Oct 17th 2011
9/11 Hero Detained, Harassed by Homeland Security
Veterans Today exclusive
by Kevin Barrett
An internationally-famous 9/11 hero was detained for ten hours and harassed by Homeland Security agents on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The detention and harassment appears to have been a set-up designed to curtail the subject’s media interviews and punish him for telling the truth about what he experienced on September 11th, 2001.
The subject’s testimony, widely repeated in his speeches and media interviews which have reached hundreds of millions of people, supports contentions that the World Trade Center skyscrapers were taken down in controlled demolitions.
The subject, whose name has been withheld from this story at his request, was arrested at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City on Friday, September 8th – two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. He had been invited to an interview with Voice of America, the federal propaganda outlet, which had mildly surprised him but had not, unfortunately, set off alarm bells. After all, he had been doing nonstop interviews with just about every other big media outlet on the planet, so why not Voice of America?
At the 26 Federal Plaza security check, the subject was suddenly and brutally arrested, without explanation or charges, by Homeland Security agents. Despite repeated requests, the agents would not tell him why he was being arrested. He was taken to a NYPD booking station, where he witnessed other arrestees being released on their own recognizance. The police told him that he could not be so released, because he was a Homeland Security detainee. He was instead thrown into a cell filled with common criminals.
Fortunately the subject was allowed a phone call, and was able to reach one of New York’s best-known lawyers, who happened to be the head of a leading civil liberties group as well as a personal friend. The lawyer went into high gear, and the subject was released in a matter of hours. The official explanation for the arrest: The subject had followed his usual practice of showing his fully-legal Fugitive Recovery Agent badge as identification, which provided an excuse for his arrest for “impersonating a police officer.” Since DHS, which has detained the subject in airports many times, would have known about the subject’s habit of using his Fugitive Recovery Agent ID, it seems likely that the whole affair including the VOA interview invitation was a set-up.
After his release, the subject and his family went to Chinatown to reclaim his car, where he was suddenly set upon by the Homeland Security agents who had arrested him! They insisted that he allow them to search his car. The subject’s response: “You are welcome to search my car. Just show me the court order.” The DHS agents became extremely unfriendly. They claimed it would take days to get the court order, and they would remain there with him until it arrived.
Once again, the subject called the well-known lawyer who had sprung him – and this time the lawyer was only minutes away. His arrival forced the DHS agents into high gear. They got their court order to search the subject’s car in less than thirty minutes, found nothing, and went home.
The subject missed many interviews during his detention, but not as many as he might have missed had he been unable to reach the well-known lawyer. If the feds’ intention was to prevent him from reaching the world with his testimony about the multiple explosions he witnessed in the North Tower on 9/11 – including the massive one that devastated the North Tower sub-basements before the plane hit – they were obviously unsuccessful.
35 Comments for “9/11 Hero Detained, Harassed by Homeland Security”MrCoto
October 17, 2011 – 6:53 am
October 17, 2011 – 12:26 pm
Sounds like it to me. I’ve seen a video clip of him speaking, he is a brave man to defy the ‘control machine’ like he does. I hope he stays safe.
Reply A Concerned Ctizen
October 17, 2011 – 9:22 pm
Sounds like Mr. Rodriguez alright, BUT, I don’t believe Mr. Rodriguez was ever in the business of apprehending fugitives. The man you are looking for appears to be a “bounty hunter” by trade.
Unless someone in law enforcement gave Rodriguez that badge as a “token of honor” following 9-11, before he started talking about all the MASSIVE explosion that happened in the basement, BEFORE THE FIRST PLANE HIT, and later throughout the buildings, before the collapses.
Reply TJ Bronco
October 17, 2011 – 11:48 pm
God Bless you Willie Rodriquez, it can only be you! Your only ‘problem ‘ was not uniting with these Republican, Right wing SCUMBAGS, that thought you were one of them!!! Thanks for denying them their desire to manipulate your story to their unending needs!!!…
Reply Tom Valentine
October 17, 2011 – 6:55 am
Perhaps God intervened insofar as the lawyer got to the phone. Recorded messages are anchors around necks of society for most part.
October 17, 2011 – 11:30 am
Actually, I think it was the first known instance of a cell phone SAVING someone some grief instead of causing it……..
Reply Johnny Punish
October 17, 2011 – 7:34 am
October 17, 2011 – 8:02 am
The day is not far off where lawyers won’t matter at all. They need martial law and they need it soon.
October 17, 2011 – 8:28 am
Interesting and accurate.
October 17, 2011 – 8:16 am
omg… they turned this country in a huge death camp
October 17, 2011 – 8:50 am
The “War on Terror” concept was created by the last administration with help from major corporation, who had problems with their “Blacklist” concept, that was instrumental in perfecting this perfect system. How do you remove a person”s rights, by adding them into the terrorist watch list (or the new version of the corporations’ blacklist). This was the evolution of the corporations blacklist concept, used to damage companies and people who pursued legal actions against them, they would create their own system to bring terror and threaten people in the US, including judges.
Just reporting corruption today, can result in you being added to the terror watch list, last I heard this database contained over 1-million US people, and that was several years back.
Now given this information, this system would clearly promote high level criminal activity and corruption, in fact so high level crime the US economy could be damaged.
All true, and why the “War on Terror” concept must remain in place, so those who report corruption can be detained and punished for reporting crimes. In the US, reporting high level crime, is considered a crime. And if you don’t believe this, try, and you will discover the new system in place.
The concept promotes high level crime, and this is know….
October 17, 2011 – 9:02 am
The next evolution was the “Kill List”, because of people working abroad, where corruption with US tax dollars is often observed. Now if a person reports high level corruption abroad, the “Terrorist Watch List” may not be enough to eliminate this source of information. However, if added to the “Kill List”, this person can be eliminated with no questions asked.
I know about all the above.
But, doesn’t this sound more like the “Operations of a Criminal Organization? Of course it does, because it is….
Your government was taken over by criminal organization more then 10 years ago, and created new rules. But then, it’s obvious, I have know about this for along time.
October 17, 2011 – 9:40 am
Later I’ll tell you how wealthy family top executives of corporation used “contractors” prior to their role in the Middle East. To in fact target people who had legal cases filed against them, in the United States. Again targeting people who would report corruption by using contractor groups against them. Are you putting the picture together, early usage of Blacklist and Contractors? Prior to 911 or the wars in Middle East….more is coming.
October 17, 2011 – 9:41 am
And how one Attorney General during this time was afraid to take any action…..someone already knew….and later they became the Governor of the State.
Reply TJ Bronco
October 17, 2011 – 11:55 pm
FCK them OS, and still report the crimes!Don’t not because some prick told you not to…
October 17, 2011 – 9:23 am
All these muppets who do everything they can to aid in the criminal activities of the DHS had better be careful because the day is coming when the people will have their freedom back and we all know what happens after that.
October 17, 2011 – 4:42 pm
Reply bargain bob
October 17, 2011 – 6:07 pm
freedom’s just another word for nothing left to loose!
Reply Anthony Clifton
October 17, 2011 – 10:47 am
We’re all Palestinians now. – [http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=139045] – I’ll never forget the DUE PROCESS RIGHTS the Davidians enjoyed for 51 days. Isn’t it interesting the billionaires behind the “Emet Group” are never questioned in the “Mainstream Media”….at all.
October 17, 2011 – 11:58 pm
Thank you Anthony Clifton!
October 17, 2011 – 10:47 am
Are we enjoying life under isreali occupation??
October 17, 2011 – 11:34 am
I’d really like to know his lawyers name!
October 17, 2011 – 11:44 am
The day has arrived when knowing your blood type is more important than knowing your credit score.
October 17, 2011 – 12:32 pm
The American people will never surrender. Many of you exibit the simple courage known throughout the world as a uniquely American trait. No fanfare no hype, just sheer stoic courage. Forgive the millions of countrymen that have yet to stand with you few, they’ll stand with you pretty damn soon. Courage has a way of sneaking up on a man.
Thankyou all at Veteranstoday for the excellent work you do from a crazy canuck who knows a good ole American patriot when he sees one. James D
October 17, 2011 – 1:19 pm
I was thinking that all the Human Resources People at TSA should be arrested for fraud and gross incompetence ……. then I realized ……. THEY are the only ‘terrorist finders” in the whole organization. We should just save time and ARREST everybody that TSA Human Resources HIRES. After all, that is ALL they hire, perverts, thieves, murderers, drug smugglers, and assorted other TERRORISTS. HOWEVER ….. if I owned a company and wanted Human Resources Personnel, TSA on the resume would end all discussion.
October 17, 2011 – 2:54 pm
That man sounds like William Rodriguez who was the Janitor in a basement of one of the Towers
when a massive explosion occurred on a floor BELOW his. I wonder why his identity was kept
quiet in this article? Reading this in far away Australia I am amazed how Israel has managed to
enslave your society. They couldn’t have done so without helpers, just as Mossad couldn’t have
done 911 without insiders. You Yanks need to find a way of ridding yourselves of these demonic
parasites. They have a stronger grip on you than the Jews had on Germany just before old uncle
Adolf got in and began cleaning house.
October 17, 2011 – 3:01 pm
Homeland Security !
I hate the term homeland. We never called our country by that name. Israel always referred
Reference to their habitat as their homeland. Seeing that homeland security was set up by zionists
In this country Michael Chertoff created it and placed zionist in all strategic positions, and their treatment of our countrymen is brutal,invasive and in your face maybe the homeland force here is to protect Their homeland Israel. They control our banks,they control congress,with homeland security they protect their homeland from any American who might have information that could tarnish the image they want people
to buy into.
Homeland Security. It is not about the us. But rather Israel.
Reply Jerry Mazza
October 17, 2011 – 3:15 pm
You gotta love that Willie-boy. He is indefatigable. Truth’s gift to America. And, instead of holding him high like the hero he is, these pineapples berate him. Would any one of them had a splinter of the spine he has. But they don’t. Their cowards in their monkey-cop suits.
All the best William,
October 17, 2011 – 3:40 pm
Pretty creepy. Again, further proof (as if we needed any)….as to CULPABILITY.
October 17, 2011 – 4:59 pm
This story has no credence without publishing the name of the person detained. Why even bother? There is no way to confirm or check out any of the facts. If it really happened, then the relevance is only important as far as it’s able to be verified. Otherwise, it’s simply hearsay, not journalism.
October 18, 2011 – 12:02 am
American, you are definitely NOT!
October 17, 2011 – 5:05 pm
Perhaps it’s time to start compiling a list of the “war criminals” who are participating in this type of thing for use later.
October 17, 2011 – 7:38 pm
tell the NY TIMES and WAPO and every other major MSM rag out there, about the anonymous source…..it’s still “journalism” without the name, because the rebuttal presumption is always the writer is not engaging in active fraud.
October 17, 2011 – 8:20 pm
America under Martial Law ????? I beleave a REBELLION is needed before it happens. other wise all the people will be in CONCENTRATION CAMPS just like NAZI GERMANY during World War II. we all thought we had a DEMOCRACY, IT has been highjacked by the criminals, swindlers, thief’s and GANSTERS in our Federal Government, Police Departments, Wall Street, World Bankers, and the BASTARD ZIONIST of ISRAHELL. (( time to take what is left of your country back. )) and not jail all these BASTARDS. JAIL IS TO GOOD FOR ALL THIS MOB. Organized Crime. MAFIA. i say peoples justice. HANG THESE CRIMINALS FOR TREASON AND WAR CRIMES. get a ROPE. FIND THE HIGHIST TREE.
Reply TJ Bronco
October 18, 2011 – 12:05 am
Willie Rodriquez, you are a true American Hero!-Keep up the great work!-SIR!