By: Brian Evans
In February, the Laguna Beach, California City Council had come to an agreement to repaint all of their patrol cars. They decided to use the traditional black and white colors, with “POLICE” done with a design of old glory on the doors!
Some residents said the idea of police cars done with the American flag graphic sparked fear amongst some in the city. In fact, a local designer, Chris Prelitz stated that…
“There was like a little panic going on, and I was like, ‘What’s happening?’ The hubbub, he discovered, was over a cluster of police cars that had arrived at the scene. “When one of them’s there, it works. But all of a sudden, I saw, wow, when there are three, maybe four of them together, folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents. So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”
However, Laguna Beach Police Cpl. Ryan Hotchkiss, who is also the President of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association noted that he had received positive feedback, and no negative feedback!
He stated that…
“Every time I came to a stop sign, every time I came to a red light, somebody is telling me the car looks great. Every one of our members that drives the car loves it, and we look forward to keeping them the way they are.”
Regardless, the Los Angeles Times reported that…
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.
“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.”
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.”
Therefore, the City Council decided on Tuesday, whether or not the council will decide to keep the American flag “Police” lettering! They said that the cars will retain the same colors, regardless of the outcome, but they would ELIMINATE THE AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE CARS!
Today, political correctness has waged war on monuments of America’s past, eliminated history from our children’s education, attacked novels like Little House on the Prairie, and now is taking aim at our national anthem, as well as the American flag itself! As this war continues it will not stop there, as it aims to take out the biggest roadblock to the radical left’s Marxist takeover of our nation, and that is the Constitution of the United States itself! Sadly, once that happens, freedoms that we, as well as so many generations before have enjoyed, will become nothing more than a distant memory, as even those memories will be targeted by the Marxist based Fascists in America today and into many generations of tomorrow!
The Laguna Beach City Council decided not to change the design on the Police cars, and will be keeping Old Glory Police lettering on the automobiles! A big win for Laguna Beach, and a big win for America!