The news is out: [A police fraternal organization in Ohio is asking a school district to reconsider a recent ban on a ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag.
The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter Thursday to the Chardon Local School District. The order’s president, Gary Wolske, wrote the note to school superintendent Michael Hanlon and posted it on the order’s Facebook page.
“On behalf of 25,000 Ohio law enforcement officers, I’m writing to you today to ask your reconsideration of your ban on the use of the ‘Blue Line Flag’ for two reasons,” Wolske wrote.
He indicated that any suggestion that the flag “could even be interpreted as racially motivated is ill considered.”
“Second, to find that the feelings of one class of people is more valid than the free speech rights of another class of people isn’t acceptable,” the letter also read. “The ‘Blue Line Flag’ is used as a sign of support for law enforcement.”
The letter from the fraternal order comes shortly after the school district announced a ban on the “Blue Line Flag.” The district was prompted to announce the ban after a high school football player carried the flag onto the field prior to a game last Friday.]
So the feeling of corrupt cops is more valid than the law?
Hooman Noorchashm wrote: “But, really, is this black and white flag with a blue stripe down the middle anything like the bright banner created by Betsy Ross? Or is it some contorted version of it, designed to counter and diminish the magnitude of the catastrophic injustices some of our countrymen are experiencing at the hands of the few mentally and spiritually weak or deranged amongst the strong?”
18 U.S. Code § 700.Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
1989-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–131, §2(a), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “Whoever knowingly casts contempt upon any flag of the United States by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon it shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.”
The Unites States flag doesn’t have a blue line. Yes, cops are that stupid.