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Man Posts On Facebook About “Police State” And Guess Who Shows Up?
http://freepatriot.org ^ | january 18, 2014 | sean brown

Posted on 01/19/2014 8:44:49 AM PST by lowbridge

We use Facebook for many things, some of us use it for posting pictures of our food, others for posting the infamous “selfie”, and some of us to vent our frustrations with thegovernment and politics as a whole. No matter the reason you use Facebook, you expect to be able to post just about anything you want(aside from death threats to the President) without being hassled since our right to free speech is protected.

Well that’s not the experience Blaine Cooper from Humboldt, AZ had. The 34 year old posted a rant on Facebook showing his frustration with the country and within 24 hours he was contacted by the police and FBI. On August 23, Officer Jason Kaufman of the Prescott Valley Police Department contacted Cooper and told him that he needed to come down to the station for questioning with the FBI. He complied and the interview, with federal agents present the whole time, lasted 45 minutes then Cooper was released after it was determined he wasn’t a threat.

“They had every Facebook post I had ever made in a huge file, along with all my wife’s information, and parent’s information,”

Cooper stated that complying with the request for an interview saved him from having his home raided by the Feds, and that by complying he was “diffusing the situation”, according to police who said his home may have been raided otherwise. 

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; blainecooper; counterterrorism; domesticterrorism; donutwatch; facebook; facebookisthedevil; fbi; humboldt; jasonkaufman; policestate
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1 posted on 01/19/2014 8:44:50 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Never speak to the FBI...even if they ask nicely. And if pressed remember don’t say anything without a lawyer.
They are not your friend......


2 posted on 01/19/2014 8:48:24 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

Should he have had to comply with coming to the station to be questioned to begin with?


3 posted on 01/19/2014 8:50:27 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

HITLER S ALIVE AND WELL..


4 posted on 01/19/2014 8:52:20 AM PST by PLD
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To: lowbridge

This is bothersome —


5 posted on 01/19/2014 8:52:36 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: lowbridge

I don’t think his being asked to come in for questioning had anything to do with gathering information. They already knew everything they needed to about him. If he was a true threat, they would have knocked down his door one night. No, I think that little “come down to the station” tactic was just to let him know his place.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 8:52:36 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: lowbridge

Posting rants on Facebook maybe not such a great idea.


7 posted on 01/19/2014 8:52:56 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lowbridge

If you have a FB account,close it. If you don’t, never start one. Not even MySpace or any social networking site. Even LinkedIn, a professional networking site.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 8:53:25 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: Uncle Chip

It is way past bothersome.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 8:53:53 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: lowbridge
Should he have had to comply with coming to the station to be questioned to begin with?

Nope.
10 posted on 01/19/2014 8:56:14 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: lowbridge
But we were just told these folks are our friends and neighbors! </sarc>
11 posted on 01/19/2014 8:57:07 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Yorlik803
Posting on Facebook IS speaking with the FBI. Facebook is a 'false storefront' operated by the regime, just like Google.

Here's a visual pictorial of Facebook (See hole in ground):

12 posted on 01/19/2014 8:57:23 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: lowbridge

The 1933 to 1939 pre-war years were strange for the average law-abiding German. There was prosperity and high employment, yet everyone lived in secret fear of a visit by the Gestapo. People pretented not to notice their neighbors suddenly just gone.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 8:58:53 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: lowbridge

Should he have had to comply with coming to the station to be questioned to begin with? No.

If the police show up at your door for no reason, answer their questions nicely. Do not invite them in. If they ask to come in, politely decline and tell them you can answer what they want right there.

At the first hint that they suspect YOU of anything, stop answering questions. Tell them you are uncomfortable answering any more of their questions and will only do so with a lawyer present.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 9:00:47 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: lowbridge

Nothing to do about asking questions.

This is pure federal intimidation.

Go along, get along, don’t question the status quo, or the feds will show up at the “wrong” address, and shoot you and your dogs. Got that?


15 posted on 01/19/2014 9:01:11 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: lowbridge

Wow...i am a police officer of 23 years and would have told the FBI to do their own dirty work...WTF


16 posted on 01/19/2014 9:02:45 AM PST by bike800
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To: lowbridge

Looks like it was a little more involved than a Facebook post.

a video of a townhall meeting that apparently took place sometime in September, in which Marine Blaine Cooper called out John McCain on his treason for aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/10/marine-blaine-cooper-to-john-mccain-i-would-have-you-arrested-for-treason/#6Csjl12VheWYPtj4.99


17 posted on 01/19/2014 9:03:58 AM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: SpaceBar

It seems like our political system has really gone down the crapper in the last ten years or so. I was not in favor of the patriot act, because I knew it would be abused by democrats. There is no respect for the taxpayer anymore and no consideration for how bad laws impact freedom. They just pass laws to make it look like they’re doing something.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 9:04:34 AM PST by virgil
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To: lowbridge

And there is a huge difference between being asked to come down and being told he needed to come down...at that point I would argue it was a seizure...


19 posted on 01/19/2014 9:05:03 AM PST by bike800
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To: SkyDancer

Being harassed by the cops is no fun, admittedly.

But letting them scare you out of your constitutional rights is throwing your rights away.

People have died for those rights. The least we can do is exercise them in the face of bullies.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 9:06:12 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: SkyDancer

I agree with you 100%!

You cannot “unsay” something once it’s posted.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 9:09:00 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: SkyDancer
If you have a FB account,close it. If you don’t, never start one.

I use FB, but I never get into political discussions at all on there... too many of my relatives are lefties and would have heart attacks. I do enjoy sharing pics and stories with friends, old classmates, old co-workers, etc... and don't see a problem with that sort of activity.

On the other hand, the Feds would have no trouble tracking any of us down for posting in FreeRepublic if they wanted to... and the day may come when they do.

22 posted on 01/19/2014 9:11:12 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: lowbridge

He was stupid to not have shown up without a lawyer.


23 posted on 01/19/2014 9:12:36 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: old curmudgeon

The moment you demand your Constitutional rights is the time they will invade your home and trash it, along with your car and your life.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 9:13:04 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: Cementjungle

Well don’t say anything naughty on FB and you won’t have that problem. :)


25 posted on 01/19/2014 9:13:56 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: lowbridge; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
The 34 year old posted a rant on Facebook showing his frustration with the country and within 24 hours he was contacted by the police and FBI.

Res ipsa loquitur...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

26 posted on 01/19/2014 9:15:07 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: lowbridge

FBI, IRS, NSA: Jackbooted Thugs.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 9:16:31 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: McGruff
Marine Blaine Cooper called out John McCain on his treason for aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States.

I saw that video last fall and I knew then Mr. Cooper was in for a hell of a ride, wait until he files his taxes this year. That is when the real intimidation and destruction of him will start. mccain is a true s.o.b. and will take his time getting his revenge for Mr. Cooper calling him out.

28 posted on 01/19/2014 9:19:55 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Not saying it's wrong, but the site hosting that picture (gifbin.com) is run out of Romania. IOW the CIA runs it to track IP addresses versus postings on forums. In the past I would have said NSA, but now realize they are too preoccupied with phone calls and emails..

Anyway, keep up the good work but be a little more carefiul about what you link to.

29 posted on 01/19/2014 9:22:05 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: McGruff
Great find....looks like the guy put a target on his back...making McCain look like a fool...

How "Orwellian" the times we are living in...

30 posted on 01/19/2014 9:22:27 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Posting anything on Facebook is a bad idea.


31 posted on 01/19/2014 9:23:32 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Uncle Chip
This is bothersome —

Isn't it, though?

And half of the country is sitting back cheering it on...

32 posted on 01/19/2014 9:27:25 AM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: McGruff

Nice find/link, it was the same Blaine Cooper who called out McCain.

I hope Arizona learned its lesson on electing McCain.....


33 posted on 01/19/2014 9:30:49 AM PST by 4Speed
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To: TheGipperWasRight

bingo


34 posted on 01/19/2014 9:36:37 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Yorlik803

Actually, you can offer to speak with the FBI, but only if they allow you and your lawyer to record the conversation.

But, then you won’t speak with the FBI, because its agents do not allow recordings of interviews. They only allow agents to take notes of the interview, and those notes are the only authoritative record of what was said.


35 posted on 01/19/2014 9:38:21 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: All

I’m wondering what you have to say on FB to make waves. I mean, my feed is EXPLOSIVE with anti-government rants, threats and egging-on.

Not a peep.


36 posted on 01/19/2014 9:39:26 AM PST by Celerity
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To: lowbridge

Not that it isn’t an important story, because it is, but didn’t this happen several months ago? I don’t think it’s new.


37 posted on 01/19/2014 9:40:27 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: lowbridge

My last posting on FB was June 12, 2013. It read:

SINCE THIS REGIME IS SO F’NG INTERESTED IN WHAT I POST ON FACEBOOK, I WILL NO LONGER POST ANYTHING UNLESS AND UNTIL THEY STOP SPYING ON ME AND FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS EVERYWHERE.

DEO VINDICE

No visits or contacts by law enforcement. Yet.


38 posted on 01/19/2014 9:43:53 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Posting rants on Facebook maybe not such a great idea....Posting on Facebook is not such a good idea. Unless you want to impress...somebody?


39 posted on 01/19/2014 9:44:41 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Celerity

Same here.

I’m guessing it was more than just one “rant” that got this Marine a visit.

Even if it was, this isn’t going to slow me down. Eff ‘em...


40 posted on 01/19/2014 9:44:49 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Cementjungle
I never get into political discussions at all on there...

Curiosity question, do the Lefties treat you with the same respect?

The reason I ask is that I have BIL who manages to get one last dig in every year in the Christmas letter he sends out.

41 posted on 01/19/2014 9:49:58 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Yorlik803

“Never speak to the FBI...even if they ask nicely. And if pressed remember don’t say anything without a lawyer.
They are not your friend......”
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Sure as hell NEVER talk to the Barack Obama/Eric Holder FBI without your lawyer. Holder and his operatives have corrupted ATF, FBI and other components of the DOJ. The ambitious civil “servants” in those agencies may have welcomed the corruption as a way to gain promotions and other favors. The cancer is spreading.


42 posted on 01/19/2014 9:50:49 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Balding_Eagle
Curiosity question, do the Lefties treat you with the same respect?

Only my relatives and close friends know my political positions on things, and they just "tolerate" me as a result. Most of the "friends" I have on FB are old co-workers, school mates, models (I do glamour photography now) and they don't know from my posts what my positions are. I get work from FB (photography), so I don't want to burn bridges that way.

43 posted on 01/19/2014 9:56:19 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Yorlik803
Never speak to the FBI...even if they ask nicely. And if pressed remember don’t say anything without a lawyer.

And record the conversation visably in front of them and your lawyer.

44 posted on 01/19/2014 9:58:46 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: lowbridge
Imagine the file the boys and girls down in the fusion centers have on me!


45 posted on 01/19/2014 9:59:25 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

excellent Idea


46 posted on 01/19/2014 9:59:37 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Actually, posting rants in any social forum is a GREAT idea. Do we or do we not have a 1st Amendment Right?

Social media forums can be argued to be the new town square, without the need for ‘permits.’


47 posted on 01/19/2014 10:03:19 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Real question: are anti-regime comments on FR being monitored, & individual FReepers’ attitudes noted, by the NSA po-po? Is it as risky as doing so on Facebook?


48 posted on 01/19/2014 10:03:42 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: TheGipperWasRight

Correct he should be suing them for intimidation tactics and potentially violating his 1st Amendment Rights.


49 posted on 01/19/2014 10:04:38 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: McGruff
Looks like it was a little more involved than a Facebook post.

So he excercised free speach in public as well? Clearly a threat to the state.

50 posted on 01/19/2014 10:06:20 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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