Prison Planet | April 28, 2007
Aaron Dykes & Alex Jones
Two persons identifying themselves as New York police officers interrupted a 9/11 Truth demonstration on a public sidewalk in front of the new WTC 7 Building to intimidate free speech, stating “Larry [Silverstein] doesn’t want to hear it,” before accusing We Are Change founder Luke Rudkowski of having a bomb and that his cell phone was “a gun.”
The officer was apparently responding to refusals to stop filming their faces as police attempted to impede free speech on behalf of Larry Silverstein, making slanderous and knowingly false accusations including:
“I think he’s got a bomb in his bag. Saw wires coming out. Think he’s got a bomb in there.”
The police officer carried on during the encounter, saying “A terrorist act– I guess they go away for about 30 days.”
Rudkowski tells him he is not a terrorist and that he is an American citizen. The officer responds, ” You’re right. But by the time the government figures it out, you’ll be in the hole for 30 days .”
The officer made the statements on camera with a notable smirk, and made no attempt to distance himself or other witnesses from any physical danger (as he would have done had he actually believed the activist had a bomb). The officer went on to give away his criminal behavior, still on tape, despite ongoing demands he and the other officer made that the cameras be shut off.
Alex Jones commented, “We have New York police on tape threatening to frame someone for terrorism in a nonchalant fashion. How bad would it have gotten if there were no cameras around? If they’ll talk like this on camera , heaven help us.”
This man identified himself as a police officer and accused Rudkowski of ‘having a bomb’ and ‘being a terrorist’ to silence his free speech for Larry Silverstein. It is a serious federal and state crime to publicly state that someone has a bomb and is a terrorist when not true, an extreme example of yelling fire in a theatre, and needs to be prosecuted .
Such knowingly misleading and false information is not only malicious and immoral, but has been made specifically illegal under the A nti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2003 and expanded for more stringency in 2004 and the Terrorism Prevention Act of 2006 , not to mention long-standing protections against defamation and public endangerment. There are also many state and local laws prohibiting such activity .
This man who identified himself as a police officer insisted that Rudkowski and other members of WeAreChange.org must cease videotaping him.
Based on this video evidence alone, this officer should receive a prison sentence and would be liable for civil damages as well– not only to the wronged demonstrator, but by law enforcement for a dangerous waste of resources, as cited by Ted Kennedy’s commentary regarding expansion:
“In addition, this measure expands civil liability to allow federal and state governments to seek reimbursement from someone who knows that emergency personnel are responding to a hoax and fails to inform authorities that no such event has occurred.”
Rudkowski was not only intimidated by the corrupt and criminal officer, but his camera was confiscated. Shortly afterwards, police also confiscated his cell phone, claiming that it was “a gun,” according to Rudkowski.
The detective also snickered and “sang” tauntingly at Rudkowski, “Guess who’s going to jail? Guess who’s going to jail?”
Luke was not arrested, but was detained for over an hour while police deliberated over whether take further action.
This officer makes equal attempts to intimidate and ridicule Rudkowski.
Luke Rudkowski told the perpetrating policeman that his statements were “slanderous,” denying ridiculous accusations that he was a terrorist.
The officer again responded, “I saw wires. You look like a terrorist. I don’t know what a terrorist looks like. You may be a terrorist for all I know. You’ve made threats – now I’m concerned.”
It is obvious from the recorded video that the demonstration was peaceful, no laws were broken and no threats were made. It is also clear that the reason he approached the group did not regard suspicion of threatening behavior, but to tell them that “Larry didn’t want to hear it.”
The levels of betrayal against the First Amendment of the Constitution are so absurd and violate the basic tenants of original intent, they can only be compared with gross violations by the enforcement officers of the police state apparent, such as that with Abby Newman (as seen below, from 9/11: The Road to Tyranny). Egregious misinterpretation and abuse perpetrated by the very members of society supposedly in place to guarantee our freedoms.
Abby Newman was arrested for not showing ID in August 2000 and fell victim to an illegal vehicle search in which police found items of subversive literature, including a “pocket Constitution.”
One officer asked the other “Is this legal?” (Case in point, where the very society of freedom is violated by the system that regulates that society.)
But that has become all too common in the new American police state. A Christian group in Philadelphia was arrested in 2004 and charged with counts of criminal conspiracy, ethnic intimidation and riot for “praying, singing and reading scripture during an annual ‘gay pride’ event . Of course, the question here is not one of Christianity vs. homosexuality, but the criminal prosecution of free speech. The eroding inherent right threatens the freedom of Christians, homosexuals, pink-and-polka dotted people, and other groups who were previously guaranteed protection of their voices – whether right or wrong, embarrassing, hateful or supportive, blasphemous, sinful or true.
An attorney in Portland, Oregon was falsely arrested under anti-terrorism laws shortly after the 2004 Madrid bombings.
Even in Canada, where limitations such as “reasonable” are pitted against guarantees of free speech , people are granted ‘fundamental freedoms’ to “thought, belief, opinion and expression.”
Yet a protestor demonstrating outside the 2006 Bilderberg conference in Ottawa, Don McCormick was kidnapped by an “Integrated National Security Enforcement Team” who detained him, kicked him and psychologically tortured him, including threats that they would “cut off his arms,” all this after being warned not to return to the protest the previous day.