Alternative Media Journalist Bobby Powell Arrested After Protecting His Children From Deadly Attack

Bobby & Jaiden Daniel Powell

On Thursday, January 9th 2014, I was with my son Adam, his girlfriend, and their son — my grandson — Jaiden Daniel, when a situation arose that caused me to fear for my life and the lives of the three children who were with me. I reacted to the situation as I believe that any responsible person would and addressed that threat. As a result of my perfectly reasonable actions I was arrested by the Michigan State Patrol and charged with Simple Assault and Brandishing a Firearm; both misdemeanors. I was able to bail myself out about 4 hours later.

I wish I could be more forthcoming about the circumstances of my arrest, and indeed I will as soon as the case has been adjudicated; but for now I hope that you will believe me when I say that I did what any reasonable person would do to ensure the safety of my children from an imminent threat.

I have retained the services of an attorney, but before he enters his appearance on my behalf he wants $2,000 retainer which must be paid this week so he can prepare for my arraignment on the 22nd of January. My bail and the cost of having my truck hauled from the scene and impounded wiped me out financially. So once again I turn to you, my TTiV family, for help.

Please click the Paypal button on the right to donate whatever you can afford, whatever you will not miss, to my defense fund. I would never ask anyone to put themselves out for me, but if you have a few dollars to spare they would most certainly be appreciated. If you do not have a credit card, or if you are wary of using the internet to conduct financial transactions, you can also send your donation to:

Bobby Powell
The Truth Is Viral
P.O. Box 91
Alpena, Mi.,

My friends I give you my word that the only thing on my mind when I made that split-second decision was saving the lives of the three children behind me, and that there was absolutely no criminal intent on my part. I just did what any responsible person would do, and now the justice system must decide whether I acted within the scope of the law. I believe that being in legitimate fear of an imminent deadly attack is a valid defense; but as I found out when the MSP slapped the handcuffs on my wrists, the State reserves the right to make that decision.
Please don’t ask me to go into the details of the case any more than I already have. After I am vindicated I will tell all, I even have video (which, hopefully, is going to save my butt,) and once this latest attack on my family has been dealt with I will share it with you.

Thank you in advance for your donations, and for sharing this post with others that might be able to help; but most importantly, please keep me and my family in your prayers. We need those most of all.

God bless and Semper Fi,