Tuesday, March 5, 2024

LAPD Chief Bans ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag, Citing ‘Racial Extremism’

'That blue line is the only thing that's separating the darkness and the chaos... '

(Headline USA) Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore banned the public display of the pro-police “thin blue line” flag within the department, claiming it’s only used by racial extremists.

Moore’s decision to ban the flag reportedly followed a single complaint from a department staffer who tied the flag to the Proud Boys and other far-Right organizations, according to Fox News.

“It’s unfortunate that extremist groups have hijacked the use of the Thin Blue Line flag to symbolize their undemocratic, racist and bigoted views,” Moore said in a statement.

Officers will still be allowed to hang the symbol above their “workspace, locker door, or personal vehicle,” according to the department.

Joseph Imperatrice, founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC, blasted Moore for catering to the Left instead of focusing on the more than 9,000 officers under his command.

“That blue line is the only thing that’s separating the darkness and the chaos,” Imperatrice said. “So every once in a while it is nice or would be nice, as an executive at a police department around the nation, just stood up and just explained it a little bit more because morale’s in the gutter.”

Moore was appointed by the Los Angeles mayor and has already implemented a number of leftist policies. Last year, for example, he slashed the budget of the Robbery-Homicide Division. He also publicly took a knee with Black Lives Matter rioters in 2020.

“We need the community and our executives and all the high brass to stand behind their cops and say, ‘If you go out there and do policing to the best of your ability and don’t do anything criminal and genuinely want to help, the public will stand behind you, but if you do cross that line, we are going to go after you because you need to be held to a higher standard,'” Imperatrice added.

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