Liberals Outraged Over Patriotic Red, White, Blue Stars and Stripes Police Car Lettering (Video)

Liberals Outraged Over Patriotic Red, White, Blue Stars and Stripes Police Car Lettering (Video)

Liberals say the patriotic logo on the police cars does not represent the community.

We are at a breaking point in our country when the colors of the American Flag are deemed offensive, or as one California liberal stated, the colors and design are too “aggressive.”

Liberals in Laguna Beach, California are criticizing their local police department for launching a fleet of squad cars that display the word “police” painted in patriotic red, white, and blue stars and stripes lettering on the sides.

Local artist Carrie Woodburn told the Los Angeles Times that the design was too “aggressive,” saying that the patriotic logo does not represent the community. Laguna Beach is a city of about 23,000 residents, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

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

“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.”

This undated photo provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department shows their newly decorated Police SUV patrol vehicles in Laguna Beach, Calif. Seven out of the department's 11 cars have already been painted, the department said in a text to the Los Angeles Times. 

Laguna Beach Police Department via AP

“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,” Councilman Peter Blake told the Times. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

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.”

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.”

From the Los Angeles Times:

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. Continue reading here.


 

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