Is the Thin Blue Line Flag rooted in racism? A look at the history of it destroys that narrative completely.

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Let us first start with the meaning and background of the Thin Blue Line symbol itself. The media, politicians, and groups like BLM have attempted to reassign the meaning of the Thin Blue Line.
 
Those unfamiliar with its true meaning and history are likely brainwashed into believing it is a symbol of “White Supremacy” – an ironic and baffling contention as the men and women of Law Enforcement consists of all races, religions, & ethnicities.
 
The term “Thin Blue Line” and how it relates to policing dates as far back as 1854. During the Crimean war, the British regiment—in their red uniforms—stood their ground against the Russian army.
 
The British formation became known as “The Thin Red Line,” and thus later adopted and adapted by law enforcement as it related to their typically blue uniforms.
 
In the 1950s, controversial Los Angeles police chief Bill Parker used the term Thin Blue Line in many of his speeches and also later adopted it for a TV show. Controversial or not, his intention for using it was to show a polished image of the Los Angeles Police Department.
 
In the 1970s and 1980s, the term was popularized in books and in movies. In all periods of use, the term has always signified the police’s task as being what stands between order and chaos. Additionally, within the Blue Family, it is a symbol of Unity, brother- and sisterhood, as well as honor & pride.
 
Now, as far as the Thin Blue Line flag, we can go back to around 2014, the approximate birth of the Blue Lives Matter movement.
 
While it’s generally and accurately considered a response to the Black Lives Matter organization, it grew because of the unprecedented numbers of police officers being injured and killed in the line of duty and ignored by all the major media outlets, liberal democratic politicians, and “woke” celebrities.
 
In recent years, white supremacist and neo Nazi groups appropriated the flag in their marches by waving them alongside confederate flag. The mainstream media leaves out that it was appropriated by those groups. Ironic, since unlike their penchant for screaming “appropriation” on nearly everything else, they conveniently don’t recognize it here.
 
Once again, the Thin Blue Line and the Thin Blue Line flag represent: unity, support, and above all else, being the men and women who stand between order and chaos, protecting the sheep from the wolves.
 
For irony’s sake, let’s discuss the BLM & Aryan race symbols, shall we? As for the symbol most recently used by BLM — the raised clenched fist — its origin dates back to about 1910, when it was used in trade unionism, anarchism, and the labor movement as a cry of resistance to oppression.
 
In 1924 it was adopted by the Communist Party. In 1968, it was frequently used on posters in the French revolt. It was also used as a prominent symbol on two feminist books, one in 1970 and one in 2003. And let us not forget that in the 1960s, it became known as the Black Power fist adopted by the Black Panthers.
 
This symbol — previously signifying the resistance to oppression — came to represent not only black nationalism/black pride, but socialism. Interestingly, it’s matching but competing symbol — the Aryan fist — which is a raised white fist, is meant to signify White Power.
 
For anyone keeping tabs: We’ve got one group whose symbol signifies being what stands between good and evil— The Thin Blue Line— and is made up of ALL colors, races, and religions with one purpose: to protect and serve the community.
 
And we have two other groups of people whose symbols represent the desire of one group’s power over all others.
 
The absurdity and audacity of anyone suggesting, implying, or outright saying that the Thin Blue Line (flag) is a racist symbol is almost laughable, were it not so ignorant and repugnant a statement. I proudly and loudly stand with the men and of women of law enforcement and challenge all else who do to fight back against the lies.
 
If you feel the same, please consider contributing to the Re-fund the Police nationwide campaign created by Law Enforcement Today. See details below.
 

“Re-Fund the Police”: Law Enforcement Today launches nationwide campaign for Americans to back the blue

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – You back the Blue.  You support the police.  You quietly buy an officer a cup of coffee at your local coffeehouse.  You bring homemade cookies to your local police station.  You make it a point to thank an officer when you see one out in public.  

You watch the news, aghast to see crowds of anti-police protesters and rioters committing acts of violence and massive property damage.  You pray daily for the Blue family.

And yet, you may feel quite alone.

Politicians and the mainstream news media would have you think that police support is at an all-time low.

Some of you may have found it necessary to take down your Thin Blue Line flags from your house, or to scrape off the Thin Blue Line sticker from your vehicles, due to the potential for violent retaliation by those who hate the police.

Yes, it is the loudest voices that are the ugliest.  They revile and attack those who back the Blue.  They call, “Defund the Police!” at every turn, fueled by the lie that police officers are racists who are out to kill.

But you are actually in excellent company in your support of the blue family.

According to a Gallup poll, 85% of Americans support law enforcement.  That means supporters of the Thin Blue Line are 285 million strong.

Is the Thin Blue Line Flag rooted in racism? A look at the history of it destroys that narrative completely.
85% of Americans support Law Enforcement

That would be 285 million who, like you, refuse join in the calls to defund the police.

And that means you are in the company of those who have logic and reason on their side.

After all, we at Law Enforcement Today bring you stories daily of exploding crime in police-defunded areas such as Austin, Portland,  New York City, or Los Angeles.

Homicide rates since defunding are up 58% in Atlanta, up 533% in Portland, and up 37% in Philadelphia.

Shootings in post-defunded New York City are up 64%, and they are up 51% in Los Angeles and up 18% in Chicago.

In addition, you have also followed our disturbing and often tragic stories of attacks on police officers in the era of police defunding.

Felonious attacks on police are on the rise, as documented by the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Data Collection.  

According to LEOKA:

“The 50 law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the first 8 months of 2021 represent a 51.5 percent increase compared to the 33 officers killed during the same period in 2020.”

Is the Thin Blue Line Flag rooted in racism? A look at the history of it destroys that narrative completely.
370 officers gave their lives in the line of duty in 2020

Also thanks to defunding, police departments across the country now lack training, resources, and equipment.  Ironically, calls for additional training in cultural awareness, de-escalation, and use of force often have to go unheeded due to the lack of financial resources.

Another irony is that the push to do away with less-lethal options such as Tasers and tear gas will simply lead to more fatal police shootings.

These alarming stories and statistics indicate beyond a doubt that defunding the police is absolutely the wrong move for this great country.  You know this, yet you and 285 million other voices are all too often silenced by social pressures as well as physical threats of violence.  

You are even told, “Silence is violence,” when it comes to refusing to stand against law enforcement.

Your voice matters, and you need to be heard.

As Law Enforcement Today National Spokesman Kyle Reyes points out:

“Americans have stood by in disbelief as this ‘defund the police’ movement has spread across America and ravaged our communities.  

“We’ve watched our cities burn, our officers be attacked and violence skyrocket.  

“It’s time to come out of the twilight zone.  It’s time to fight back.”

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

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Law Enforcement Today, the nation’s largest police-owned media outlet, has developed a way to make your voice heard and oppose those who would seek to remove funding from those who protect and serve.

It’s called the “Re-Fund the Police” campaign.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make the “Re-fund the Police” campaign something that everyone- whether you can spare $1 or $1 million – can be a part of.

“People will donate to politicians all day long in hopes that person will get elected and possibly make a difference.

“We are asking for people to come forward and support those who make a difference and save lives every single day.”

Through your generous donations, Law Enforcement today will direct a media and advertising blitz to rally other Americans who, like you, are done with attacks on law enforcement, both physical and financial.  

Here’s what the funds go towards:

  1. We’ve assembled a “strike team” of researchers and reporters who will delve deeply into the devastating impact that defunding the police has on communities and families.  They’re going after not just the “leaders” in Congress who are pushing to defund the police… but they’re exposing everyone from the local politicians and city councils who are behind it.  They’re also tracing the money of exactly who is funding this “defund the police” movement.
  2.  We will focus on publicizing all the negative effects of defunding police while expressing support for our brothers and sisters in blue.  The advertising blitz will be a show of support for police officers all across America.
 

In addition, we will be sending a team of reporters into our communities to share positive stories of law enforcement, stories which are consistently ignored by the mainstream media.

As a thank-you for your generosity in standing strong for the blue family, we are offering access codes for Law Enforcement Today’s Wounded Officer documentary and Border Crisis documentary.  In addition, we offer additional perks such as stickers and Thin Blue Line face masks or yard signs.

Donors are also able to honor or memorialize a member of the blue family.

For those who cannot afford to contribute, we invite you to be a part of a nationwide chain of prayer warriors.  

You can join our prayer chain along with other supporters who are willing to pray for our brothers and sisters in blue.  

Is the Thin Blue Line Flag rooted in racism? A look at the history of it destroys that narrative completely.
We support those who protect and serve.

Also, when you sign up for our newsletter, we will keep you informed on how we are continuing to back the Blue, and bring you the stories the mainstream media will not touch.

Now to small businesses who are sick and tired of watching our cities burn as the “defund the police” movement spreads.

For business donors, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to make a difference in police departments across the country.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make sure small businesses could get in the fight, so we are rolling out the ‘adopt a police department’ program.”

Your business donation will be used to cover stories in the community of your choice, and expose those who are attempting to defund the police.  Those stories, if you choose, will also include a thank you to your business and a link back to your business website.  

In addition, your generous business donation will go toward advertising campaigns that highlight the negative effects of demonizing and defunding the police.

Is the Thin Blue Line Flag rooted in racism? A look at the history of it destroys that narrative completely.
We’ve got your 6.

This will give you the opportunity to show to millions of Americans that, unlike “woke” anti-police organizations, you support and appreciate law enforcement.

Reyes points out:

“Corporate America rallied around the Black Lives Matter movement, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to a campaign that brought widespread looting and destruction in our cities.  

“This is an opportunity for businesses to show America that law and order and keeping people safe still means something to them.”

Please join your voice with Law Enforcement Today in this campaign to support all those who protect and serve us.

We invite you to visit the Re-Fund the Police website for further information.

If you have questions, or you want to start your own fundraising team, feel free to email us at [email protected]

It’s time to get in the fight.

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