In 2016 Natalie Corona constituted for a series of stunning situations taken by California photographer Rich Laus. The picture, which she afterwards posted on Facebook, testified the young woman wearing a imperial off-color garment and viewing a Thin Blue Line flag.
“I would like this photograph to serve as my gratitude for all of those law enforcement men and women who have acted, who are currently serving, and those who have died in the discharge of their responsibilities protecting our immunities in this great country, ” she wrote on her Facebook page.
Tragically, her letter was prophetic.
On Jan. 11, Davis police officer Natalie Corona was gunned down while addressing a auto gate-crash. She was 22 years old, be characterized as a rising star in the police department.
And numerous parties across the commonwealth have espoused the photos of Corona deeming the Thin Blue Line flag as a channel to honor and memorialize the fallen officer.
However, a group of students at the University of California, Davis bicker the photos is prejudiced and they are demanding that parties terminate and desist flowing the image.
“The flag is blatantly anti-Black and impertinent, ” the Associated Students, UC-Davis Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission wrote on its now-deleted Facebook page.
“We see it necessary to call-out all community members who continue to post and publicize epitomes of the Blue Lives Matter flag online, ” they wrote. “We would like to directly address that this flag are attempting by law enforcement agencies to erode the Black Lives Matter movement.”
The Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission too offered to provide help for students “triggered by this event and the circulating images of a flag that has been disseminated by the’ Blue Lives Matter’ crowd.”
“Flashing daylights, alarms and increased police spirit is gonna be prompting to many Black and Brown parties, ” they wrote.
The slander and smears perpetrated by the feeble-minded, social right snowflakes at UC Davis must be addressed.
The Thin Blue Line flag does not stand for racism or bigotry. It stands for the sacrifice that American law enforcement officers prepare every single day.
Fortunately, there are some students on campus who were bold enough to call out and condemn the organization’s sick and twisted statements.
“I wholeheartedly condemned the Ethnic and Cultural Liaison committee for this disgusting post, ” wrote Michael Gofman, the president of the Associated Students, UC-Davis. “It’s easy to sit on the third floor of the Memorial Union where there are at least 100 brave men and women in blue-blooded between you and the shooter. It is easy to argue hypotheticals, politics, and ideology when you’re in safety.”
“I am ashamed that some of these same beings, safeguarded by the exceedingly detectives that the objective is decry, have the audacity to politicize the loss of a young man. Her only misdemeanour was being a police officer, ” Gofman wrote on his Facebook page.
The university’s social media pages have been inundated with words of scandalize from citizens and law enforcement officers from around the nation.
“You are an intolerant detest group that are required to be disbanded, ” one writer posted. “Sad state of affairs when you deplore a police officer who perished in the line of duty protecting YOUR community.”
I contacted out to the university for an official comment and explanation of votes, but they did not return my messages.
California taxpayers should be repulsed by the notion that their hard-earned fund is being used to prop up anti-police racists like the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission.
And one more thing, if you are triggered by flashing lamps or the presence of a police officer, recollect who comes to your aid when you are in danger – whether you respect them or not.