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Alex Jones Piers Morgan Part 1. 1776 Will Commence Again' If Guns Taken Away
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.

When Jones contested the point, arguing that numerous travelers in their 40′s had not removed their shoes, other TSA agents ordered him to take off his shoes, before Jones was approached by a police officer who immediately got in his face and started threatening him with arrest.

Despite Jones’ protests that he was clearly being discriminated against because he was a known critic of the TSA (the rest of the TSA screeners also knew him by name), the officer growled, “Take your damn shoes off or I’m gonna arrest you.”

Not even giving Jones the option to leave the airport, the cop continued with threats to arrest Jones and prevent him from flying as the radio host threatened to file a lawsuit for civil rights violations.

One of Jones’ primary concerns regarding the removal of shoes was the fact that he had caught athletes foot from that very process in another airport years previously, meaning that he now carries a spare pair of socks to change into when he boards the aircraft. Jones emphasized that he was not a “clean freak” but that he never encountered such issues before having to take his shoes off at TSA security.

Eventually agreeing to remove his shoes, Jones then walked towards the metal detector as the cop leaned over to talk to the TSA agents. After Jones had already passed through the metal detector, a ‘beep’ was sounded and TSA agents began laughing. Jones later said it was obvious that TSA screeners had set the metal detector off themselves, possibly by order of the officer, so that they could harass Jones further. Other travelers have reported that TSA agents routinely set off the metal detector themselves in order to manufacture a justification for further harassment.

The officer continued to detain Jones as he talked to other cops. Despite the officer seemingly wanting to take further action, TSA management, presumably aware of the potential scandal that could ensue, said they were happy to let Jones go on his way.

Jones is now considering a civil rights lawsuit against the TSA for discrimination. As we have previously documented, journalists who are critical of the TSA are routinely targeted for harassment.

CNN reporter Drew Griffin was put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008. Conservative radio host and Breitbart Editor Dana Loesch is also habitually groped by TSA screeners whenever she travels.

Following the national opt out day protest in 2010, the TSA was forced to admit that it had kept records on Alex Jones and Matt Drudge, another prominent TSA critic, but refused to release details even after a FOIA request by former Congressman Bob Barr.

Political figures who have been critical of the TSA such as Rand Paul and Ron Paul have also been singled out for harassment and interrogation by the federal agency.

Video of the entire confrontation was recorded and will be added to this story later.


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01-08-2013 02:32 PM  7 years ago
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The reason TSA wanted Jone's to take off his shoes is because Jone's forgot to remove his tinfoil hat. The tinfoil hat kinda gave it away to the TSA that a whacko was about to board a plane.Steve
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01-08-2013 03:38 PM  7 years ago
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This guy is just like Trump, just looking for more publicity. He knew the rules of flying, he should have just complied or taken a private jet if he didn't want to deal with TSA. He knew what he was doing, that is why it was filmed.Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends
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01-08-2013 04:03 PM  7 years ago
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Interesting just how many

Do not know the foundational principal's of the Constitution
Those that wrote it / or the basis for it / or the template used.

Why it doe's not unravel when you pull a thread of the tapestry.

Yet at every opportunity they try with intention - and direction making claims they are something they are not

Know a bit more of the founding father's their trial's and the foundation of the Nation.

Those Boy's were more than smart !

Think about the MORE part
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01-08-2013 04:18 PM  7 years ago
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Good, the more people that stand up to the TSA the better.

I fly a lot, but have never been through one of the body scan things. I always opt out.
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01-08-2013 04:26 PM  7 years ago
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He may be a whack job, but he makes a lot of really good points. Hate the messenger all you want, but when the message is true, you'd better pay attention.
PS - Piers Morgan is a douchebag. Go home you limey moron.
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01-08-2013 04:45 PM  7 years ago
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He may be a whack job, but he makes a lot of really good points. Hate the messenger all you want, but when the message is true, you'd better pay attention.
PS - Piers Morgan is a douchebag. Go home you limey moron.
I concur...but damn, why does he have to be a whack job? Can't he just act freak'n normal and still get the message thru?
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01-08-2013 04:48 PM  7 years ago
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He's always been like this to a degree, but I think he's been attending Trumps "School for Douchebaggery".....
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01-08-2013 05:21 PM  7 years ago
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He's more about promoting himself than anything. I don't care for some of the TSA behavior but that was obviously a forced controversy. Granted Piers is just as ridiculous.

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01-08-2013 09:02 PM  7 years ago
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I am not a fan of Morgan at all but Jones, simply by the way he is conducting himself, is doing the cause more harm than good.

He "could" make some good points if he just decided to. Instead he comes-off like a redneck dipshyt who is high on cocaine.
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01-08-2013 09:28 PM  7 years ago
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He "could" make some good points if he just decided to. Instead he comes-off like a redneck dipshyt who is high on cocaine.
He wasn't brought on to make good points. He was brought on to make Piers look professional by comparison after his last interview debacle on the subject. I'm not sure Piers was able to pull off that illusion even with this D list guest.
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