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THIS IS WAY OUT OF CONTROL

Sorry, I normally would just laugh at this, which I did but this has gone too far.

A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911.
Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate.

Confederate memorabilia. (Example)
The police chief William Wright tells News 8 "the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property" - not to mention no laws were broken.
"There was a table set up with this material," Wright says, according to Journal-Record. "It's not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a sense of being uncomfortable. Certainly the owner could preclude this merchandise."
The town resident who called 911 said there were helmets with swastikas, images of Hitler and other historical Nazi items.
"I was shaking and almost vomiting," he tells the paper. "I had to run. My grandmother had numbers," referring to the digits the Nazis would tattoo on prisoners.
The caller complained that the Confederate items were "not authentic" and were replicas of flags and weapons.
He says the seller told him "he was selling so much he can't keep it in stock."
Jason Teal, president of the Meriden-Wallingford NAACP, was contacted to see what he thought.
"It's difficult because it's on private property and it's considered free speech," Teal says.
According to the paper, the complainant also called Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr., who promptly called Chief Wright.
"I had to check with the chief over what is actionable and what isn't," according to the mayor. "Unless something violates state or federal law, there's no jurisdiction for government to do anything. We had to ask, is it something controlled by law?"
And the assistant regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Connecticut sees a difference between authentic memorabilia and "cheap replicas" "used as symbols of hate."
"It's unfortunate that under the law people have the right to sell these things; but it doesn't mean they should sell these things," Joshua Sayles says.
"It's not a crime but I would call it hate. People look at the situation in Charleston and say it's down in the South. But this stuff is here in Connecticut."
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/offended-flea-market-shopper-calls-911-over-confederate-merchandise/

Shaking and vomiting, really ?
 

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THIS IS WAY OUT OF CONTROL

Sorry, I normally would just laugh at this, which I did but this has gone too far.

A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911.
Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate.

Confederate memorabilia. (Example)
The police chief William Wright tells News 8 "the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property" - not to mention no laws were broken.
"There was a table set up with this material," Wright says, according to Journal-Record. "It's not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a sense of being uncomfortable. Certainly the owner could preclude this merchandise."
The town resident who called 911 said there were helmets with swastikas, images of Hitler and other historical Nazi items.
"I was shaking and almost vomiting," he tells the paper. "I had to run. My grandmother had numbers," referring to the digits the Nazis would tattoo on prisoners.
The caller complained that the Confederate items were "not authentic" and were replicas of flags and weapons.
He says the seller told him "he was selling so much he can't keep it in stock."
Jason Teal, president of the Meriden-Wallingford NAACP, was contacted to see what he thought.
"It's difficult because it's on private property and it's considered free speech," Teal says.
According to the paper, the complainant also called Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr., who promptly called Chief Wright.
"I had to check with the chief over what is actionable and what isn't," according to the mayor. "Unless something violates state or federal law, there's no jurisdiction for government to do anything. We had to ask, is it something controlled by law?"
And the assistant regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Connecticut sees a difference between authentic memorabilia and "cheap replicas" "used as symbols of hate."
"It's unfortunate that under the law people have the right to sell these things; but it doesn't mean they should sell these things," Joshua Sayles says.
"It's not a crime but I would call it hate. People look at the situation in Charleston and say it's down in the South. But this stuff is here in Connecticut."
http://www.theameric...te-merchandise/

Shaking and vomiting, really ?
The Stupid....It's an epidemic...
 

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Why wasn't that idiots name published?
This comment on that site impressed me so I paste it for the sport of it.

If the left wants to ban objects that have led to the murders of blacks then they should ban: Rap CDs, Air Jordan shoes and clothing, shiny car rims, gold chains,blue and red bandannas,ect.,ect. All of these items have caused more deaths in the past 20 years than the Confederate flag has in 150.
 

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We live in full retard progressiveness, PC culture.

I was talkin' to my old man about this the other day, even compared to the 90s it's getting culturally scary. Like something out of a satirical science fiction movie.

Oh, and I just keep seeing the commercial for "I am Jazz" on tv. I don't want my kids to live in a world where I have to excuse how I'm not down with all this. By making all this the "new normal" it's just brainwashing propaganda. And I just ordered a General Lee Model.
 

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THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN...and im going to be on the same side my Great grandfather was on....YEEEEEEEE Haaaaaaa
 

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I can't even emphasize how scary this is:

The police chief William Wright tells News 8 "the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property" - not to mention no laws were broken.

"There was a table set up with this material," Wright says, according to Journal-Record. "It's not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a sense of being uncomfortable. Certainly the owner could preclude this merchandise."
SMDH

Nothing illegal, yet the police chief is offering an opinion about how one should conduct their matters because others might be "uncomfortable". The fact that he even feels the need to say that....
 

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I can't even emphasize how scary this is:

SMDH

Nothing illegal, yet the police chief is offering an opinion about how one should conduct their matters because others might be "uncomfortable". The fact that he even feels the need to say that....
But if one of us called saying liberal anti-gun, pro-gay or drug related items were being sold and we were "upset" I wonder (not really) how quickly 911 would send someone over. Or if the police would say "They shouldn't sell it."
 

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We live in full retard progressiveness, PC culture.

I was talkin' to my old man about this the other day, even compared to the 90s it's getting culturally scary. Like something out of a satirical science fiction movie.

Oh, and I just keep seeing the commercial for "I am Jazz" on tv. I don't want my kids to live in a world where I have to excuse how I'm not down with all this. By making all this the "new normal" it's just brainwashing propaganda. And I just ordered a General Lee Model.
This was on the table when I can home Friday and my wife said "I bought you that because I knew you would want one and I am so sick of this PC crap."
Well all right then.
 

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