A county executive in Maryland has demanded that the county police department remove a plaque made by a local resident that is based on the pro-police “thin blue line” flag design.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich attacked the pro-police flag saying it is “divisive,” according to Fox 5 News.
“The flag provides a symbol of support to some, but it is a symbol of dismissiveness to others,” Elrich said. “Because it is divisive, the flag will not be posted at the 5th District nor in any public space within the Police Department.”
The “thin blue line” flag consists of a black and white American flag featuring one blue strip to represent police officers all across the country.
The display was donated to the department by local woodworker James Sheltion, according to a post to the department’s Twitter account.
“Thank you to resident James Shelton, who presented Montgomery County 5th District officers with a wooden American Flag that he had made in recognition of National First Responders Day. The flag will be displayed in the 5th District Station,” the October 30 post reads.
Thank you to resident James Shelton, who presented Montgomery County 5th District officers with a wooden American Flag that he had made in recognition of National First Responders Day. The flag will be displayed in the 5th District Station. pic.twitter.com/kbAI32xHkY
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) October 30, 2019
After the carping politician jumped into the mix to begin casting aspersions against anyone who might support the police, agreed to remove the heartfelt donation.
The hater in the government later crowed about his victory saying, “Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones and I understand the concerns of the community.”
“Under my administration, we are committed to improving police relations with the community and will immediately address any action that stands against our mission,” he added.
Sounds like a true fascist.
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