City Council Decides That Their Police Cars Aren't Actually Racist

The Laguna Beach City Council has voted to keep the American flag-themed decal on its police vehicles.

Laguna Beach, CA – The Laguna Beach City Council has voted to keep the American flag-themed decal on the side panels of the city’s 11 police vehicles.

The council made the final vote on April 11, despite criticism from some citizens who alleged that the star-spangled decal was aggressive and offensive to immigrants living in the area, KTTV reported.

“We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community,” resident Carrie Woodburn said of the design, according to FOX News. “It feels very aggressive.”

But essentially everyone who packed into the city council meeting room for the final vote disagreed.

"The American flag represents freedom, liberty, and equality,” a self-described legal immigrant declared at the city council meeting. “To the residents who have been offended by the American flag, I have a message for you – leave this county as soon as possible."

Nearly everyone in attendance burst into cheers and applause.

“There are people who don’t like the stars and stripes,” an elderly combat veteran told the council. “If they are offended by the stars and stripes, my guess is that they’ve never fought to preserve them.”

At one point during the meeting, the council asked the citizens in attendance to raise their hands if they were in support of keeping the patriotic decals on the city’s police vehicles.

Almost everyone in the room raised their hands, with the exception of one person who opposed, KTTV reported.

"My first impression I thought, when I saw the police car, was a resounding 'Hell yeah!'” a U.S. Marine told the crowd. “I love it.”

During the meeting, a woman in support of the decals began singing the Star-Spangled Banner, and was soon joined by nearly everyone in the room, video footage showed.

The council ultimately voted 4-to-1 to keep the logo, WTOL reported.

“The Laguna Beach City Council just approved the new police logo,” La Habra Councilman Jose Medrando said in a Facebook post on April 16. “As I said before, as a Mexican immigrant and U.S. citizen, I am proud to see our colors displayed in such a beautiful way. My hope is that we come together as one, and celebrate the freedoms our beloved country offers.”

Comments (34)
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Goodguys
Goodguys

Oh, thank goodness!! Thank you City of Laguna Beach!! I wasn’t sure if those Stars and Stripes were racist until you gave us your final decision. I can now move forward having been told how to feel from here on.

Morons.

tom1961
tom1961

If our flag offends you I understand.I'm sure you can find a country whose flag you like. Save up your welfare checks and move there.

Any_One
Any_One

Sounds like one of the council members who voted against it needs to GTFOH!

JBo
JBo

["The American flag represents freedom, liberty, and equality,” a self-described legal immigrant declared at the city council meeting.]

Amen to that and it couldn't have been better said.

ThomasCantebury
ThomasCantebury

So wouldn't it be racist against Americans to criticize our flag and say it has to be removed? This symbol represents everyone who lives here. These idjits who complain are in dire need of a freedom punch to their throats.

usac95
usac95

If you dont like the red white and blue logos maybe you could move to Tijuana

LEO0301
LEO0301

To even consider removing the graphics because of a couple of snowflakes who were offended is ridiculous. It should never have even come to this point. Thanks to liberals many of our citizens have turned into a bunch of pussies, offended by anything patriotic. GTFOOH!

jerry 8842
jerry 8842

Thank you for standing up to these people who think that they are the only ones that have a say. These individuals are idjits that try to take our freedom and our flag from us. Men and women have fought and died for this flag. Any way that we can display it is great. ( U. S. Army veteran in the late 60's and also retired Police Officer in New York State.) Thank you to this city council, shame on the one who voted no.

Oilgotreb1
Oilgotreb1

Quite a surprise coming from a city that is known locally as The People's Republic of Laguna Beach.
BTW...…..For those of you from out of the area, the officers in the picture are California Highway Patrol Officers. Not Laguna Beach Police Officers.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

I don't know if that lone dissenter on the City Council needs to leave America, but I hope the voters have him/her/it leave the council at the next election.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

How could OUR flag be offensive to immigrants? Didn't they leave their s@#t hole countries to live here? If they find it offensive then they should go back to their S@#t hole country. Glad to see that the city has backbone. Well done!

logdiva
logdiva

No other country on this planet would allow this nonsense to continue. For Gods sake...we have ISIS flags flying in Michigan!!! What the hell is wrong with these people?🤦‍♀️

61mouse
61mouse

If it's aggressive and offensive to immigrants living in the area, then why did they move here ? They can actually leave the same way they ran here

61mouse
61mouse

I'd like to know who the 1 person that voted against it. And in the crowd I'd like to know the who the lady was that voted against it with the show of hands

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

At least one government within California has some semblance of common sense!

Sargejh
Sargejh

To the one councilman that voted no. Good luck in the next election moron.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

I’m sick and tired of arguments of people being offended when they see the American flag or the cross or God being spoken...What’s worse is considering acting on these unwarranted fears...way to go Laguna Beach city council...at least not all Californians are left looneys...THANK GOD!!! ✝️ 🇺🇸

Roninlion
Roninlion

A rendition of our countries flag on a police car is racist?? I cant even begin to grasp the stupidity of the person or persons who came up with that.

magnumforc
magnumforc

The illegals and far leftists didn't like it. Illegals because they can't differentiate between Border Patrol and Police because they cannot read and far leftists because they are against law and order in every form. Oh, yeah, unless they need the police and then it's time to sue because we didn't arrive fast enough to suit them.

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

I have ONE question....IF THE AMERICAN FLAG OFFENDS THESE IMMIGRENTS....WHY IN THE HELL DID THEY COME TO AMERICA????? OH YEAH...I KNOW....THE FREE-BE SHIT THEY ARE GIVEN....food stamps, housing, OUR Social Security....and lets not forget....SO THEY CAN PUSH THEIR DRUGS!!!!!!! YEP ONLY IN CALIFORNIA....

Lbbike24
Lbbike24

Why is the CHP standing in front of the Laguna Beach PD cars. Or did LPD copy the ugly CHP unites?

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Well for fucks sake, really? It took a city council to decide!? These hyper sensitive spooners need something better to do than just grumble about what police is doing.

LPD133
LPD133

Wow, you mean our nation's symbol isn't an expression of racism? Imagine that!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Holy s--t!! We have some patriots in California?? Well I'll be damned!! Way to go citizens of Laguna Beach!!! Thank you for attending the meeting and letting your voices be heard instead of these triggered leftist loon crybabies who cry about every damn thing under the sun!! And call EVERYTHING racist like milk, PB&J sandwiches and our own Stars and Stripes!! Liberalism - find a cure!!

Jetpilot
Jetpilot

Finally, a victory against cultural marxism.

javaguy
javaguy

WOW somebody in California has brains??????

b1rd
b1rd

H_C Dumbshit aka @Hi_estComnDenomn Want to cite flag code here?

redpill
redpill

Great for them that they decided red, white and blue flag design wasn't "racist" (wtf ISN'T these days?), but that this was actually even a consideration says we're way, way through the looking glass. #buyguns

xcop137
xcop137

To think this even had to be voted on is disgusting. We are voting on whether our flag is racist😡