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Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified
WTKR ^ | March 27, 2014 | Holly Henry, Reed Andrews and Marissa Jasek

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by wtd

Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

"Norfolk, Va. – The civilian gunman accused of killing a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday night before being fatally shot is Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, the Navy announced on Thursday.

The Navy says Savage, 35, drove his 2002 Freightliner through Gate 5 just after 11 p.m. He then went to Pier 1 and left the truck and tried to get onto the USS Mahan.

He was stopped by security there and that’s when a struggle started. They say Savage disarmed a petty officer of the watch and Savage then used the weapon to kill Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo, 24. Savage was then shot and killed by other security forces on the scene.

Officials say Savage had a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential. This ID alone does not authorize base access. They say it must be used along with other documents to gain entry.

They say Savage did not have any reason to be on Naval Station Norfolk.

NewsChannel 3 spoke to Savage’s mother who is apologizing to the sailor’s mother about what happened. She tells NewsChannel 3 that Savage was a good father and son, but something was going on with him. She would not go into detail about exactly what that something was.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: adegbile; backgroundchecks; eeoc; navy; norfolk; sailor; tsa; twic; workplaceviolence
Obama's recent nomination of Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division resurrected discussion about
"...Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which ruled that the use of background checks in hiring is racially discriminatory. In 2012, the EEOC issued "guidance" to the nation's businesses, citing statistics showing blacks and Hispanics are convicted of crimes at significantly higher rates than whites. Therefore, the EEOC ruled, excluding job applicants based on their criminal records would have "a disparate impact based on race and national origin."

The TSA is responsible for issuing TWIC credentials and has a history of hiring felons for their ranks.

Quoting Debbie Schlussel's discussion on this subject, from 2010:

If the TSA will hire a convicted felon robber, who won’t they hire? And why is the TSA screening us, when the agency refuses to screen . . . its own employees? Absurd is an understatement. Is the TSA really this desperate for employees? Are there really so few qualified unemployed Americans applying for a TSA position?

Despite his priors, and potential exposure to prison dawa, this Savage's most recent act of trespass and murder have been immediately deemed unrelated to terror.

Of note in the above report is the consistent 'know nothing' characterizations/silence about this Savage's character by his neighbors and employers.

Few circumstances yield such consisent silence about a criminals character.

1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd

That guy should never have passed a background check to receive a pass onto that base.

Then, when he came on base that night and did not have all of the necessary paperwork, despite his pass, he should never have been allowed on base.

Heads need to roll.

I talked to some folks on NNS (Norfolk Naval Station). Apparently the young Petty Officer 2nd Class, Mark Mayo, was the Head of the Base Watch. He saw the truck come on base and was suspicious because of an incident with a similar truck (different driver) some days earlier.

He followed it and when he saw it stop near the USS Mahan and the driver get out and start up the gang way...he began running to the ship. The Sailor at the top of the gangway on watch was a female sailor whom this person approached and then began struggling with. He (this large, powerfully built ex-convict who had spent time in prison for attempted murder and crack cocaine) overpowered her and took her gun.

That’s when Mayo arrived and pushed the female sailor to the deck and himself took the bullets the intruder fired. That gave the other sailors on watch on the USS Mahan the time to fire their weapons and cut the intruder down.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:08 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: wtd

Jeffrey Tyrone Savage


Interesting that they are still calling him by his old name he used before converting to islam.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: wtd
"Labarbara Majette"

A min-or-it-tie contractor, no doubt.

She didn't know nufin' bout a guy who drove her truck having a crack conviction, or killing someone.

Di-ver-sit-tie is are strengf!

4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:43:53 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: wtd

Also, the Petty Officer who was disarmed was female. This fact was avoided in the article. Did the physical mismatch have anything to do with the subsequent shooting?


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

One would think that a warship would be more ably guarded/defended, no matter where it is moored. Just saying.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:52:49 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Jeff Head
PilotOnline.com: Navy launching 2nd investigation ...

". . .the Navy is launching a second investigation - on top of one being conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service - that will examine how the shooter made it through the gate as well as another checkpoint before the pier."

Additionally,

"Mario Palomino, NCIS's agent in charge, said investigators haven't determined a motive. They don't think the assailant, who Palomino said did not work for the Defense Department, knew anyone on the Mahan.

And they don't think the attack was planned.

"We have been able to rule out any additional threat to the Navy," Palomino said. "We have ruled out any link to terrorism."

"RULED OUT ANY LINK TO TERRORISM", "attack wasn't planned" -

Pray tell, based on what evidence?!

7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:54:41 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Jeff Head

Appreciate the details, Jeff. I’m still in disbelief. What a fine young man we’ve lost.

Not to overstate the obvious but Background checks, including security clearances have a huge, gaping hole in their flank, especially in recent years.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:56:48 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Jeff Head

He did not have a pass to be on the base.

He had an ID, but that would not have allowed him on the base.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:58:59 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Starboard

Jeez, they shot him almost immediately.

I would say that someone getting through one guard before getting shot is pretty decent security. Especially when on a US Base.

One would expect the security BEFORE the ship to grab most of the bad guys.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 7:00:47 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: wtd

Sickening. and I’ve only opened one of the articles... apparently, the ‘new’ screening system doesn’t even have access to the NCIC database???????? How the frick does THAT happen??/rhetorical question..


11 posted on 03/28/2014 7:00:50 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

Answer to my own rhetorical question... my God, DOJ has got to go (in its’ current incarnation, anyway)

From the third link to the articles posted...

“The Navy has been upgrading their base access by also starting to implement the RAPIDGate program.

It performs background checks on those that don’t have DOD or Federal credentials.
RAPIDGate’s system, though, also has limitations.

“Today, we only use public accessible data,” said Jim Robell, the president and COO of EID Passport, the company who runs RAPIDGate.

Robell says it’s because they do not have access to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, or the Terrorist Screening Database.

It was the subject of a scathing Inspector General report last year, which found that 52 felons got through RAPIDGate’s background checks.

“We have been working on this for a very long time, but it takes the cooperation of a number of government organizations to make this happen,” said Robell, who says the Department of Justice has yet to give them access to the law enforcement databases. “


12 posted on 03/28/2014 7:06:27 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: cuban leaf

Actually, if he was in the MD prison system, odds are very good that the NOI cranks got to him so you may very well be correct.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Truth29
re: "the Petty Officer who was disarmed was female. This fact was avoided in the article. Did the physical mismatch have anything to do with the subsequent shooting?" - Truth29

via WHDH.com: "...[Savage]got into an altercation with a female petty officer and disarmed her, Navy officials said. Palomino said Mayo stepped over the disarmed officer and fired his weapon at the assailant. He was serving on watch for the installation that night and came to help once he saw the civilian board the ship."

[SNIP]

On Wednesday, the Navy appointed Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley to lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Harley's role will be different from that of criminal investigators, and will include a review of base procedures, according to the Navy.

Apparently she was not only disarmed but on the ground when Mark Mayo 'stepped over her' & took the bullet to save her.

14 posted on 03/28/2014 7:08:24 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Salamander

Actually, if he was in the MD prison system, odds are very good that the NOI cranks got to him so you may very well be correct.


Pretty funny. I used to be in a prison ministry band and the reason I came up with my post was what I saw there coupled with the middle name. I’d bet good money he is a black muslim.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 7:11:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Vermont Lt

According to the article, he went up the gangway and was apparently on the deck of he ship (an Arleigh Burke class destoryer). Moreover, he disarmed the sentry. I wouldn’t say that is “pretty decent security”.

True, he was shot fairly quickly but what if there had been more than one person involved in the assault and they managed to get on base without incident?

If you’ve ever guarded a sensitive facility (and I have) you would find this situation alarming.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: SueRae
re:
"RAPIDGate program...performs background checks on those that don’t have DOD or Federal credentials. -SueRae

Evidence the Gorelick (Clinton) virus (Gorelick wall enabled 9/11) persists via mutation.

17 posted on 03/28/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd

Do watch people in the USN have retention Holsters or do they wear the old flap ones?


18 posted on 03/28/2014 7:17:20 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: wtd

Maybe, Savage will have voting privileges restored now he is dead.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 7:21:38 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Vermont Lt
Consider the information in this comment posted at link:
20 posted on 03/28/2014 7:28:47 AM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd
... used the weapon to kill Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo
Hmmm, Navy guy named Mayo. Related?
21 posted on 03/28/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wtd

I thought you were talking about security AT the ship, not on the base. No, this guy should not have been on the base. Which is why him getting shot at the boat indicates THEY were about as “on the ball” as they could have been.

Sorry for the confusion.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 7:58:29 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: wtd

A misconception here is that he was not actually driving a full rig, but the tractor only.

His most like story at the gate would be that he was there to pick up a now-empty trailer that hadn’t been fully unloaded before he finally left to go into town for food, fuel & required rest period. No bill of lading needed coming in, because no trailer, let alone load.

Not intended to excuse or mitigate anything about the security; just a correction of what he was driving.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 8:55:56 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: wtd

Jeffrey Tyrone Savage

24 posted on 03/28/2014 8:57:13 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: wtd
Nothing is made of the fact that a Male Navyman (in this case) felt he needed to give his life in order to protect a Female NavyMAN. In my opinion many incidents such as this will occur in combat situations and will seriously degrade the capability and effectiveness of our fighting forces.
25 posted on 03/28/2014 9:01:14 AM PDT by flyover
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To: wtd

My sources tell me that Mayo pushed her to the deck to protect her and to get at the assailaint, who then shot Mayo.

Mayo acted herocially here. He was not on duty on the ship, the USS Mahan, but saw what was occurring in his role with base security/watch, and came to the scene.

IMHO, the guy should ultimately have a vessel named after him. His is much more deserving than somone like Ceasar Chavez or John Murtha.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 9:27:05 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thank you for taking the time to clarify that point.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Jeff Head

This nation mourns the loss of this young sailor, a true hero in every sense of the word.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 10:12:34 AM PDT by wtd
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To: flyover

unfortunately, until ‘we the people’ manage to reign in our elected officials to remind them of their solemn oath of office, and take a 180 turn from this administration’s treasonous agenda, this is all par for the course.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 10:15:44 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Salamander
Actually, if he was in the MD prison system, odds are very good that the NOI cranks got to him so you may very well be correct.

Looks like he was a prime candidate.

>>>NewsChannel 3 spoke to Savage’s mother who is apologizing to the sailor’s mother about what happened. She tells NewsChannel 3 that Savage was a good father and son, but something was going on with him. She would not go into detail about exactly what that something was.<<<

Momma sez her rageboy spawn - with a lengthy and violent criminal history - was a good boy, so a religion of peace must have been a natural fit.

A real apology would have required the truth, not this predictable lying blather about the "good" son who was acting out of character. Sure lady, how many other "good" sons did you inflict upon society?

30 posted on 03/28/2014 10:32:03 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

My dad was a guard for over 30 years and he always warned that they were gonna be the ones to slit our throats.

Every year the guards had to deal with “Ramariot”.

They’d go crazy, attack the guards and the guards could hardly respond due to the “civil rights” jerks interfering.

One year, they cut my dad’s best friend’s throat, ear to ear.

He lived.

Another year, one kicked a Beagle pup another guard had brought in for dad and he had to sit there on duty, watching it slowly die.

Some other inmates dealt with the kicker.

He...well.

Never mind.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: cuban leaf

Very likely.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Slump Tester

Exactly....she got the contract and then subcontracted with another firm. Gee, if only we could cut out the LaBarbara middleminority and save ourselves some cash.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 11:03:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Salamander

In this case, the surname sure matched!


34 posted on 03/28/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: the_daug

As long as he votes Democrat he will.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT by sport
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