9-11 Investigative Journalist Harassed And Beaten By Undercover Cops

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 22 Aug 2006 02:13:49 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Christopher Bollyn at American Free Press - Mr. Bollen was assaulted, handcuffed, and arrested, in his own front yard, for no reason except his 9/11 investigations. He must be getting close to the truth, eh? Need some target practice? These cops would be a good place to start. [clairefiles]

I was troubled about the presence of the dark car as I went to the store. Concerned about my family, I called 911 from the store to report the suspicious car with armed men loitering in my neighborhood. I was told that a police officer would meet me at my house in 20 minutes.

A few minutes, I was surprised to see the suspicious car stopped in front of my house, and three armed men in body armor standing on my driveway.

With my wife and 8-year old daughter beside me, I asked who these men were and why they were prowling around my house. "Why are you driving around with this gear in an unmarked car menacing my house," I asked? "Who are you?"

The non-uniformed agents were unwilling to identify themselves and became confrontational.

I went to call my brother from the house when the three men tackled me from behind and shocked me with a Taser gun while they sat on top of me. After forcefully subduing me, one officer kneeled on my head while the others handcuffed me.

Within minutes, a half dozen police cars, two fire trucks and at least 15 police officers, including a senior officer, arrived at my residence.

While I was being held down, my wife went to get a camera. An officer told her that she would be arrested if she dared to take any photos. According to a local lawyer consulted on this matter, I have been told it is against the law to prevent someone from photographing a police assault.

Having witnessed her father being violently arrested, my 8-year old daughter was distraught and crying. The police told my wife to take her away.

My wife consoled our daughter, but since the Bollyn children have seen much of the world, and witnessed major political events, she allowed our daughter to watch it, saying, "This is our new America."

In an insulting manner, the police told my wife, a Swedish citizen, to "go back where you came from."

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