FL homeowner told to take down thin blue line flag

A Florida homeowner is at odds with her homeowner’s association after she was told to take down a flag she flies outside of her home to show support for law enforcement.

“If you drive by and see that flag, it kind of makes you feel a little bit better, that there’s a family that supports what I’m doing,” said Jeff Gaddie, the woman’s father who also works in law enforcement.

The woman, who did not want to be identified out of fear of backlash, said she has displayed the flag for years. But apparently, someone in the neighborhood recently complained, citing the flag as racist, offensive and opposing Black Lives Matter. Although they did not comment on those comparisons, the homeowner’s association said the flag needed to be removed.

The woman said she was told she could submit a formal request to display the flag, which she did, and it was promptly denied. The association told reporters only U.S. and military-themed flags are allowed, but the woman plans to appeal the decision at a meeting next month.

[ Fox 30 ]