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.”

  • 1WeDeserveBetter1

    Kinda wish I lived next this woman. That could be kind of fun trying to see what all offended her.
    What I want to know is why she wasn’t charged with a crime for calling 911 for no valid reason.

    • Martin McCue

      Sadly, it was not a woman, it was a Jewish… male.

  • verity

    Look at what totalitarians the politicians in Connecticut are. They look for every possible reason to suppress the right of an individual to sell a flag or a few other trinkets. Why , because they want to tell people what they can think and say; because , they , in their liberal wisdom, believe everyone must submit to the liberal view of right and wrong. What does that remind you of? That’s right , Muslims who want everyone to submit to their religion. That’s why so many liberals support Islam. They both share this authoritarian viewpoint, the desire to dictate behavior to others.

    • PuisFarakhan

      I keep wondering which side will be the 1st to cannibalize the other on that Liberal Fascist vs. Muslim Fascist issue.

  • Helen Burk

    The South doesn’t need to rise again. The North is self-destructing.

  • Helen Burk

    The South doesn’t need to rise again. The North is self-destructing.

  • Greg Straw

    This guy was a coward moron if he was even real, I don’t believe this even happened it was a fake story to justify this insanity… he almost blew chunks..ya right..

  • Itchydawge

    I have the same reaction when Hillary speaks –

  • rentslave

    I’m offended by having an illegal alien as President.

  • TheAntiProgressive

    For God’s sake get a life.

  • lewpubco

    Dear Mr. Mayor Dickinson: If you had to check with the police chief about the “legality” of this, you need to go back to school and study the Constitution. By the way, free speech is just that, free speech, whether it offends your constituent or not.

    • Burnerjack

      If it didn’t cover ‘the offensive”, it would not be necessary. No one needs a constitutional ‘Right to Agree’. Despite what the Left might think or want.

  • Michael Johnson

    The guy should have been arrested for a false call to 911. He must know someone.

  • Peggy Sortino

    How stupid. He did not have to stop and look as he was not tied to the table and he was just looking for it to get on the news and tv and I am sure he got his wish

  • Ste Margarita

    Please continue to support your racist flag… you’re just deepening your racist brand. I love to sit back and watch the right wing Republicans destroy themselves!

    Watch what happens to your Donald Trump! He will be denounced and ostracized like Gail Wynand. Soon he will be begging for a job cleaning the toilets in Atlantic City.

    And my thanks to all you right wing bigots for ensuring Hillary Clinton’s victory! With Sanders on the extreme left and Trump on the racist right – Hillary is just right in center.

    Wait until you see your country after 8 years of Hillary! … She will nominate at least two Supreme Court Justices. Forget about your Confederate flag – you won’t be able to raise your American flag.

    El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido

    • Burnerjack

      Its not the support of the flag that is important. Its the right of choice that is important. REAL Americans know this. Instinctively.

    • Amazed

      You are delusional. But then again what would we expect from a liberal:

      Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is
      a Mental Disorder

      As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has
      treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases.
      Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The
      Psychological Causes of Political Madness,
      has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the
      grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.

      Among Rossiter’s observations:

      on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly
      undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded.
      Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of
      adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to

      social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles
      of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do. A
      political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual
      differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to
      impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do. And a
      legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules
      which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their
      character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do.

      roots of liberalism — and its associated madness — can be clearly identified by
      understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted
      development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the
      modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary
      villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run
      their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.

      Basically liberalism is a willful failure to mature beyond
      adolescence that can have catastrophic consequences for society. With luck, the
      official diagnosis of this disease by a mental health professional will
      facilitate the search for a cure.

    • The_Toxic_Avenger

      Get off the internet and finish cutting my lawn Juan.

    • RLABruce

      Wrong. Bernie and Hill will split you looney-Libs’ votes, leaving a clear field for a sane person with common sense. Hopefully Scott Walker; he already proved he can stand up to your death threats and political attempts at recall elections.

  • ResistTyranny

    I recommend this idiot rush home and suck-start a Glock22 immediately. I guarantee you all shaking and nausea will stop.

  • jdondet

    They were trying to build this up to a full blown hissy fit. Had I been the chief I would have ticketed the man who called the complaint in. It may not have be nice items the seller was selling but you can sell your own property at least for now.

  • Caleb Pridgen

    this dude is a pussy

  • Bloodaxe

    The police should have handed the offended dipshiiit a paper bag and told him to go outside and puke his guts out.

    • RLABruce

      Do that just before they arrest him for misusing the 911 system.

  • PM

    oh puhleeease

  • mytexas1

    Get over yourselves liberturds.

  • Tim Black

    GOD damned PC Nazis need to fuck off.

  • Tim Z

    Sounds like the same type of person who would call 911 for coffee that is hot.

  • Bruce1369

    Maybe someone ought to put her out of her misery…

  • Doctor Detroit

    Every time I hear Obama’s voice I start shaking and vomiting.

  • John Jones

    If Ewell had taken Culp’s Hill like he was supposed to we wouldn’t be having the conversation today.

  • Eric Dues

    What a libtard

  • I would have loved to see this lib come unhinged.

    • RLABruce

      Yes, Libs always start out looking funny, and we laugh. The problem is, the Libs’ demands NEVER STOP. I remember a front-page article describing “political correctness” back when it started, and it was treated as a harmless college-based idiocy, like flag-pole sitting or goldfish swallowing in an earlier era. Well, no one’s laughing now, are they? We are ALL PC in public now, even Conservatives; we self-censor our thoughts lest we “offend” someone. This latest suppression of freedoms will incrementally progress the same way, starting as a ridiculous joke but leading eventually to banning, by social coercion or by law, whatever offends Libs. Conservatives, of course, can continue to be offended. Watch for this to escalate and get taken seriously.

      • You speak the truth. Libs have generally become fascists.

  • rainman199

    The KKK uses the cross as a symbol. Will we be told that has to go too?

    • RLABruce


  • rainman199

    This little b!tch needs his pu$$y a$$ whupped

    • Gary

      You mean Trump?

    • RLABruce

      Make that “all Libs.” That way you’ve got it covered. Of course, a lot of them like that sort of thing….

  • me

    So, maybe we should ban the following due to them being racist and not “inclusive:”

    The Ms Black America Pageant
    The NAACP
    The United Negro College Fund
    The SPLC
    The “New Black Panthers”
    The African National Congress Flag
    The ABC TV show “Black-ish”
    The Fox TV Show “Empire”
    The Congressional Black Caucus
    The monuments that memorialize Denmark Vessey (look him up)
    The “BET Network”
    The ESPY Awards or whatever they are called
    Ebony Magazine, if it is still in publication.
    Black History Month
    Monuments that memorialize Abe Lincoln since he didn’t really free all the slaves. Only the ones in the North and was kind of a racist himself.

    And I am sure I missed quite a few others.
    What is good for the goose is good for the gander

    • Conservative Not Republican

      How politically incorrect of you!!…and a big thumbs UP!

      • me

        Well thank you, thank you very much!

        • Gary

          Oh, and fuck yourself up the ass while you are at it!
          You ARE welcome!

          • djmc993150

            Its funny watching liberals try to express themselves and fail miserably.. Did you call 911 when you read her comment too? Were you shaking with fear and almost vomiting? Did you have to run away from your computer?

          • RLABruce

            No, that’s the sort of thing you Libs would like to do. Hope your partner gives you multiple incurable STDs.

    • RLABruce

      The Libs actually ARE trying to remove the Jefferson Memorial because he owned slaves, and to rename Washington, DC. Since these Founding Fathers aren’t members of the protected groups (just racist white guys), they could well disappear from the public view and then from our history books, which are written by Libs. There isn’t the political will to treat the Lib ganders equally; to even suggest such a thing makes one a racist, you know.

  • Gary

    So..a website nobody ever heard of, a guy ” Olaf Ekberg” nobody ever heard of, featuring some unidentified “liberal” in a story not reported by ANYONE else!
    And you stupid Drudgebots go crazy. Suckers.

    • RLABruce

      The Lib Media won’t publish anything that pushes their agenda so hard that they look like the crazy loons that they are. Once Lib objections to this kind of “hate speech” are normalized and accepted in society then you will see stories such as this one in more places. Libs got some backlash from this one; the next ones will escalate to having several protestors and vandalism scaring off customers until the flea market bans Confederate and Nazi memorabilia because of the “disruption” to their business that the Libs cause. Libs get their way through social coercion such as this, and through the legal system as well, by demanding unconstitutional laws to take our freedoms, like Obamacare.

  • Abbie1530

    If we are getting rid of symbols of slavery, how about we start with the pyramids in Egypt and every civilization that used slaves to build their buildings and I am sure Alexander the Great had slaves in his empire. See where this ends? This issue is being used to have us start deconstructing our past. This in turn leads to ignorance and that in turn gives power to the elitists whose only wish is to divide and conquer our world.

    • djmc993150

      Im betting the USS Constitution had a least some slave labor supporting it if not directly building it.

    • RLABruce

      To listen to Libs, the entire United States was built with slave labor. So we must destroy the country.

      • AmyOwl

        Patience, they’re working on that.

  • Clayton Levi Berry

    If its used as hate then its a symbol of hate. If its used as something you just want to own, then its free speech.

    • RLABruce

      Correction: If it something Libs don’t want to allow, it’s hate speech. If it’s something they do want, it’s free speech. EVERYTHING Conservatives want to allow is hate speech.

  • disqus_bvzyOg5eso

    WOW what a whack job!!! Get over yourself!!!

  • S.O.B.

    I’m offended that someone would be offended by historical items. Think I’ll go call 911 and waste some law enforcement officers time to show how sensitive I am.

  • djmc993150

    WHY the F did the cops even entertain the idea that the guy selling things was doing anything illegal? How stupid are they!!?!??! Every cop that responded and had no idea who committed the crime here, should be fired. Hint: The its the guy who abused 911.

  • Assata Nigur

    The 6 gorillian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  • Christie Choate

    My family on both sides and my boyfriends family had role numbers as Native Americans and were treated pretty shitty as well…but to say I freak out and feel like I will vomit when I see anything that reminds me of the atrocities my ancestors faced would just be a cry for attention and 15 mins of fame. This is ridiculous. When is everyone going to grow some back bones and quit getting so butt hurt over every little thing?! How is it legal to be such a pansie? Just stop already!! Soon we will all be forced to wear the exact same thing, paint our houses the exact same color, and have no individuality whatsoever bc of all you fuckin idiots! I dont know about you but I like being me! I dont want to be some molded robot that has to think and say as the masses do all in the name of offending no one. If you dont like something…TURN YOUR FUCKING HEAD! Keep on walking! Until it becomes a CRIME last time I checked, people still have the right to do and say what they please as long as it is not doing physical harm!! Ugh! Grow thefuck up!!

  • The Leftists are so ignorant that they cannot see that anytime they make a stupid, unwarranted call against something, like the Confederate Flag, or Guns, or anything Patriotic, sales skyrocket, lol! I never owned anything, in my 63 years, with a Confederate Flag on it, but now, I am buying anything and everything I can that displays it! Of course, as can be seen by the Democrats actions, like kicking God out of their Party, calling for gun control, banning Confederate Flag, they are now led by satan because of their shunning of God and it can easily be seen thru their outright corruption and insane policies.

  • Rebel_Lady

    What this whole flag thing has done is to make me realize how many sheep come out of the government schools. As long as one doesn’t search beyond the textbooks, one will remain ignorant of the truth about the War Between the States.

    • RLABruce

      The textbooks are written by Libs. For example, Abraham Lincoln gets one paragraph, while Bill Clinton has an entire CHAPTER. And it isn’t about his wrongdoings that led to his impeachment, either.

      • AmyOwl

        Depends on what your definition of the word, “isn’t” is… XD

        • RLABruce

          Good catch….

  • Ann CuppyCake Corrado

    I’m looking to buy some Confederate Flags for My Self and Friends…Great Gifts !

  • William Bouchie

    My only surprise is that the police didn’t confiscate the items anyway. Since when do they need a law to tell them when can and can’t do something. Isn’t that how governments roll lately?…

  • Russell Smith

    Mind you own business, and look the other way.

  • Mitch Rapp

    Payback for denigration of Southern Heroes is coming….

    • Mitch Rapp

      A person driven to regurgitation over a symbol made of cloth needs a psych evaluation….

      • RLABruce

        He’s a Lib; by definition he is deranged.

  • Paul X

    Mind your own business, bitch. You’re the real nazi.

  • RLABruce

    Two things:

    1. The 911 caller set the stage for a “mental anguish” lawsuit against the vendor and the flea market itself.
    2. He is the vanguard of a garbage truck-load of complaints, lawsuits, protests and vandalism at flea markets.

    Once Libs scare flea market customers out of attending and sue the flea markets and their vendors for “offensive materials”, the flea markets themselves will forbid Nazi and Confederate memorabilia. Following that it will be outlawed. Then the Nazis–excuse me, the Libs–will move on to the next item to continue the destruction of our freedoms.

    This is how Libs win; by social coercion and by yammering for years, even DECADES, until they get their way.



  • Balmy

    Shall we call 911 when we see the rainbow flag at a flea market or anywhere else being sold?

  • “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. WE HAVE THIS THING CALLED THE CONSTITUTION – YOU MUST ALLOW THESE MORONS THE RIGHT TO BE MORONS,MORON.

  • Altosk

    Charge people a $500 fine for misuse of 911 and watch garbage like this stop.