Too Unbelievable Even for the Loose Change Forum
Apparently Jack Chit over at the Looser Forums claimed that he had been arrested by his local police for making threats against Mark Roberts, aka Gravy. And, wonder of wonders, IVXX, who, shall we say, is not exactly the most skeptical of admins over there, asked for proof and closed the thread.
Of course, Jack Chit's claim is laughable:
At 7:45 tonight I was arrested for making death threats to Gravy, the leader of the opposition to the 911 truth movement. Kudos to south yorkshire police, who said they had no other option but to arrest me because they had a letter from a certain Mark Roberts in NYC and they didn't want an international incident. Strange how a tour guide has the power to request extradition although the seargent (sic) on duty denied such a request on the grounds of insufficient evidence therefore I am free again. So Garvy (sic) try one of your other tactics because SyP are better equipped than the maggots you rely upon.
How much sillyness in that one paragraph? Gravy is not the "leader" of the opposition to the 9-11 Denial movement, for the simple reason that we don't have leaders. He is clearly the most knowledgeable of the debunkers and has done amazing work. I tip my hat to him.
Second, the South Yorkshire police arrested a British citizen on the basis of a letter from an American? It's risible on the face of it, before we get into the almost certain fact that Mark Roberts in fact did not send any letter to them in the first place. There are procedures which would be followed. Roberts would be expected to make his claims to his local police who would then prepare an arrest warrant. Then the legal system would take over, but--and this is important--the case would have to be weighed on both sides of the Atlantic. Would prosecutors really want to go through the hassle of trying to extradite somebody for such a minor crime?
Then we have the problem of the arrest itself. Jack wants us to believe that the local constables arrested him because they feared an international incident, but then the desk sergeant threw the case out? What, does he believe that letter came in and a couple lowly patrolmen were the ones worried about an international incident if they didn't haul him down to the station?
The thread has been removed from the Loose Change forum, so you can only read it over at JREF. Surprisingly few people bought JC's claim. Perhaps we are having an impact?