Citizens Complain Police Cars' American Flag Logos Are 'Too Aggressive'

Laguna Beach City Council considering taking off American flag design from police cars after some criticize it.

Laguna Beach, CA – The Laguna Beach City Council may take off an American flag graphic that was added to the city’s police cars over complaints that the flag design was too aggressive.

City officials agreed to reconsider the decision to label the fleet of 11 police cars with the design, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“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, according to the Los Angeles Times. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

Artist Carrie Woodburn said at the March 19 council meeting it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community. It feels very aggressive,” she said.

Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said at a council meeting she found the police cars “exceptional.” She questioned the loyalty of the critics of the design.

“They are so filled with hatred toward this ... office of the president of the United States and the current occupant of that office, that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression,” Zeiter said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Laguna Beach Police Corporal Ryan Hotchkiss, who is president of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association, said he has only heard good things about the flag design.

“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 city council meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Every one of our members that drives the car loves it, and we look forward to keeping them the way they are.”

When the Laguna Beach Police Department posted the new design on its Facebook page on March 3, there was little reaction. The post received just five comments, four of which were positive.

“The paint looks great. This is America. Love it or leave it,” Jatt Mungers wrote on the police Facebook page.

“Sorry to say this but I don’t like this color at all!” Kris Howson posted, the only negative comment on the police’s post.

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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Um, are we not Americans any more? Are we not allowed to show national pride? Stop the world, I want to get off.

Jeff1245
Jeff1245

Too bad leave those logos on ,they represent this country and it is just too bad if it hurts an illegal or visitors feelings...I will not go to another country to complain about how they want things and they don't have a right to come here to complain either...If they do not like their feelings hurt they can go back to where they are from.

bronx163
bronx163

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bronx163
bronx163

f you hate the RED-WHITE&BLUE?

Get the FUCK OUT OF UNITE STATES OF AMERICA AND GO LIVE IN CHINA, RUSSIA, IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA,AFGHANISTAN. TRY YOUR LIBERAL BS OVER THEIR YOUR HEAD BE HANGING FROM STEEET LIGHTS BY NOW.

NO ONE IS STOPPING YOU GET THE FUCK OUT. GO LIVE IN MEXICO, or CENTRAL AMERICA SHIT HOLES.

YES SHIT HOLES BIF THEY WERENT THEY WOULDN'T BE COMING HERE BY 100s OF THOUSANDS.

FEDERALIZE THE GUARD PRESIDENT TRUMP. ACTIVATE AND DEPUTIZE THE ORGANIZED AND UNORGANIZED MILITIAS SIR. HAVE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS GIG 40 ft DEEP TRENCHES AND 90 ft WIDE AND ANGLES DOWN. BARBWIRE AND MINE IT.

Goodguys
Goodguys

I’m triggered that those American hating idiots are triggered.