Police in the city of Somerville, MA., are under immense pressure for simply enforcing the law when protesters opposing the Boston Straight Pride Parade engaged in violence and anarchy. Of the 36 arrests reported, all of them were against anti-straight protesters who engaged in disorderly conduct and violence against the police. Unfortunately, far-left activists groups have joined communist sympathizer Mayor Curtatone in defending the violent protesters and criticizing the police. In response, the city issued a bogus After-Action-Report (AAR) in order to placate and appease the far left.
According to the report, the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) stated that “individuals from both sides were expecting and hoping for violent confrontation.” Super Happy Fun America disputes the claim that anyone on our side was expecting or hoping for a violent confrontation, and in-fact our organization went to great lengths to maintain a safe environment for everyone. After all, we applied for a permit and fully cooperated with the Boston Police Department, while possessing full knowledge that children were coming to walk in the parade. There was obviously an attempt to draw a false equivalence between violent far left groups such as Antifa, and the patriots on our side exercising their free speech rights.
The After-Action-Report also claims that parade participants planned to bring batons and were associated with white nationalist groups. We categorically deny that we ever planned to bring weapons or are in any way associated with white nationalism and its advocates. We are left to wonder whether their intelligence unit relies only on fake news and far left propaganda or they are just extremely incompetent.
The AAR states that the John Brown Gun Club is a citizen protection group that employs the use of guns at protests for self-defense. In reality, the John Brown Gun Club is a communist organization known to use violence against American conservatives who are simply exercising their First Amendment rights. “Citizen protection” and “community self-defense” are dog whistles to the far left for the violent suppression of the rights of others.
The AAR is clearly biased when it asserts that the majority of the anti-straight protesters were peaceful demonstrators while simultaneously failing to mention that all of the straight pride participants were peaceful. It also fails to point out that all those arrested were protesting the parade and no one participating in the parade had any problems with the police. It is evident from the report that the City of Somerville is more interested in placating the far left rather than defending their police who are attacked by those same groups.
Super Happy Fun America is dedicated to preserving traditional American values, and without warriors willing to defend those values, they would disappear into darkness and tyranny. Thank you to Veterans and those who currently serve: we will not forget your sacrifice.
Mark Sahady is our Vice President and one of the founding members of Super Happy Fun America. He served honorably in the US Army, deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, and still holds an active security clearance. Sahady is a vocal supporter of our Constitution and American values. He also supports our men and women in blue who place their lives on the line each and every day for our safety.
After requesting a permit to protest Bill and Hillary Clinton, two war criminals visiting Boston for a fundraiser, Mr. Sahady received a phone call from a Boston Police detective. On this phone call, the detective badgered Mr. Sahady about what the purpose of the protest was, and whether any protesters will be bringing weapons. The detective further inquired about Mark’s expired license to carry firearms, and then asked about Mark’s registered firearms at his home. Massachusetts is a unique state that maintains a list of firearms possessed by residents, most states do not. Neglecting to renew a license to carry is, at best, an administrative oversight. Mark immediately felt uncomfortable and told the detective that he was hanging up. As a parting jab, the detective told Mark that he would be contacting Malden, his local police department.
The next day, Malden police set up a perimeter around Mark’s house and demanded he immediately turn over his firearms. Mark told them to get a warrant, which caused them to leave his house, but with a threat: “we’re going to get a warrant, and when we return, we’re ripping your house apart.” After negotiations with the Chief of police, Mark turned over the firearms and attempted to renew his LTC that same week. His renewal was denied because he was an ‘unsuitable person’ after refusing to immediately turn over his firearms.
Mark retained an attorney and appealed the decision. After waiting months, his day in court arrived. Outside of the court room, waiting for the case to be called, the Chief of Malden police approached Mr. Sahady and his attorney. The chief told Mark that, if he dropped the appeal, Mark could then come to the police department and have his permit renewed without a problem. Mark wanted his court fees and attorney costs to be reimbursed, but on advice of his attorney who told him that the judge might be sympathetic to the Chief’s case, he dropped the appeal. After dropping the appeal, the Chief pulled Mark to the side and told him “you know this was nothing personal, right?”
Well, we all take this VERY personal. Mark served in the Army during wartime and deployed overseas to a combat zone. He donned the American flag and placed his body in harm’s way for our protection. Police took notice of Mark after a lawful request for a permit to protest, a fundamental right as an American citizen. The Boston Police detective abused his position of power and broke the law when he looked into Mark’s background as the result of a lawful request. The United States trusted Mark enough to give him an automatic rifle and security clearance to defend our country, yet as the result of a lawful permit request he was treated like a violent criminal and labeled unsuitable to possess firearms.
Mark spent thousands to fight something that should never have happened. Not only that, but this occurred during the height of our planning as he was regularly receiving threats on social media because of the parade.
Boston Police broke the law when they violated Mark’s privacy and looked into his record. They must be held accountable. Mr. Sahady seeks to sue Boston Police department and the detective in court, but it will cost many additional thousands of dollars. He needs your help.
Mark set up a GoFundMe account which was shortly removed by the platform with no notice or reason given. He has since created a new fundraiser, but we do not trust it will stay active—especially if significant donations begin pouring in.
Your support is needed. Please contribute $5, $10, $20, $50, or more, to help Mark hold BPD accountable. Share this message with others who can help. Tell your friends and family about what happened. We cannot allow authorities to operate above the law without repercussions for their illegal activities.
Super Happy Fun America believes a war against free speech is being waged against Americans. We are on the front lines of this battle. Our organization is composed of veterans and activists who literally put themselves and their reputations in harms way to highlight the tyranny and hypocrisy of outrage culture and identity politics. We support the police and they are generally on our side, but in this instance a few bad apples acted above and beyond the scope of their authority in a politically-based retaliation against a combat veteran.
On August 30th, New England Law School’s Student Bar Association President Kyle Porro sent a mass email out to all students on campus regarding the straight pride parade organized by Super Happy Fun America. In that email, he expresses that students support and encourage the open dialogue of opposing views, but that we are oppressive towards others. He continues to state that our movement is an attempt to normalize ‘homophobic and white supremacist ideals and [to] put down already marginalized communities.”
Samson Racioppi is the treasurer and grassroots organizer of Super Happy Fun America. He has been quoted numerous times in the news denouncing extremist and hateful views, and has a solid background of promoting free speech and equality for all. He also attends New England Law school and was appalled upon receipt of this email.
Samson met with Mr. Porro less than a week after the email was sent and confronted him about the accusations. When asked for evidence supporting his email, Mr. Porro could not produce any, yet he doubled down on his statement and refused to retract or apologize—ironic considering the SBA President is about to graduate into a profession centered around presenting compelling evidence.
Since then, Samson has been subject to harassment, defamation, and an extremely hostile environment on campus. Numerous students have approached him about the rumors being spread behind his back. He has been called a Nazi in the hallways by other students. Another student told peers that they have a duty to tell others that there is a white supremacist in their class.
Samson attempted to resolve this situation through working with the administration, but there is not much they can do. Last week he filed an official complaint with the student judiciary board, but is not very hopeful about an amicable resolution. Years of public-school and undergraduate brainwashing has created a generation of students who cannot think objectively, and we shudder to think they will be leading our judicial and legislative systems in the near future.
A day after Samson filed the judicial complaint, New England Law school announced that Ambassador Scott Brown will be the new President and Dean of the campus. Immediately, students were outraged and began circulating an ‘open letter’ demanding that the administration rescind their choice and include the student body in the selection process. Ambassador Brown served honorably in the National Guard, has led a life of public service at the state and national level, and makes a great addition to the campus. Triggered students who have never experienced life without some sort of safe-space to withdraw to are demanding that the school bend to their wishes. Apparently, the entire school should be a bubble where only far-left agendas are acceptable. Students assert that Scott Brown’s voting record in the early 2000s was anti-LGBT and as a result he is unsuitable for the job. It is shameful and embarrassing that law students cannot work with someone who might think slightly different than they.
The manufactured outrage on campus goes well beyond the choice of a new President. Most of the complaints about Scott Brown in the open-letter are straight out of the democrat’s talking points against President Trump. The losing-left in this country will take every opportunity to punish President Trump and anyone who remotely supports his administration. Students at New England Law are attempting to make the school’s choice of President a referendum on what they think about President Trump. They will not be happy unless NESL chooses a far-left candidate who checks off all the appropriate ‘diversity’ boxes. Students would rather forgo an extremely well-qualified and connected choice for President because of their personal biases against anything Republican.
An email sent to all students on November 9th accused Scott Brown of having a “history of racist, homophobic, and sexist comments and political stances,” and as a result, the choice of Ambassador Brown is “antithetical to the values of our school.”
Tis a sad day in Boston when standing up for free-speech and traditional values gets you labeled as a Nazi or a white supremacist. Tis an even sadder day when students refuse to accept an extremely connected and well qualified Ambassador as President of their college because of fake, manufactured outrage against Trump.
See attached images for correspondences re: Scott Brown and SHFA founder / NESL Student Samson Racioppi.