It’s been ten days since an illegal mob at Chapel Hill destroyed the Silent Sam statue that adorned the University of North Carolina campus yet protests continue even as this article is drafted. Now a patriotic police officer is being made into a villain by a bloodthirsty riot looking for someone to blame. That officer has been suspended.
While the UNC Chancellor buckles under the pressure of her unruly students, Officer Cole Daniels sits at home. Daniels was relieved of his duty and put on suspension when members of the illegal riot he was monitoring reported that he had a tattoo that offended them.
The tattoo was the logo of the “Three Percenters” an organization closely related to the Oath Keepers.
The Oath Keepers, as you may know, are a pro-Constitution organization of current and former military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath that all military and police take in order to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.
In a similar sense, the Three Percenters are invested in the security and prosperity of our people under the Constitution but they emphasize the preservation of gun rights in their mission. In any case, these are loyal and God-fearing Americans that are committed to our nation and our values.
Unfortunately, that’s not good enough for college Marxists these days:
Some emails to Blue noted that one Chapel Hill officer at the scene of the protest had a tattoo on his arm for the Three Percenters, a militia group that pledges armed resistance to any effort to curtail constitutional rights.
The officer, identified as Cole Daniels, “expressed regret that his tattoo has been associated with groups that perpetuate hatred and violence,” Blue said in an email sent Wednesday to WRAL News by Chapel Hill spokeswoman Catherine Lazorko.
“We understand the concerns regarding the negative interpretations of the tattoo and regret it was displayed. This will not occur again,” Blue said. “We also want to emphasize that the negative interpretation of that tattoo is inconsistent with the values and mission of our department. We expect employees to abide by our values in the performance of their duties for the Town.”
Town Manager Roger Stancil said in an email Wednesday evening to Town Council members that Daniels was placed on paid leave Monday. Concerns over his tattoo led the police department “to question his ability to function effectively as a police officer within this community,” the email says. The department is conducting an internal investigation into the matter.