What will it take for people to understand that it’s not “just a few bad apples”? That the whole barrel – of armed government workers – is rotten?
David Gabbard may understand.
Last September, after being waylaid at gunpoint – i.e., “pulled over” – by an armed government worker named Scott Townsley, Gabbard made the mistake of believing he lived in a country where government workers don’t get to visit you at home and beat you up for critiquing them.
He posted something on Facebook about the incident:
“Just love being pulled over for no reason lmao. #maybenexttime. #policeharasment (sic),” the post read.
The next day, Gabbard says, The AGW and his friends appeared at his home and proceeded to Hut! Hut! Hut! him. Gabbard’s lawyers say the AGWs passed by a window at the back of the house and saw Diana Muncy, Gabbard’s girlfriend, in a state of undress. When Muncy screamed, the AGWs ordered everyone in the house to come outside – despite no one having committed any crime, nor even alleged to have done so.
When Gabbard went out to see why they were there, Muncy began recording on her phone.
“AGW Townsley started mentioning the Facebook post immediately,” Gabbard’s attorney noted:
“I did not harass you yesterday,” Townsley can be heard saying on the recording, according to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in London, Kentucky. “I don’t care if everybody knew what you meant. I knew what you meant … that’s the only thing. I knew what you meant.”
The AGW then kicked Gabbard’s dog and began to taunt him.
Muncy called 911 but the dispatcher would not send help because “the police were already present,” according to the suit. A transcript of the 911 call is included in the lawsuit.
The 911 transcript says “the supervisor of state police is taking care of this complaint.’
At that point, according to the suit, one of the AGWs noticed video cameras at the front of the home and showed Townsley. The AGWs then returned Muncy’s phone and left.
News story here.
As the late but very great Will Grigg always used to remind us, no matter how bad a situation is calling an AGW is sure to make it worse. In this case, the AGWs called themselves.
But hey… it’s just a few “bad apples”… right?
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