Idaho: Maskless Churchgoer Settles Lawsuit Over 2020 Arrest, Gets $300,000

Get dat money, nigga, get dat money.

New York Post:

Idaho resident Gabriel Rench was awarded a hefty settlement for his 2020 arrest during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rench spoke out about his case Monday and argued his arrest was the result of liberalism and cancel culture.

Rench was arrested in September 2020 along with two other churchgoers for not wearing masks to an outdoor worship service.

The three brought the lawsuit forward the following year, alleging their First and Fourth Amendment rights were violated.

The city of Moscow ultimately agreed to settle for $300,000.

I’m very grateful that I got a victory. How many people nationwide didn’t get a victory?” Rench asked Monday on “Fox & Friends.”

He explained to host Pete Hegseth that he believes the settlement is the city’s attempt to pay off a “massive PR problem.”

Rench was arrested in the middle of a worship service.

In a video of the incident, officers are seen taking a hymn book out of Rench’s hands before leading him away in handcuffs.

The three were then detained for several hours.

They violated my First Amendment rights in a small town,” he said. “And I think really what you’re seeing in the city of Moscow is a microcosm of what’s going on nationwide.”

I wish I had some of that mask money.

But during the virus hoax, I was in the other Moscow, and no one gave a shit.