In January of 2021, in the worst of the pandemic lockdowns, Scottish police got a false tip from a nosy neighbour.
The snitch said there was an illegal house party at Gabbie Burnett’s house. That wasn’t true. But the police bursted in anyways.
They had no search warrant. They just pushed their way in. And pushed and pushed. When they were told to leave, they didn’t. They kept pushing. That’s when Gabbie got out her cell phone to record the police misconduct.
But the police kept pushing their way into the home.
Gabbie tripped. And she had a seizure.
But the police refused to help her. In fact, they shouted at Gabbie’s mother and young brother to stay away from her, and not help her either.
Gabbie's shocking video went viral online, it depicted Gabbie being forcibly arrested in her house by a large policeman.
It was the kind of civil liberties abuse that you’d expect from a place like China or Iran, not a democracy like the United Kingdom.
When Rebel News spoke with Gabbie, she told us that not only did the police refuse to apologize, but they were also actually prosecuting her and her mother!
Absolutely unbelievable — especially given that it was the police themselves who burst into their home without a search warrant, refused to leave, sent Gabbie into a seizure and stopped her family from even helping her!
So we hired one of Scotland’s top law firms to defend her — Levy McRae, the same lawyers who represented Scotland’s former First Minister Alex Salmond in his criminal case against the Scottish Government.
Obviously hiring a top law firm costs a lot of money. Gabbie can’t afford it; but you know how we work at Rebel News — we crowdfund lawyers to help people who are bullied by the system.
If you think the attack on Gabbie and her family was atrocious — and if you think the fact that the government is actually trying to prosecute her is even more infuriating — then please help us fight back in the following ways:
- LEGAL: We are crowdfunding Gabbie's legal defence. We have hired a top-notch Scottish lawyer with an impeccable record.
- CROWDFUNDING: Please donate to offset the cost of Gabbie's legal fees, our 100% viewer-funded journalism, travel costs to get to Scotland from England, as well as our humble accommodations on this page.
- JOURNALISM: The matter is expected to go to trial as soon as October of 2022. Rebel News reporter, Callum Smiles, will be keeping you updated every step of the way on the court proceedings. And you can follow all our coverage on this page.
- PETITION: We've launched a petition that you can sign on this page to show your support for Gabbie.
Obviously, we can’t match the unlimited resources of the Scottish police. But with Levy McRae on the case, it’s finally a fair fight.
Thanks for your support. This illegal raid on Gabbie and her family was a black eye for Scotland — an international disgrace.
But if Gabbie can win in court, if we can get the judge to acquit her and to criticize the police for their abusive conduct, we can turn a terrible moment into a hopeful precedent for civil liberties.