WASHINGTON – A D.C. Superior Court judge has ordered a veteran and activist accused of openly carrying a shotgun in D.C.’s Freedom Plaza held without bond.
During a preliminary hearing Monday, an attorney representing Adam Kokesh argued that the stunt — filmed and posted on YouTube — was nothing more than political theater.
The judge disagreed, ordering that Kokesh be held until his next court appearance.
“I consider your client to be a very dangerous man,” the judge said. “This is not a political statement.”
Kokesh had been arrested and charged with drug-related offenses in Fairfax County, Va., earlier in July.
He is expected back in a D.C. courtroom Aug. 13.
See the video from July 4 here:
WTOP’s Dick Uliano contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.