Video: Infowars Journalist Arrested, Held for Asking Karl Rove a Question During UT Appearance

(KurtNimmo) – Infowars reporter Aaron Dykes was arrested today during a Karl Rove appearance at the University of Texas in Austin. The former Bush deputy chief of staff and notorious dirty trickster Rove was invited to the university where he was asked to talk about “his time at the White House as former President George W. Bush’s top political adviser,” according to News 8 Austin. “Rove will also share his analysis of key issues the nation currently faces, including health care, the economy and the protection of individual liberties.”

Kurt Nimmo
April 19, 2010

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News 8’s description of Rove’s discussion covering “protection of individual liberties” is particularly ironic. Dykes was arrested during a question and answer session after he asked Rove about the Downing Street memo and a record documenting a meeting between Bush and Tony Blair where the two leaders discussed painting a reconnaissance aircraft in UN colors in order to provoke Iraq. The Downing Street memo revealed that intelligence and facts were fixed by the neocon Bush regime around the policy of illegally removing Saddam Hussein from power. The document uncovered that intelligence on Iraq prior to the war was deliberately falsified and not simply mistaken as Bush and the neocons later claimed.

In response to the question, Rove told Dykes to “sit down and shut up.” Aaron was then arrested by UT Police and placed in handcuffs. He was charged with resisting arrest, although Dykes made a point to raise his arms and declare that he was not resisting arrest or posing a threat to the police. He was then transferred to the Travis County Jail where he is being held by the Austin Police.

Infowars cameraman Rob Jacobson was also detained by UT Police but released.

Aaron Dykes was singled out and persecuted because he is an Infowars journalist. This is outrageous and should not be permitted in a country that supposedly prides itself on the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. Dykes did not cause a disturbance and did not resist arrest as the police charge. The harassment and arrest of journalists is something that happens in third world dictatorships and should not be allowed in Texas or anywhere else in the United States.

Please call the Travis County Jail and demand that Aaron Dykes be released immediately. Be polite but firm in your demand that he be released and that it is unconscionable to arrest journalists on false charges.

The phone number is: 512-854-9033. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer is Roger Wade. His telephone is: 512-854-4986.

Source: Infowars

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One thought on “Video: Infowars Journalist Arrested, Held for Asking Karl Rove a Question During UT Appearance

  1. This does not surprise me at all. Our gov’t is totally corrupt with evil men and women in high places. Today is probably one of the saddest days in America for our citizenry, but it should serve as a wake up call to those still sitting on the fence and this sort of state-sponsored terrorist activity on behalf of our own gov’t will only get worse and worser as the days draw on and once the Lieberman/McCain Police Act of 2010 is passed in Congress. This bill will highly compliment Bush’s Military Act in December of 2007. This journalist was brave and courageous for what he did today and should be commended and imitated for what he did. I have been warning about the evils of our political and religious leaders now for years now, but since 2004 via the internet. I have several sites up and have an e-mail mailing list I use to get the truth out. We should never be afraid to tell the truth or question our leaders as this brave journalist did today; for conscience sake, accountability and to publish the truth on all matters because these are all secured by the U.S. Constitution. Even though the neo-cons and those in power don’t honor our God-given rights and responsibilities anymore; we should not let them sway in anyway our duty and resolve to speak up and demand full gov’t accountability and then tell the people that are still on the sidelines watching, what is really going on in this country. Let us see how the media projects this arrest on TV tonite. They will probably cite as a anti-government site with ties to militant groups. What a crock of ___ that will be. Well, my fellow Americans now is the time to stand up for the truth. Now is the time for the light in us to shine! Let us help one another with resolves and let us never buckle to the tide of evil but let us overcome it with good. your fellow citizen, Andy Cortes

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