When the police force in a small coastal city in Southern California painted an American flag graphic on the side of their police cars it caused the town to be divided. Well, after recent council meeting Laguna Beach has decided to keep the flags.
Some locals thought the flag design is too aggressive while others saw no problem with having an American flag on government cars.
Citizens got to speak at the meeting and artist Carrie Woodburn said it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design” on the newly painted Ford Explorers. “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.”
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However, attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said that she found the police cars “exceptional.” She said that critics are so influenced by their dislike for President Donald Trump “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”
“The proposed graphic that the council unanimously approved in February was a more muted version of the design that now appears on the cars,” Fox 24 News reported. The city has 11 police vehicles.
Laguna Beach has a population of about 23,000 and is 55 miles