FOX News Panel Goes Berserk On Ex Narc, Barry Cooper

About Barry Cooper

"You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website NeverGetBusted.com has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.

27 Comments

  1. ScottyJ on February 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Very well done Barry. They wanted to attack you, and you kept your cool. They interrupted you every time you opened your mouth. You remained polite and informative. Kudos.

    • Dan Smelders on March 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      I really enjoyed watching you speak in your dvd. I wish you could do more series like standing up for civil rights so kangaroo municipal corporations cannot get away with their disorderly conduct raketeering scheme.

    • Dano on April 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      you never even got a chance to reply! what a true sign that they were intimidated by how you may possibly respond…I can’t even imagine how they would have reacted, should they have allowed you to actually respond to their questions or lame ass statements! Rock on Barry…for truth is knowledge :)~”’

    • joe on December 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

      word

  2. paper planes on February 27, 2013 at 2:39 am

    mox news-unfair unjust these people can not be won over with logic they need money for that

  3. charmingone on February 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Barry stated facts, and fox news did not want to hear you. it’s a shame they just wanted to attack you, they never intended on hearing your information or about the reasons for your cause. press on anyway!

  4. Dre on February 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Well done Barry.

  5. Willy G. on March 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Keep up the good fight Barry, i’m glad to see a person with such compassion for whats right.

  6. 420Advocate on March 15, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I commend Barry for standing up for his views, especially when he most definitely knew he was gonna be attacked from all angles. He specifically wants pot legalized; he’s not an advocate for legalizing all drugs and all forms of crime. They continuously attempt to apply his beliefs to all forms of drugs and criminal activity being legalized. I know it made him feel like he was one against a million, but I’m behind you Barry, and keep assisting non-violent marijuana smokers to elude the unconstitutional ways of the government.

  7. anonymous on March 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

    We LOVE you berry!!!

  8. Natalie on March 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Barry –
    I have both your NGB dvd’s – great stuff.
    I was literally yelling out loud watching this video!
    You kept your cool with the verbal gang rape you took from the Fox fascist pigs way better
    than I would have! To liken pot smokers to child molesters…MY God! That woman should be
    bitch slapped! All for an herb that is safer than aspirin…
    To think that someone like Oskar Schindler (Schindlers’ List), and all the people that aided the
    runaway slaves would be likened to organizations that aid child molesters – despicable.
    Makes you wonder how many of these people at Fox, or their master’s, profit off the current American
    slave market that is the prison industrial complex.
    Thank God for you Barry – know that you are a hero for speaking out.

  9. Bluntsquad on March 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Keep doing what your doing. It’s us against the medias lies an wrong doing.

  10. Aaron B on April 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    You’re the man Barry! It is unbelievable, the strive Fox News has to make their point. Whenever they invite someone one their show that they don’t agree with, it’s like letting angry dogs out!
    You kept your cool even with 5 pretentious “law abiding citizens” were yelling at you saying you are wrong.

    Much love and respect!

  11. Jack A, on April 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    You did great! Kept your cool, kept a clear and logical mind and exposing those fools for what they are.

    Media can shove it. Marjuana and Hemp has too many benefits.

    I’ll type it all.

    1. $13.7 Billion Dollars would be saved on Prohibition Enforcement Cost in Revenue
    2. Washington would bring $500 Million in Tax Revenue
    3. Legally Marjuana could be a $100 Billion Dollar Industry
    4. It has been used historically in America
    5. The fiber-rich cannabis plant was used to produce rope and woven fabrics around 7000 B.C. in Central and South Asia
    6. Marjuana increases brain cell formation study
    7. You cannot die off Marjuana. No overdose has ever been documented both in research, scientifically and with users
    8. While America was still just 13 colonies, a 1619 law REQUIRED farmers to grow it. Hemp was used to make rope, clothing, and sails. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned hemp farms, and Jefferson wrote a draft of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. Also, what about the flag Betsy Ross sewed? You guessed it: made of hemp
    9. During the height of World War II, the US produced a film entitled “Hemp for Victory” praising the many uses of hemp, and encouraging farmers to grow it to help with the war effort. The existence of the film was denied by the Government for many years until 1989, when marijuana advocate Jack Herrer donated a VHS copy to the Library of Congress. It is now in the Public Domain, and can be seen on YouTube – watch below!
    10.
    In Ancient China, the plant, known as Ma, was used for food, fuel, clothing, and medicine going back to 6,000 B.C. But the oldest existing reference to medical marijuana dates to 2737 B.C. when the Red Emperor Shen Nung is credited with writing The Herbal, a listing of medicinal properties of various herbs, including Ma, to alleviate rheumatism and gout pain. In 2 A.D. Hua T’o is recorded as having used Ma-yo (the female plant) and red wine as an anesthesia while he performed painful surgeries including organ grafts and loin incisions. Yeah, you’d probably want to be high for that. (Link | Via)
    11.Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque uses pot smoke to make art

    That’s right, a recent study of 5,000 pot smokers by UCSF and University of Alabama showed that those who only smoke a few joints a week actually had stronger lung capacity and external blowing force than non-users. A 2005 UCLA paper also shows that marijuana smoke might actually help to PREVENT lung cancer. Unlike tobacco, which contains nicotine and is a known carcinigen, marijuana contains cannibinoids and THC, which seem to discourage cancer. It is also impossible to die of an overdose. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. (Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3 | Photo)
    12. While use of cannabis was primarily medicinal in Ancient China, over in India they liked to party with it. It was a common substance, used in religious ceremonies and to help people chill out. It was often ingested as a drink, boiled with nuts and milk called Bhang. It made people happy, so much so that the British Colonial Government was concerned it might be driving the population insane. They commissioned a study and issued a report entitled The Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report of 1894. It not only concluded that mainstream usage was harmless, but also that a ban on it might actually prove more detrimental.
    13. Uses of the hemp plant fiber itself are numerous. It can be made into rope, paper, clothing, canvas, eaten as a food, and its seeds can be used for fuel. It’s also good for the planet. A study by McGill University in Canada estimated that 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 million acres of industrial hemp would take care of all of our oil needs. In addition, unlike tobacco, which destroys the soil after every crop, planting cannabis actually improves it. It is legal in Uruguay, Peru, India, and even in Iran for it to be grown for food/fuel. Legalization of both hemp and marijuana would produce thousands of jobs, take care of world hunger, cut back on greenhouse gases, and help people cope with the pain of AIDs, glaucoma, and cancer. It turns out that getting “high” from it is just an added bonus. (Link 1 | Link 2 | Photo)

    Fox News is just a corporate media mogul by Rupert Murdock, a biased right-winged tv channel. All TV Channels have their own winged bias, nothing of both.

    Law Enforcement Lobbies against it/Police Unions, Private Prisons Corporations do so, Alchohol and Beer Companies, Pharmaceutical Corporations and Prison Guard Unions.

    My Source: http://www.republicreport.org/2012/marijuana-lobby-illegal/

    All of it? Because it’s a natural fix for health problems and that it’s too good so they spend money legally to get it illegal. Get it?

    News can go eat it. I follow indie-news.

  12. Marv O on April 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Funny thing is when someone starts out with a marijuana debate, the person oppose reverts back to old govt propaganda like it makes you mean, you commit more crimes stoned, if you smoke weed then children will start smoking it too. Then after they run out of things that are totally untrue they go to usen the word DRUGS. Thats not marijuana alone your talken about addictive substances that were developed by man. As far as committing crimes while im stoned on weed, haha yah right, im so relaxed i just wanna sit down to a bowl of popcorn and watch a movie. As far as children smoken weed in school,,, i think they are just as likely to drink booze as they would to smoke weed. I remember weed was always easier to find then booze as a kid cuz you could only get booze with an ID or an adult.. Weed you could get from your friends cuz it wasnt controlled or regulated. Lets take these people that make the claim well booze is legal so its ok. Well take your newborn child and you pick either someone thats just smoked a joint to watch your kid a couple hours or someone that downed a .750 bottle of whiskey. Weed has been legal and outlawed many times in the united states and it was all politically funded from corporations not wanting to compete with how cheap hemp was to make paper and cloths and rope from and medical. Our constitution is written on hemp, our biggest cash crop in the 1700’s was hemp, it helped us win our independence. Also its documented that george washington would rather smoke weed over alcohal and ben franklin loved to smoke weed for head aches. Queen Victoria used to smoke weed to relieve herself of head aches and monthly cramps. My money i spend on weed goes right back into my buddies grow farm and he is 100% non terrorist.

  13. fattyj420 on April 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    very nice i hope you win i am behind you 100 % keep it up

  14. Robert on May 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I am a Conservative and I watch Fox News daily, particularly RedEye and The Five. I used to smoke weed years ago when I was younger, but I haven’t used marijuana or any other drug in a long time. On many subjects, such as fiscal responsibility, I am in complete agreement with Conservative values. But not on the Drug War.

    I think it is evident to any thinking person that drug prohibition has caused uncountable harm to our country. It has been used to destroy our liberties, shred the Bill of Rights, and there are all sorts of examples of statist horrors being perpetrated on people through such things as civil asset forfeiture, and other examples.

    Drug prohibition *creates* the black market where crime thrives, and there are so many horror stories of previously non-violent people’s lives being destroyed either by being sent to prison, or being killed in raids that it’s difficult to even count them all.

    The Drug War is not just immoral, Un-Christian, and destructive to American society, but even worse IT DOESN’T WORK. I hope and pray that I live to see the day when this Un-American policy is brought to an end in this country.

    “Freedom” means nothing if it is just an empty word, and the more the government tries to micromanage our lives for us, and tell us what we can and can’t do, the less free we are. If we are to be free, it is to the extent that the state gets out of our lives and out of our way.

  15. Bryan K Armstrong on June 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Channel 10 is one of the most flagrantly opinionated news stations around. It is no place to receive anything close to equal time to counter point any view that is in opposition to theirs. A NEWS CHANNEL IT IS NOT. Certainly no place to get anything of value, and this is apparent day in and day out. I DO NOT WATCH THEM AT ALL ANY MORE. IT IS THE VERY MENTALITY THAT THEY HAVE THAT STIFLES PROGRESS IN SO MANY AREAS OF LIFE AT THIS TIME. I see this pot smoking issue as only one of many areas that need total rethinking in America as well as the world. America touts it’s morality, humanity, and human rights supremacy over the other governments that make up this world. We are so far off from the mark at this time, that persons around the world despise us over the hypocrisy we practice. Give me a government I can trust, A police force I don’t have to fear, and the true freedoms that allow me to dictate what I do with my body and mind, THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL IT HAVE MY RESPECT AND BACKING… THE WORLD IS A MESS !! RADICAL CHANGE NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE!! This drug situation is such a base issue problem that I find it increasingly difficult to hold my tongue. No one has the right,OR EVER HAD THE RIGHT TO TELL ME WHAT I CAN OR CANNOT PUT IN MY BODY. iF I WANT TO KILL MYSELF, IT’S NONE OF ANYONE ELSES BUSINESS. THE WHOLE UGLY MESS THAT EXISTS IS A RESULT OF A DENYING OF THIS BASE FREEDOM THAT AMERICA IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOUNDED UPON. Until this simple base fact is recognised, I see very little change taking place. I am 57 years old.I do drugs. I’ve been on them all.I have been on one or two of them for going on 40 years now. Discontinued the use of the ones that were not for me. Never let anyone take that freedom to decide from me be legal or not. It has always been wrong for my government to take the freedom of what I consume or don’t from me. But for my dress and hair length one would not even, and have not even noticed that I am on them. I am not proud to be breaking the law. I am also not ashamed either. I am no criminal. denying me of freedom is criminal if you will, and my very Government the perpetrator of this criminal act upon it’s citizens. If we insist on being the role model that the world needs to emulate then we need to become something the world can respect and back… Above all we need to provide the perpetrators of love and it’s attributes the floor and remove the things contrary to the achieving of freedom and basic human rights. Peoples lives have been altered as a result of laws passed, for the better, and to their detriment. It is time, right now, to step back and gain the wisdom that this history provides us, AND HAVE THIS CHANGE THE TRULY DESTRUCTIVE THINGS WE HAVE DONE INTO BETTER THINGS. LIFE, LIBERTY, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, AND THE FREEDOMS THAT GET US THERE SHOULD BE THE MOTIVATOR!!! NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO TOLERATE OPPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR FROM ANYONE. ANYONE SEEKING TO OPPRESS IS THE CRIMINAL AS I SEE IT. Barry, as I see it, I have gained a brother as a result of your recovery. I hope all will recover and with the decision to do so, they can. I hate like never before, the things I see happening around me often. I hate no one however, and hope everyone will understand the right thing for the right reason, recovering as a result. Right thing for the right reason is not hard to see. Caring enough to want to see it is the issue. Selfless behavior is the theme to be taught. Will mankind start teaching it? I learned a while back now to NEVER SAY NEVER. I also came to the realisation that to hold my breath in anticipation would be unhealthy as well.. Am I a patriot? America, I don’t love it, and I’m not leaving it either.

  16. m gordo on June 26, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Barry,

    Just saw “How to Make Money Selling Drugs. Terrific documentary. Also, enjoyed the Fox News clip. Keep up the good work.

    Best Regards

  17. Kiwi on June 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Is that a real news station? sounded like a bunch of cackling fools, that guy couldn’t get a word in , how can anyone make an informative decision when they won’t let their guest properly express his view point. I used to smoke and no harm done, what really scares me is ignorance and those people had it in spades.

  18. Kiwi on June 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Any of you fine folk want to come over to New Zealand your welcome just don’t tell them fella’s that watch that station. live long and out breed those that inbreed….. peace out

    • NativeSonKY (@NativeSonKY) on June 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

      I’d like to know how to move to NZ. I’ve never had a passport and back when I was young and stupid at age 19 I had a felony burglary charge. I’m 54 now and haven’t even had a traffic violation since 1985, and I still can’t get a job a lot of times because of my past, youthful indiscretions. If you can tell me how to get out of the land of the “free”, I’d love to hear any suggestion. Also, I am a skilled printer by trade, in offset and letterpress printing, and all print operations. I can work, I want to work, and I want to be free while doing so.
      Thank You for any reply.
      John in Kentucky

  19. Kenny on June 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    what a bitch

  20. joe on December 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I love the end he’s kills it “that’s propaganda”:) Stand up guy for real.

  21. John on December 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I never heard of you before, but I like what I saw so far. The ignorant about the subject were the reporters, we have to oppose the law if is not right, your point about the legality of the slavery is a big one, they did not even stop to think what that it really meant… if people would not oppose the bad laws we would still have slaves. Keep up the good work.

  22. kenneth rogers on December 28, 2013 at 8:27 am

    That’s Fox news for you. Any intelligent human will not pay attention to a damn thing on Fox “news”. Barry did well to keep his cool against the regards at Fox.

  23. Anton on January 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Good job! You did really well and keep up the good work.

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