American Flags on Laguna Beach Police Cars Spark Backlash

A call to affix an American flag graphic to the facet of freshly painted Laguna Beach police vehicles is dividing residents who’re alternately praising the picture as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive.

After listening to the criticism and acknowledging that the picture they accepted didn’t fairly match the ultimate outcomes, officers agreed to rethink their February choice to color the Laguna Beach Police Department’s fleet of 11 squad vehicles. The City Council will take up the subject once more at its Tuesday assembly.

“People are screaming that the American flag on a police automotive is in some way or one other … hurting folks’s emotions who may be immigrants or guests,” mentioned Councilman Peter Blake. “People are literally ridiculous sufficient to convey up feedback about our cop vehicles having American flags on them.”

Artist Carrie Woodburn went to the rostrum on the March 19 council assembly and mentioned it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design” when the newly painted Ford Explorers rolled out.

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