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Old 11-21-2007, 07:01 AM
 
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Default small Black bumper sticker with blue stripe ??

I keep seeing this small, rectangular bumper sticker on cars, and I'm curious as to what it means.

It is just solid black, with a thick blue horizontal stripe across the middle.

Anyone know?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Durham
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Has something to do with law enforcement. You'll see the same design as a license plate on the front bumper of some RPD cars I think. At least you used to.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I've heard the "thin blue line" represents the police and the protection they provide. I've also seen the same thing with a red line, presumably representing fire fighters and/or emergency responders.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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actually, if its a white sticker with a red diaganal line--its scuba divers
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I've heard the "thin blue line" represents the police and the protection they provide. I've also seen the same thing with a red line, presumably representing fire fighters and/or emergency responders.
You're exactly correct (different than Scuba divers). The thin blue line and the thin red line represent the "thin line" that protects citizens. It's a way for law enforcement/firefighters to come together and share with each other that they are in a "brotherhood" sort of speak. It's a black sticker with a blue line for law enforcement and a red line for firefighters.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Thank you folks. My curiosity was killing me.

Hats off to our boys in blue!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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The 'funny' thing about this is that it's almost identical to an emblem in the gay community to express an interest in leather fettishes or bondage and S&M. I'm sure a lot of people are confused by this....
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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I think the reason you are seeing them pop up more is because the average Joe thinks they can put them on their car and they won’t get stopped or possible let off because they have the sticker and the cops think they are a cop or family of a cop. Like the whole police benevolent society tags/stickers they used to give out when you donated money. People just assume they will be treated specially if they have them.

John
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I think you can now buy police benevolent association license plates ("tags" to you natives). I have no idea if they yield any benefit if pulled over.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I thought it was just federal law enforcement (my husband brought some home for our cars and he's federal)... but it might be all law enforcement.
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