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Laguna Beach Police Cars Blasted As Too Aggressive Over Patriotic Paint Job

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Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

The Laguna Beach Police Department debuted seven newly-painted patrol cars to mixed reviews. The American flag design was lauded by some as patriotic, but others argued that it might be seen as “too aggressive.”

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Some people in Laguna Beach feel the flag design is too aggressive while others are astonished that anyone would object to the American flag.https://t.co/1kHfZN5mZg

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“We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didnt really represent our community,” local artist Carrie Woodburn stood up during a March 19 council meeting, saying that “it was shocking to see the boldness” of the final design. “It feels very aggressive.” (RELATED: Students Denounced As Racists For Wearing US Flag Colors)

Chris Prelitz, a local designer, claimed that the cars only really felt “aggressive” when there were several in the same location. He described a scene outside a restaurant where parents and small children were scattering. The inspiration for their fear? Several of the new police cars in the same location.

“There was like a little panic going on, and I was like, Whats happening?'” he told the Los Angeles Times. “When one of thems there, it works. But all of a sudden, I saw, wow, when there are three, maybe four of them together, folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents. So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”

City Councilman and art gallery owner Peter Blake called outrage over the vehicles “ridiculous,” saying, “People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another … hurting peoples feelings who might be immigrants or visitors.”

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