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In January, an activist group stood up to tyranny and took over a Washington Court. The story of this takeover is told below by one of the lead activists, Gav Seim. You may have heard of Seim before. He helped to organize the largest felony civil disobedience rally ever held in America's history.

We all knew this happening but did not want to face it. It has never been exposed to the world like this until today. — Around the nation, Kangaroo Courts like this are abusing us. Once people walk through those doors their rights are as worthless as dung and they are silenced in fear of tyrant judges and a system that has nothing whatsoever to do with justice.

What we see here are 1st, 4th, 6th and 14th amendment violations! But what precipitated all the events in this courtroom was the open defiance of the 1st amendment by Douglas County officials when they only allowed their approved press to record. A press that went right out and reported exactly what the State wanted them to.

“Who Stands With Me?” That’s what my brother Nathan said when he was grabbed by police and dragged out, simply for being a patriot. You need to decide if you will stand!

We were attacked, violated and Arrested for defending the Constitution, our right to due process and our right to free speech. It’s time to take back our courts America. It’s time to take back our liberty.

The "justice" of tyrants is to accuse their victims of the very actions and crimes they have committed! It was a rigged trial of a young man that Douglas County, Washington officials wanted to make an example of.

What was his crime? He asked a police officer why he was being stopped! You can see that video here.

Seeing ongoing obstruction from the County, a band of about 20 patriots showed up in support and to make sure the defendant got a fair trial. They started up cameras at the defendant's request and sat to watch and support Tell Shasteen.

Patriots keeping the cameras rolling. This is how to face a tyrant.

And then all hell broke loose! County officials attacked, swooping in and dragging Nathan Seim out of the courtroom. The judge had not even entered the room. He called out to the crowd and the group of patriots stood up, blocking the way. Deputies used Nathan as a human battering ram, slamming into the men, blocking their path and kidnapping him from what moments ago had been a peaceful courtroom.

I had momentarily left the room before the trial was to begin and returned to pandemonium. The courtroom was chaos and defiance. I moved to the front just as the judge entered.

I challenged the blocking of cameras from the courtroom and the removal of my brother, Nathan, from the courtroom without cause, which amounted to abduction. After some oral arguments with the judge, police rushed in and tackled me to the floor as the crowd erupted in anger. I was taken out and soon after my dad was also arrested. We spent about 24 hours in jail and it was good. You can read about my thoughts on that here. But we stood together and we stood proud for justice. We were not in jail for doing evil, but for doing good. For that, we should always stand tall.

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Douglas County District Court obstructed justice in nearly every way during the trial and Tell was convicted by the tainted jury. All this because a man asked a bully officer a question. Tell was handed a sentence of 5 days in jail and a year probation plus fines. That’s like a sentence that an assault, or DUI offender would receive. JUSTFOR ASKING A QUESTION. He is appealing.

Our trials are coming this Spring. Douglas county is beside themselves with vengeance. They have made up violations and charged me with Obstructing a Court, Disorderly Conduct, and Contempt of Court. Which are in fact only some of the crimes that THEY committed. My dad was charged with Obstructing a court, and Disorderly Conduct. Due to the nature of the charges we have hired renowned Constitutional attorney Stephen Pidgeon. We are not backing down. We ask for your support and your prayers. We must stand up to the rising police state!

The bigger message here is not one of failure but of liberty. We have cowered to lawless tyrants for many years. Yes, we were arrested. Yes, liberty is a sometimes rocky road and our stand comes at a price. But this was a victory, an example of exposing tyranny and of how much power the people hold if they simply stand!

About half the jury pool was friends or family of the police. It was a complete Kangaroo trial and I expect the same there. The Wenatchee World was the only media allowed. Not surprisingly, they were there to watch the antics so they could go report a biased story. And they did just that! Apparently thinking no one would know the difference. Oops.

I’m a photographer by trade and I know what photographers look for. I remember going down and seeing that reporter with his camera in the corner of my eye and thinking “I have to stay classy. I’m not going to give him the photo he wants, that shot of a kicking and screaming activist that they can paint as a radical.” And he did not get it either. It was pretty funny.

It took time to get this video together. Much of it was recorded by myself and the brave patriots in the room that day. Some of it was demanded from the County cameras under discovery. There was a LOT of logistics to get it all in one place. But we did get it and this was a great reminder that had those cameras not been rolling, the outcome could have been very different.

gavin seim filming his own arrest

I remember holding on to my backup camera like I never have before when the were cuffing me. I twisted my hands around to get the best angle I could and keep the video rolling because I have learned from experience how important the message is. The key here is to expose the tyranny and awaken the hearts and minds of all of you, the people of The United States Of America. There was a certain peace in that courtroom. The peace that comes from knowing that God is on your side and liberty will eventually win.

Let me say this, also: I’ve seen many videos where tyrants abuse citizens for speaking truth while the room sits as silent slaves! Never be those slaves America. NEVER be silent in the face of evil.

I’m proud of all these Seims standing as one. I’m proud of Tell refusing to bow down to tyranny and defending himself well, even though they blocked him at every step. I’m told at one point he pulled a Constitution out of his pocket and held it towards the judge asking “do you use this for toilet paper?!”

Apparently the Douglas County Sheriff’s office shut down their switchboard rather than face the sheer volume of concerned citizens calling them. I’m thankful for all the support and calls people put out once they heard what was being done. I am proud of every one of the patriots there that day. They had the courage to come into this courtroom, to stand on principle and on liberty; to look tyranny in the eye with bold defiance and say, I WILL NOT COMPLY!

This is just the start. The liberty is shaking the ground and the tyrants are terrified.

— Gav

How you can help:

We need your support. Legal fees and taking on corruption comes at a price. Please donate if you can. Your ongoing prayers also mean a lot. God is with us when we stand for what is right. Finally please share this everywhere and call one of these officials if you can.

Numbers you can call:

  • Douglas County Non-Emergency Line: (509) 663-9911
  • Okanogan County Sheriff (holds political prisoners for Douglas): (509) 422-7200
  • Douglas County Sheriff: (509) 884-0941
  • Douglas County prosecutor Steve Clem: (509) 745-8535
  • Douglas County Commissioners – Ken Stanton, Dale Snyder, Steve Jenkins: (509) 745-8537