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Ag Inspection Anti-Government Suspects Convicted

A rather unusual trial has ended in a Nevada County courtroom. District Attorney Cliff Newell says 46-year-old Bradley Feinman, from Lakeport, and his 20-year-old son, Vincent, from Texas, were coming into California on westbound I-80, earlier this year, at the ag inspection station near Truckee…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

Law enforcement officers were called in. But Newell says the Feinman’s still wouldn’t cooperate, despite repeated orders. Officers finally had to break windows to force them out of the vehicle. They were charged with three misdemeanor counts: resisting arrest, by threat of force…not following a law enforcement order…and failing to comply with the ag inspection. Newell says there was actually nothing in the vehicle and it appeared the Feinman’s were merely trying to make an anti-government statement…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

Newell says Bradley Feinman was convicted on all three counts and has been sentenced to 12 days in the county jail and 30 hours of community service. Vincent Feinman was convicted only of the resisting arrest charge and was sentenced to 4 days in jail and 20 hours of community service.


August 13, 2016


What a shame, for him to be convicted on this proves it's too late.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin

October 14, 2016

Brad Feinman

I want it on the record that what DA Cliff Newell said in this article is incorrect and a complete fabrication:

1. I drove through the Ag Inspection station one (1) time, and ONLY 1 time on the night that this occurred. Why would DA Newell lie and make the statement that I drove through multiple times on the same night? Because he wants to portray me as someone who was looking for attention and wanted to make a statement. This was not the case. I was simply standing up for my rights as protected by the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. I believe he reviewed my YouTube channel and viewed an earlier video where we had traveled through the Ag Station on a previous out of state visit several months prior, and made the mistake of assuming it was the same night. Clearly it wasn't and again it shows the DA is not interested in the facts.

2. I never once claimed to be a "sovereign citizen" or said that I was not subject to the laws of the state of California. Watch the entire video and see for yourself. It's all on the record and every second of our incident was video recorded up until they arrested me and my two sons. Again, DA Newell is attempting to categorize me as an extremist in order to further his false position. I did say that the Constitution protects our rights to be free from warrantless searches, and that I'd be more than happy to let them search me and my vehicle if they would produce a legal warrant.

Please open your eyes and see that we are losing our liberties a little more every day. You must stand up for your rights as protected by the Constitution, or they will soon all be lost.

In Liberty,

Brad Feinman

June 12, 2019


What an idiot and terrible father. This wannabe lawyer thinks he knows the law (clearly doesn't). Why not try going to law school? All the while his ignorance gets his kid taken away by CPS. I feel sorry for the kid.

June 30, 2020

Cassie Scott

There is a distinct difference between an inspection and a search. Inspections are determined solely for the detection of bugs that affect the eco system of a bulk food producing state and do not lead to forfeiture of life limb or property. Its acknowledged it's quite possible for an accidental quarantine to happen. As long as you allow an inspection the burden of any infestation is with the food and ag boys. So ok if you refuse an inspection and stand on the 4th amendment principle then as part of your insurance be prepared to help pay for pest control .

June 30, 2020

Tony S

First off, It would be completely impossible to produce a search warrant for every vehicle that passes through an Agricultural Inspection Station.

These inspection stations exist for good reason. California produces 40% of the Nations fresh fruits and 33% of the Nations fresh vegetables. Without the Ag Inspection Stations, California's produce could be jeopardized.

Inspection of Agriculture of one conveyance is in fact a law, and is not unreasonable to enforce as such.

Mr. Bradley Feinman acted unreasonable, and got both himself and his son arrested.

July 26, 2021


Feinman hasn’t a clue. We SAW the video. If you want to challenge a law do it IN COURT. The officers were easy on you.

July 30, 2021


This little fuss cost this fool a cost of a windows replacement, a tow,impound fees,a fine ,and jail time,,he acted inappropriately for the good of all who depend on agriculture, and to teach his kid to disobey authorities was wrong, this idiot should of lost his license IF HE EVEN HAD ONE

August 17, 2021


If I were the prosecutor I would have left the felony charges in place.I think the lady inspector might have been wrong. Try it once more Brad.

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