From LA Times online:
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.”
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24 thoughts on “Should Cop Cars Have the American Flag?”
We always had u.s. flag city units. South county. For you .time have changr
Btw: The “NEW” us army uniform has AMERICAN FLAG PATCH ON SHOULDER!!! AMERICA: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!!
So an artist said “it looks Aggressive and “its bad art!”!????
Great job! Do art and DONT ADD FUEL TO FIRE!!
EZ FIX: this design OR a “RED LETTER DESIGN (CHINA, Republicans, USSR!!!! Hahahaha)
BTW: the city council already approved “flag design!!”
From: FORMER ARTIST/MILITARY MEMBER!!!
Of course it has the flag on it. The police are members of the american government?
The only possible reason I could find for not having the design is that maybe it makes the words less readable at a distance. but even then, that's stretching it.
I say we don't like our flag get the f*** out
Here in Adrian MI we have at least one cop car with a full on flag themed paint job. Not sure if its the Adrian PD or a Lenawee county Sheriff car but I have to say it looks pretty awesome. My guess would be it is some kind of promotional thing for schools, parades, fairs or other events. Like a public relations thing? Not sure if it is an actual patrol car or not but it might be. I can't imagine our city has enough money to do that to a car that doesn't used on a daily basis. I will see if I can find a link to on the internet somewhere. I personally think it looks cool and don't have a problem with it. I also loved the all blacked out Sheriff's vehicles they had. Many complained it was too hard to tell they were cop cars. My opinion was if you are not breaking the law why do you care? If it helped them catch people driving like idiots I was all for it.
Tell them illegals to go home
I think you are right Mike and if they don’t like Our Flag on everything then they should move back to their country and support there flag and law’s 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
What’s this country coming to
Just 2 very serious letters… B.S.
I dont think its a good idea because it is hard to read. they should probably put it somewhere else on the car
It’s Commiefornia. What do people expect?
I live near Laguna Beach, CA and visit there often. It’s a great place to hang out for a day or weekend getaway. Beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants, cool boutiques and tons of art galleries. It’s also very well known for its prominent gay community. Many residents are super nice and really respect their cops because they want to preserve the expensive high quality of life. A vocal minority have jumped on the PC bandwagon and have nothing better to do but make up reasons to be offended. SJW’s got too much time on their hands
We should take California and push it somewhere else!
In my opinion, every police car in the United States needs an American flag somewhere on the vehicle
This is y I hate California
Mike, the title of this one is a burr under my saddle….. GROWL! By the way, I lived most of my life Downriver. Your videos remind me of home. You wouldn't beleive how hard it is to find a decent donut in west-central Wisconsin. It's pathetic.
I think all Police cars should have a huge American flag not Incorporated into any logo
You forgot the part where it says that it doesn’t represent them
You're not allowed baseball anymore, because "Juan Des Juan" got offended!
Local PD, home state, nation. The guys are showing who they work for. Good to remind folk that yes, matter a' fact, these are the Authority in the community. Lets start from there and work together, 'kay?
This is why we should hold up our american flags and have a shirt that says "Fuck your feelings, we don't care if you're offended by america's flag"
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