Don’t you narrow minded people have anything better to do than harass a decorated veteran, and police officer, about his tattoos? Yes. As a WW2 History buff, I have been to the concentration camps in Germany and Poland.  Yes it’s sad. You are jumping to conclusions,  have you talked to Nat? I am sure his heart is pure.
Why don’t yous get a life. Help out our homeless vets, and those that are struggling with PTSD. And threatening a Chief of Police! What a waste of time, money and resources. 
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Jul 10, 2020, at 8:12 AM, John Compere wrote:

For your information, the Nazi “Schutzstaffel” or “SS” double lightening bolt was the official insignia of the most most violent terrorist agency of psychopath Hitler & his evil Third Reich. These Nazi “SS” henchmen enforced heinous Aryan white supremacy, ran the horrendous human extermination camps & were responsible for the gruesome genocide of at least 6 million innocent children, women & men solely because they were born of Jewish mothers (like Jesus). Today, it is one of the rallying signs of neo-Nazis whose stated goal is to kill all American Jews. It remains abhorrent, anti-Semitic, anti-American & symbolic of horrible hatred & hideous holocaust.
These are just some of the reasons why the US Marine Corps publicly denounced & permanently banned it. It has no place in an American police force whose purpose is to protect the public not promote Nazi supremacy & provoke fear. No rational & patriotic American should be surprised this sordid Nazi symbol offended & frightened families residing in Walla Walla, Washington. That is the reason they complained, protested & sought the support of the non-profit civil rights organization that successfully got it previously denounced & banned by the Marines. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is also the organization that has been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 7 times for its pro-bono advocacy on behalf of aggrieved Americans like those families in Walla Walla.
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army (Gulf War Allied Forces Commander).
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation

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  1. Cody Mclain

    Wow I guess freedom of expession is out. I guess if it was a REAL Nazi SS tattoo you could be upset.

    But it is a Marine corps Scout Sniper tattoo he explained it to you snowflake morons what it was. But no your hysterical make anything up mob mentality and it has to be true mindset has taken over.

    There is NO EVIDENCE that this tattoo has anything to do with Nazis/ racism. The whole thing is made up in your little mob mentality minds. It is beginning to feel like the Salem witch trials in this country.

  2. Grey One Talks Sass


    Don’t spread sugar on poop and call it candy.

    The SS used by officer Small was condemned by the Marines. Why would they do that just for a couple of letters?

    Well, Cody, the SS you claim as just a memorial actually was worn proudly by horrible people doing horrible things. By claiming the symbol has no meaning beyond a ‘memorial’ is to turn your back on everyone killed by the Nazis.

    Was that your intent?

    I have relatives who blather on about how the Holocaust never happened – are you one of those people?

  3. Jester

    Grey one,
    You detract from your words when you accuse people of “being one of those”. Knowledge is powerful when wielded correctly. I see you have the knowledge. Use it to unite. Don’t use it as a clumbsy club.

  4. Jack Closson

    More PC bs. The swastika, originally the Iron Cross, was a symbol of strength. It changed when Hitler came to power. With all the real problems in this world, too many get butthurt over words and statutes. When i was growing up, the words most spoken were “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Stick to your religious freedom mission.

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