One lawyer I spoke says he has no idea how idea how damages could be identified or quantified implying that there is no point in pursuing the case legally but offered to take it on with a $2500 retainer that could be refunded if we won anything. But he suspects his fees would eat up anything earned.
Another lawyer was well-recommended but he’s an hour from me and I haven’t even heard his take on it other than the fact that he’s willing to give me a free consultation. I’m not faulting either of these lawyers.
In general I don’t think using the government gang to get a remedy from the government gang is useful. It will eat up a lot of time and require a lot of obeisance on my part. The lawyer will tell me to stop talking about it and that will get in the way of my goal of making people aware of this egregious violation. The lawyer doesn’t really work for me anyway.
Filing a complaint with the FBI’s civil
rights privileges section is a joke.
On Monday I filed a Pennsylvania Right-to-Know request for all of Plymouth Township’s records related to this incident. You can see the request here. [PDF] If I understand the law correctly, they must reply on or before Tuesday, October 20.
I’m still studying up on my other options.
Over the weekend the original article was visited roughly 8,000 times. It was discussed or blogged at around 5-10 other websites.
Feedback has been about 80% outrage and support and 20% doubting the veracity of my story or otherwise claiming not to understand why I wouldn’t submit to the cops like a good law-abiding citizen.
Meanwhile, I continue to securely and safely open carry my firearm everywhere I go. In fact I open carried into the Plymouth Township municipal building when I filed the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know request. I also took my son for another walk in the park but this time my wife accompanied us, promising to karate-kick any bad guys that show up. :D
Thanks everyone for your support and constructive comments.