Report: Republican Poll Watcher Threatened With Gun in Detroit, Police Refuse to Respond

November 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm (9/11, Badge, Democrat, Detroit, Detroit Police, GOP, Gun, Michigan, Police Officer, Poll Watcher, Republican)

Regardless of your politics, if somebody calls 911 and says that a man at a polling station has told you to leave because he has a gun, is it not mandatory that the police arrive as soon as possible to check on the situation?

Not in Detroit apparently…

First, there was this tweet from Election Journal:

Then, the followup – Via Michigan GOP (h/t Weasel Zippers):

This morning, a legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened and intimidated while attempting to perform his legally allowed duties of observing the election process at precinct polling location 289 in Detroit.

The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter in line, who demanded the poll watcher produce his credentials, which he did.

However, the voter said that wasn’t good enough and that he had “a badge and a gun” and told the poll watcher get out of the precinct.

Rather than allow the situation to escalate, the poll watcher left before the voter produced a badge or brandished a gun.

Fearing for his safety, the poll watcher exited and called 911, however the Detroit Police refused to respond to the call – neglecting the fact that a voter alleged to have a ‘badge’ and a ‘gun’ in a precinct, putting other voters at risk.

Let’s see.  A man threatens a voter with a badge and gun.  Said voter calls more men with badges and guns. They don’t respond.  Why?  Was the first man allegedly holding a badge and gun professionally related to the other men with badges and guns?

Let’s hope the one doing the threatening wasn’t actually a police officer.

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