New Kennett Police chief wants the American flag removed from uniforms.

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sam

Piggott, AR

#1 Nov 20, 2012
I guess someone wanted this removed to hide it from the public but the public has it's rights to their opinion.
sam

Piggott, AR

#3 Nov 20, 2012
So you are saying this is negative material, I agree yet your office is letting this happen, this is not slander or made up fiction. if you and your office is going to stand behind something as un-American as this then stand behind it if not stand up and say you do not agree and this will be fixed. I just got back after serving four years in the Army, I have bled for these colors and I am proud to serve my country, It may seem like a small detail to some but to others they are proud of their country as I am.

And I and many others are voicing our opinions elsewhere and our voices will be heard.

Samuel B. Taylor
Truth

Steele, MO

#4 Nov 20, 2012
the mayors office wrote:
i had it removed and i'll have all negative material removed voice your opinion somewhere else.
Sam has the right to voice his opinion here, so don't tell him to voice it somewhere else. Just who do you think you are? I guess the mayor wants everyone to be in the dark and not know nothing, well that's not going to happen. The NEWS MEDIA needs to get involved with this.
United We Stand

Cape Girardeau, MO

#5 Nov 20, 2012
I don't care who you are or how much you love your job, if you stoop to the level of removing OUR UNITED STATES American Flag patch from your uniform then you do not have any self respect, courage, or right to try and protect, defend, or enforce the law, and all of the Constitutional Rights we all share should no longer be allowed either !! And if Jake allows this to happen as well as the remaining city council members I hope to never see you raising or lowering a flag, placing your hand over your chest during the National Anthem or The Pledge Of Allegiance! You may as well just pass another city ordinance stating that it is now LEGAL to burn, or destroy, or deface our flag. I swear, I'm beginning to believe that no one gives a damn about this town, our Country, or our rights ! KEEP THE FLAG ON OUR OFFICERS UNIFORMS AS WELL AS EVERWHERE ELSE THAT OUR FLAG STANDS!! This post can be removed but I'm standing up for my rights of FREEDOM OF SPEECH & PRESS! Speaking of which, all news networks have been notified of this disgraceful request !
No drinking or drugging

Kennett, MO

#6 Nov 20, 2012
Free Speech. Positive and negative. Thank God we live in America w/Free speech. Our soldiers are fighting for us, what is wrong with the city putting a flag on a uniform for the protectors of our city. What is the Chief's salary? It's already a disaster with the city workers not having affordable insurance for their families!! I guess I would try and hide all the bad decisions too. I'd be ashamed!!
truth2

Clarkton, MO

#7 Nov 20, 2012
This ought to settle it. Recite the policeman's oath of office and we will see if they have the right to remove it or the integrity to claim the office.
No drinking or drugging

Kennett, MO

#8 Nov 20, 2012
English version according to Chapter 232, schedule 1, Laws of Hong Kong

I,.. <Officer's Name> ..(swear by Almighty God/ do solemnly and sincerely declare) that I will well and faithfully serve the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region according to law as a police officer, that I will obey uphold and maintain the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that I will execute the powers and duties of my office honestly, faithfully and diligently without fear of or favour to any person and with malice or ill-will toward none, and that I will obey without question all lawful orders of those set in authority over me.
If we don't stand for something - we'll fall for anything. A lot of people would like to remove God and the United States flag from our government. What do you stand for.
Flag

Kennett, MO

#9 Nov 20, 2012
The flag should be one the officers uniforms. This is America, what is wrong with people?
Raylan

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Nov 20, 2012
This doesn't surprise me. Next the American Flag will be replaced with the Socialist/Marxist flag of the United Nations. KEEP THE AMERICAN FLAG ON THE OFFICERS UNIFORMS!!!
Doc

Kennett, MO

#11 Nov 21, 2012
sam wrote:
I guess someone wanted this removed to hide it from the public but the public has it's rights to their opinion.
Where r u getting this info? Was this in the paper? Did it come up in a council meeting? Please cite your source. And if it is true, what reason do they give for wanting to remove a flag patch from the uniforms?

Really folks, all you people above who commented, aren't you the least bit skeptical when someone posts something like this? Often time if something is outrageous or makes no sense, it's because it isn't true!! Stop being so gullible!
Flag

Kennett, MO

#12 Nov 21, 2012
Doc, then check it out. Maybe your the one that is gullible.
for your info

Dexter, MO

#13 Nov 21, 2012
The other thread was deleted. Something bout the patches costing $5 a uniform and the new chief wants to cut the cost so they are making the officers pay or get rid of them
old hat

Modesto, CA

#14 Nov 21, 2012
He probably voted for Obama. Antiamerican I tell you.
Shell

El Monte, CA

#15 Nov 21, 2012
old hat wrote:
He probably voted for Obama. Antiamerican I tell you.
What the hell you mean about that
old hat

Modesto, CA

#16 Nov 21, 2012
Obama is the new Hitler..get used to it. Every flag , every sign of Christianity, everything America stands for will be gone before we know it. I hope those that were dumb enough to vote for him get exactly what they asked for. I'm moving to Australia.
Doc

Kennett, MO

#17 Nov 21, 2012
So he doesn't want to remove the patch, he just wants them to pay for it themselves. Big Whoop! Why aren't you all bitchin at the cops who are too cheap, and by your standards, too un-patriotic to fork over 5 bucks to prove to the world how much they love this country. Does wearing that flag patch make them better policemen? Does it make them more American than anybody else? Does it make them more patriotic? I can recall several politicians/crooks who practically wore the flag draped around them at every photo op and they were still scum. Grow up you bunch of simplistic babies!
Forward

Euless, TX

#18 Nov 21, 2012
Dang Republicans. Write a letter to President Obama. He will get the flags back on the uniforms.
Info

United States

#19 Nov 21, 2012
The officers PAY FOR THE PATCHES THEMSELVES ALREADY, the city never has paid for them, this has nothing to do with cost, the new chief just wants the patch off, the officers, WHO PAY FOR THE PATCHES, want to keep them.
Truth

Clarkton, MO

#20 Nov 21, 2012
Lets keep the patch but whether or not we do lets keep one wrapped around our hearts where its more important by standing for equality not politics where one is not equal to others and where judgement is behind the badge not the robe. Someone mentioned the high cost of insurance. You can blame that on insurance companies lobbying for mandatory insurance laws and medical establishments jacking up prices outrageously. The rich working with the rich to devour more peoples income further up the food chain. Factory workers been dealing with outrageous insurance for decades and people being furnished insurance all for it and didn't care til the high premiums became unacceptable expense for employers that they shifted it to employees and they set up on your doorstep. Deal with it. The rest of us have to. You throw city employee title around like you deserve special treatment. Your no better than anyone else manufacturing or delivering a product for his fellow man. Before you say anything about putting your life on the line there are far more dangerous jobs with employees that don't carry protection or have backup. Grow up. You act like you have all the balls then whine like two year holds wanting candy. Show the integrity your suppose to have.
Kennett Resident.

Kennett, MO

#21 Nov 22, 2012
He wants to replace the flag with another Kennett patch. Currently they wear a KPD patch on one side and a flag on the other. So what's the harm with a KPD patch on both sides? The KPD hasn't changed in many years, so maybe some new ideas are needed. At least give the man a chance before everyone condemns him.

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