Get ready to get angry, because this story from the Washington, D.C. suburb of Prince William County, Virginia is enough to make your blood boil. Republican members of the county’s Board of Supervisors are demanding answers from the county’s police chief after a police sergeant showed up at a resident’s home to ask some questions about an email sent to Democratic member of the county board earlier this month.
As InsideNoVA reports, the email was sent back on August 3rd with the header “Government Threat.” Supervisor Andrea Bailey shared the email with her husband, Rev. Cozy Bailey, who’s also the head of the Prince William County NAACP and a member of the Prince William County Police Department’s Civilian Advisory Board. In turn, Rev. Bailey forwarded the email on to Prince William County Police Chief Peter Newsham, telling him that there was “more malice in the subject line than in the rant contained in the body of the email, but we take all communicated threats seriously.”
The problem is that there wasn’t malice in either the heading or the body of the email. Instead, the email complained about the county government “threatening” conservatives who’ve dared to criticize the Democrat-controlled Board of Supervisors. Despite that, the author of the email still received a visit from the Prince William Count Police to discuss his missive. Bodycam footage of the visit reveals the sergeant told the resident that he hadn’t done anything wrong and “wasn’t in trouble,” which raises the question of why he was sent to the home and who told him to go. After the visit, the sergeant followed up with the resident via an email of his own.