Aaron waited until it was question time and rather that sit through
the pre-selected controlled media questions. Aaron wanted to know about
the Downing Street Memo and how it proves the administration knew that
Sadam was not a threat and there was no reason to go to war with a
country that was not attacking us. But that would go against Karl’s
revisionist history. So he told Aaron to Shut up and sit down. Aaron
was arrested and charged with “Disrupting a meeting or precession”
Campus Police made the arrest their number is 512-471-4441, the need to
explain why members of the media are being arrested.
April 20, 2010
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
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
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.
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