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Should US flag colors be allowed on police vehicles?

Yes, I prefer the new design!
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34%
Yes, I like the traditional police service cars better, but, it's ok that they tried something different.
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46%
Undecided.
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3%
No, I don't approve of the new design, I like the old one better.
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12%
No, this design was implemented to intimidate, it's too aggressive.
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US flag colors spark backlash.

Postby Medwind » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:42 pm

Putting American flags on police cars sparked a backlash in Laguna Beach recently. Concerned citizens petitioned against having the stars & stripes represented on police vehicles! Should these policemen be allowed to express their patriotism on their service vehicles? Are these petitioners un-American? Is all white more visible than red, white, and blue? After heavy criticism, the police department has decided to reconsider their decision, and it will be brought up on Tuesday. Is this design "very aggressive" as claimed? Are you intimidated by US colors on a police vehicle? Full story here:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/putti ... spartanntp

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Postby Kowani » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm

The police are abusers anyway.
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:45 pm

No matter what one does, someone will always be offended. It's just how things are today.
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Postby El-Amin Caliphate » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:46 pm

This is a pretty stupid thing to protest over.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:48 pm

Not another flag thingy...
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Postby Inkopolitia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:49 pm

The fact that people are protesting over this to begin with is just... amazing. In a bad way.
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Postby Heloin » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:50 pm

If someone wants American flags on there police cars, be my guest. However, the design Laguna Beach has gone for is kinda just a bit stupid and just doesn't look that good. Looks a bit like clipart on the side of the car.
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Postby Gormwood » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:51 pm

It's not like they're painting a lionized image of Trump on them.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:53 pm

Heloin wrote:If someone wants American flags on there police cars, be my guest. However, the design Laguna Beach has gone for is kinda just a bit stupid and just doesn't look that good. Looks a bit like clipart on the side of the car.

I mean, it's just a flag. However, I wouldn't want the flag to look like cliparty. That just looks awkward to me. I'm fine if they either use the flag or not. I'm not fine with some weird rendition of it.
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Postby Medwind » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:54 pm

Gormwood wrote:It's not like they're painting a lionized image of Trump on them.

I wonder what kind of outcry they'd face if they did? Rioting maybe? Wouldn't surprise me tbh.

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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:55 pm

Medwind wrote:
Gormwood wrote:It's not like they're painting a lionized image of Trump on them.

I wonder what kind of outcry they'd face if they did? Rioting maybe? Wouldn't surprise me tbh.

If they did paint that lionized image on their cars, then that would be one hell of a dumb decision.
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Postby Kowani » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:56 pm

Medwind wrote:
Gormwood wrote:It's not like they're painting a lionized image of Trump on them.

I wonder what kind of outcry they'd face if they did? Rioting maybe? Wouldn't surprise me tbh.

Doing that would be politicizing the apolitical police. It’s like if the IRS had a Bernie Sanders poster.
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Postby Gormwood » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Medwind wrote:
Gormwood wrote:It's not like they're painting a lionized image of Trump on them.

I wonder what kind of outcry they'd face if they did? Rioting maybe? Wouldn't surprise me tbh.

They would take it as a sign that the police will be openly brutal to suspects given Trump encouraged police to smash suspects' heads against the doorframe of cruisers.
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm

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Postby Medwind » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm

Kowani wrote:
Medwind wrote:I wonder what kind of outcry they'd face if they did? Rioting maybe? Wouldn't surprise me tbh.

Doing that would be politicizing the apolitical police. It’s like if the IRS had a Bernie Sanders poster.

Well, I'm not advocating they do that. I was wondering what the mobs would do if they did.

Gormwood wrote:They would take it as a sign that the police will be openly brutal to suspects given Trump encouraged police to smash suspects' heads against the doorframe of cruisers.


He said that in regards to murderers, in an area beset by gang violence... nice way to take it out of context.


Edit: and also, not even close to how violent you are describing it, stop misrepresenting him to push an agenda.
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Postby Ifreann » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:03 pm

So we have two people quoted as objecting to the design painted on their local area's 11 cop cars.


Wow, what backlash. Look at all that outrage. Fucking riots on the streets of Laguna Beach. Call in the National Guard, political correctness has gone nuclear!
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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:03 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:...Guys? We have...wealth inequality.....And...we need...more affordable healthcare....Guys?

...Guys?

Healthcare and income inequality are the most pressing iss... Actually, having flags on American police cars is the most pressing issue of our time!
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Postby Neutraligon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:05 pm

Ifreann wrote:So we have two people quoted as objecting to the design painted on their local area's 11 cop cars.


Wow, what backlash. Look at all that outrage. Fucking riots on the streets of Laguna Beach. Call in the National Guard, political correctness has gone nuclear!

The objections I saw was that the art sucked (or rather did not look like it fit with the area), that the design of the cars made them look like SWAT team when there are multiple together, and one that thought there was an issue with painting the part of a flag on the vehicle.
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:05 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:...Guys? We have...wealth inequality.....And...we need...more affordable healthcare....Guys?

...Guys?

Healthcare and income inequality are the most pressing iss... Actually, having flags on American police cars is the most pressing issue of our time!

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Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

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Postby Ifreann » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:08 pm

Neutraligon wrote:
Ifreann wrote:So we have two people quoted as objecting to the design painted on their local area's 11 cop cars.


Wow, what backlash. Look at all that outrage. Fucking riots on the streets of Laguna Beach. Call in the National Guard, political correctness has gone nuclear!

The objections I saw was that the art sucked (or rather did not look like it fit with the area), that the design of the cars made them look like SWAT team when there are multiple together, and one that thought there was an issue with painting the part of a flag on the vehicle.

Imagine that. An artist thinking that the design doesn't fit with the local aesthetic. Madness! The left has gone too far this time.
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Postby Medwind » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:08 pm

Ifreann wrote:So we have two people quoted as objecting to the design painted on their local area's 11 cop cars.


Wow, what backlash. Look at all that outrage. Fucking riots on the streets of Laguna Beach. Call in the National Guard, political correctness has gone nuclear!

Wow, I didn't realize NS represents all of America. I also didn't realize this was Laguna Beach, gtg suntan, ttys.


Outer Sparta wrote:Healthcare and income inequality are the most pressing iss... Actually, having flags on American police cars is the most pressing issue of our time!


Healthcare & inequality are not our biggest issues. They also have been covered by various threads, to the point that, that horse is now mincemeat, whereas this is a new issue that hasn't been covered.
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Postby Ifreann » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:12 pm

Medwind wrote:
Ifreann wrote:So we have two people quoted as objecting to the design painted on their local area's 11 cop cars.


Wow, what backlash. Look at all that outrage. Fucking riots on the streets of Laguna Beach. Call in the National Guard, political correctness has gone nuclear!

Wow, I didn't realize NS represents all of America. I also didn't realize this was Laguna Beach, gtg suntan, ttys.

Ah, so this thread is you trying to stir up a backlash against two people not liking the new design on their local cop cars. Cool. Very normal thing to do.
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:20 pm

Medwind wrote:
Ifreann wrote:So we have two people quoted as objecting to the design painted on their local area's 11 cop cars.


Wow, what backlash. Look at all that outrage. Fucking riots on the streets of Laguna Beach. Call in the National Guard, political correctness has gone nuclear!

Wow, I didn't realize NS represents all of America. I also didn't realize this was Laguna Beach, gtg suntan, ttys.


Outer Sparta wrote:Healthcare and income inequality are the most pressing iss... Actually, having flags on American police cars is the most pressing issue of our time!


Healthcare & inequality are not our biggest issues. They also have been covered by various threads, to the point that, that horse is now mincemeat, whereas this is a new issue that hasn't been covered.

ok then Climate Change!

Point is, they are wasting their energy on this instead of life-threatening is that threaten millions of lives.
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Dahon wrote:
... is this kinky?

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Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

Guys..

Americans think they're Socialist but are not.

AMERICA IS A LIE!

... I don’t know how to respond to this.

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Postby Heloin » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:20 pm

Medwind wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:Healthcare and income inequality are the most pressing iss... Actually, having flags on American police cars is the most pressing issue of our time!


Healthcare & inequality are not our biggest issues. They also have been covered by various threads, to the point that, that horse is now mincemeat, whereas this is a new issue that hasn't been covered.

This isn't an issue though. This is a nonissue people are trying to make into one. Some artists didn't like the design, cool.
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Heloin wrote:
Medwind wrote:
Healthcare & inequality are not our biggest issues. They also have been covered by various threads, to the point that, that horse is now mincemeat, whereas this is a new issue that hasn't been covered.

This isn't an issue though. This is a nonissue people are trying to make into one. Some artists didn't like the design, cool.

The issue is that the government is yielding because two people objected.
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