Liberals in Laguna Beach, CA Go Crazy over American Flag Logo on Cop Cars

A unanimous decision to make their city’s police cars more visible, as well as patriotic, has sparked a “flag fight” in the otherwise quiet town of Laguna Beach, California.

Now, the tourist town of 23,000 people about 55 miles south of Los Angeles has become the center of controversy. All because a group of less than 300 of its residents is demanding a hearing with the council because they find the Old Glory-themed design on their town’s cop cars offensive.

Carrie Woodburn, a local artist said that she was taken aback by the “boldness of the design.” She said, We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community. It feels very aggressive.

Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter disagreed, calling the design “exceptional” and the objections probably due to “ill-will” toward President Trump. She said, “ They are so filled with hatred toward this … office of the president of the United States and the current occupant of that office, that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”

Corey Stallings of Louder with Crowder put it more bluntly, saying the left “cannot go five minutes without needing something to bitch about.”

Woodburn, whose parents served in the military backtracked, saying she wasn’t objecting to the flag design but worried that some might perceive “some of the missives as threats.”

The artist said she objected to the design because it is “bad art.” She tried to turn the blame on the thousands across the country who reacted in disgust to her call for a “no flag” design. “I’m being attacked for that,” she said, because the narrative feeds a fire of division, which is what our culture has become.

The issue dates back to February when the council agreed to repaint its 11 mostly white squad cars in black and white with the image of the American Flag running through the word “police” on the doors.

“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.”

Councilman Peter Blake told Heather Childers of Fox News, “It started out that they didn’t like the black and white color. [that changed and then] … they felt that it looked aggressive. That it looked militaristic. It wasn’t friendly. From there the debate turned to the flag and activist thought it would intimidate European visitors or immigrants … [They said the flag] sent the wrong signal.”

President of the Laguna Beach Republicans, Emil Monda, said he thought the flap about the car designs was “bizarre.” He added, It’s the flag of the United States of America. It’s not a Republican flag, it’s not a Democrat flag. It’s our flag.

This all began with the beach town of Laguna realizing its all-white police cars did not stand out enough from other public vehicles like Beach patrol.

Officers have complained over the years that all-white patrol cars made it difficult for them to stand out from animal control, parking services, beach patrol, and other city vehicles. Nordic Security also uses white vehicles to patrol clients’ properties in Laguna Beach and some community members have incorrectly assumed they were police vehicles, said Police Chief Laura Farinella.

At first, some complained about the more traditional black and white. Now the focus has turned to the “aggressiveness” of the flag.

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow said he had received approximately a dozen emails in which a resident of Laguna Beach showed concern over the design approved by the council. “Some of the words people used [were] threatening, intimidating, harassing and a symbol of racism,” Dicterow said.

Once again, we see Trump Derangement Syndrome as the left manages to turn another non-issue into national news.

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51 Responses

  1. Absolutely Beautiful!!!!! God bless the USA & our Flag that stands for the great USA period!!!!!!! People are so crazy these days! If they don’t support our Flag leave the country – we don’t need you here!!!!
    The police cars look amazing and stand for the great USA period! Love it!!!!!!!!

    1. LOVE the flags!!!! So-o Patriotic!!!! If it Offends you, LEAVE the country!!! :-O

  2. Can you actually believe how pathetic democrats has become? Their all out hatred of America is more evident today than at any time in our history.

  3. What has happened to our education system? Stand up to these deranged folks and don’t change a thing on those police cars. Just thank the officers that occupy those vehicles who work hard for most of us 24/7.

  4. More Californian COMMUNISTS , anti Americans …Yes. We are racists when we fight this cancer which is trying to destroy everything AMERICAN. Great for the police cars’ logo ….big as day… for those who can’t read English will see that they can have help. Wait till the illegals arrive????

    1. B.S.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What have you ever done for America other than run your mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I LOVE IT, This is AMERICA, If you don’t Love Our Flag, Our Nation, THEN GET THE HELL OUT IOF OUR COUNTRY.
    I WILL DEFIONITELY HELP YOU PACK. The sooner all of you Communists leave Our Country the better we will be,
    Next you’ll want all the Flags to be destroyed.
    The Flag I s the Symbol of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    1. I agree with you, Barbara.

      Love the US, or LEAVE!!! Know many who’ll help you pack!!

  6. I think the cars look absolutely wonderful. This country is definitely on the brink of deciding who makes the rules. The so called “liberals” are truly anarchists and seditionists. Their firmly held belief is that a very small percentage of them should make all the rules. It is a shame 300 people out of a population of Laguna Beach has

  7. I want to know how 300 people (?if even legal voters) in Laguna Beach CA can create such a stink about the iteration of the American flag on the police cars when they comprise 1.2% of the population of 23,147 of Laguna Beach.
    Furthermore Laguna Beach is 31% Dem and 41.8% Republican How can the MSM make such a big case for such a form of anarchy and sedition (even when they don’t know they are doing that)? This all goes back to the whole control of the MSM by those 15 billionaires who are determined to bring down our government so that we can joint the globalists. This kind of crap makes me furious.

  8. This starts in the schools. Need to require all students to be taught the Constitution as written, not how it’s been twisted. Have the English teacher teach what each word ment when written. Maybe even have all students take the test that all imigrents take, and if they fail they can’t vote. This starts young. They fill the minds with shit. That is why they don’t like the greatest country in world history. The ONLY time the average person has the chance to improve themselves.

  9. Your narrative that suggests that there is a “fire of division” in your town, which is what you believe your culture has become. My take on the situation is that your community is very divided and worse, castigating one another. Maybe what has to happen is to understand that people have different likes and dislikes and these should all be respected if you want to live comfortably together. To make a change of painting on a cop car an example of good and bad is only going to make everybody unhappy and create animosity in your town. Your townspeople have different ways of looking at the changed cop cars but the only useful solution is to leave well enough alone. If you don’t all accept that the car’s looks have been changed, and some like it and some don’t, and fight about who’s right, you’re going to have animosity and possibly worse, with people taking sides. I doubt that’s what you want. It might help to speak to the police and have them explain why they made the change. You might call a town meeting or whatever suits your town’s needs and have the police come and discuss it with you.
    Good luck in any event,
    Frances Weingarten

    1. People will bitch no matter what… there is no answer to vote on it… and it looks like from the vote
      of those who voiced there opinion that the new signage stays…

  10. A community of 23,000 has 300 of them complaining a police car design, 300 suck it up and go away and stop crying, majorities rules.

  11. Get the paddy wagons ready! They’ll start attacking the police cars! This design should go national!

  12. Well, law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have a problem with this.
    It is our flag. Doesn’t scare or offend me at all. My heart fills
    with pride when I see old glory, not despair.

  13. Liberalizm is a Desease,too bad it isn’t FATAL…

  14. This is insanity! The police cars look wonderful regardless of what a small minority object to. Pound sound people, if you don’t like it, move – preferably to another country!

  15. That’s in Orange County California. I lived in that county for 50 years until 6 years ago. Very familiar with Laguna Beach, which is in South
    Orange County. That entire area has become a high population of multi cultural influence from the mid-eastern countries as well as several others. Laguna Beach, for many years, has been the LGBTQ capital community in Orange County. Whether they like it or not, it is in America and the flag symbol is what that represents.

  16. People who do not like the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA flag can move to a country whose flag they approve of. Venezuela perhaps, or Cuba. North Korea is where I think they would be happiest.

  17. To C Woodbury…. what a flake, oh, I’m an artist… and all your flowery crap, typical CA wallflower. If this type of patriotism bothers you and your friends so much perhaps you should pack up and move to N Korea or Somalia. Your Dem state is broke, 1/3 welfare and benefits, has app 1.5 million homeless with .5 million being homeless veterans, your big cities have growing slums, garabage, drugs, used needles, human feces, crime, high murder rates and the list goes on! All of that and liberals like you are offended….. you need to get a life.
    I’m proud of your City Council for making a stand, they don’t seem to be kissing ass like a Pelosi and Waters. The money spent was tax payers money, if you think displaying the flag is offensive that’s your right , but don’t hide behind all your back tracking on the issue. Thousands of hard working and retired individuals are moving out of CA in droves, can’t stand the high taxes, violence, left wing b.s. , your corrupt politicians, sanctuary cities, high unemployment , yes, once beautiful CA is turning in to a shithole!
    Hang in their Council, don’t back down to a few whining liberals. We’re going to see a lot more Americans stepping up to do the right thing as we are sick of our rights being trampled on.

  18. NICE!!!! If you can’t stand with old glory then it’s time for you to find a new country! You are in the United States of America!

  19. Hey snowflake, if you don’t like our country or our flag then get the hell out of our country!! Get it!! WE do not like you. We do not want you here.

    You are correct. Californians ARE leaving in droves.
    They went to Washington state. Ruined it.
    They went to Oregon. Ruined it.
    They went to Colorado. Ruined it.
    They went to Texas. They are in the process of ruining it. (Just look at Austin to see their handiwork.)
    Hey Californians, move to Iran and hate their flag!! Leave us and our flag alone!!

  21. What a bowl full of fruits and nuts … Glad I don’t live there anymore… Wow … Totally unAmerican….

  22. I am not against the American flag. What I am offended by is the predominant part of POLICE as ICE. Yet no one has addressed this issue. SHAME!!

    1. Ice has a job to do as do police. Most Americans honor those agencies and men and women officers who protect us all. So no one addresses it bcause it is a mute point.

    2. @ Severo Rodriguez,, Your probably offended by ICE, cause ur probably an illegal and ur worried their gonna find you and send u home,, WHERE YOU BELONG..

  23. This is the most ridiculous thing I have read lately. Three hundred morons agaist twenty some thosand residents? Really? This is the last straw for me. I hve no respect for liberals or the party that condones this crap. No democrats please!

  24. This reeks of exactly what California has become. It is now the home of the sour-faced, leftist liberal who can not abide Christianity, loves baby-killing, would never agree that RoevWade should be reversed and should have never see the light of day in the first place..The California liberal is a detestablel son-of a bitch! A rotten Democrat who is the soul of the party.

  25. Lunacy Beachcombers! How is it that hot southern California has such a blizzard of snowflakes? We should annex them from the rest of the country.

  26. You think this is bad. I will tell you what “bad” is. Bad is attacking a beach head in an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel) with about most of your body, 10 to 15 inches, above the top of the boat and wondering when the enemy will start firing.

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