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There is an alternative theory that suggests the United States government is building internment camps which will be used to detain U.S. citizens for reasons unknown. The theory gained more traction last year when TruTV’s program “Conspiracy Theory”, hosted by former governor Jesse Ventura, devoted an episode to the proposed camps.
The episode, entitled “Police State” examined the plans and procedures in place by the government for declaring martial law. The show investigates new law enforcement “fusion centers” and FEMA sites that may be in control of rumored internment camps for rounding up U.S. citizens who are deemed a threat to national security. The real conspiracy is the network’s response following the episode. The episode which originally aired on November 12 has since been erased. There is no mention of it on TruTV’s website any longer. It has not been re-aired on the network, has been removed from the second season episode list, and the show itself and all bonus clips associated with the episode are gone from TruTV’s website. Simply erased.
Radio host Alex Jones was on that episode with Ventura and the cast. People associated with the program have acknowledged that unnamed powerful people did not want this revealing episode to air, according to Alex Jones. Executive producer of the show, Michael Braverman admits “that he had information that there were powerful forces that wanted the show off the air”. It was also reported that “men in suits” were seen going through Ventura’s trash. Alex contacted Ventura who stated he was aware that “Police State” had been pulled due to pressure from within the government.
Some people believe that the network and allegedly, the government’s reaction to it may be an indicator that Ventura got a little too close to the truth. It is like a real life X-Files story. There is proposed legislation, H.R. 645 that would authorize FEMA centers. The measure also lists a provision that the camps can be set up to “to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security” and is the main impetus behind the conspiracy theory. However, the bill was never voted on and has not been re-introduced in the new Congressional session. Despite that, the conspiracy theories around FEMA camps lives on.