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Arrests at Ground Zero (Part 2)
GROUND ZERO IS PUBLIC PROPERTY POLICE LIE
by Michael Kane
On March 18th, 2004, activists from the No Police State Coalition were vindicated in New York Criminal Court. Port
Authority Police falsely arrested activists and claimed the sidewalk in front of Ground Zero was private property.
Free speech and free assembly are guaranteed at Ground Zero.
Jason Blank was one of the wrongfully arrested defendants. His case went before Judge Judith Levitt in New York State
Criminal Court. The arrest dealt with a charge of trespassing on a public sidewalk that Port Authority police falsely
claimed was private property. Angel Kelly spoke on the behalf of the Port Authority. Lt. Gilbert was present during the
arrest on February 7, 2004. The following exchange is from transcripts of the case – docket number 2004SN022190.
THE COURT: Was it inside the train station?
MS. KELLY: Not inside, but right at the entrance of it, which now leads up to the sidewalk. Before, previously, prior to
9/11 the Path Station was underground. Now the reconstructed temporary station now leads upward to the street level.
THE COURT: That’s the sidewalk. It says he was on the sidewalk.
LT. GILBERT: The train station it is all sidewalk to the exit. The entrance and exit that is part of the station.
THE COURT: But the sidewalk is a public place. It is not part of the premises of the Port Authority.
MS. KELLY: Your Honor, it is the possession of the Port Authority. That entire area is the property.
THE COURT: It is your possession? It is the possession of the Port Authority?
MS. KELLY: Ground Zero is technically the property of the Port Authority.
THE COURT: Not the sidewalk surrounding Ground Zero, that’s a public sidewalk. Both cases are dismissed.
MR. BLANK: Can I ask they be dismissed on constitutional grounds?
THE COURT: Go away.
Since February 14, 2004, NY 9/11 Truth has been standing directly in front of Ground Zero handing out educational
materials and speaking to the public. With the Republican National Convention (RNC) approaching, signs are showing the
police will be little concerned with what is 100% legal and what is not.
On August 14, 2004 police confronted NY 9/11 Truth activists and made the same false claim once again. The officer
stated Ground Zero was “private property, Port Authority property,” and that they had to leave. Having already been
proven to be a lie, as documented in court, the activists did not comply with the officer’s request. Eventually, the
officer left stating the possibility of future arrest. It is legal for a police officer to lie to get an individual to
comply with his request.
It is more important than ever that individuals stand up for their rights as the RNC comes to New York and the police
state flexes its muscles. The GOP is returning to the scene of the crime with a massive showing of military might.
Bizarre Parallels – What’s the 4-1-1?
On August 14, the same day activists were harassed and illegally threatened with arrest, the skies above Manhattan were
filled with military and police air power as authorities staged a secret sky-high anti-terror training drill in
preparation for the GOP convention as reported by the NY Post. NORAD jets were involved in the drills, as were coast
guard and local law enforcement.
The drill was in response to a mock report of an unknown airborne attack on Madison Square Garden. Back on May 10 of
2003, Newsday reported that Brookhaven National Labs was planning to release benign gas over Madison Square Garden to
study how toxins may disperse during a terrorist attack sometime after the RNC. It is unclear if this drill was
conducted on August 14, 2003.
Ironically, this simulation of an airborne attack in New York as reported by the NY Post comes on the one-year
anniversary of the 4-1-1 Blackout. On August 14, 2003, when the 4-1-1 Blackout occurred, residents of Nassau County, NY
reported aerosol spraying via aircraft over the county. This was one day before NORTHCOM announced it would be running a
nation wide drill titled DETERMINED PROMISE ’03. One of the announced drills involved aerosol spraying simulating a
biological terror attack of pneumonic plague.
For more information on the 4-1-1 Blackout:
Blackouts and Martial Law
Recently Lori Price, editor of CLG, published Michael Rectenwald's contemplation of the possibility of the strategic use
of a blackout to either postpone the election, brutalize protesters, usher in 'Code Red' martial law or all three (*See:
CLG's strategy in case of stolen elections, Parts One
, by Michael Rectenwald.) In light of the veil of secrecy surrounding the 4-1-1 Blackout, which includes a terrible
report by a joint task force of political appointees with no technical expertise --who all signed confidentiality
agreements --it is possible the 4-1-1 Blackout last year was a test for the big day.
If power goes down coupled with “reports of terrorist threats,” there is no telling when elections would resume. The
Bush Administration is doing its best to float the idea of election postponement. The idea is pervasive throughout the
American media even though it is not legal to do. It is possible mere threats of terrorism, whether real or not, may be used in an attempt to postpone the election. What happens if in the midst of
it all, the lights go out too?
Perhaps such analysis is more akin to active imagination than hard fact. But one thing that can be said with complete
certainty is that the joint task force that investigated the 4-1-1 Blackout is equivalent to the 9/11 Commission.
In early fall of 2004 the 9/11 Omission Report will prove this one word statement to be true regarding the 9/11
Commission Report. See... UQ Wire: Michael Kane - Analyzing The 9/11 Report
. But, regarding the 4-1-1 Blackout Report, registered Republican and internationally renowned energy expert Jack
Casazza has said the investigation into the Blackout was effectively a cover-up.
Casazza has been involved in six such blackout investigations during his career and not once did he sign a
confidentiality agreement. Why was this blackout so top secret as to require sworn secrecy from political appointees
with no technical expertise? Why weren’t all the fallen trees said to have “caused” the blackout found? Being that it is
extremely easy to spot transmission lines downed by trees, why did it take months to determine these missing trees to be
the “cause” of the blackout? Why was HAARP, a military installation that can cause blackouts over long distances via
Electro Magnetic Pulses, turned on at 4pm on August 14, 2003, precisely 11 minutes before the blackout occurred at
As reported by FOX, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the 4-1-1 Blackout homeland security’s “initial test.”
What’s the 4-1-1?
Michael Kane is an activist, artist, social sculptor who fronts the progressive group CLARITY.
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