It’s San Francisco. And in the radical utopias, clothing celebrating Che or cop-killers is great. But American flags are a no-no.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott ordered officers not to wear face masks featuring the “thin blue line” symbol amid controversy over the masks making an appearance during a May Day protest.
In an email to officers, Scott told them that while he personally considered the emblem “a meaningful expression to honor fallen officers,” others consider it “divisive and disrespectful,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Numerous officers were photographed wearing the masks Friday during a housing rights protest by activists who occupied a vacant property in the city’s Castro District.
Masks featuring the symbol, a black-and-white American flag with a single horizontal blue stripe, were distributed by members of the San Francisco PD union. The symbol dates back decades, including in its use by the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial
Who considers them divisive and disrespectful? Lefties.
When shown a video of a row of officers wearing the face masks, Supervisor Shamann Walton reserved judgment but said, “that looks more like something you see below the Mason Dixon Line.”
It’s only controversial when the Left says it is.