REPORT: Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in California city [PHOTOS]

BY TEAM DML / APRIL 14, 2019 /

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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.

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“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.”

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10 Comments

  1. Davy Crockett April 14th, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I used to live out there, that whole area use to be conservative, now it’s gone blue. Between demorats voting fraud and stacking the election process California is now lost. What a shame. Laguna beach, San Clemente, the entire coast is so beautiful. Demorats are destroying everything.

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  2. Louise April 14th, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Really people!!!!!!
    We live in the United States! I am proud of our flag. Have we made mistakes over the centuries. Name a country that hasn’t. If you are offended or threaten by our flag on a police car, ambulance, etc. then maybe you should seek an isolated island and create your version of a “perfect” world. Good luck with that. Please, leave the vehicles as they are. Please stop bowing down to a very small minority. Know you will be supported by the majority of Americans. 🇱🇷

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    • Jackie April 14th, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Right on Louise. I couldn’t agree more.

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  3. Richard April 14th, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Many peoples from around the world com to the U.S. because they want to become Americans. The new crop of peoples from Mexico, Central American and the others come here for the money.
    The American flag represents freedom for most, the rest can love it or leave.

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  4. Alan April 14th, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Hurting peoples feelings
    ….seriously? What kind of pussies live in California?

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  5. Quercus April 14th, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Hey it’s crazy Mexifornia. Not a surprise. I guess they would be happier with Mexico’s flag on the side of the cars. They should think about it, perhaps they would also enjoy Mexican police too.
    Orange county used to be patriotic and conservative. This type of reaction is in part due to the influx of foreign nationals, with no ties to our country, history or culture.
    Sad Laguna is a beautiful town, in fact the entire coast is spectacular.

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  6. J April 14th, 2019 at 11:24 am

    This is America! If you don’t like it then GET THE FUCK OUT!

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  7. Aurora Ankrum April 14th, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Thank you Laguna Beach Police
    for your Patriotic Support!

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  8. Cathy April 14th, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Funny how everything about America offends these idiots except the money and benefits they receive for doing absolutely NOTHING !! Boot them all out !!

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  9. Rebecca April 14th, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Hey morons this is America and thats our flag if it offends you then leave our country.

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