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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by dcsports View Post
    I would encourage you to look at the design. If anything, the logo softens the look of the car - which otherwise is an all black SUV.
    I think you are mistaken. I've never claimed that the design made it look aggressive. People in the article did. I disagree with them. But I can see where they are coming from. If you look at the picture you can see the old design in the back ground. Much less aggressive. I think they should have stuck a new logo, like the one on the new design, on the all white body from the old design. In my city that's what the cop cars and SUV's look like and I think it looks great without giving it that SWAT team look. But at the end of the day you won't hear me complain about either one. My only point is that no where in the article is anyone actually complaining about the flag being on the car. The title is either misleading, or the author did a poor job to not include anyone that is actually saying what she says they are saying.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    This is one of my most favorite beach communities in the entire state. There is not a summer where I don't manage to visit.
    The entire community is based around the arts. The coastline and the beaches are among the best in the world.
    I am not surprised to learn that a few might say the American flag is "too aggressive" but those few are very confused. Whatever happened to "beauty and art is in the eye of the beholder"? Why do a few "artists" like artist Carrie Woodburn, get to tell ME, the beholder, what is too aggressive? Seems hypocritical.
    Why does no other cop car in the country have a flag down the side? Everyone except Laguna Beach hates America?

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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The strangest part is people acting like this is normal. No other cop vehicles in the country sport flags, except these nine of eleven.

    Of course when someone has never seen a cop car with a flag on it, it gives pause.
    Well, I don't have any problem with it. But I understand the complaint that it makes the car look like more of a federal agent than local police. In reality this is a few people arguing over small details in a city meeting that others are then trying to use to try to act like this is some big issue.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    How about the American flags they put on their uniforms?
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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Well, I don't have any problem with it. But I understand the complaint that it makes the car look like more of a federal agent than local police. In reality this is a few people arguing over small details in a city meeting that others are then trying to use to try to act like this is some big issue.
    So a California flag would be more suitable?
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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Well, I don't have any problem with it. But I understand the complaint that it makes the car look like more of a federal agent than local police. In reality this is a few people arguing over small details in a city meeting that others are then trying to use to try to act like this is some big issue.
    There's a reason feds don't advertise, so it's wtf.

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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by JustHanging View Post
    Nope, not the flag. Just large parts of the country.

    Remember when the Black POTUS candidate didn't wear a flag pin? It was a national crisis for American conservatives, and proved Obama wasn't a real American, but a Muslim terrorist born in Kenya.

    Remember when the White POTUS candidate didn't wear a flag pin? Nope, me neither because American conservatives couldn't care less.


    It was all about the colour of the candidates skin. To deny that is ridiculous, so how about conservatives start being honest about racism?
    It was about a week after the 'no flag pin wearing President Obama' uproar from the future cultists that Sen. McCain appeared on Jay Leno and gues what? He wasn't wearing a flag lapel pin!!! Guess what again? NOtHING was said!!!
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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    My city’s police cars have a flag on them and no one seems to care. Guess some cities are just more accepting than others

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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    This is one of my most favorite beach communities in the entire state. There is not a summer where I don't manage to visit.
    The entire community is based around the arts. The coastline and the beaches are among the best in the world.
    I am not surprised to learn that a few might say the American flag is "too aggressive" but those few are very confused. Whatever happened to "beauty and art is in the eye of the beholder"? Why do a few "artists" like artist Carrie Woodburn, get to tell ME, the beholder, what is too aggressive? Seems hypocritical.
    I'm sure if they wanted to put an image of Christ in a jar of urine on the car there would be no objections....
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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a bunch of mamby pamby snowflakes then....There is one officer per car, and people are cowering in fright if more than one car shows up on a scene? What the hell is the matter with people?
    No one said they were cowering in fright.

    This is a very simple concept. You and I don't have to agree on it, but I don't think you are as far away from these people on this issue as it seems. They want the cars to look like normal local police cars which typically is not an all black car with an american flag on the side. This issue is made worse by the fact that the city board debated and passed a design after running it by the city citizens and then when time came to implement the design, it was changed. Personally, if I saw on my video doorbell, I'd be more worried if an FBI agent was knocking on my door than a local police officer. Some people are simply worried about wrong impressions that could make people nervous.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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