Daniel Hosterman, a photographer in Durham, took a snapshot of Officer Daniels’s Three Percenter tattoo at a protest at the Silent Sam Confederate monument that once stood on campus at the University of North Carolina before protestors tore it down. The tattoo consists of the Roman numeral III surrounded by 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies. On August 20, 2018, violent left-wing Antifa protesters tore down the statue because in their ignorant minds it represents racism.
According to the far left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), The Three Percenters is an anti-government militia. When AmmoLand contacted the SPLC for another story about how they came up with that conclusion about the Three Percenters, the SPLC said the information came from “the Internet.” They were not willing to go further into detail.
It is not the first time that SPLC has had their info wrong. The Quilliam Foundation has sued the SPLC for libel. The SPLC falsely labeled the group anti-Islamic extremist. Former jihadist, Maajid Nawaz, started the group to battle against the radicalization of Muslims to prevent others from going down the same path that he went down. The SPLC was forced to apologize to the group and pay them $3.375 million. Over 60 groups are now considering lawsuits against the SPLC for libel due to their shoddy research.
A single group does not own The Three Percent symbol. The late Mike Vanderboegh first used the term “Three Percenter” on his website “Sipsey Street Irregulars.” A Three-Percenter is a person that believes in personal liberty, adherence to the Constitution, and patriotism. The symbol on Officer Daniels’s arm comes from the Nyberg flag.
Officer Daniels has been a member of the Chapel Hill Police Department since 2014. He has an outstanding record as a police officer without any complaints outside those that deal with his tattoo.
In February of this year, Elon University computer science professor Megan Squire gave a lecture highlighting Officer Daniels's tattoo. Squire is an admitted Antifa member that runs a hit-list database that mixes right-wing conservative groups with extreme white supremacists. Chapel Hill’s Police Chief Chris Blue contacted her after the lecture to get more information about her concerns about the tattoo, but she did not return his call.
Antifa is known for their violence and their opposition to Free Speech and the Constitution. The Department of Homeland Security has called the anarcho-communist’s actions terroristic. Antifa has also called for the violent overthrow of the US government.
The Chapel Hill Police Department caved to pressure from members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter on Officer Daniels’s tattoo. The same groups who refuse to accept the 2016 presidential election results and make demands President Trump’s removal from office are now making claims that Officer Daniels cannot be an effective cop due to his patriotic tattoo being what they are calling “anti-government”.
“The pervasiveness of the concerns raised by many regarding his display of a tattoo that is associated with the ‘3 Percenters’ has caused the Department to question his ability to function effectively as a police officer within this community,” Police Chief Blue said in a released statement. “Therefore, the Police Department initiated an administrative investigation in accordance with our Town’s Personnel Ordinances and policies and procedures.”
Officer Daniels is at risk of losing his job over his tattoo. Town Manager Roger Stancil stated that this is a personal issue and no further information will be released.
The Chapel Hill Police Department did not return AmmoLand New's calls for a statement on the investigation’s status. If readers would like to voice their concerns and support for Officer Daniels, you can contact the Police Chief, Chris Blue, using the information below.
Town of Chapel Hill Police Department
828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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