Only in the most oppressive regimes in history is the level of violence, lies and abuse presented by US officers and courts tolerated! The acts of our public officials are unfit for a free people.

I left home because I refuse to be forced to unlock my phone for a prosecutor, and I don’t consent to a kangaroo trial. But more than that. I’ve been an activist for years, but not because I wanted to be. I had a good business and a good life before that started. I spoke up because things needed to be said and many of my video have exposed corruption in my now Grant County. Some people don’t like my approach and that’s their right. But we’re nation founded by men bolder than myself who said they would not tolerate tyranny and warned us to remain bold. I was raised to stand up for the abused and to speak out against bullies. I even remember Ephrata officers helping me do that. How times have changed.
 
The abuse and murder of those who live free and speak the truth is a theme for our government.
 
From the natives, cop watchers and investigative journalists, to peaceful retirees like the Browns. From Ranchers like the Bundy’s and good men like Schaffer Cox, to and the blood of a cowboy in the snow. Babies stolen from their mothers arms, the dying screams of children in the Waco Massacre, Randy Weavers porch covered in the blood of his wife at Ruby Ridge. All at the tender ministrations of people calling themselves the law who to this day are not been held accountable. This is not the USA and I will not tolerate it.

 

 

 

Grown comfortable.

The people in Mexico are generally far more friendly than in the US

Maybe it’s the pretty veneer that has grown over our quiet communities and we’ve failed to see the rising authoritarian hand of a government that demands we do as we’re we’re told. No patriotic American should consent to living that way. I’m doing in the streets what journalists used to do as a matter of course. But for years now I’ve been treated to threats, my family has been mocked and officials have harassed, assaulted and violated my rights on camera. All because I said they were wrong and told tens of millions of people about it. Never have I done the same to them as they did me, because I while perhaps bold, I am always a man of peace.

Patrick Canady broke the law when he arrested me without probable cause. He broke the law when he lied in his police report about past interactions with me, particularly where he stated regarding a video I made on 12/18/14 that, “At one time Seim gives me an ultimatum to to stop doing what I’m doing or else.” The video of that account proves his word false. His entire case was based on his feelings, not law. He was angry because I was not afraid to tell him and the world what I believe we are becoming.

At no point did I harass or obstruct, yet when I first appeared in court on Sept 13th 2017, judge Janis Whitenermoberg tried to skip past the probable cause hearing which is required under the Constitutions and CrRLJ RULE 3.2.1. I pressed for it anyways and neither the prosecutor nor the judge were able to articulate probable cause. I when I tried to state my case, the judge prevented me, leaving the courtroom without addressing the total lack of probable cause.

During the next hearing a pro-tem judge by the name of Mark Chmelewski was brought in. The blatant ignoring of my legal arguments continued. The prosecution admitted they had no evidence as they suggested they were unsure know how to proceed without being able to access video on my phone. This alone was evidence that there was never probable cause at all. This phone they presumably wanted, for a video that would already be released had that phone not been taken without a legal warrant. The judge even told me open court that I would not be forced to give them access.
 
 

I will not unlock my phone for the goverment!

A computer is your privacy, like the thought or a diary in a family safe. A government official has the right to demand we give them access to it anymore than they have a right to demand a journalist’s confidential sources. No there’s nothing terrible, incriminating or illegal on my phone. But it’s mine and people need to stop believing we should co-operate with officers and prosecutors who bring malicious charges and bully defendants so they can violate due process without fear. This is happening in our courts. These prosecutors are not arguing law, they are using lies, force and committing crimes, to win!

I was arrested for filming a cop this Fall because I told him he was a crook and he got angry that I keep calling out him and his buddies. It’s not the first time I’ve been arrested for defending my rights, but what followed was a pattern of a goverment corruption that I’ve too many times. And I decided to do something about it.

I’m being asked to stand before a judge who neither defends my rights or even knows the court rules as well as the pro-se defendant standing before him. Grant County has expended of taxpayer dollars over an man filming an officer. In recorded interviews from discovery, Prosecutor Dano himself is manipulating the testimony of witnesses to create his own narrative. Prosecutor Marc Fedorak files motions raising years of peaceful activism I have done, in which he intentionally leaves out critical details on events such as the video Officer Canady lied about; all so he can paint the picture he wants. To win!

Walking in the town Centro with the family. Centro is a town square where people gather to actually interact.

I’m not running from law or justice… These officials have nothing to do with that. They are engaged in a criminal conspiracy to create evidence and a case where none exists. A conspiracy to silence the truth speakers. Those are felony offenses under 18 USC 241 and 242 and judges today don’t care, because the they are no longer held accountable. So when this court tolerated the consideration of me being forced under threats by give them access to my devices, enough was enough. If I believed due process was could occur, I would have no problem taking this to trial because I know I committed no crime. But then if there was due process, the charges would already be thrown out. I’m considering my legal options and the court has my motions for dismissal on their table.

Grant County courts violated the law at every step of this case and I don’t need to argue before an illegal court to prove that my 1st amendment right exists. I live in a country where police try to murder Journalists like Jeff Weinhaus and lock them in prison when they fail to die. I choose not to willingly become the next journalist in prison, or activist dancing from a rope in a prison cell because of trumped in charges, illegal proceedings and unprincipled prosecutors. God help me. No one should have to prove their innocence, but that’s what our courts have become.
 

Coward?

Never let a person who won’t serve beside you on the front lines tell you how you should fight the battle.

No one should have to argue that their rights are their own; but in the USA we are compelled to do so at the point of gun. That’s criminal and we’re neither giving up or breaking the law by declining to participate; we’re refusing to surrender our rights. Jesus taught us to leave behind cities persecute us. Our founders taught us to walk away from tyrants. Our common sense says, why am I still here! Courage is not surrendering to a tyrant or agreeing playing the game their way. Courage is being afraid and still saying I WILL NOT COMPLY!

 

Why leave home over a phone? Because I refuse to love as a slave. How long will I be gone and what happens next? I can’t say. Truth demands a great price, but it also sets us free. The people of Mexico have more freedom than the people of the USA and that feels good. But in the end it’s not really about a phone, it’s about liberty and the God given rights we share as human beings. The officials in Grant County think they can rule over our those. I choose to be the man who says no more. For my safety, for my family’s safety and as an example to my people. I will not comply.

 
— Gavin Seim
 
 You can Phone the Grant County prosecutors officer at 509-754-2011
 
PS: I’ll be doing videos and live streams from Mexico to expose the propaganda we think of about Mexico. If you want to explore the real Mexico, follow my Real Mexico series on Facebook and YouTube. You can also see more photos on my Instagram.
 
 

The very production lands in the State of Nayarit.

Exploring the jungle in the truth van.

A $6 plate of amazing shrimp at a small fishing village.

The kids playing in the park. It feels very safe here.

Cheeses at the Mercado. Think a huge farmers Market, but open every day of the year.

 

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