Patriotic Cop Car Lettering Sparks Anti-American Backlash in California City that Deserves to Burn

commiefornia
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In the United States of America being American is now considered offensive…let that sink in. Globalists / Socialists despise people who love their nation, their flag, their traditions, their borders.

It’s quickly becoming apparent that some people won’t be happy until our police cars and our flag turns red and prominently displays a hammer and sickle!

A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports.

The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word “police” on the sides of the vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

But local artist Carrie Woodburn told the Times the design was too “aggressive,” saying she felt it didn’t represent the community. Laguna Beach is a city of about 23,000 residents, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

“Folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents,” designer Chris Prelitz observed. "So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”

Councilman Peter Blake was surprised by the backlash. He told the newspaper some people were concerned the design might worry the area’s immigrants.

“People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them,” he said.

Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said she thought the police cars were “exceptional” and suggested that the opposition might have a political motive. She said some people are so filled with hate toward President Trump “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”

Laguna Beach Police Cpl. Ryan Hotchkiss said he’s heard nothing but positive comments about the new design. The department’s vehicles were previously all white but are now primarily black, with the patriotic lettering on white doors.

The department did acknowledge the design didn’t come out exactly as planned and the city council said it would take up the issue again at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

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Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach
More California Snowflakery
First It Was The 'Confederate' Flag
#2

This is America and every commie who doesn’t like the patrol car can fuck off to Mexico.

#3

It’s sad that these idiots don’t appreciate what they have. We don’t even have freedom of speech in England right now. We don’t have 1A or 2A. Be proud of your flag, because at least you are free to voice your opinions.

#4

Only non-Whites and anti-Whites have a problem with American flags.

#5

Only in California would the red, white, and blue with stars cause assholes to complain.

Solution to California: plutonium and lithium deuterite encased in U₂₃₅ detonated about 3000 feet overhead in multiple cities!

#6

There is going to come a time when those of us who love this country will have to expel those that do not, by whatever means necessary.

#7

We need to cut the shit and declare war on California already. We need to put these animals down for good. Communists aren’t people anyway.

#8

Seriously, can’t we just give CA to Mexico?

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#9

Timothy Leary did more to promote the psychosis of California’s idiots than we will ever know. What we have now are generations of spaced out, delusional people breeding and perpetuating the idiocy.

#10

Yeah, but Leary did it with drugs.

Current day Californians do it with Tofu and quinoa.

#11

Does it matter how he did it? He screwed up the minds of untold numbers of his followers whose children emulated them and now likely have children of their own.

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#12

There is already a goddamn thread on this.

#13

Soon they will try and remove the 4th of July due to fire hazards and Immigrants may feel offended.

#14

Mexifornia should never receive another dollar of federal funding

#15

Ironically Californians would celebrate an American fag on a police car. :clown_face::earth_africa:

Honk honk

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#16

I am completely pissed right now so forgive my incoherency but this reminded me of a shop in London called Really British that opened a few years ago and it sold nostalgic British items. Leftists had a meltdown calling the owner racist, etc. He was forced to take down the Union Jack that was in the window. He was attacked mainly by fellow white native manipulated Brits. Insane. I think he finally had to close shop. Yes indeed, it’s a clown world.

#17

Collectively, all these protesters have unwittingly joined together in the IAAEOP…The International Association for the Advancement of Easily Offended People.

#18

I remember reading a story several years ago (can’t find it now) about a shopkeeper in London finding a .22 cal short cartridge in front of his shop and the near hysteria it caused.

#19

Ah, I didnt get the memo that the American flag is a hate symbol now.

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.”

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.”

The council agreed in February to repaint its all-white squad cars in black and white with the image of Old Glory running through the word “police” on the doors.

But the graphic element of the paint job didn’t scream “Laguna Beach” to everyone. Local designer Chris Prelitz was dining with his wife at the Montage hotel when he spotted several parents and small children scattering.

“There was like a little panic going on, and I was like, ‘What’s happening?’ ” Prelitz said. The hubbub, he discovered, was over a cluster of police cars that had arrived at the scene. “When one of them’s there, it works. But all of a sudden, I saw, wow, when there are three, maybe four of them together, folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents. So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”

Laguna Beach Police Cpl. Ryan Hotchkiss, president of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Assn., said he had received only positive feedback.

“Every time I came to a stop sign, every time I came to a red light, somebody is telling me the car looks great,” Hotchkiss said at the March meeting. “Every one of our members that drives the car loves it, and we look forward to keeping them the way they are.”

On Tuesday, the council will decide whether to continue with the logo or choose an alternative. The cars, however, will remain black and white, City Manager John Pietig said.

The proposed graphic that the council unanimously approved in February was a more muted version of the design that now appears on the cars, according to a city staff report. In February, Pietig called the proposed designs a “cloud-like look.”

He said two weeks ago that the council would reconsider the logo “out of an abundance of caution to address questions that have been raised about the process.”

Of the police department’s 11 vehicles, seven have the updated design, police Sgt. Jim Cota said in a text message.

Police Chief Laura Farinella said at the Feb. 19 meeting that black and white was more visible and distinguished police squad cars from other security vehicles.

“This is about safety. I want anybody to see it, period,” Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow said at the February meeting.

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#20

Agressive? Do they just make it up as they go???

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