LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police cars is dividing a small coastal city in Southern California.
Some people in Laguna Beach feel the flag design is too aggressive while others are astonished that anyone would object to the American flag, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Stop, The American flag painted on the side of an American made police car in an American city is too bold? Look at it, I don’t think that is to much at all.
Artist Carrie Woodburn said at a March council meeting that 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.”
I don’t see how it is aggressive or how it doesn’t ” represent the community”. It is a Police car, not a blank wall at the local elementary school. Its job is to say ” Police” and get the cops around town. And Carrie is just what you expect..
No doubt who she is voting for. You know she is offended by everything and probably threaten to move if Trump was elected.
But attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said that she found the police cars “exceptional” and questioned the loyalty of anyone who objected to the American flag display.
Critics are so blinded by their hatred of President Donald Trump, 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.”
Thank you Jennifer. That is the whole problem right there.
The city council agreed in February to repaint its all-white squad cars in black and white with the stars and stripes running through the word “police” on the doors. The police department has 11 squad cars.
The proposed graphic that the council unanimously approved in February was a more muted version of the design that now appears on the cars.
Laguna Beach has about 23,000 people and is 55 miles (88 kilometers) south of Los Angeles.
This shouldn’t even be a debate. Are we at the point where the American flag on a Police car offends you? Seriously? Lets go for the gold and put MAGA above the word Police.
Stay tuned, next week the Liberals of Languna will discover fire trucks are red with white lettering, if they get some blue on them we could have problems.