CCWfC statement regarding Nathan Nickerson III’s post shared on our Facebook page
Update, regarding harassment, at the bottom of this page.
On January 8 our page was busy with posts and discussions about the horrific terrorist attack at the US Capitol.
Several page followers messaged us and posted in comments sharing Nathan Nickerson III’s post – some were screen captures because he had locked his Facebook page. These were shared widely across many group and individual FB pages.
We shared that post on our Facebook page noting the name of the business he owns, a well-known place on Cape Cod. His post was his way of defending his actions – after he made his trip public. It is up to others to decide if that apology or defense is enough. We encouraged people to consider the statement and make their own decisions.
We also shared a separate link to his interview on the Howie Carr show.
Now Mr. Nickerson is unhappy that people know about his participation in the events of that day and are choosing to declare they will no longer spend money at his business.
Today, he did yet another radio interview about it and apparently made threats directed at our group.
If Mr. Nickerson did not want his trip to be public, perhaps he should have kept it to himself.
The terrorist attack at our Capitol was abhorrent. That sacred building was damaged in the rampage, a police officer was killed and others injured. Members of Congress’ lives were threatened and endangered. The work of our Government was interrupted. What a horrific day.
The groups who participated in this went too far. The FBI and state AG’s are looking for names and photos. Mr Nickerson is one of several who have already made that information public.
If people in our own communities participated, our followers want to know and will share with us, and we will share. People can choose to support this or not. If they are local business owners, locals can decide if they want to support those businesses.
The CCWFC mission is to support citizens who wish to lawfully advocate for issues of importance to us. When we travel to DC or Beacon Hill, we share all aspects because we are proud of what we do. Clearly, those who attended on January 6th and have shared about it on social media platforms, are proud of their participation.
Again, it’s up to each of us to decide how we feel about this, and how we will respond.
-Cape Cod Women for Change Leadership Committee.
This is the post he shared in a public forum then removed after getting push-back from his community:
Considering that most of the images of people attending the insurrection were NOT wearing masks, it would seem fair to make local residents aware of who attended, at the very least for our own COVID safety.
This photo was taken in one of the buses and posted on Twitter:
Boston.com has published story about Nickerson’s trip, his interview with Howie Carr, and his post.
The bus trip was organized by an anti-LGBTQ group and promoted by a local known GOP extremist:
From the Boston.com article:
Nickerson said there was white, blue, and pink tear gas. “It looked kind of pretty actually,” he told Carr.
After sharing this information, shared with us by our followers – we encourage people to make their own decisions. We use our voices to advocate, and as we’ve said in the past, we can use our wallets too.
If you do the latter, let them know what you are doing and why.
What happened last Wednesday was horrific. It must never happen again.
UPDATE REGARDING HARASSMENT CLAIMS AND THREATS:
Let’s be clear about HARASSMENT: Sharing a post created by and a radio interview done by individual is not harassment. Sending angry messages with no purpose except to harass is harassment.
We can now provide all kinds of examples if needed as we preserve messages and comments directed at us.
DIRECTLY sending messages to any individual or group in a manner that feels threatening, and under pseudonyms etc is harassment. It is safe to discuss the issues here, but we do not condone threatening an individual.
We encourage you, if you feel you want to boycott any business to let them know why, but we don’t recommend making an individual or group feel threatened.
Messages without any purpose except to convey hate, make the subject feel threatened, directly threaten or repeatedly send messages of insult is harassment. We do not condone harassment NOR WILL WE TOLERATE BEING HARASSED. We are preserving all of the messages we receive here and on our facebook page.
Commenting here or on our Facebook page with rhetoric and language intended to insult or threaten is harassing. Creating multiple profiles to send the same messages is harassment. We report incidents of harassment here on this website platform.
DOXING OUR MEMBERS OR FOLLOWERS PUBLICLY WILL BE REPORTED TO LOCAL AND STATE POLICE.
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IMPORTANT REGARDING HARASSMENT:
Messages and comments intended only to harass will be preserved and will not be approved. More on harassment at the end of the post above.