking accountability for the 34-minute unjust detainment to which he was subjected.

On September 30th, 2013, those in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Del Rio chose to side not with justice and commonsense, but with their colleagues in the so-called “justice system.” Rynearson noted he was going to appeal.

Two days ago, on February 28th, 2013, Rynearson submitted paperwork to the Fifth Circuit.

Rick Rynearson Appeals to Fifth Circuit

Rick Rynearson is definitely an individual with integrity who seeks to remedy injustice.

If you’re interested and able, send Rick Rynearson some coin via PayPal to help with his appeal: “lilryno@aol.com”

Rynearson notes:

Any money not used for this litigation will be donated evenly between The Peaceful Streets Project, Photography is Not a Crime, CopBlock, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Thank you for any help you can provide!

The entire incident was thoroughly documented by Rynearson on five cameras – including an ADR-3320. (After this and another less-than-savory interaction with “law enforcers,” Rynearson turned his Eclipse into a badass spycar.)

The September 30th, 2013 ruling:


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.