Barry Cooper, star of the disinformation DVD Never Get Busted Again sent us this message:
The Odessa American just reported on our Hollywood movie deal and the 40 million dollar lawsuit we just filed. The lawsuit and movie are all a part of our vision that we have maintained since releasing Never Get Busted four years ago. Our vision is to release our drug war prisoners and end the arrests of non-violent Americans. There is a real battle for freedom taking place in our case so be sure and blog your comments.
Here’s the Odessa American article:
Barry Cooper’s conversion from dogged narcotics agent to outspoken pot advocate may seem stranger than fiction.
But Cooper’s story — including his no-holds-barred, if sometimes quixotic quest to unearth police corruption in the Lone Star State — could be headed for the big screen.
Given Cooper’s penchant for attention, it’s perhaps no surprise that he announced his newly inked movie deal as something of an aside in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Austin. In the lawsuit, Cooper, who has twice been arrested this year on charges stemming from his infamous sting operations, accuses lawmen around the state of conspiring to retaliate against him and his family.
The 30-page civil petition, which Cooper filed without an attorney, demands $40 million in compensation for a litany of civil rights violations. Cooper said he will drop the suit “if all the officers involved are fired.” He also promised to use any damages he is awarded to fund his next attorney general campaign “and create a program that feeds the hungry prisoners of this nation.”
“It’s not about money,” Cooper said in a phone interview Monday. “I’m filing this lawsuit because it’s my only recourse. I can’t go punch these cops in the nose. I don’t have a jail to put them in.”…
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