Government is very good at breaking things – including people – and leaving other people to clean up its mess. Armed government workers are especially good at this.
Witness the ruin visited upon 75-year-old Vicki Baker of McKinney, TX. She was in the process of selling her home when armed government workers destroyed it – and left her to pick up the pieces.
And the bill.
Because her daughter made the mistake of dialing Hut! Hut! Hut!
She did so because a man who had been doing some work on the house decided to hole up there with a 15-year-old girl he’d abducted. The daughter – understandably – dialed 911 in the hope that she’d get help.
Instead, she got Hut! Hut! Hut!
The AGWs reportedly fired 30 tear gas canisters into the home, used explosive charges to blow up her home’s garage door and used a military-spec armored vehicles to crash around the property like a berserk mechanical elephant.
After the sturm und drang cleared, Baker was left with a ruined shell of what had been her home – and the loss of what had been a contract to buy it. Once the buyers saw what was left, they vamoosed.
Baker got the bill. Neither the city of McKinney nor her homeowner’s policy would cover the loss, both claiming “immunity” from liability.
“I appreciate that the AGWs did what they thought was necessary to protect the community,” Baker said in a statement. “But it’s unfair to place the costs — replacing or redoing all of my flooring, the burst pipes, the damaged roof, the blown-out garage door, the broken doors, the toppled fence — on me, just because the guy happened to pick my house and not someone else’s.”
She’d have been better-advised to not call 911 for Hut! Hut! Hut!
As the late and very great Will Grigg used to say, there is no situation so bad that calling an armed government worker won’t make worse.
Because there are no consequences for all this Hut! Hut! Hutting! The AGWs behave like feral boys given deadly toys because that’s what they are – or at least, are not held accountable for behaving like.
In this case, the object of their attentions wasn’t going anywhere. Why not wait it out? Or at least try that? Instead, the reflexive resort is to the Hut! Hut! Hut!
And that’s why it is a very bad idea to ever dial 911.
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