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Old 07-28-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Well, I'd say that many people do associate that flag with racism, so if a cop is supposed to serve everyone equally, then flying this flag is a problem.

And this is no different than posting something stupid on social media. Your lawn may not be public property, but just like FB and Twitter, it's out there for everyone to see.

Some of you are stuck on free speech and rights. Yes, you have the right to fly whatever you'd like on your property. It doesn't mean there won't be consequences for it, given the type of work you do.
It never ends though.


We went over this in the other thread.


None of us can predict how someone is going to interpret a word, an action, a symbol, etc. on any given day.


I would rather simply ignore everything except force initiation instead of artificially giving a certain group the power to decide the meaning of what you thought, said, displayed on a specific day and what should be done to you about it. But that is what has happened and it is why we now have certain words, actions, and symbols that are completely void of meaning (The N word is absolutely meaningless now).


It's exhausting. No rationale human, regardless of "race"/gender/religion/whatever has the mental capacity to keep tabs on what is going to be ok on a certain day in a certain context.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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displaying this on Gov't buildings is OK though?


https://www.boston.com/news/local-ne...ille-city-hall

even though the movement has incited hatred against cops resulting in many shooting incidents and deaths?
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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In the investigation, he found Cotriss told investigators that, “she didn't see anything wrong with it" and “was unaware the flag had been adopted by neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups."


and police are just not trained in these matters
If they drive Ford Pick Ups should I get fired from my job for driving a Ford?
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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If it was an ISIS or any other Jihad flag, Islamophilic Democrats would fight for her right to wave the flag.
That is patently untrue and you know it.

You keep bringing a bigger shovel to the P&OC forum to shovel your Bovine deposits.

Someday you and I may have a meaningful discussion if you leave your shovel at the door. FYI: I believe that if the story is actually true on face value, I disagree with her being fired over a rebel flag and I'm voting Democrat across the board this year.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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Some of you are stuck on free speech and rights. Yes, you have the right to fly whatever you'd like on your property. It doesn't mean there won't be consequences for it, given the type of work you do.
What makes it complicated is that the consequences are being imposed by the government, which the 1st amendment does protect against.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Guess someone hasn't been beaten over the head with the anti southern garbage spewed out over the airwaves since the Dukes of Hazard went off the air.
Being anti confederate flag is not being anti southern. It is being anti seditionist. It is also now the standard adopted by white supremacist groups and Nazis.
You managed to type a complete sentence so you should be able to discern the difference.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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It never ends though.


We went over this in the other thread.


None of us can predict how someone is going to interpret a word, an action, a symbol, etc. on any given day.


I would rather simply ignore everything except force initiation instead of artificially giving a certain group the power to decide the meaning of what you thought, said, displayed on a specific day and what should be done to you about it. But that is what has happened and it is why we now have certain words, actions, and symbols that are completely void of meaning (The N word is absolutely meaningless now).


It's exhausting. No rationale human, regardless of "race"/gender/religion/whatever has the mental capacity to keep tabs on what is going to be ok on a certain day in a certain context.

It's really not that hard. It's not. Anything that has to do with race or anything controversial surrounding race is off limits.

I have to agree with El Nox and what he posted in another thread which is that the BLM coordinators at the DNC should also be fired for telling the media, "Blacks in the front, white reporters, get all the way in the back."

It's part of the double standard many have posted about.

It's black privilege.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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Shouldn't you be on your way down to Georgia to punch him in the gut?
No, why would I do that?
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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A rainbow flag would be ok, right?
A rainbow flag isn't a symbol of hate, is it..
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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even if something is adopted by a hate group, unless it's illegal or she was told it was, I don't see how they had the right to fire her. I hope she sues.

this PC BS has gone too far.
There's another active thread right now where many of us are discussing being politically correct. I think this falls more in line with not having common sense. If the LEO didn't have their police cruiser parked next to the flag it probably would have never gotten to this..
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