The 4th Amendment Of July – Nationwide Event

Hello everyone, I’m Ashton Woolen from Georgia Cop Block and KnowledgeIsPower.

On the Fourth of July we celebrate freedom, ‘Murica, and things that go ‘boom.’ But also on this day and the weekend of, copuis amounts of checkpoints, speed traps, and other policing will be out in full force. This is the exact opposite of what we are supposed to be celebrating.

We should not have to be stopped and treated guilty until we prove our innocence when we have committed no crime. The plan for the 4th, and the rest of that weekend, is to get every Cop Block, Cop Watch, and other allied groups to get out there, film the police and exercise your rights.

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If you just follow this main Cop Block page, check out the list of groups near you that you can contact and hopefully get together. If you do not follow or have any local groups near you, grab some friends and/or family and go out on patrols (or start a group!)

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film-the-police-fourth-amendment-of-july-nationwide-event-copblockThe main target for this event is checkpoints, but in the lucky 11 states that made checkpoints illegal, there are many other goals for the weekend:

  • Film yourselves going through checkpoints flexing your rights.
  • Have signs and stand down from the chekpoints warning fellow citizens about it.
  • Stand along-side checkpoints and film the police happenings.
  • Record any traffic stop you see and gather information of it, try to talk to both the LEO and detainee.
  • Use signs to warn others of speed traps. Don’t forget: Flashing your headlights is court approved protection under the 1st amendment!
  • Walk around and talk with the public, hand out flyers and business cards (You can print some here, or buy some from the Cop Block store.)
  • Take pictures in your Cop Block gear or just explain what you are doing and post to social media.
  • Download and use the Waze app to mark police, checkpoints, and other road hazards.
  • If the means and technology is available, consider utilizing a green beam laser or quadcopter to leverage your presence.
  • Share this post, and possibly another made at a closer date.
  • Leave a comment to this post, or email me at:, with additional ideas on how we can have a bigger impact.

We need a big ‘show of force’ out there and have everyone participate. The next step is publicity. Try to upload videos and photos the night of the 4th or early on the 5th. Share with local Cop Block/Watch groups, Submit stories to the Cop Block site, contact local news, media, & radio.

[NOTE: the person or crew who uploads and shares to the best video of their Fourth Amendment of July activities, by July 11th, 2014, will receive 75-FRNs worth of their choice of gear (and free shipping) from]

Over the past few weeks I have contacted every Cop Block/Watch group to get participation for this event. At least half have responded with enthusiastic support. If you are an admin of one of these groups, check the ‘Other’ tab in your message inbox. Facebook notified me that’s where most of them went and you don’t get notifications from that.

Goals for the Weekend

  • Practice exercising your rights
  • Getting more of the public informed and involved.
  • Training LEOs to get used to people exercising their rights
  • Publicity and growth of this movement.

As always, be safe and know your limits. Have multiple cameras, and preferably multiple people. Everyone has different feelings and ways they go about their activism, but personally I like to be calm and polite. Kill them with kindness.

I also try to have an actual conversation and get the LEOs thinking like in Pete’s video here, and Adam Kokesh’s here.

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Links & Resources

Also there is a great community on Reddit, my favorites being /r/AmIFreeToGo/, /r/restorethefourth/, /r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/, /r/Good_Cop_Free_Donut, & /r/Police_v_Video/. Follow up with filing Public Records Requests (FOIA) for names, badge numbers, complaint records, dash video/audio and communications.




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  • JC

    How do you figure the police being out to stop drunk drivers, fights, and other criminal activity is not American? I’m surprised any of you streetsheep copblockers would celebrate the 4th of July. Activists want oppression stopped so they themselves can oppress the private citizens.

  • keepitreal

    Murica? So you’re going to use the same derogatory term foreigners use? OK then, get the fuck out. Go live in North Korea or some fun place like that.

  • keepitreal

    How do you figure anybody gives a flying fuck what you say, liar? PO in San Diego, huh? LOL. Arrest warrant in San Diego would be more accurate. Plus some civil issues from the Navy commanders you slandered.

  • Ghost

    The above poster, or poser, is Paul Wayne Bowman formally from Keene NH. His last known town of residence was Winter Haven FL where he runs an outfit called No Excuses Ladies Boot camp. He has been a troll over 15 years going by the names JC, Jason Free123, Slappy, runningwolfkenpo and Jake C to name a few. Fucking moron……….

  • t


    That would have been a more appropriate title.

    Tell me there CBers….why do you oppose accountability so much?

  • John Q Public

    CBers only oppose their own accountability.

  • John Q Public

    It’s all about the dope and drunk love.

  • John Q Public

    Look up Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz. It was a United States Supreme Court case involving the constitutionality of police sobriety checkpoints. By a vote of 6-3, the Court held that these checkpoints met the Fourth Amendment standard of “reasonable search and seizure.”

  • t

    We have to micro manage every aspect of your life….what you eat….what you drink….officers must stop you from enjoying freedom….you need us controlling you just admit it

  • t

    We must never be held accountable….It would threaten our control

  • John Q Public

    Hush up faker.

  • RAD

    With you guys it’s all about the love of violence.

  • RAD

    Are you a california peace officer?

  • RAD
  • t

    Sweet flattery.

  • Yankeefan

    Remember, t, imitation is considered the sincerest form of flattery!

    I think I got that quote right.

  • t

    YF: It is. But it’s getting old again. Unfortunately, I really think most of the commenters on here now are just 1or 2 people just posting under multiple monikers. It’s sad that it has devolved into that. I never wanted that….I just wanted to offer a more rational view other than what was being sold here. Now is all violence and sovereign citizen crap.

  • Antigovt

    Great a day of extra tyranny and oppression. Probably will be all kinds of killings of innocent people all over the place since the stupid ass drug war gives cops unlimited power and guaranteed no accountability for all the rights violations that will take place. Folks be sure to hide your pets as the government has given cops the green light to shoot dogs just for fun. Remember to fight back with equal force, the people’s laws apply for someone that is being subjected to violence from cops to use deadly force to defend themselves. Just because they are ”cops” does not mean a person should stand there and take a beating or be shot by a trigger happy pig.

  • DaveTheMan

    LOL What a douche

    And I will take your camera just put it in front of my face and watch me