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Filmmaker arrested for fake terrorist video

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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 09:05 AM
OK, here is another ‘film/video’ that seems to try and cast aspersions onto middle east people – i.e. Someone dressed as a middle easterner with a rocket propelled grenade launcher, in public and playing in traffic no less!
It was filmed in order to draw attention to the time it takes police to respond to a 'terrorist threat'.

Phoenix Police arrested Michael D. Turley Monday after he allegedly dressed his teenage relative in a sheet, armed him with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and sent him to create a terrorist hoax to prompt police response.

See video here: Source

Does this 'act' fall in line with the recent debacle 'Innocence of Muslims'?

Are there some dots to be connected?

Turley apparently heads a film company in AZ where some of the information goes like this:

Summitstar professes to follow the ethics and practices of our policy regardless of financial or other impacts upon the company.

Source: Summitstar Films

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 02:31 PM
He was not arrested for the video per se , it was more for dressing a kid up like a middle easterner with a rocket launcher.

posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 12:45 AM

Originally posted by Dnepropetrovsk
He was not arrested for the video per se , it was more for dressing a kid up like a middle easterner with a rocket launcher.

Good point - it's simply the title from the source.

I have no idea the weight these charges carry:

Police arrested Michael Turley, 39, Monday after a nearly two-month investigation. The filmmaker faces charges of knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist act, endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of his minor nephew, 16.


More info:

"They told us they were just making a movie," Phoenix Police Department spokesman James Holmes said, adding that there was no arrest that day.
"We deemed it a pretty dumb action but we didn't know what their real intent was, so we initiated an investigation," Holmes said.

Turley apparently posted the video on YouTube two days after filming. He called it "Dark Knight Shooting Response, Rocket Launcher Police Test."

"The Anonymous Filmmaker explores how the Phoenix Police Department reacts days after the event at the Century 16 Movie Theater in Aurora, Colorado ...

(Note: Exactly 8 days after Aurora)


posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 01:24 AM
Two words come to mind when I think of this story or the person who dressed the kid up. Stupid idiot.

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