Tuesday, June 28, 2016


On Saturday, June 18, the Va Flaggers were forwarding the colors on the sidewalk outside of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (#VMFA) on a warm, but beautiful afternoon. The afternoon had been a fairly quiet one with some great conversations and more positive responses than negative ones.
That all changed when a young woman walked by several Flaggers who were seated in chairs due to physical disabilities. The woman suddenly turned to one female Flagger and proceeded to throw the entire contents of a beverage can she was carrying directly in the face of the female Flagger who was seated quietly on the edge of the sidewalk.

The woman who was assaulted immediately got up and began to follow the assailant, while dialing 911, and VMFA security, having watched the incident on their security monitors as it occurred rushed out to assist.

Flaggers followed the assailant into the VMFA and pointed her out to VMFA security, who detained her until Richmond Police officers arrived.
They listened as the officers explained to the assailant that in this country, disagreeing with someone does not give one the right to assault them. The officers then explained to the victim that it was up to her as to whether charges would be pressed, to which the Flagger responded "charge her with the most serious applicable crime."

The victim went on to explain that the young woman was very fortunate that she was on the sidewalk today representing a Cause much bigger than any individual, which led her to exercise such extreme restraint. Had this happened to her individually, and had she not been representing the Va Flaggers, our ancestors, and the flags they fought and died beneath, the assailant would likely be taking a ride in an ambulance instead of a police car.

The woman was charged with assault and will have her first court appearance next week.

The Va Flaggers wish to thank the Richmond Police Department for their quick response and assistance in handling this matter.

e same day of the arrest at the VMFA, a warrant was served on our resident Social Justice Warrior/protestor Kristopher Goad, AKA "Goad Gatsby" for an incident which occurred the evening of the Trump Rally in Richmond.

Walking down the sidewalk after leaving the Trump rally early, one of our Flaggers came upon a group of Anti-Trump protestors marching down the street, screaming obscenities, and began to video them, when he noticed that Mr. Goad was among the group.  When he approached him, "Toad" (as we affectionately nicknamed him) became unhinged and began screaming profanities directed at him personally, and inciting the mob to attack him.  The Richmond Police immediately intervened, but not before Toad had violated several laws....on film.   You can watch the video here...
**Warning:  Graphic profanity**


That weekend, a warrant was sworn out for misdemeanor curse and abuse, and was served the same day as the incident at the VMFA mentioned above.  Mr. Goad is scheduled to be arraigned in Richmond tomorrow.

We will be in court to do everything in our power to see that justice is served in both of these cases, and send a strong message that while we will not be "goaded" (no pun intended) into reacting in kind to these attempts to incite, we are not going to tolerate these kinds of violent attacks on our Flaggers, and that every attempt to intimidate us only strengthens our resolve.

We cannot offer enough praise to both of the Flaggers involved in these incidents, who kept their cool, contacted law enforcement, collected crucial evidence, followed through to make sure charges were filed and that the assailants will prosecuted, all in the same spirit and determination of the men we represent. 

RETURN the flags!
RESTORE the honor!

Va Flaggers


Unknown said...

Do not leave it at criminal charges. Take her to civil court. Sue her personally. Only by dragging them into court, doing what they do to us, will get this garbage stopped.

Unknown said...

Do not leave it at criminal charges. Take her to civil court. Sue her personally. Only by dragging them into court, doing what they do to us, will get this garbage stopped.

Unknown said...

Funny how you don't hear a word from Simpson and gang.

Meade Skelton Haufe said...

This is just awful. I hope she will learn that you can't do that in civil, polite society.

Unknown said...

Agree with "Unknown," push it to the max....criminal + civil suit