For some reason, Bob’s Big Boy and Ronald McDonald springs to mind because there are statues of him at the restaurants. How would you label him? White supremacy, obesity supremacy, burger supremacy (suck on that hot dogs)?
More than 100 police agencies are pulling out of security agreements to send personnel to next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee over orders that would prevent officers from using certain crowd control measures during protests, Fox News has learned.
The police departments were part of a collective of outside agencies poised to send officers to secure the event, which will run from Aug. 17-20 and where Joe Biden is expected to be named the party’s presidential nominee. The action comes after the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission directed Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales to change department policy to restrict the use of tear gas and pepper spray.
The civilian oversight commission issued the directive last week in response to the use of tear gas on crowds during protests following the death of George Floyd. The event, which will be held at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, has been scaled down to a mostly virtual event. Only around 300 people are expected to attend in person.
Speaking with WTMJ-TV, Morales did not say which agencies were pulling out or how officers were still expected. The original plan was to have at least 1,000 officers from outside agencies. Making use of the National Guard or federal assistance was being considered, Morales said.
In Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he expected more agencies from the state to withdraw from the program.
“We regret having to do that,” Lamb said. “We respect the Fire and Police Commission’s decision. But in this particular case, we strongly disagree with the actions they’ve taken.
“We believe in removing those tools, the use of chemical irritants or pepper spray, from the available resources that the law enforcement officers would have at their disposal if protests become non-peaceful would severely compromise the safety of the public and also the safety of the law enforcement officers who would be assigned to protect the DNC,” he added.
The use of tear gas has come under scrutiny from progressive lawmakers and activists who claim law enforcement personnel across the county have deployed the tool indiscriminately on protesters.
In Portland, Ore., federal agents have used tear gas to disperse crowds amid nightly protests in the city’s downtown area.
West Allis Deputy Chief Robert Fletcher said the commission’s decision raised safety concerns for his department.
“Our concern is that in the event protests turn non-peaceful, such a policy would remove tools from officers that may otherwise be legal and justifiable to utilize in specific situations,” Fletchertld the newspaper in an email.
Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva raised similar concerns in a letter to Morales.
“I can not send personnel if they are not properly equipped or will not be allowed to engage in appropriate actions which would ensure their safety,” he wrote.
Waukesha’s police chief said he was consulting with the city attorney’s office on how to withdraw from the agreement, which had promised about two dozen Waukesha officers.
The Milwaukee Police Department, the police and fire commission and convention officials did not immediately return Fox News requests for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
That’s okay antifa will protect them. If only antifa had the balls to announce that they will show up and attempt to provide protection for them. I would really enjoy confronting those cocksuckers in the absence of the protection of Law Enforcement Agencies. IAdolphOliverBush
Some think I’m racist because I wear the Stars and Bars, I think they are stupid for not knowing the history behind it. If there were not so many candy asses running America we would be removing illegal aliens, not Confederate Battle Flags!
Mitch “Smashin’ Frog” Aguiar is a former Navy SEAL who livees in Virginia. After hearing rumors about a protest planned to target a memorial in Virginia Beach, he took action.
Virginia is an open carry state, so Mitch armed him self legally, and went to ensure the memorial to the fallen SEALs remained untouched. He tells us, “I thought I was going to be out there by myself. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find some old salty frogs there. They were also ready to defend the monument. We even had an overwatch team on the surrounding hotel balconies.” He went on to say, “We were also monitoring police scanners for updates on the situation.”
Previous demonstrations on the oceanfront had turned violent. Protestors had vandalized and looted stores. Subsequently, causing police to use tear gas and other less than lethal tactics to disperse the crowd.
Mitch tells us, “Apparently one of their objectives was to vandalize/destroy the Police Monument and the Navy SEAL Monument, both are memorials to fallen heroes.”
Furthermore, he tells us, “We were going to make damn sure that wasn’t going to happen! The police had come down and saw we had a handle on things at the SEAL Monument. This freed up officers and allowed them to deal with and contain the bulk of the protesters down the boardwalk.”
Mitch stated he believed this show of force was a necessary deterrent. He also said, “There were two shootings down were the bulk of them were but nothing major at the monument. So overall it went well and there was no drama.”
Dedicated on July 20, 2017, this has stood as a honored ground for Veterans and civilians alike. They come from all over to remember the fallen and reflect on the call to service. In the past, SEAL monuments, such as one dedicated to Lt. Michael Murphy, have also been vandalized.
His instagram post of the evening has gathered over 21,000 likes. His post was also shared by Rob O’Neill, who is largely credited for killing Osama bin Laden.
A public monument honoring Navy SEALs was long overdue, until the Museum created one on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
Although a great number of SEAL forerunners trained in Ft. Pierce during World War Two starting in 1943, the earliest SEAL predecessors came together in Virginia Beach in 1942. These volunteers for special missions distinguished themselves in combat during Operation TORCH in North Africa later that year. Over time, the SEAL Museum and then other major SEAL heritage sites erected identical Naked Warrior statues to honor their Frogmen, leaving Virginia Beach as the sole SEAL heritage site with no SEAL marker for the general public.
This situation was put right on July 20, 2017 when the Virginia Beach Navy SEAL Monument was dedicated. Visually striking and loaded with layers of significance, it is a compelling tribute to SEALs and their antecedents. The Monument stands on the Boardwalk facing the Atlantic Ocean at 38th Street, a scenic and dignified public place frequented by locals and visitors alike.
The Monument’s centerpiece is the same iconic Naked Warrior statue as at the Museum and the two other major SEAL heritage sites. A timeless symbol of all SEAL history, it depicts a WWII Underwater Demolition Team swimmer atop a beach obstacle, facing the ocean, gathering himself to conduct a combat mission. He is life-size, denoting that the SEAL reputation was made not by supermen, but by ordinary men who do extraordinary things for their country.
The Naked Warrior stands within smooth black granite walls laser-etched with concise words and 100 photographs illustrating the entire history of SEALs and their forerunners. Around the base of the statue is a Living Beach composed of continually replenished sand from over 80 places around the world significant to SEAL history.
Engraved on the walls are gold Medals of Honor for every SEAL who earned one, and gold stars for every SEAL – and a gold paw print for every SEAL war dog – killed in the line of duty. Above the Monument fly the American and SEAL flags. A strong, waterproof time capsule is embedded securely within the Monument, to be opened in 2067.
“First Ashore” Coronado California
To Be continued…
BROOKHAVEN, Long Island (WABC) — A 14-year-old was arrested after a memorial honoring a hero Navy SEAL from Long Island was destroyed.
The monument honoring Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy of Brookhaven was vandalized Thursday, police said.
Medal of honor citation.
“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life and above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare task unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005.
While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four member team.
Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service”
Authorities said the suspect was arrested at his Ronkonkoma home early Friday morning on charges of criminal mischief. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Family Court on a later date.
Murphy was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration for his heroic actions during the war in Afghanistan.
Murphy’s father says he doesn’t believe the vandal understands the significance of his actions.
“Unfortunately the stonework isn’t here anymore, but if you look at one of the places where he struck Michael was right at the heart, which is like striking at the heart of America,” Daniel Murphy said. “Michael was the type of person who would have wanted to take that man under his wing and talk to him.”
Murphy’s mother said she hopes someone speaks to the boy about what Lt. Murphy and his team of SEALS did for the country. She would like the child to read the book “Lone Survivor” which is about her son’s mission. The book was made into a movie starring Mark Wahlberg.
“I lost Mike and then when I saw that I felt like I lost him again because, you know, I was proud to come down and see this,” Maureen Murphy said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement:
“Lieutenant Michael Murphy served our nation with extraordinary courage, valor and dignity, and we are all indebted to him and his family for his sacrifice. He was a Smithtown native who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the military’s highest decoration, for his actions in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings on June 28, 2005, the first member of the Navy to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. This most-esteemed award memorializes and honors his leadership and service, and to desecrate this honor is beyond the pale.
“I am appalled and disgusted by this apparent act of vandalism. The State of New York will fully fund the replacement of the plaque, and I hope this brings comfort to his family and community. The people of this state and this nation owe Lieutenant Murphy a debt of gratitude, and I personally thank him for his service.”
The Murphy family said they would be willing to meet with the boy.
“The boy who did this, he’s a child. He did something foolish. And everybody has done something foolish when they’re younger,” Maureen Murphy said.
A new plaque is already being made. New York State as well as Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven have all offered to pay for the replacement. The town said it has received so many donations from private citizens that it needs to figure out who will make the final payment.
A local company has also offered to put in free surveillance cameras to monitor the site moving forward. The town hopes to have the cameras installed by the end of the month.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma was dedicated in his memory on July 7, 2006, on what would have been his 30th birthday.
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful Queen with large breasts. Sid, the Dragon Slayer, obsessed over the Queen for this reason. He knew that the penalty for his desire would be death, should he try to touch them, but he had to try.
One day Sid revealed his secret desire to his colleague, Nathan the royal physician, the King’s chief adviser. Nathan thought about this and said that he could arrange for Sid to more than satisfy his desire, but it would cost him 100 gold coins to arrange it. Without pause, Sid readily agreed to the scheme.
The next day, Nathan mixed a batch of itching powder and poured a little bit into the Queen’s bra while she bathed. Soon after she dressed, the itching commenced and grew intense.
Upon being summoned to the Royal Chambers to address this incident, Nathan informed the King and Queen that only a special saliva, if applied for four hours, would cure this type of itch, and Nathan advised that only the saliva of Sid would work as the antidote to cure the itch.
The King, eager to help his Queen, quickly summoned Sid to their chambers. Nathan then slipped Sid the antidote for the itching powder, which he put into his mouth, and for the next four hours, Sid worked passionately on the Queen’s large and magnificent breasts. The Queen’s itching was eventually relieved, and Sid left satisfied and hailed as a hero.
Upon returning to his chamber, Sid found Nathan demanding his payment of 100 gold coins. With his obsession now satisfied, Sid couldn’t have cared less knowing that Nathan could never report this matter to the King and with a laugh told him to get lost.
The next day, Nathan slipped a massive dose of the same itching powder into the King’s underwear. The King immediately summoned Sid.
This girl had taken him to a Veterans Day ceremony at her school.
Don’t speak out those memories.
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” ―Diggers
“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” ―
“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind” ―
“Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)” ―