The article highlights Small’s tattoo but fails to address the Nazi history of the insignia it’s based on. Members of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which threatened a lawsuit several weeks ago when alerted to the tattoo, said they may still file a federal suit if Small doesn’t disclose how he plans to alter the tattoo and when. The United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is non-partisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, veterans’ service organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service. WALLA WALLA, Wa — Walla Walla Police Department Officer Nat Small has written the following statement regarding his tattoo: My name is Nat Small, and I have been a … Steam Ship, Social Security etc etc etc. This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Sleeping Dogs on Steam before August 14, 2012, and August 17, 2012 in Europe. More by Hakim Bishara. There’s only one person that walked the face of the earth that was perfect.”. The ignorance is a point of pride, just as the cruelty is the point of the current administration’s right wing extremism. “Officer Small says that the tattoo means something else to him personally, but no one gets that creative license with a symbol of hate responsible for the death of six million Jews and millions more. Friend sends me a picture of Nat Small, officer with the Walla Walla Police Department, and tattoo aficionado pic.twitter.com/2H8aRzv0JU, “We are aware officer Small has a tattoo in honor of his deceased fellow Marine scout sniper, Claudio Patino IV,” the force said in its now-deleted statement. “They didn’t realize that they were associating themselves with something that was racist, fascist,” a Marines spokesman told Reuters at the time. Nat Small should be required to wear a Short-Sleeve shirt while on duty to identify himself as a HATER in the community. As a former Marine, and an American I can tell you that the massive historical illiteracy prevalent in the US is detrimental and infectious in all aspect of American life. While it recognized that the symbol is associated with Nazi Germany, the department claimed that it was “not the intent or denotation of the tattoo on Officer Small’s arm.”. The double lightning bolt SS tattoo was informally adopted by some members of the elite group. Bieber gave a short speech to his crowd of supporters that June 24 evening. In February of 2019, the Walla Walla Crime Watch, a volunteer-based local organizer, awarded Small the “2018 officer of the year” award for his “stellar performance at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy – bringing home every award given and in doing so ‘Returning to WWPD with Honor.’” Small’s supporters also herald him as a war hero; he was awarded the United States Armed Forces Bronze Star with a “V” device for his service in Afghanistan during 2010. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. View Quote View All Quotes. If a Scout Sniper tattoo offends you and others I would suggest a gut check of your intestinal fortatude and get some thick skin once again dictating what is … He is the team's sniper, possessing genetic mutations that give him exceptional eyesight. What is the official emblem of the Marine Corps? In an initial statement on Facebook, the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD) defended Small and provided an alternative explanation to his tattoo. “We regret the fact Officer Small’s tattoo has contributed to divisions within the community, and we hope his decision to change it will help to unite — rather than untie — us,” Walla Walla Mayor Tom Scribner added. Small said he got the tattoo in memory of a fallen Marine and friend who he fought beside as a scout sniper. You are aware that there are many people, places and things that use the abbreviation SS right? Originally Posted By joshdb50: Originally Posted By Jerret_S: That looks like a skinhead tattoo 100%, if I didnt know the back story. On Wednesday, June 24, WWPD Chief Scott Bieber spoke at a rally in support of Small, organized by local right-wing groups. The item consists of tattoos in the style of a Chinese dragon, accompanied by bracelets and various other trinkets. The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor What is the significance of each the pieces of the Marine Corps emblem? All rights reserved. They started using that tattoo in the 80’s until a few years ago. It looks like an Nazi SS tattoo. The “SS” Schutzstaffel has a history of Nazi anti-Semitism and white supremacy. The hourlong protest is a prelude leading right up to Wednesday’s 6:30 p.m. Council meeting as a message over the double lightning bolt “SS” tattoo on officer Nat Small, a former Marine whose “Scout Sniper” memorial tattoo uses the same symbolism for Nazi white supremacy. Please consider supporting our journalism, and help keep our independent reporting free and accessible to all. Its only single stage. I have a friend who is a retired sergeant major who taught scout/sniper skills. In an article published by The Guardian in 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Upton said “Use of the SS symbol is not acceptable.” Just a question and an observation. Playing the victim by claiming their First Amendment right is being thwarted because a deliberately chosen symbol “means something different to me.” Wrong: like the confederate flag, SS bolts do not mean anything other than what they are just because you said so. Weinstein said in an email after Small’s announcement that his organization had not decided yet to pull the plug on their planned federal lawsuit but “guardedly commends Walla Walla police Officer Nat Small for his just-announced decision to remove the hideous Nazi SS symbol from the prominent tattoo on his left forearm.”. For those reasons, I have decided to alter my tattoo to eliminate the ‘Double S’ portion.”. “MRFF and our Walla Walla clients were horrified by the police chief’s blatant Christian proselytizing from the back of that vehicle during the recent public protest and where he made it clear that only one person in human history was ever ‘perfect’ who walked the face of the earth; obviously a direct reference to Jesus Christ,” he said. Founded in 2009, Hyperallergic is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. “We need to put an end to this debate now because an SS tattoo should not be a debate, not anywhere,” Semerdjian, who also heads the Syrian Studies Association, wrote in her letter. Kyle Carpenter... Get the latest in military news, entertainment and gear in your inbox daily. A follow-up statement from the city of Walla Walla welcomed Small’s decision and praised the officer’s “sensitivity to the concerns raised by members of our community.”. When he covers his tattoo on the job, but ventures to the store, off duty and in short sleeves, the man in line behind him at the store is far more likely to see a Nazi than a Scout Sniper… The hourlong protest is a prelude leading right up to Wednesday’s 6:30 p.m. Council meeting as a message over the double lightning bolt “SS” tattoo on officer Nat Small, a former Marine whose “Scout Sniper” memorial tattoo uses the same symbolism for Nazi white supremacy. On June 4, 2020, a picture of me in a short sleeve shirt began circulating on social media referencing a tattoo that, I admit without context could be construed in ways never intended. The tattoo on my forearm was an early and heartfelt memorial to my teammate. But after receiving a torrent of critical comments on the post, the WWPD deactivated its Facebook and Twitter accounts. My personal intent was nothing more than to honor my fallen teammate, with what was a common symbol within the Scout Sniper community at the time. “Neighbors have turned against each other and people are refusing to do business with those whose opinions differ. sniper, warrior, teacher. Instead, the tattoo is described as a symbol that “embodies a combination of sorrow, guilt and perspective, earned in combat.” (An editor’s note has since been added to the article, explaining the controversial nature of the tattoo.). The WWPD has not responded to Hyperallergic’s repeated requests for comment. Really? Officer Small, a Marine Corps veteran, said the “SS” stands for “Scout Sniper,” and the tattoo is a tribute to his fallen comrade and friend in the unit. A US Marine scout sniper unit in Afghanistan posed for a photo in front of a flag resembling the logo of the Nazi SS, the Marine Corps says. Please. Join Facebook to connect with Jonathan Peters and others you may know. The group’s spokesman, Michael Weinstein, also called for Police Chief Scott Bieber to be fired for wrongful exercise of his authority and wrongdoing in his response to the outcry surrounding the tattoo. Hes a retired Marine. It looks like an Nazi SS tattoo. Is it just an abbreviation for “scout sniper?” If so, what’s the history of that? The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is currently considered a secondary MOS, meaning it is not open to new recruits. “At the city of Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Police Department, we do not tolerate or condone racism or anti-Semitism of any kind.”, In addition, the WWPD shared a 2012 interview with Small on the military journal Stars and Stripes. 0351 was his MOS and the SS stands for scout sniper. He also said he didn’t make the decision to alter the tattoo to “avoid punishment or financial losses.”. These are the guys who are now the generals and admirals condoning all this shit. “At one point, the tattoo on my arm was so important to me, that in my young mind, I would have done anything to keep it,” Small said in a statement. After the organization and several community members did not get a response to their initial concerns about the tattoo, a protest was planned last month, but the event was flooded with supporters of local law enforcement instead. “There is simply no excuse available for Officer Nat Small to continue to sport this shockingly evil Nazi SS symbology on his left forearm,” Michael Weinstein, the founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said in a statement. Small has been a police officer since November 2018, but was a Scout Sniper in the U.S. Marine Corps beforehand, when he was sent abroad to fight for the U.S. The controversy broke on June 4, when images of Small’s tattoo emerged on social media. It has been part of the unit’s history since at least 2004, according to the Marine Times. He knew exactly what he was doing, he’s not a 10 year old. Prior to my employment as a peace officer, I served as a Scout Sniper in the United States Marine Corps. The Champ Stamp is a community-created promotional cosmetic item for the Scout, Heavy, Engineer and Sniper.The item consists of tattoos in the style of a Chinese dragon, accompanied by bracelets and various other trinkets. Many of the members of our mixed-race platoon received this tattoo in honor of our fallen teammate. But I stepped outside of the basement and got some perspective on the world. The Walla Walla City Council declined to comment but has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to address law enforcement issues in the city in response to the controversy. Jonathan Peters is on Facebook. “We don’t answer to Mr. Weinsten, and that’s all I have to say,” Bieber said. Small added that he reached the decision on his own and that he wasn’t pressured to remove the tattoo by the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD) or the Washington city. “My actions are my actions alone, and not out of fear of repercussions, but rather in an honest effort to bring healing and unity to the community that I serve, in a time of great division,” he said. Become a member today ». “The … Related: A Washington town is protesting its police department over a Marine veteran's 'Scout Sniper' tattoo. “They saw ‘SS’ and associated it with ‘scout sniper’ rather than the Nazis.” Although it was banned in 2012, the use of symbol still persists among Marines snipers, the New York Times reported. © 2021 Brookline Media. In February 2012, U.S. media reported that Marine scout snipers had been using the double Sig rune (ϟϟ, "SS") in its " Armanen " form () to symbolize their function since at least the 1980s. My tattoo was inked in 2010, and I was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2011, prior to the public outcry in 2012. He added he would discuss the matter more in today’s 6:30 p.m. virtual town hall set by City Council. “My actions are my actions alone, and not out of fear of repercussions, but rather in an honest effort to bring healing and unity to the community that I serve, in a time of great division … I have seen my community divided, with good people on both sides of the aisle,” he wrote in his letter. Are you folks really going after a Marine because of a tattoo? Scout/Snipers are the same, some would get a tattoo with a reticle and SS in it or around it with the words “ Kopfjäger ”, the German word for headhunter perhaps attached to it, or something associated with skulls. Weinstein said his organization has clients representing various Jewish, LGBTQ, people of color and related communities in Walla Walla who expressed disappointment “that the city allowed this issue to go on so long and especially the role of the Police Department headed by the blatantly incompetent police chief, Scott Bieber.”. Jason Delgado is an accomplished Marine scout sniper, entrepreneur, tattoo artist, podcast host, and father. “The WWPD’s response has been reactionary and defensive, eroding the trust of our community,” a statement by the synagogue reads. As arts communities around the world experience a time of challenge and change, accessible, independent reporting on these developments is more important than ever. His sniper unit in Afghanistan adopted the insignia until the military brass shut it down in 2012. Viral photos show Nat Small, a police officer in Walla Walla and former US Marine scout sniper, with a tattoo featuring the double lightning bolt symbol associated with the Nazi SS corps (Schutzstaffel). This symbol came to fruition in a cube at Scout/Sniper Instructor School Quantico, Virginia; in the spring of 2001. Scout Sniper Tattoo – July 10, 2020. It wasn't until 2012 that it became a controversy. Back in the 90’s he told me the most worthless commie asses he ever saw in uniform were the officers being promoted and fast tracked under Clinton. “Small, 31, is a former Marine scout sniper who served in Afghanistan in the early part of the last decade. Quote History. One of those residents is Elyse Semerdjian, a Professor of Islamic World and Middle East History at Whitman College, who shared a letter she sent to city officials with Hyperallergic. In 2012 it was denounced by the Marine Corps. Read next: The US military is losing the sniper war against Russia, Emily Thornton, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin “I regret that I have been an unwitting cause of division in the community that I seek to serve. ©2020 Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Walla Walla, Wash.). By Buck Sexton. The double sig runes (SS) in its “Armanen” form has been used to symbolize the function of Scout Snipers since the end of the Vietnam War, and its use is both well documented and verifiable. A Walla Walla police officer’s tattoo for a Marine scout sniper is drawing controversy. I have even seen some HOG’s get branded with a hot piece of hand-made wire and heated with the SS lightning bolt brand. In 2010, members of a US Marines sniper team in Afghanistan posed for a photo in front of a flag featuring the SS symbol. Small said in the letter Wednesday that in his younger years he “might have done anything to keep” the ink and “would have let pride interfere with” his success. The same stylized double rune was the symbol of the SS, the Nazi organization that was instrumental in … The tattoo features brass knuckles on top of two black lightning bolts that look like the symbol for the SS, or Schutzstaffel, which was a Nazi organization responsible for killing millions of Jews during the Holocaust. Instead, the tattoo is described as a symbol that “embodies a combination of sorrow, guilt and perspective, earned in combat.” (An editor’s note has since been added to the article, explaining the controversial nature of the tattoo. Walla Walla Mayor Tom Scribner also chimed in. The double lightning bolt was the unofficial symbol of Marine scout snipers. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Bishara is a recipient of the 2019 Andy Warhol Foundation and Creative Capital... He said the organization and its local Walla Walla clients needed to see the new design, know when he would have the alteration made and witness action taken against those who allowed the tattoo in the first place, specifically the police chief. Spelling Skout Sniper with a “k”, like in KKK? In 2012, the investigation concluded that the soldiers were acting out of ignorance and recommended no punishment. “I don’t think an explanation is going to help some people,” he said. Are you folks really going after a Marine because of a tattoo? Actually the first Marine who got that tattoo was a Marine Sergeant that attended the same Scout/Sniper Advance course that Sgt Hunt did, he sent us a picture of it back in the spring of 2001 from Camp Lejeune. “We are aware officer Small has a tattoo in honor of his deceased fellow Marine scout sniper, Claudio Patino IV,” the force said in its now- deleted statement. He escaped the dangers of life in the streets of the Bronx only to battle for his life in Iraq during two combat tours as a Marine scout sniper. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a group that was vocal against the Nazi flag incident in 2010, is now threatening to file a lawsuit against the city of Walla Walla and its police department unless they take action to address Small’s tattoo. A Walla Walla police officer’s tattoo for a Marine scout sniper is drawing controversy. The tattoo features the double lightning bolt symbol associated with the Nazi SS corps (Schutzstaffel), a murderous paramilitary group that pledged an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler and was instrumental in the execution of the Holocaust. View All Quotes. The Champ Stamp is a community-created promotional cosmetic item for the Scout, Heavy, Engineer and Sniper. Officer Small, a Marine Corps veteran, said the “SS” stands for “Scout Sniper,” and the tattoo is a tribute to his fallen comrade and friend in the unit. Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking about art in the world today. Cause they're idiots! The Walla Walla metro area leans conservative; however, a group of concerned local residents continues to push for measures against Small ahead of the planned town hall meetings. But it has also been highly criticized as the same Schutzstaffel symbol used by the Nazi Party and now neo-Nazis. I’m not saying that we should necessarily believe anything they say, but it seems obvious that the article should at least clearly present their claim. (Not sure if as a joke, being insensitive, or just negligence) No one uses it anymore. Patino’s status as scout snipers while in the Corps.”, “Understanding that some people might incorrectly infer otherwise from the tattoo if it were visible, officer Small wears and has always worn a long-sleeved shirt while on duty,” the statement said. Prior to my employment as a peace officer, I served as a Scout Sniper in the United States Marine Corps. Just a question and an observation. This morning, Bieber told the U-B he wasn’t aware of any communication from the foundation. I call BS. A Marine Corps Scout Sniper (MOS 0317) is a historical and highly desired position within the U.S. Marines. Emily Thornton, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, A Washington town is protesting its police department over a Marine veteran's 'Scout Sniper' tattoo, The US military is losing the sniper war against Russia, View Emily Thornton, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin's articles. #BlackLivesMatter #ACAB pic.twitter.com/qySUFgAEpe. Ultimately, Weinstein said, his organization and clients in Walla Walla want Bieber fired for both misfeasance and malfeasance for his actions. See more ideas about usmc, sniper, military. It looks like a scout sniper tattoo. This piece badly needs another revision. Racists and bigots always become indignant when called out for their racism and bigotry. I have even seen some HOG’s get branded with a hot piece of hand-made wire and heated with the SS lightning bolt brand. Additional details about the situation, including the city’s policy on employee tattoos and background information regarding Small’s service with the Walla Walla Police Department, also will be discussed. Speaking with the local newspaper the Union-Bulletin, Small said that he understands the concerns but called the accusations against him “unfounded.”. View Emily Thornton, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin's articles. Military News Town Hall, Protest Planned over Former Marine's Scout Sniper 'SS' Tattoo A Marine enrolled in the Scout Sniper Team Leaders' … The Association was started in 1998, and received its IRS ruling as a 501(c)(19) Veterans’ Organization in 2004. The tattoo on my forearm was an early and heartfelt memorial to my teammate. See more ideas about usmc, sniper, military. 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Marines got tattoos of it back in the days until the chain of command 'discouraged' it. The S’s beneath was a reference to our service as Scout Snipers. The Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of … In the past few years, local law enforcement organizations have granted Small a number of distinctions. Small’s use of the Nazi symbol is not an isolated incident. Leaders of the Walla Walla local synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, have also criticized the WWPD for its inaction. Aug 6, 2014 - Explore Tristin Hedrick's board "USMC snipers" on Pinterest. I regret that I have been an unwitting cause of division in the community that I seek to serve. The protest is in response to the double lightning bolt “SS” tattoo on officer Nat Small, a former Marine whose “Scout Sniper” memorial tattoo uses the … Nathan Small is the officer who sports the tattoo, a relic of his service in the US Marines. Why are these snipers claiming to use the SS symbol? Sorry dude. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a private nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization, in June threatened a federal lawsuit against the Walla Walla Police Department and others responsible if one of three things didn’t happen: removal of the tattoo, alteration of the tattoo or removal of the officer from duty. Walla Walla police Officer Nat Small announced Wednesday he will alter his tattoo to remove the double S portion, the Scout Sniper memorial he has worn since 2010 that has been under recent community fire as a symbol of neo-Nazism. The protesters held signs in support of Small and the police and chanted “Keep the tattoo.”, Walla Walla, Washington: hundreds of people came out to support a local cop with an SS tattoo. 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