Vide has been released of a traffic stop involving an off-duty armed government worker who turned out to be a n extremely liquored-up armed government worker.
What’s interesting about the video is the absence of any Hut! Hut! Hutting! despite the drunken AGW being uncooperative, the very thing that often triggers a Hut! Hut! Hutting! when a lack of “cooperation” is displayed by anyone else.
“Do you know who I am?” the pulled-over AGW slurrily asks the other AGW. He then says, “I’m good . . . I’m just almost home.”
After stumbling around like a drunk, the AGW then walks back to his truck, to make a phone call – again without any Hut! Hut! Hutting!
You can imagine what such recalcitrance would have triggered, had the person not been an armed government worker.
The drunk AGW had a firearm – yet no firearm was pointed at him. As it almost certainly would have been, for anyone else. They would have heard, “Get on the ground! Now!” And if they didn’t, it is not at all improbable that the AGW so saying would then have said he “feared for his safety” and proceeded to shoot the armed drunk.
Instead, professional courtesy was offered. The drunken AGW – who was actually drunk, to the point of not being able to walk straight, as opposed to running afoul of a Breathalzyer test that deems almost anyone who has had a beer a “drunk” – was accommodated and soothed before being gently arrested.
Despite the armed drunk refusing to sign the usual paperwork the rest of us would have been forced to sign.
Despite refusing to submit to the blood draw any of us would have been forcibly made to endure.
The arresting AGW – Daniel Broadway – stated in his report that the drunk AGW, James Teague, was “aggressive and hostile” during the proceedings – but once again, no Hut! Hut! Hut!
There is a Thin Blue Line, all right.
We’re one one side – and they are on the other.
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