The Real Issue

| October 23, 2019

This story comes from Poetrooper.  If you live in Massachusetts, it seems that free speech is subject to being misunderstood, perhaps intentionally.  The article at this link makes it clear that some people intentionally misunderstand what you say.

From the article: Watch what you say about local officialdom in Tisbury, Mass., or you may find Police Chief Mark Saloio knocking at your door to revoke your Second Amendment rights.

That’s the harsh lesson 84-year-old Stephen Nichols learned last month when he was overheard criticizing one of Saloio’s employees for leaving his post as a school resource officer to drink coffee at a local convenience store during work hours. Nichols would later explain he couldn’t imagine someone whose job it was to guard kids leaving them defenseless.

Nichols knows a thing or two about fidelity to duty. According to an article in MV Times, he served in the U.S. Army as a Morse Code Specialist during the Korean War era and as a police officer in Tisbury for decades. After his wife died a couple of years ago, Nichols took a job in Tisbury as a crossing guard to stay involved in the community and because, he said, “I love the kids.”

Ironically, it was Nichols’s concern for those kids that caused him to run afoul of Chief Saloio. — article

Not only was this an illegal search and seizure with no due process included, it is similar to the attempt by the mayor of Deerfield, IL, last year to confiscate legally-owned guns from homeowners, using the same methods.  She lost her battle because her attempt at seizure was blocked in court.

The court ruled that since Illinois does not prohibit the ownership of “assault weapons,” no local government may do so.

These attempts to thwart the 2nd Amendment rights of US citizens have resulted in such things as the sanctuary counties in Illinois and other states, a movement which is growing.

It is extremely disturbing that these things are happening, that you can’t even make an offhand remark without someone reporting you as a threat when you are not, or that people who get elected to office decide that they can become petty dictators. Someone should inform these control freaks that if they are afraid someone might shoot them, they truly are  not worth the cost of the ammo to do it.

However, there is some good news: local LEOs are saying that, despite Birdbrain O’Rourke’s ‘hell, yeah, we’re gonna seize your guns’ rhetoric, they will not waste the time or energy to do that.

From the article:  Several police and other local law-enforcement organizations have said they would ignore a presidential order from Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to send them into private homes to confiscate firearms.

Back in September, O’Rourke responded, “Hell, yes,” to a question at a Democratic Party presidential debate about whether he would, as president, take guns away from Americans, including those who have committed no crime.

Then, last week, O’Rourke told MSNBC that he would order “law enforcement to recover” guns from those who defy his buy-back plan. This promise — that he would be dispatching police officers and sheriffs to confiscate firearms — did not sit well with many of those representing the officers who would be expected to carry out such an order. – article

Do pay attention to these idiots. They are everywhere. What they want to do does not address the real problem, which is violence by one person toward other people. They all need to be taken to task over this and their need to control everything, but they won’t do what does need to be done: address the violence.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Gun Grabbing Fascists

Comments (47)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Roh-Dog says:

    I submit to you for context:

    I have an idea, respect the Constitution, or else.

    • Roh-Dog says:


      There is a Progressive disease ingesting any and all Freedom here in New England. We started one Revolution, pray we do/don’t start another. (I could go either way honestly)
      My thoughts are with Mr. Nichols, the victim of these heinous acts.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Look, just because your parents never taught you any common decency or good manners, it doesn’t mean you’re committing a crime if you say bad words, BITCH!!!!!!

      • Roh-Dog says:

        I look at it like this; civility is a social contract/construct that is implicitly compulsory, until it ain’t.
        Most go through their day not looking to offend, comfortably conforming to mores.
        Then there’s these people, the ‘explicit’ set, the SJW, products of a system that never corrected them.
        They are perfect.
        They will make society perfect, by the purse, or by the noose.
        George Carlin, CLEARLY NSFW:

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          The vast majority of snowflake SJWs go through life hell-bent on being “offended” by something so they can screech and be the center of everyone’s attention like Commissar Seagull when he hijacks a thread.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        I keep wanting to yell “Shut up, slut!” at people who puff themselves off as one-better-than-you-because: whatever. Invariably, they are not even .0005 better than anyone else.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Try to imagine how far ‘not allowed to use’ can be stretched. If someone decides that using the words white, black, brown, red, yellow and maybe tan should be barred from use because RACIST!!!, it might mean that you can’t buy white paint or black markers or brown fabric or a red car, because those color names are illegal.

      Do you see just how far this idiocy can be taken? You don’t think so? Use your imagination.

  2. Doc Savage says:

    Police Chief Mark Saloio is a BITCH.


  3. Thunderstixx says:

    Stupid fuck, I hope that the NRA steps up to sue the city for millions and that they end up spending the taxpayer’s money and have to raise taxes on everybody else including the clowns that started this entire mess….
    The people of that city voted for that stupid sheriff, they own it, let them pay for it…

  4. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Tisbury Massachusetts Police Chief Mark Saloio is a thin-skinned bed wetting booger-munching pisspants candyassed Little BITCH. What ever happened to the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Um, in case you missed it, API, he violated it.

      So he violated Nichols’ right to due process, which includes “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation….”

      Now that makes Saloio liable and yes, I can see this becoming something for the Supremes to pontificate upon.

      Serioiusly, if you’re going to have a test case for that, this should be it. Saloio IS liable for what he did, especially for not returning Nichols’ license and property to him. So Nichols has grounds for litigation, and I hope that he pursues it all the way to the top, because he should.

      The mayor of Deerfield, IL, nearly put herself in that same position, but was slapped down by the state for what she tried to do. Does not mean she can’t be sued.

      • David says:

        While clearly unConstitutional, note that the real problem lies with the waitress who started this whole mess. She overheard Nichols’ conversation on his coworker leaving his post and potentially endangering the school “someone could come and shoot the school up” and reported NICHOLS as the potential suspect. Everythin after that is on the chief, but wrongly or not, he proceeded based on HER allegations. Any lawsuits should include her in a starring role.

        • Poetrooper says:

          Anyone besides me suspect that maybe Nichols drinks a lot of a refills and is a poor tipper?

          Or that maybe since he served on the police force for many years that he and the chief have a history?

          I’m not trying to make light of this occurrence, but it may well serve as an example of how petty tiffs can get your constitutional rights taken away in leftist governed communities.

          Red Flag laws, anyone?

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Oh, I agree, she started it and (possibly intentionally) misunderstood what he said. She’s as liable as Saloio, although you’d have to provide proof that it wasn’t just a naive error on her part.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I hope that he sues and wins big, especially against Tisbury Massachusetts Police Chief Mark Saloio the BITCH.

  5. Comm Center Rat says:

    As a PDRofMA resident with a concealed carry license I’ll point out that MA is a “may issue” state and the local chief of police is the sole firearms license issuing authority. I live in a town of 7,500 with a full time “force” consisting of a chief of police and four full-time patrol officers along with a handful of part-timers. Paying for these “first responders” partly contributes to my high property taxes. Our officers start at a higher annual salary than those in a nearby city of 44,000.

    I decided last year to “vote with my feet” and will be hitting I-95 to parts still unknown in 2020. Don’t care if the grass isn’t greener somewhere else, as long as the sky is blue I’ll be happy. The only reason I haven’t already left is my wife was born and raised in the PDR and is resistant to leaving. I’m trying to bring her into the light of freedom. Amen.

    • David says:

      I enjoyed Maryland so much thst I paid to move my family and all our stuff back to Texas 32 years ago and have happily lived and worked here ever since. Move to a free country.

  6. I’ll bet this poor excuse for an LEO is sorry that the Brits lost the war and the Colonists won where it all started in the state where he resides, because if the Brits won, we would be a gun free Brit Colony right now. Tory/loyalist sympathizer.

    • rgr769 says:

      That would only be gun-free for the law biding subjects. In jolly old Englandistan, there is no shortage of weapons for committing mayhem. Sawed off shotguns and knives have filled the gap, plus serious crims can still get handguns.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Oh, you CAN own guns in Merry Old England. They simply cannot be short-barreled hand gun types. Supposedly, long guns are only meant for hunting. Yeah, sure… okay. (snorrttt!)

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    What in the everloving fresh from the Gulag Re-education Camp Hell is this crap. I will have to defer the reigning Friday WOT FIRST, my man VOV, for exactly how many of the Bill of Rights this soon to be former CoP has violated. I see at least 3, maybe 5. And yeah, the bitch CoP needs to be hauled into court along with the bitch waitress and have their pocket books relieved of the swelling thereof. If I had of been in Mr. Nichols place I would have felt and stated the same thing. The officer that left his duty station, was there any punishment for his action?

    I still shake my head in disgust that the FIRST Colony that FIRST protested unfair taxes and was the FIRST Colony to fire a shot for freedom has devolved into the PDRofMA. CCR, Welcome South Brother.

  8. Commissar says:

    Retired officers have every right to talk about
    Politics publicly. They more than earned that right.

    There are some specific limits to what they can say under the UCMJ but not all retired officers are subject to the UCMJ.

    Besides, given the deep threat this administration presents to US interests I think people have a duty to speak out.

    I don’t remember seeing PoeTrooper whining about officers talking politics when Obama was president.

    When all the fact come our most of you who supported him will feel a lot of shame for having done so.

    Some of you will just lie to yourselves and others to give a framework of excuses as to why nothing that comes out about Trump is “real”.

    And some of you have no shame.

    But most Trump supporters will be embarrassed.

    There is literally no good news coming for Trump or his cult. It will be years, and decades of bad revelations. And as things become public the depth of this national disgrace will be written into our history.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Have some more Crow to go with your latest Nothingburger.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Lars, you’re quite often wrong but I think this is the first time I’ve seen you post your wrong opinions on the wrong thread.

      Gives new meaning to the term “misguided.”


    • ninja says:


      Looking forward to your comments about Margaret DeSanti, a PHONY US Officer on the other thread.

      BTW, I have no shame supporting my President. Am looking forward to 4 more years of President Trump.

      No thank you to living under a regime of Socialism or extreme Liberal Politicians. I love my Smith & Wesson. I love my Church, my Bible, my God.

      I love my Freedom.

      God help us all if a Socialist is elected as POTUS.

      Hope you will start going after the Military Phonies that are being exposed here instead of obsessing over President Trump. Use your energy on that.

      As I shared before, you are indeed addicted to TAH. You love us and you know it.


    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Wrong place to post this rant, Taylor, you illiterate twit. You can’t read, can you?

      You just proved what everyone already knows: you are incompetent.

      Find the correct place or go home, you numbskull.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Once again you’re completely full of SHIT, what about the Russia probe? The Ukraine Probe, both of which you assured us would be the end of the Trump Presidency? Both were complete crap, would you like an extra-large side dish of CROW with your nothingburger? OH and by the way, we’re talking about POLICE Officers, not Military, have those years you wasted at UC Berzerkely fried your brain to that degree? Seriously COmmissar Seagull, you’re so damned incoherent it’s not even funny, I don’t even think you could even hold a job at a McDonald’s!

      OH, and I have it on good authority that President Trump PLANS TO leave Office on January 20, 2025!!! 😀 😀 😀

      MAGA 2020!!!

    • Skyjumper says:

      What a Blödmann you are Lars, posting on the wrong thread. Or, did your empirical evidence tell you otherwise. Bwaaaaahaaaaa!

      Willing to bet that you also got lost on the compass course when you were a Lieutenant (and as a Major also). No wonder there were grunts around you to make sure you were pointed in the correct direction.

      (Probably why you never were awarded a CAB either)

    • AFCombatCAM says:

      Not only did that not make any sense, it’s not even on topic. Nice projection though. I look forward to the day “progressives” are looked back upon as an embarrassment and rule of law is actually restored. Until your next rant…

    • David says:

      Waaah? Orange man bad!

      See, much shortr.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lars, words fail me…

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Commissar Seagull, I laughed so hard at your ranting that I think I pulled a muscle or two in my ribcage!

  9. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    This is hopefully sorta on topic, as it has to do with the consequences of a different poor choice by a resource officer, and the senior LEO held responsible.

    Well, Bye.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      IMHO it’s at least a good start, and I hope that the D-rats who voted for that roach turd of a Sheriff to be reinstated get voted out of Office!

  10. Slow Joe says:

    Man, you guys gang up on Lars, but I can’t call TOW the C word (the one that rhymes with humanist).

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      TOW is a firefighter, SJ. You have him mixed up with someone else.

      • Slow Joe says:

        TOW is a communist/socialist/collectivist/communitary sympathizer who got mad when I called him out on it, and wanted me to apologize.

        I laughed for days.

        But then I got temporarily banned, and it wasn’t funny anymore.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Sorry, but you have him mixed up with someone else. You really do. I know him better than you do and he is NOT a commie sympathizer. Period.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Not bad. Not bad at all.

      Perhaps a certain Seagull could try “Door-hinge man bad”. Nah. He prefers his unhinged comments.