Morrissey says immigration officers at LAX stole from him
Morrissey has revealed that immigration officers at Los Angeles airport stole money from his wallet while he was being held.
During an interview with News.com.Au, the 'Meat Is Murder' star was asked to talk about being kept in a police cell at LAX airport. He explained:
"It doesn’t take much to be thrown into a cell at LAX! You will notice that the Immigration Officers are persistently ordering you to ‘stand there’, which is a test to see if you will bow to their orders. If you say — as I did — ‘No. I’m perfectly OK where I am’, then they throw you into a cell for three hours because you are not frightened of them."
"They went through my belongings and took $150 out of my wallet; they kept the money and said ‘This is what saying ‘No’ has cost you’ — which of course was illegal on their part. But they can be as illegal as they wish."
Morrissey added that airport workers in Sydney, Australia also tried to provoke him last year but he was able to rise above it:
Incidentally, when I arrived in Sydney last year the officer at Passport Control did her best to insult me and to cause a scene when there was no need. I refused to take the bait because she was so rude, and so she threw my passport at me and looked away in disgust! I thought, ‘Wow, welcome to Australia!’ They use the ISIS issue as an excuse to denigrate everyone, and they absolutely love it.
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