BREAKING: James Cleaveland Arrested in Virginia

UPDATE @ 8:30pm: James has been arrested for Klonopin allegedly found in the truck. According to an officer Lee at the Dinwiddie sheriff’s department, this is a class 1 misdemeanor. James is facing a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail if the state can prove he “knowingly” possessed the drugs. He has a $1,000 bond and will likely be transported to the Meherrin regional jail.

Original post from this afternoon:

Free Keene blogger and owner of 101 Deals Thrift Store, James Cleaveland, is currently stranded in Dinwiddie, VA after armed men calling themselves “sheriffs” stole his yellow box truck. Initially the armed men asked James to search, which he refused. They then informed him they will be getting a warrant to search, because of terrorism, human trafficking, and serial killers. He is currently at the Dinwiddie county sheriff’s office and is currently streaming live video on Bambuser:

James says the Dinwiddie gang brought out a dog which they claim alerted on the vehicle and further claims that the tag is expired, so they towed it to the sheriff’s department. That’s where he is right now, awaiting the search of the truck. He has not been arrested or charged. James has said on his livestream that the “bad cop” Sgt. David Williams prevented him from retrieving his wallet from the cab of the truck. Later however “good cop”, name unknown at this point, did retrieve his wallet for him. Early on in this situation, I called the sheriff’s department to inquire on the whereabouts of the truck. The lady who answered the phone told me that the truck was indeed there and that Williams had been involved in the stealing. I asked to speak to Williams and at that point recorded the call. He acted like he didn’t know what I was talking about:

James says he’s okay with activists calling the Dinwiddie sheriff’s department if they feel so inspired: (804) 469-4550

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  1. Driving 2500 miles with an expired registration isn’t a very intelligent life decision.

    Why put your liberty and finances in jeopardy.over 35 bucks?

  2. Why should one have to pay 35 bucks?

  3. LoL … douchebag is what a douchebag does. What a moron.

  4. To avoid this maybe?

    $175 municipal tow fee
    $115 impound fee
    $175 citation
    = $465 +/-

  5. Good Job V.P.D!!!

  6. I am not disagreeing with you, but the problem is the tax itself.

  7. Do you practice civil disobedience with your own personal auto registration?

    If no, why not?

  8. Pick your battles.

  9. Media credentials and broken down pawn shop ownership doesn’t grant extra rights! Pay that registration!

  10. So why not just issue a ticket for the expired registration and let him continue on his way? My brother-in-law was detained in Dinwiddie for over an hour for failure to wear a seatbelt. The cop tore his truck apart but couldn’t find anything else to charge him with. He was asked if he had a prescription for a bottle of Tylenol….

  11. if ever, why more than once, when you first buy the vehicle?!
    Why should it expire and require renewal?!
    And is that a VA law? Why would VA care if a vehicle is current on its registration in VT?

  12. The ballad of James cleaveland

  13. LoL … and that story would be false. Any other false stories you would like to share?

  14. So what is the nEws? Not far from me. Have a bondsman retained that hates cops and respects our constitution

  15. Unless dipshit here can produce a prescription for that drug, he’s screwed. You guys just never learn, do you? Driving around with unregistered cars, drugs in the car and you all think that you’re untouchable. Well surprise, surprise. Have a nice time in jail in VA, James … you moron.

  16. But it is the law, shithead. That’s something you douchebags don’t seem to get.

  17. Because VA law – as is in all states – states that only registered vehicles can drive on their roads. I know you dipshits think you’re above the law – but get a fucking clue.

  18. The ballad is simple but catchy: “He was a moron”.

  19. Whatever, jail is not fun anywhere, especially va. Anyways, where can i get an update? I must not be seeing all video either. I’m going to look it up on a regular computer (I’m on my phone) before i make anymore judgment comments also.

  20. That’s got to be a plant. James is quite a straight arrow.

  21. Actually, I’m surprised they just didn’t ticket him. I haven’t been stopped by the police in 30 years. So I don’t even know what that’s like any more, but I’ve driven out of state with an expired registration when I had forgotten to renew it. I’m surprised they towed his car. That should be just a ticketable offense.

  22. If you don’t believe that the cops are overwhelmingly corrupt, then you’re living in a different country.

  23. LMHO … right – “a plant”.

    Y’know, if Cleaveland just kept his car registration current, none of this would have happened.

    I hope this is a lesson learned for all the other Free Keene minions who think they can ignore the law without consequences.

  24. Do you ever ask, why is it a law?
    Should it be a law?

  25. Has anyone considered what this does to the “suspended sentence” James got recently in Keene? He may be in more trouble than you realize.

  26. Alright piggy. Get back to “work.” We have to at least pretend those checks aren’t welfare for the otherwise unemployable “high school graduates” among us.

  27. I agree.

    But ‘Cop Blockers’ tend to put out bad karma when they try to strong arm and intimidate cops with cameras, disrespect and non-cooperation.

    If James had just shared with the police some smiles, congenial respect, and some laughs he very likely would have gotten just a warning and he’d be in Georgia by now.

  28. For all the sucklers on the goobermint teets (ssACCOUNT-Holders still submitting to the SYSTEM)
    FYI: the “law” is not the same as man-made codes (legal).
    Irregardless – only the GOVERNOR can order a rendition, per § 20-88.79. Mr. Cleaveland is not DOMICILED in VA, nor is he a VA Resident – and the kidnappers took action under PRESUMPTION of Authority.
    They attempted to enforce a code that doesn’t exist in Va’s Codes. Both SB725 and HB1759 FAILED to pass the Legislature – only the Federal Corporation’s Codes – which, ever since 1997 – it’s been illegal (as well as always unlawful) for any local agent to enforce a federal program. Printz v U.S. AND for you members of the communist foreign owned entity not commonly exposed; the “bar” – and all your co-conspirator Usurpers operating the People’s courts like your own private banking monopoly outside the anti-trust laws and conspiring together as Seditionists – you might want to read up on the FACT – that any state who does not have a trained Militia, is in violation of The Supreme Law of these Lands and without any IMMUNITY for Personal Jurisdiction of the Individual gang, for Remedy. ARE YOU AWAKE NOW? Oh, and Yes – I behave like any other Human Being does when invited without my Consent – to having my Travel – “restricted”. Regulation is in place for the Corporation’s Employees (LEGAL PERSONS) – who are operating In Commerce…not – “men”. This is yet one more perfect example why the 14th needs repeal via Con Con – and the Fed needs to be Audited for posing as a government, when in reality it’s nothing more than a Foreign Owned corporation put in place to Administer the Public Trust (SSAccounts) – which was already declared Foreclosed. WHEW…Glad I got that off my chest..NEXT?

  29. Hey little boy: What is with the gay name “Jacques” anyway? Are you one of those Canadian douchebag pussies?

  30. Do you ever ask why your parents were also siblings?

  31. You too pig. Get back out there on the streets. The general public isn’t going to sexually assault itself.

  32. I don’t know what to make of a man who thinks people with cameras are even capable of ‘strong arming’ or ‘intimidating’ people with guns.

    Check your premises homey.

  33. You ever been to Louisiana Mike…..if not i suggest if you ever got there that no Cajun ever know you posted that………you’d be hogtied and cooked up with the gator. MMMMMMMMM….spit roasted pig………oooooohhhhhhhweeeee!

  34. You may want to review what is good human nature and positive behaviour for interactions with ALL people (not just cops).

    Here are a few good behaviour traits for a human being…Cop Block doesn’t seem to be teaching proper police interaction conduct from this first “good” list…

    on good terms

    Cop Blockers seem to be using this “bad” list….


  35. how was his freedom to travel “restricted”? if you are talking about going to jail, then every convicted murder can plead the same defense and that would be idiotic. if it was because he is required to have his vehicle registered, that is not actually infringing on his right to travel as he has other methods.

  36. LoL … douchebag is what a douchebag does. What a moron.

  37. Hey – thanks for taking time away from jerking off to images of little boys and playing XBox in your parents’ basement to post this message. We all really appreciate it. Tell me: do your parents know what you do down there all day?

  38. Cleveland’s case is currently under appeal. Any restrictions he is under with his suspended sentence will not apply until his case is decided upon by the Court of Appeals.

  39. How would a convicted murderer use “right to travel” as a defense? If he’s been convicted, his defense has already failed. I think the word you wanted to use was “accused”, but your analogy is ridiculous on its face anyway since an accusation of murder would always be probable cause for a stop. Is it your belief that forcing people to purchase different color stickers on their license plates once a year would in some way make it easier for the state to capture murderers? And if so, wouldn’t that be a poor justification for such a law?

    As for the right to the freedom to travel, having requirements such as purchasing different colored stickers on your license plate once a year is by its very definition a restriction, since you can be prohibited from driving for not having those stickers. The point is the state says “buy our stickers once a year or we’ll harass you, fine you, and won’t let you drive anywhere.” How can prohibiting a freedom in this way not be be defined as a restriction? Are you claiming that the definition of the word “restriction” has somehow changed in this single instance Chad?

    I’m sure you’ll tell me that I’m free to walk, but again that places a restriction on travel since I can’t choose to drive. Again the word “restriction” applies here. Words mean things Chad. You’re either free to travel or you’re not. Apparently it’s your position that you’re not. Why is that?

  40. he is still free to travel all he wants, whether it is walking, getting someone else to drive, taking a train, an airplane or any other number of ways. his freedom of travel is not being restricted. this is just a lie in any sense.

    as to the murder analogy, it was put there as a preemptive evidence that being in jail is not a restriction of travel in case that was where the poster wanted to go with it.

    as far for the “right” to drive, please provide evidence that it is a right and not a privilege.

  41. And if a conviction for this misdemeanor in VA is after the appeal is decided – what happens then? The only way it will not affect it is if the appeal is decided in James’ favor.

  42. It’s still a terrible analogy Chad, no matter how you try to rationalize it.

    And again Chad, words mean things. The freedom to travel means that I have the right to go where I want when I want and how I want. If I can’t choose my mode of travel, then that freedom is being restricted. How is limiting my choices in modes of travel not placing restrictions on it? Walking, taking a taxi, a bus, or a train, or having a friend drive me around is not the most efficient way of doing things, especially if I’m able to drive. Clearly you support the idea that the state should force me to pay a sticker tax once a year to drive my own car. But why stop there? Why not place the same restrictions on bicycles? Or shoes? Would that be any less ridiculous? By your logic I can walk wherever I want and not be taxed for it (at least not yet), but to want to be free to drive my own car without having to prove that I’ve payed yet another tax? That offends you?

    The only liar, Chad, is the state. “Driving is a privilege” is just DMV-speak for “pay us what we tell you or else”. While you parrot the DMV’s motto, you refuse to acknowledge what it means. By placing restrictions on your ability to drive a car, the state asserts more control over you by exerting leverage on your ability to earn a living. Driving is crucial for many people’s economic livelihoods. Impeding this places a burden on their own economic responsibilities making it an easy way for the state to get a person to do whatever it wants and just pay them so they go away. There is no justice in this regard. Were anyone else to do this, it would be called extortion. But like so many of the crimes the state perpetrates, it claims the power to do so with impunity. I’m tired of being lied to by these bureaucrats while they nickel and dime me. Aren’t you?

  43. Yes. Should the appellate board reject James’s appeal or the appellate court affirm the judgment of the lower court, then any sentencing restrictions will apply.

  44. do i agree that a vehicle should be registered, yes. please explain why making sure people have insurance in case they cause damage or death is a bad thing? please explain why making sure a vehicle is safe to drive around others is a bad thing? Both of those are actually in line with the NAP.

    those who depend on driving should be safe towards others do you not agree? If a simple check to make sure you and your vehicle are safe is to much of a burden, then you really do not deserve the privilege of driving.

    you are implying that those who are unsafe should be driving and risking the safety of others on the road. this is a huge violation of other peoples liberty. way to advocate for aggression against others.

  45. Please explain why you believe a vehicle needs to be registered every year. Vehicle registration is not the same as vehicle inspection.

  46. normally if a vehicle is registered it shows it was inspected, now would you like to try and answer my questions?

  47. Inspection stickers are separate. Usually displayed on the window. And again, vehicle registration is not an inspection. You’ve explained how vehicle registrations help cops stop people for other violations, not why vehicle registrations are necessary. Please elaborate further.

  48. No rights are absolute and all have restrictions and exceptions. Name me one right and I can name a restriction or exception. The question is whether they are reasonable restrictions. Just from your example –

    “The freedom to travel means that I have the right to go where I want when I want and how I want.”

    Could you travel on someone else’s real property without permission? No, so that is just one exception. So you can’t go where you want. A private land owner can also put restriction on your right to travel. The public roads are owned by the public and reasonable restrictions can be placed on that right – including registration, licensing and inspection.


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