9/11 Hero Detained, Harassed by Homeland Security

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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.


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43 Responses to "9/11 Hero Detained, Harassed by Homeland Security"

  1. Martin  October 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I know who the person is also. I have spoken to him. The reason his name is not published is very simple, his high level lawyers, and he does knows a few, told him to keep quiet as they prepare a probable lawsuit for Civil Rights violations. Last we found out is that ALL THE MADE UP CHARGES were dropped. Every single one of them! on top of that, they are erasing the record of his detention! the arrest is going to be “filed” (erased), I guess the DHS people screw this one big time and did not expect our hero NOT to be intimidated by these goons! Imagine the International Scandal if this came out on the day it happened!!! National embarrassment on the day of the ceremony!

  2. SaveTheFuture911  October 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    DHS creeps me out too, When they brought out the color charts on Television “for todays
    curent level of Terrorism Danger/threat Level”,
    A big part of the problem is we have large numbers of Personnel in these various dept/Agencies
    who really believe all the hype and Indoctrination/False News/False Reality.
    Particulary the ‘alerts’ & ‘warnings’ about lone wolf extremists/terrorists/etc. “who will be acting on their own without connection to any group or associations ”
    So now we live in a Country where we have to wonder how many ‘arrests’ are actually abductions/kidnap/wrongful incarceration/imprisonment.
    Considering all the Laws that the gov. agencies , the ‘connected’ , the rich & shameless are immune to
    compared to the general population, We should consider there have been millions of wrongful abductions/incarcerations/imprisonments.

  3. SaveTheFuture911  October 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    say hi to Lieberman & Schumer and all your pals at the PNAC Lodge 🙂

  4. robertsgt40  October 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Enter Camp FEMA

  5. robertsgt40  October 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

    That was my first guess. The federales are near panic mode. Hats off to those that don’t buckle under the opression. We really need to pull together

  6. OS  October 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    It’s the only way to keep the source protected and safe. For those who understand how the new system works.

  7. Kevin Barrett  October 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Why is the protagonist in the story not named? As the story says, it is at his request. He called me up and told me what had happened. I asked if it would be okay to go public with it. He said yes, but don’t use my name. I explained that if I called him a 9/11 hero etc. etc. everyone would quickly figure out who it was. He said that’s okay.

    If it had been any other public figure, I would have used the name. But this guy is a friend. I guess he has his reasons.

    Why publish if you can’t use the name? Well, it’s true and based on a solid, trustworthy source. Many mainstream journalists use anonymous sources. VT and Wayne Madsen almost always rely on anonymous sources for their insider reporting. Normally sources are kept anonymous at their own request, and that is what I’ve done here. I have complete confidence that this report is true, and expect the veil of anonymity to be rent before too long.

  8. OS  October 18, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I have been trying to explain this for (3) years, and it’s quite dangerous. TJ, the average person would never know what happened or what to observe. This is not a game, people are terminated.

  9. Coffeecrimson  October 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Homeland security huh? Funny as an African American, I’ve never felt secure in my homeland. And I don’t feel secure that a man can be arrested like that on trumped up charges. I don’t feel secure when my brother’s name is on a watch list because he shares it with someone else or secure knowing most of the hijackers on the plane were from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, etc, but we went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The only person secure is our government. They can trot out that old reason anytime they want to violate anyone’s rights. Security my ***.

  10. Kurt Miller  October 18, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Interesting. Which of the following do you believe is the case?

    1. This person was on some type of watch list. When he came to the attention of law enforcement, perhaps by showing his special ID, they were hyper-vigilant in dealing with him due to the circumstances of the time and place. In other words, these detentions were mostly a result of law enforcement actions at the operational level.


    2. This person was targeted and tracked. Operational level law enforcement was directed to do these things from a higher level.

    If you believe it might be case 2, do we have any evidence of that yet? One question is “Who exactly was the orchestrator (what specific person/people/organization)?”

    We could probably get additional information if we ask those kinds of questions.

  11. A Concerned Ctizen  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  12. vinnie  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  13. bargain bob  October 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    freedom’s just another word for nothing left to loose!

  14. TroubleMaker  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  15. American  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  16. kenergy599  October 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm


  17. Jerry Mazza  October 17, 2011 at 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,
    Jerry Mazza.

  18. Patriot  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  19. Floda  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  20. William  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  21. James  October 17, 2011 at 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

  22. Elizadeath  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  23. BJ  October 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’d really like to know his lawyers name!

  24. DaveE  October 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Actually, I think it was the first known instance of a cell phone SAVING someone some grief instead of causing it……..

  25. Frank  October 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Are we enjoying life under isreali occupation??

  26. Anthony Clifton  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  27. OS  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  28. OS  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  29. Bodge  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  30. OS  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  31. OS  October 17, 2011 at 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….

  32. OS  October 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Interesting and accurate.

  33. AS  October 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

    omg… they turned this country in a huge death camp

  34. Nelson_2008  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  35. Johnny Punish  October 17, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Freedom? Really!

  36. Tom Valentine  October 17, 2011 at 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.

  37. MrCoto  October 17, 2011 at 6:53 am

    William Rodriguez?

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