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Alex Jones Detained By TSA

Talk show host threatened with arrest for not removing shoes

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com | January 7, 2013

Radio talk show host and ardent Homeland Security critic Alex Jones was detained by the TSA at Austin-Bergstrom airport earlier today and threatened with arrest for refusing to take his shoes off at a security checkpoint.

Traveling to New York to appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Jones had already showed his ID as he approached the metal detector. Jones and colleague Rob Dew noticed that a large number of people across all age ranges were not removing their shoes as they walked through the metal detector. The x-ray body scanners were not in use.

As soon as he approached security, Jones was addressed by a TSA screener who said, “Hello Mr. Jones,” indicating that she knew who he was, and immediately ordered him to remove his shoes.

When Jones refused, citing the fact that innumerable other people had not removed their shoes, the TSA screener claimed that only under 12′s and over 75′s were not mandated to remove footwear under TSA policy.

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ecorob's picture

did you REALLY just say that?

if you are going to stand up for your rights, expect to be treated abnormally?

tell me you did not just mean that...?

...because, then, your signature line is a contradiction

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Umm....have you looked around you?

Americans EVERYWHERE are having run ins with the TSA. So apparently your "celebrity shit stirrer" got harassed like everyone else. In fact, he probably got off easier because they know he has the power of youtube and alternate media behind him.

So be careful about your happiness over people you don't like having their liberty trampled upon. You could be next.

"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." ---Benjamin Franklin

What a surprise

Alex Jones had trouble with the TSA?!!!!

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Damned If You Do, and If You Don't

In this corner, you have the idea that everything should be searched, because the terrorists could be using that lady in a wheelchair unbeknownst to her, or perhaps holding a family member hostage. No exceptions.

In the other corner, you have the idea that profiling should be done, so you're looking for names on a no-fly list, sweating, and strange or alien people--selective enforcement.

In another corner, you have a weird hybrid where you try to take a hard line with people of a certain age, gaining none of the advantages and all the disadvantages of the first two approaches, plus you give Alex Jones something to talk about on national TV.

I still say, hold a cocktail party for half an hour at the gate, and if you don't feel comfortable with your fellow passengers, take a later flight. Bring your own weapons, if you want. Statistically, it would still be safer than driving.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/