Innocent Father Branded Domestic Terrorist for Supporting Constitution
Innocent Father Branded Domestic Terrorist for Supporting Constitution by Jack Burns for The Free Thought Project
We first brought you the story of Joshua Martinez in 2017, when he was arrested for refusing to give his age to police on a Nevada courthouse steps. He was attempting to enter the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, without having to identify himself.
He wanted to attend the Cliven Bundy court case without giving up who he is and why he was there, something he believed was a clear violation of his constitutional rights. Martinez was denied entry. Later, in an attempt to sue the U.S. Marshals for disallowing him entry into the Nevada court, he returned to the court to identify the specific Marshals who denied him entry. That action turned out to be a mistake as he was promptly arrested.
Days later, while Martinez was working security at a local nightclub, several officers in plains clothes approached him and asked about his firearm. They informed him that, even though his H&K 45 in his outside the waistband holster was clearly visible, he was going to be arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit—a clearly false charge.
Martinez believes because he is a Constitutional activist he was targeted for arrest by one certain detective he later learned was a LVMPD Anti-terrorism Division Detective/Joint Terrorist Task Force with the FBI. His name is Detective Kenneth Mead. Cliven Bundy was cleared of all wrongdoing but Martinez wasn’t so lucky.
Even though Martinez was not a person prohibited from owning a firearm, and even though he was employed by the nightclub, and even though his gun was clearly visible, the charges stuck. Martinez took a plea deal which gave him 2-years of probation and had to spend 140 days in jail at the Clark County Detention Center.
When asked why his government believes he’s a domestic terrorist, Martinez responded:
I don’t believe in violence. I disagree with drug prohibition and driver licensing…simply because a person if for the legalization of marijuana doesn’t make them a pothead.
Nevada does not guarantee its residents a jury trial in criminal cases and I simply believe it is unconstitutional.
Martinez believes Mead likes to lump all people who make waves as constitutionalists and brand them as troublemakers. That’s what he says Mead did to him.
Although Martinez cannot prove it, he has seen Mead show up in court for his own court proceedings.