Activists Outraged Over 'Terrifying' Thin Blue Line Sticker On Police SUV

Portland criminal defense attorney Lindsey Burrows posted a picture of the Thin Blue Line sticker with her complaint.

Portland, OR – An alarmist criminal defense attorney posted a picture of a Portland police SUV with a Thin Blue Line flag decal in the shape of Oregon on its back window and called it “terrifying.”

“This is unacceptable, @PortlandPolice @tedwheeler @ChiefDOutlaw. Is the person driving this car going to be conducting traffic/pedestrian stops?! Terrifying. Also didn’t the county just settle a $100k lawsuit over this bs? The city is next, I guess... Cc:@PCCEPportland,” Lindsey Burrows tattled on Twitter on Oct. 20.

Controversy about the flag with a blue line through it to represent support for law enforcement has popped up all over the country.

Activists continue to complain about the flag while making false claims that the flag has a nefarious meaning behind it.

The term “thin blue line” has been popular with law enforcement officers since the 1950s.

"Thin Blue Line flags are just flags that express support for law enforcement. They have no direct connection to any Blue Lives Matter organization outside of their original meaning to show support for police,” Blue Lives Matter Editor-in-Chief Christopher Berg explained.

Even media outlets misreport the flag’s meaning.

“It has been incorporated into the Blue Lives Matter initiative that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri,” The Oregonian reported. “Critics say the symbol and the initiative belittle the Black Lives Matter movement that focuses on police brutality against black people.”

Blue Lives Matter was actually founded in response to the assassination of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, and not as a direct response to the violent robbery suspect who was killed during his attack on Officer Wilson.

The Thin Blue Line flag also existed long before Black Lives Matter burned Ferguson in protest.

Portland Police Bureau Lieutenant Tina Jones said the police department was aware of the tweet but had not yet identified who placed the sticker on the rear window of the police SUV and if that person was even a police officer.

City policy prohibits “private decals or markings” on city vehicles.

“Our vehicles are shared and at this time it is uncertain when it was placed on the vehicle and by whom," Lt. Jones told The Oregonian.

And police vehicles are also regularly parked unattended in public places so the sticker could have been applied by somebody who wasn’t part of the police bureau.

Lt. Jones wouldn’t say whether the Portland Police Bureau was investigating the presence of the sticker, The Oregonian reported.

She said the sticker was a “minor policy violation” and that any discipline would hinge on whether the person who put it on the police SUV was an officer and if they had previously been sanctioned.

Burrows told The Oregonian in an email that she was alarmed a Portland officer would put such a sticker on their vehicle.

“It concerned me that Portland Police would display this symbol without (or despite?) recognizing that the symbol had been used in opposition to the #blacklivesmatter movement and by white supremacists,” she wrote.

The Thin Blue Line flag has caused consternation in the Portland area in the past, with Multnomah County settling a complaint with a black employee who said that the flag hung in a county building “fostered a racially insensitive workplace,” The Oregonian reported.

Karimah Guion-Pledgure complained that co-workers harassed her after she made the complaint about the flag.

Multnomah County settled with Guion-Pledgure for $100,000 after she set up an anti-police shrine in her officer as retribution.

Comments (90)
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Bonneville Kid
Bonneville Kid

What a snowflake idiot she is!

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

At this point that same small shrill group people are going to complain no matter what police do. The same group of hysterical people who complain when a cop shoots an offender, even when the offender shoots first. So departments need to just do what they need to do and stop listening to these fuckwits, because they'll never be satisfied. You want to put a sticker on your units to honor the fallen and the profession? Have at it. The silent majority still support you.

floridacop
floridacop

bet if it was an antifia flag the lawyer would not say a thing

flybynight
flybynight

Anyone needs a fool for a lawyer....... there ya are🙄

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

I saw the picture of Lindsey Burrows and it was "terriffying".

Smiles12
Smiles12

WAAAAAAA WAAAAAAAA WAAAAAAA call the wambulance, go away and shut up. PS: don’t cal the police if you are in trouble, cause you so askeered.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

When you give in to these Kleenex cases they are actually really disappointed when they get their way. The conflict is over and they lose their source of attention. Being a champion of the victims means you’re always chasing another fight to pick. They are bored and lonely and desire deep down for someone to shrug and say “f**k off!”

Gmickel
Gmickel

IM SO TIRED OF WINEY ASS IGNORANT FOOLS... THE FUTURE OF THIS WORLD IS GOING TO BE LEFT TO CRYBABIES WHO ARE OFFENDED IF YOU SNEEZE TO LOUD

flybynight
flybynight

HightowerSFE
HightowerSFE

Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization that uses fear and violence to express their support for violent criminals that have been dealt with appropriately by Law Enforcement.

Therefore “undermining” them should be the top priority of any sane rational human being. I fly the thin blue line American flag. I support law enforcement and want to undermine the “black lives matter” terrorists. If that terrifies you, that’s a good thing. It means you’re a terrorist sympathizer and should live in fear like the traitor you are ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Aramovich
Aramovich

How about a sticker that says, "I like Cops"?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

To: lindsey@oconnorweber.com

cc: jason@oconnorweber.com; ryan@oconnorweber.com

Dear Ms. Burrows,

I recently read in the Oregonian that you misinterpret the Blue Lives Matter (Thin Blue Line) flag as one which symbolizes opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and White Supremacy. It means no such thing.

The symbol is meant to recognize the truly heroic sacrifices of law enforcement officers who protect and serve strangers on a daily basis and frequently risk their lives while doing so.

Sadly, well over 100 of these brave men and women die annually in performance of their service.

How dare you be so egoistic as to criticize the display of this symbol based upon an ignorant understanding of its meaning. Those who are offending by it are just as ignorant. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

Sincerely, Jim H....

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Silliness

Janken
Janken

Cry babies are nothing but a bunch of liberal aholes

DNW
DNW

It's a massive defeat to allow them to re-define your symbols.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a liberal whiny bitch!! She'll get her comeuppance one day. Karma is a real bitch!!

Stay free
Stay free

See something say something.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

She needs to grow up! Some of the slime she's probably defended and gotten off, piss on her! Suck it up buttercup, the BLUE LINE flag is life today - remember, all of you have pushed the button!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

lindsey burrows : DISGUSTING GUTLESS FILTHY SKANK. LEAVE MY STATE. M.A.G.A. and JUMP OFF OF THE FREMONT BRIDGE.....TOP DECK.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I suggest the department buy a slew of Blue Lives Matter binkies and hand them out to those offended by a flag decal.

Grog
Grog

All liberals need to be in the loony bin!

javaguy746
javaguy746

It was probably Lindsey Burrows that put the sticker on the vehicle and then took the picture

Wish505
Wish505

I have one on mine I dare the hoe to say something to me.

Wish505
Wish505

The scary part is that people like Burrows are breeding. Looking at here there have been a lot of banjo's in the line somewhere.

Wish505
Wish505

I have a sticker on the back of my vehicles which simple states Back The Blue in blue margins with a center thin blued line with the wording in the line. See a lot of them where I live.

Billy duncan
Billy duncan

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

The wall needs to be extended up closing off California, Oregon and Washington....keep those lunatics in their own damn habitats. Their level of stupidity is terrifying to me.

50wt
50wt

As long as Law Enforcement caters to these wing-nuts this is going to be a problem. Grow a pair and take a stand. One person don't like what thousands of Law Enforcement likes, and they all kiss her ass. The only way to end it is to take a stand, flat out tell them tough shit. If they don't like it, don't look at it. This should have never been allowed to get as far as it has.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

She's a really classy lady, and an asset (no pun intended) to the O'Connor Weber LLC firm...

Patriot63
Patriot63

Showing Support for Our Law Enforcement is our 1st Amendment Right. If anything why doesn't that Attorney focus on that Black Lives Matter symbol because it has no data to back up there claim. It's a fact that Whites have more then twice the amount of Police confrontations then Blacks. To keep the Democratic racial division as usual the media focuses on only reporting on the confrontations involving Blacks. The only way the Whites confrontations is those that post it on Social Media. It's all about Politics. Pushing a false narrative to only cause hatred towards Law Enforcement which pushes disrespect to Law Enforcement and Harm/Death to Officers as well as get rich quick bogus Law Suits based on the Political Correctness race card which also hasn't protects the Blacks stopped from these actions that aren't protected by our 2nd Amendment. If Whites were to do the same thing without a doubt would be stopped for it's being what it is is being unlawful. We can't mend racial issues if this double standard continues to exist. Everyone is supposed to be treated equally no matter of race, creed, color or religious beliefs. Everyone is entitled to there 1st Amendment Rights as long as it's not pushing any unlawful actions.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Obviously even people with university degrees can be really f...ing stupid!

magnumforc
magnumforc

"Portland criminal defense attorney Lindsey Burrows" should answer any and all questions....nuff said!

YOWHIP
YOWHIP

I'm offended by the photo of this attorney. Just another pajama girl living in mommy and daddy's basement. She was born a victim. Get a life, you millennial whinner

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

B Hussein Obama's legacy the emboldened thugs and the war on cops

#PARTYOFCRIME 

Democrats have morphed into the trade union for America's malignancies.  Thugs, criminals, MS13, dishonest attorneys, fake news personalities, radicals, illegals, and anything else that runs counter to our constitution, norms, laws, or sovereignty is a welcome vote to Democrats.

Liberal; a mental illness, a distortion of reality, a conflict between emotion and reason and a constant search for something to be a victim of

61mouse
61mouse

Ok everyone in that city, county , and state ,that are law abiding citizens should have these on there vehicles

61mouse
61mouse

If it wasn't for the blue she wouldn't have a fucking job. Go to her Twitter pg. more against her then agreeing and love .

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Stupid fucking communist anti-American BITCH. Period end of fucking statement.

FuzzBall44
FuzzBall44

I don’t think it’s safe to clutch your pearls and drive at the same time!! I’m so offended!

Mrs10
Mrs10

I'll be calling her Monday. Others should do this as well.

believer2003
believer2003

God look at all the boomers in these comments, I support and love cops but you dumbass are why they look bad. Take your overly conservative asses somewhere else, y'all are annoying as fuck.

Blueblood16
Blueblood16

Well, mark me down as having one on all our cars. And since every word, action, and gesture are offensive to them, maybe its time we start a list of whats offensive to us. Oh wait, were grown ups and dont need to cry over every little thing. Seems like every white person is racist and no other race. Or is it we just cant say it because they will be offended. PATHETIC!!!

Dclement
Dclement

Time to separate the west coast from the rest of the US. A new country, where they can send all these snowflakes and the illegals they want to protect.

BillLEO
BillLEO

This entire anti LEO agenda is freakin' ridiculous!

JMK2244
JMK2244

Seriously lady??? Your whining just convinced me to put the same sticker on my car!

bronx163
bronx163

Too fucking bad snowflake.

Get over it.

Cops support cops.

Black lives matter is a far left commie organization who hates cops.

And BLUE LIVES MATTER FLAG IS NOTHING MORE THAN SUPPORT FOR THE SHEEPDOGS OF SOCIETY.

HATE THE POLICE THEN STOP CALLING FOR SERVICE.

RedSafety
RedSafety

Are these "activists" also felons, as in violent criminals?

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

I want one!

Ottoblotto
Ottoblotto

Lindsey's bangs are unacceptable.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Lindsey offends me. Can I sue her?

lobo267
lobo267

So let me get this straight, a black employee says that a flag that represents a support for the police in her OPINION fostered a racially insensitive work place yet not one other black employee felt the same. So she builds an anti-police shrine in her office which i'm sure other employees were offended by but nothing was done there like she should've been terminated for fostering a hostile work environment and she $100,000 dollars? I don't know who the bigger idiot is. Hey county DA get oof your ass and do the right thing and fire her for her offensive shrine and get your money back.