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    Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    A decision to affix an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna Beach police cars is dividing residents, who are alternately praising the image as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive.After hearing the criticism and acknowledging that the image they approved didn’t quite match the final results, officials agreed to reconsider their February decision to paint the Laguna Beach Police Department’s fleet of 11 squad cars. The City Council will take up the issue again at its Tuesday meeting.


    “People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another ... hurting people’s feelings who might be immigrants or visitors,” said Councilman Peter Blake. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”


    Artist Carrie Woodburn went to the podium at the March 19 council meeting and said it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design” when the newly painted Ford Explorers rolled out.


    “We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community,” Woodburn said. “It feels very aggressive.”

    Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach - Los Angeles Times

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

    Yes that's it..they dont want to be in America anymore..totally nailed it../s

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmaball View Post
    Yes that's it..they dont want to be in America anymore..totally nailed it../s
    Well, you tell me? Ashamed of their country's flag? what?
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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    That's crazy.

    The graphic looks cool - and patriotic - and shouldn't be considered overbearing by anyone. It's not even the flag, but elements of it within the lettering (a few white stars on blue, and some red and white swirls).

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

    The American flag is "too aggressive."

    Not for vertebrates, it isn't.

    Just really pathetic.

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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 the hell is the matter with people in Cali? Do they really not want to be a part of the USA anymore?
    Nah, it's not that. We all got together and asked ourselves, "What could we do to REALLY piss off j-mac."

    We dumbed the results down a few times and came up with this.
    Well, he see this one particularly hot chick and not does she bag he slackjawed, but he lets a "Whoa" slip out

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, you tell me? Ashamed of their country's flag? what?
    The American flag is raaaaaaaaaaaaaacist. Have you not gotten the memo?
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    Re: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The American flag is "too aggressive."

    Not for vertebrates, it isn't.

    Just really pathetic.
    Not for any carbon-based life form that casts a shadow, it isn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dcsports View Post
    That's crazy.

    The graphic looks cool - and patriotic - and shouldn't be considered overbearing by anyone. It's not even the flag, but elements of it within the lettering (a few white stars on blue, and some red and white swirls).
    I am willing to bet that if this issue didn't get into the news like this, most of the residents of Laguna Beach never would have noticed the police changed the graphic.

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

    No other cop car, city county or state, in the country has a flag on it. No one has ever seen a cop car with a flag on it. So, naturally, one could presume it's a fed.

    I expect cops don't wanna look like feds any more than city officials want them to.


    Best part of the article:
    Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said at the last council meeting that she found the police cars “exceptional” and questioned the loyalty of anyone who objected to the American flag display.

    “They are so filled with hatred toward this ... office of the president of the United States and the current occupant of that office,” she said, “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”
    So ridiculous.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 04-15-19 at 10:28 AM.

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