Suburban Firefighters Told to Remove Flags from Lockers, Helmets

Marcella Raymond, WGN (Chicago), September 9, 2014

Some firefighters at a west suburban fire department have been relieved of their duties for refusing to remove patriotic flags from their lockers and helmets.

Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh says there’s a culture of racism in the department and issued memo saying all decals and stickers, including American flags and military stickers, be removed from lockers and helmets.  He shows a picture of a monkey smoking a cigarette that was taped on a locker, to prove it.


But these firefighters, an African American, a Cuban and two white men, say the chief’s allegation of racism couldn’t be further from the truth.  That the picture is about ten years old and isn’t even up anymore. That it was all a joke between two firefighters. And that the firefighter in question is now a lieutenant and doesn’t have a locker like that.

Those tell WGN the tension started with the chief ordering an American flag be removed from the inside of Fire Station 2. It was a new flag the firefighters had bought with their own money to replace the tattered one that had been there for three years.

When they weren’t told why, firefighters put American flags on their lockers.

Then came the memo.

When David Flowers Jr., the union president, wouldn’t take down the Marine decal on his locker, the same locker that was his father’s, a Maywood firefighter and Vietnam vet, he was relieved of duty and sent home.


The chief says he has nothing against the American flag or veterans.  He just wanted to make a blanket rule that covers everything.


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  • D.B. Cooper

    You’re getting softer with each day, aren’t you, white boy? First, you let this thing get hired, then you allowed it to become your chief? Next, he’s going to fire (heh, heh. “Fire”, get it?) you so he can hire some of his homies who averaged an entry score of about 59%.

    • Earl Turner

      As I pointed out on another site, we have no excuse. 13% of the population with an average IQ of 85 or so, and very little wealth has managed to bring the most powerful nation to its knees. Imagine what just a portion of the white population could do.

      We have no excuse. I can only hope that we truly are experiencing the Great Awakening.

      • benvad

        No, we’ve allowed these parasites to be led by an even smaller and manipulative group to lead these idiots against a once great nation.

        • cherrie greenbaum123

          Strangely, the Pope’s in on it too, along with many members of European royalty. The Queen of England is knee deep in this as well. Like Carlin said, It’s a club and we ain’t in it.

          • B.A_2014

            I wonder why. If the queen commented on the current situation expressing concern I think a lot of people would feel they to should speak up. As far as the churches are concerned they are now the enemies of Europe. They should not be sparred just because they wear a dog collar.

          • TruthBeTold

            She’s long gone.

            A couple years ago she gave a multiCULTural Christmas speech that shocked a lot of people.

          • B.A_2014

            I remember hearing about the speech. I never seen it. Why do British nationalists still worship that loathsome family.

          • Garrett Brown

            Did you get my message BA? About the book?

          • B.A_2014

            No mate. Was it a private message?

          • Garrett Brown

            They must have deleted it. For Hitler’s table top I am reading the reviews for the newer version and they
            are saying it has been edited and changed heavily compared to the older
            ones, most likely for political reasons. But the older versions are much
            more expensive, what do you suggest?

          • B.A_2014

            I thought the older one was so dear because of antique value (if a book can be called an antique). I have read it on a PDF so if it has been edited then it would have been the one i read. There is a lot in it that is contradictory to the official narrative. The thing that really blew me away was how reasonable and normal he sounds. Not to mention very funny if you have a dark humor like me.

          • Garrett Brown

            Well it just shows you how ridiculous it is for her to even speak up in the first place right? What does a 90 year old queen know about immigration, or really anything legitimately effecting her country? Nothing. She was told to make those comments.

          • Conrad

            You are spot on with this idea. Let me recommend the lectures by Walter Veith entitled Total Onslaught.

          • Zimriel

            She’s not the Queen and she knows it.
            Duke Francis of Bavaria is the true King of Scotland and England; if we’re not counting the semi-legitimate spawn of Charles II.

          • bilderbuster

            European royalty has historically sold out their people to the chosen and treated us like garbage with few exceptions.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Exactly. Prince William invited rapper Jay Z to the Royal Wedding, and is infatuated with Africa, just like his Mother was. Princess Di was a lovely lady, but was always posing for the camera holding some disgusting little starving African child, trying to shame racial realist Whites into feeling sorry for Black Africans. When I would see those images, it would always remind me how horribly sheltered the Royals are. They are completely out of touch with the needs of their people. The English Royals should be speaking out against the Leftist lunatic immigration policies of the EU, and pointing out that England belongs to the English, not every African and Arab that wants a hand out.

          • benvad

            You’re part of the problem.

          • Whitetrashgang

            The English royal family are tribe, most people in power in Europe are also, a lot change their names.

          • Sick of it

            It all comes full circle if you read ‘Raiders of the Lost Empire’ by Dan Roodt…and a little on the history of Britain in South Africa. Why do we have a Rhodes scholarship (named after Cecil Rhodes) in this country again? Why are we so close to a country we fought like hell to get away from? Why have we intervened in the Middle East on behalf of the British or the Israelis? All quite obvious if one puts on their thinking cap.

          • benvad

            Go deal with Hamas you’re opinions and help are needed there.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        “Earl Turner wrote = We have no excuse.”

        You are right. We have white cowards who are more afraid of being called a Raciss® than getting a bullet in their head or having their wives, mothers, and/or daughters raped.

        But look on the bright side. We at least can go to the Middle East and kill half of everyone, and then bring the survivors of or enemy here and support them on welfare for the rest of eternity.

        Some people think there is no hell, but I am living in it.


      • Garrett Brown

        You think blacks took over this country??? BAHAHAHA!!! There’s a leash my friend.

    • Puggg

      Notice the flag on the uniform, his right arm.

      • Excellent catch. The tinhorn dictator should replace that American flag with the black power flag.

        • Puggg

          Of course I was going to catch it. My uniforms have it, virtually all first responder uniforms have it.

          • bilderbuster

            Don’t believe that he’s joking about the US flag being racist.
            The flag represents White people and White America.
            Slave ships flew that flag.
            The names of schools named after slave owners Washington and Jefferson have been changed for quit a while now and they won’t be coming back.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Exactly. He should be the fire chief of New Kru Town, Liberia. He won’t have to worry about any of us evil White folks over there, LOL!!

      • Greg Thomas

        He probably hasn’t noticed it yet…

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Exactly. Mr. Yo Boy Dontavius is just looking for an excuse to bully and abuse the non-Black firefighters. The American Flag and Marines/Military stickers racist?? Give me a break. The monkey smoking a cigarette only alludes to a Negro smoking a cigarette in the twisted, devoid of logic Negro mind. What is next? The firefighters will be fired if they are caught eating fried chicken for lunch? This idiot chief should consider focusing on effective fire fighting, or be removed from his position in favor of someone who focuses on fighting fires, not on pretending he is a tin horn dictator of some African sewer nation.

      • Who Me?

        A monkey smoking a cigarette is only a monkey smoking a cigarette to everybody except an African who thinks he’s a monkey.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Exactly. They know that their looks and behaviors remind White folks of monkeys. The Negro ego is so large, yet so fragile. A country that panders to the building and maintenance of the Negro ego is foolish indeed. If The Confederacy had won the War of Northern Aggression and become an independent country, you can bet that Negroes would have remained segregated and subordinate to Whites, or been resettled in Africa.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          “except an African who KNOWS he’s not far removed from a monkey.”

          There, fixed it!

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    All as predicted by Sam Francis.

    • John Smith

      Yep, this insanity was also predicted by a fella named WLP.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        I think Hitler also said it would happen.


        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          He could have exterminated 6 million Africans, and done the world a favor. Herr Hitler had the right idea, but the wrong group. The master race is the Caucasian race. Negroes are our inferiors.

          • saxonsun

            He thought blacks to be so inferior he couldn’t bother to deal with them. And how many were in Germany at the time to be dealt with?

      • Ograf

        John, I wish we had a thousand more like him.

    • Garrett Brown

      Any intelligent mind in the early 20th century predicted this. They saw what was happening in Russia.

  • Earl Turner

    It’s all about power and control.

  • MekongDelta69

    Those suburban fireMEN (not that idiotic, leftist, androgynous, PC term – ‘firefighters‘) should ‘remove’ their Fire Chief next time a blaze breaks out.

    He shows a picture of a monkey smoking a cigarette that was taped on a locker, to prove it.”

    Hell – if that affirmative action chief was going to fire [pun intended] me for that, I’d have slapped it on my helmet.

    • anony

      “He shows a picture of a monkey smoking a cigarette that was taped on a locker, to prove it.”

      What? Did he make some kind of connection?

      • Alexandra1973

        It’s kind of like someone saying “Hey Stupid” and someone else replying.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Exactly. Everything is supposed to be about fighting fires at fire departments, not about race. This idiotic race hustler fire chief deserves to melt in a burning building when he fails to wear the proper gear because he finds it to be racist. A good fire chief wants brotherhood between his firefighters that leads to team work, and is in favor of positive brotherhood and morale boosters such as American Flags on helmets, and Marines stickers on lockers. This fire chief behaves like Al Sharpton. He deserves to be deported to Liberia.

  • DaveMed

    I think they missed the memo – and the Coca Cola commercial.

    America is now about anyone but White people.

  • Uncle_Dan

    Any fire chief who ordered the removal of the American flag should be fired.

  • james AZ

    Hey fire chief LOOK BACK there American flag look this picture back of commie fire chief. it is not stars and bar….. WHY he live here with lots of millions of American flags..

  • LHathaway

    How about denouncing affirmative action and the black firefighters association. Chief Bronaugh hasn’t quite covered everything.

  • james AZ


  • phorning

    These firefighters will find out if their union represents their interests or the interest of the political establishment with how hard they fight for the reinstatement of these men. I’m guessing the union will put a token defense and fold.

    • Richard Trumka was in St. Louis today, showing solidarity with Michael Brown and denouncing white racism.

      • bilderbuster

        It’s funny that when I think of Michael Brown, his family and the “protesters” in Ferguson I somehow miss their connection to the “American Working Man”.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Exactly. Most Negroes either refuse to find a job, or, if they do have a job, do everything they can to avoid working while on the job. Every effort is made to dump work onto non-Negro co-workers. When non-Negro co-workers express any form of righteous anger in response to this, Blacks accuse those co-workers of racism. This is a good example of why The Confederacy believed that Negroes needed to be kept in their subordinate position to Whites, and White Southerners went to war to defend their right to keep Negroes in their rightful position as subordinate to Whites. White Southerners knew the behavioral traits of the Negro well. They knew that Whites treating the Negro as their equal would only result in constant misery for Whites.

      • Uncle_Dan

        That was brave of him. I’ll be impressed with his courage when he denounces black racism.

        • bilderbuster

          Right now he’s supporting their “Strike” against the “White Man”.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            White Southerners died on the battlefield so that naive White fools like Trumka would be muzzled, and racial realists like the late, great George Wallace would lead Whites and shape our policies. Shape our policies so as to maintain White culture and pride.

  • Truthseeker

    Sadly, I remember people debating whether the American flag was “offensive” in the resurgence of patriotism after 9/11. That was one thing that made me realize our country was unmistakably on a downward trajectory. When we no longer have any confidence in our right to be ourselves, there’s no direction for us to go in except decline.

    • I don’t mind displaying the Stars & Bars. In fact, I don’t have an “Old Glory” flag. I put out the BFoNV on national holidays.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        I don’t fly Old Glory at my place either. The Confederate Battle Flag is my flag. I’m a Copperhead. The Confederate States of America understood racial realism. Had Dixie won the War of Northern Aggression, it is my firm belief that the Negro race would have been returned to Africa in short order, and that all of them would have been returned by The Confederate States of America.

        • I think if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, he would have done likewise. His “Moby Dick” obsession was to preserve a union that was inherently flawed due to blacks being here.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            I believe that as well. He started The Liberia Project, and was forthright in his convictions about the necessity of segregation and the Negro remaining subordinate to Whites in order for any semblance of order to be maintained in society. Abe was born in Kentucky, and spent his life in the lower Midwest. He was clearly not an abolitionist. His objective was to save the Union, not to treat Negroes as our equals. Being a Midwestern farm boy who viewed Negroes in the same manner as most Southern Whites and European Immigrants, I wonder if Abe understood the New England abolitionist mind, and the greedy New England Yankee business mind.

    • Uncle_Dan

      I remember that day at work, glued to the internet after the report of the hit, but before the tower fell. An immigrant coworker (nice guy, actually), observing my concern said, “Did you have relatives there?” “Yes, I’m an American,” I replied. He walked away, embarrassed.

  • anony

    Great management skills, Chief.

  • Who Me?

    Anybody who has a problem with the American flag anywhere on American soil should not be allowed to stay in America. Deport them to the country of their choice on the next plane, boat or donkey train. Denying firefighters the freedom of placing a flag or service decal on their lockers is just plain un-American and this “Chief” needs to be fired, decommissioned or however they get rid of fire department chiefs, retroactive from the moment he uttered those words. Bad as it is, America is still our country and without these bleeding-heart, sissified, unnatural liberal creatures undermining us, we could fix our problems and get back on the path we somehow lost about 50 years ago.

    • Wally Wally

      “Anybody who has a problem with the American flag anywhere on American soil should not be allowed to stay in America.”

      Re-read the article, very slowly this time, and see if you find this hidden gem:

      “The chief says he has nothing against the American flag or veterans. He just wanted to make a blanket rule that covers everything.”

      • Uncle_Dan

        What would he do if some SOB racist put up the First Amenement?

      • Who Me?

        Yeah, he wants to make sure there is nothing that can hurt the tender little feelings of anyone who is offended by the sight of the American flag. And I still say if their feelings are hurt by seeing the American flag (IN AMERICA!) then they don’t frickin’ need to be here.

    • Jacobite2

      If you think America is still your country, you must live in Colorado. Or else you have a warped idea of America. Go to a museum. See the dates on the exhibits? 400 BCE — what the hell is BCE? When, exactly, did this “Current Era” begin? Hmmm, on the same date that B.C. turned into A.D. So, then what’s wrong with the BC/AD thing we’ve been using for 1500 years? Three guesses “who” has an issue with Anno Domini.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Low IQ, huge ego. A bully.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Sequoia sized chip on its shoulder.

  • At this point, the American flag can arguably be considered a symbol of racism against whites.

    • It’s not my flag anymore. I prefer the stars and bars. And I will not listen to some idiot untalented black screeching the national anthem at a sports event. I would remain seated and certainly not pledge allengiance to this clusterfreak of a rotten place.

      • “I pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth, a form of government, a unitary nation-state and universalist abstractions.” The only thing they get right is the God part, so of course the left is chomping at the bit to take it out. As an aside, the only two USA flags I own are the 13 circular star Betsy Ross (a secessionist flag), and a 51-star, (statehood for Southern Illinois).

        Unfortunately the PoA to the Confederate Battle Flag isn’t much better, because it alludes to an undefined and probably abstract “cause.” Still no blood and soil nationalism, even though the CBF itself has far more obvious blood and soil nationalist implications.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          Statehood for Southern Illinois? I love it!! Is there any talk of secession in Southern Illinois? Downstate Illinois definitely needs to be free of Chicagoland, which has become a Negro and Mestizo dominated hell pit.

          • Unfortunately Illinois getting CCW took a lot of wind out of its sails.

      • Douglas Quaid

        I refuse to fly the 50 star flag, it is the flag of the USSA. This past 4th of July we had a cookout/fireworks show at my house, I flew the Betsy Ross, the SC Secession flag, the stars and bars and the navy jack gadsen “Don’t tread on me.”

        • Grantland

          It means much to many, less aware. Don’t fight tradition.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Same here. The Confederate Battle Flag is my flag of choice. Old Glory represents the Multicult mess that I’m supposed to be loyal to. I refuse to fly a flag at my residence that represents tyranny. The Confederate Battle Flag flies at my house. I’m a Copperhead. The Confederate Battle Flag represents what I believe in. Freedom from a tyrannical Government that doesn’t honor the Constitution by denying White Americans the right to Freedom of Association. Freedom to associate with, and choose the company of, members of my own race. Freedom to recognize that the Negro race is not compatible with the Caucasian race. Negroes are our inferiors, and need to either live separately from us, or as our clearly defined subordinates. This was understood and agreed upon by the leaders of The Confederate States of America. The Confederacy fought valiantly against The Despot’s Heel, that being a tyrannical Northern government run by abolitionists bent on foisting the delusion of racial equality on the American populus. The Founding Fathers believed firmly in racial segregation, and the inequality of the races. They saw clearly, and particularly, the inequality and incompatibility between the Negro and Caucasian races.

  • dd121

    I think they need to get a new ni gger as chief.

  • Why is Chief Sambo so worried about the Amurrikan flag, i.e. the flag of B.R.A., the same system that benefits him?

    • IstvanIN

      Sambo get a bad rap, wasn’t he actually a Hindu?

    • TruthBeTold

      It’s likely that blacks are planning on demanding a new American flag and disregard the old ‘racist’ flag as they did in South Africa.

      • bilderbuster

        Ya think?

  • At the university the Dean FORBID ALL MATERIALS ON FACULTY DOORS. I caused that to happen when I posted mildly anti-abortion material on my faculty door, along with pro-Reagan stuff. What a rebel I was, eh?

    It’s not your property, but public property. Apparently, this censorship is legal.

  • Luca

    Would someone please start that inevitable race war so we can get this show on the road?
    It’s the only solution left.

    Although, our “race” problem is really only a symptom of the actual disease called liberalism.

  • kikz2

    my latest understanding, is that the firefighters were reinstated after much ‘public pressure’….. chief got thumped…. and rightly so.

    • bilderbuster

      He needs to be dumped and shipped off to Ferguson.
      Maybe they can keep him busy fighting fires there.

  • libertarian1234

    Here’s another case of silly whites putting an AA awardee in a high position to show how “unracist” they are only to have him show his true colors by fixating on imagined racism instead of concentrating on fighting fires and other safety issues.

    The entire town could be burning down and this dork would be standing in front of the cameras holding up a ten year old photo of a chimpanzee smoking a cigarette, oblivious to everything else going on around him.

    And how he fulfills his role as fire chief is easy to see when you listen to his dim-witted reasons for invoking a ban which is based on his sick delusions.

    And incidentally, isn’t it interesting to note it is blacks themselves who are always drawing a parallel between monkeys and their group, because nobody else mentioned it in this case?

    If the white weenies had put a qualified white guy in that position instead of a mentally challenged, inept black, they wouldn’t be in an uproar as they are now and could concentrate on important matters instead of childishness.

    They get what they deserve.

    • Chief Rastus when he was a teenager probably played on an all black high school football team whose players cried in the locker room because they were so traumatized after having seen a banana as part of a prank.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Which was probably put there by other negros.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Well said. He is a typical everything about race Negro. He would stand flapping his lips about imagined racism, oblivious, if a 21’st Century version of The Great Chicago Fire raged at his back. If homes of Negroes were burning, he would say “dat fah be rayciss” instead of actually fighting the fire. Typical 85 IQ Negro.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Flapping his “big GOOBY” lips.

        There, fixed it.

  • Roger Noah

    Mr. Scott, who I respect greatly, is part Native American. Is that OK with you?

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Do you realize, Roger, that Indian Territory, the future state of Oklahoma, sided with The Confederacy during the War of Northern Aggression? There was much more to supporting The Confederacy than a desire to own Negro slaves. Dissatisfaction with the U.S. Government was a major issue for many Confederacy supporters.

      • Roger Noah

        I understand and I agree. The end of the Civil War was the end of the United States as envisaged by the founding fathers, and the beginning of a new unitary, non-federal institution (“post-war federal government”) with unconstitutional powers. I only wish that the Southern States had heard the voice of God and, as Christian powers, freed their slaves of their own volition long before Lincoln’s “temperance league” do-gooders and Republican hypocrites forced the issue. We would not have had this the Civil War nor this Beltway Monstrosity that impinges on the sovereignty of states.

      • anony

        States’ Rights was, in my opinion, the overriding issue, a sub-set of that being the right to own slaves or not, as determined by the individual States.

        This argument, however, is one of those that will never be resolved.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Totally cool with me.

  • 48224

    Anti-Americanism is “cool” to many people. They think that if they view America as an evil empire built on racism and colonialism, they are smarter than the rest of us. They really think that. I fully expect the DOJ to support the black fire chief.

    • Anti-globalism also seems “cool” to a lot of folks, but even sweatshop work seems preferable to subsistence farming to a lot of the people who do it. Profitable exports of clothing can make a big difference to a country that isn’t rich in raw materials.

  • bilderbuster

    Their hyper sensitivity and reactions to monkeys and watermelons/bananas never fails to slay me.
    Only a Black could be offended by a piece of fruit.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      I’m surprised that sausage doesn’t offend Negroes. Their lips certainly resemble huge flapping links of sausage.

      • bilderbuster

        Two fried eggs with two sausage links in a big round frying pan arranged correctly could cause an uproar in the Denny’s kitchen.
        They also say a Black who acts civilized or has manners is acting White and call him an Oreo.
        Black on the outside and White on the inside.
        Fried chicken…
        Aunt Jemima…
        Uncle Ben…
        Negros and their racist foods…

        • anony

          Don’t forget coconuts. I find them hilarious with the round eyes and round mouth at one end. Check it out.

          • bilderbuster

            And they were offended by the singing raisins on the TV ad.
            The list goes on and on!
            It cracks me up!
            Only Blacks can be offended and find “Rassissm” in a piece of food.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      You just put me in the mood for a nice ripe banana and a big slice of ice cold watermelon! Mmm!

  • It is always comical when the Multicultural Marxists and their ethnic pets perpetually see themselves as bravely battling against ‘The Man’ even now that they are totally in control of America, along with their partner, global predatory capitalism.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Take off your sunglasses when doing an interview, chief. Show some manners. And show some respect to these men. In the first place, why wouldn’t you allow them to replace a tattered American flag with a new one? (And why didn’t the reporter ask this?) Aaargh.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Because the reporter in another 85 IQ Negro who also owes her job to Affirmative Action. Most Negroes would still be waxing floors and cleaning toilets if not for the preferential treatment Affirmative Action showers them with.

  • bilderbuster

    You just described all the Black fire chiefs in America except they get paid a lot more than $70K a year.

  • WR_the_realist

    So now the American flag is “racist”. James Edwards said a few years ago that if you weren’t allowed to display the Confederate flag soon you wouldn’t be allowed to display the American flag. Truer words were never spoken.

  • Mrfinoni

    I have seen Blacks promoted in Toronto. Same thing! the standard manufacture of problems where there are no problems. They just want to assert themselves! They are so obtuse! The intractable stupidity!

  • Fantaman

    Nothing worse than a negro with authority. They will ALWAYS be petty tyrants.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      You said that so much more nicely than I wanted to.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Don’t these firefighters have any legal recourse? Can’t they sue? And what does their union say?

  • MBlanc46

    Maywood. The town where my wife grew up. There were still enough whites that it wasn’t a complete hellhole. Now it’s a complete hellhole.

  • Paleoconn

    They should display the Stars and Bars.