Laguna Beach Police Cars Spark Outrage: New Flag Themed Decals

Fer Cryin’ out loud!

source: LA Times

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……………People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

Peter Blake
Laguna Beach Councilman

Calamity Jane