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While Chief of Police Foxworth blithely states that he has the utmost confidence in Officer Kruger and his actions—once again the videos and pictures speak otherwise. Here is a picture of a man who Foxworth promoted to Lieutenant after he used chemical weapons indiscriminately against protestors and against Fox News camerawoman Beth English.
Tell me chief, if Kruger dressed up in white robes, burned crosses and claimed to be a civil war buff, would you assert that it was engaged in an innocent pastime and promote him? How could you allow a so called "student of history" trusted with a badge and a gun proudly strut around in a Nazi uniform while at the same time applying chemical weapons to indiscriminately torture peaceful protestors. I am appalled.
You should know that through the two years of this law suit, the city resisted producing documents at every turn about every detail regarding the police. The city attorneys vigorously fought to keep our police as the secret police. And as we got into the details of the PPB we found out why.
The officer that pepper sprayed babies is still on the streets. No admonishment. The officer that hammered Bill Ellis's head to the ground, hit him over the head with pepper spray is still on the streets. No admonishment. The officer that twisted a woman's head who was peacefully protesting, cackled with glee while spraying a woman a foot smaller than him, pepper sprayed a Fox news camera woman and dresses up in Nazi drag-- was promoted to Lieutenant. He was rewarded for being a criminal. The officer that has a financial interest in Armor Holdings, the company that manufactures pepper spray cannisters is still on the streets encouraging their use by the PPB and was promoted like Kruger.
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About the Cap 02.Dec.2004 14:46
That is definitely a WWII German cap. I originally thought that the shadowed figure might be the fouled anchors used often in naval insignia, but I was wrong. After a few minutes on Google I found these two photos. The eagle matches the cap.
The cover: http://www.militariacollection.com/nazicaps.htm
The patch: http://www.militariacollection.com/nazinsigna.htm
I'm not one to take everything somebody says (or writes) as being absolutly factual or unbiased, so my other question was "How do I know that the man in the photo is Lt. Kruger." That was confirmed by the photo in the copwatch story: http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR32/kruger32.html
I will not speculate what it means to Lt. Kruger, but the creepiness factor would keep any Nazi memorabilia out of my home and off my body.
Kruger's affinity for Nazi-wear is well documented. Why was there any surprise that his in-costume photo had a Nazi swastika?
War-gamer Hat and Club Info 03.Dec.2004 15:20
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You can check out war-gamers uniform details, among other things, including LOTS of photos (these guys like to have their pictures taken) at their website (links to subordinate websites):
The war-gamer club is comprised of groups portraying US, Canadian, UK, Soviet and nazi German units.
One of the nazi German units in this club calls itself "Sixth Fallschirmjaeger Regiment of Washington". (Fallschirmjaeger=paratrooper)
It appears that the hat in question, which sports the red-white-black nazi colors "meat ball" device, is one type worn by these "Fallschirmjaeger" war-gamers.