Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach (1 Viewer)

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WTF?!? I can't believe this is causing an uproar.

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.
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“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.”
 

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My concern would be, how much more did this cost the taxpayers vs a simple graphic. Changing out an entire fleets graphics certainly would add up quickly. Although it does look very nice.
 

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It's a government vehicle, of course it has the American flag. It seems to me this is simply to garner attention. Very much like a small child does.

smh
Technically though, it has the wrong flag. It should be either the city flag (if there is one) or the state flag. States' rights vs the federal government, and arguing over what those rights are, is a long time American tradition. And in any case, these vehicles have nothing to do with the federal government.
 

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Technically though, it has the wrong flag. It should be either the city flag (if there is one) or the state flag. States' rights vs the federal government, and arguing over what those rights are, is a long time American tradition. And in any case, these vehicles have nothing to do with the federal government.
Yes, that is true, HOWEVER!! LOL

Many of the states PD's get federal grants and funding. SSsssoooooo......

You have a valid point, but as we have seen with local, state and federal government, there is alway something going on behind the curtain.
 

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There will always be people who are butthurt about something that is legally allowed to display, best way is just to ignore their ridiculous complaints ;-) NYC DOT has been putting US flag logos on the rear sides of city buses for a long times and I don't see this changing any time soon, even though NYC is most diverse city in america and plenty of tourists visit it every year ;-)

And our police was doing things like what you see on attached photo for certain event for few years - I'm sure this also offends someone (and some tourists) but since it is legal to display these NYPD doesn't care ;-)
 

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Too many people have no friggin life and are constantly looking for something to complain about. You see them all the time out there in California marching for this or marching for that. Get a friggin life people. Reminds me of the idiots on the HOA associations.
 
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If I’m going to have a jackboot on my throat, by god it will have red white and blue laces!!

Too many people have no friggin life and are constantly looking for something to complain about.
No doubt. The list is endless. Some people go so far as to make a federal case out of football players kneeling during the millionth playing of the national anthem! You never know what some people will manage to twist into delicious outrage.
 

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Yes, that is true, HOWEVER!! LOL

Many of the states PD's get federal grants and funding. SSsssoooooo......

You have a valid point, but as we have seen with local, state and federal government, there is alway something going on behind the curtain.
Very true statement right there. You impress me again there @HackerPLEMC


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Next they’ll be saying non-citizens and inmates should be allowed to vote......
Oh wait, They are already saying and trying to get that accomplished.....
 

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As someone that lives a mile from Laguna Beach, I don’t get the backlash. SMH.

The flag makes it easier for me to see the LEOs!
 

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If I’m going to have a jackboot on my throat, by god it will have red white and blue laces!!


No doubt. The list is endless. Some people go so far as to make a federal case out of football players kneeling during the millionth playing of the national anthem! You never know what some people will manage to twist into delicious outrage.
Deacon, have you ever stood on the battle field and watched your buddy die from a roadside bomb? I Have. Stand For The National Anthem! You and I are Texas brothers but may have a different thought about the Anthem and thats great, because that is what makes this country the GREATEST in the world.
 

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Deacon, have you ever stood on the battle field and watched your buddy die from a roadside bomb? I Have. Stand For The National Anthem! You and I are Texas brothers but may have a different thought about the Anthem and thats great, because that is what makes this country the GREATEST in the world.
Don’t waste your time. Best to click ignore. Trust me.
 

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Thanks Patton
 

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This is ridiculous. How dare they put an American flag on those cars. And another thing, the blue light offends me too.
 

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