Homeowner’s association tells woman to take down her “Blue Lives Matter” flag because some special snowflake thought it denigrated the BLM assholes.
They DO have a clause saying anything other than an American flag or military themed flag is prohibited.
Except lots of residents have other types of flags.
I suspect the HOA is going to take this one in the shorts.
Gaddie told Action News Jax it’s flown to honor him — and many other family members — who are law enforcement.
The homeowner is asking the St. Johns County neighborhood not be identified for fear of backlash.
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“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,” Gaddie said.
Recently, his daughter received a letter asking her to remove the flag, saying it doesn’t fit the rules and regulations of the homeowners association.
“She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-black lives matter.”
She was asked to submit a form for permission to fly to flag — so she sent in the request.
The request was denied.
To learn more about the neighborhood’s rules, we called First Coast Association Management, the company who enforces the regulations.
The company said only American and military-themed flags are allowed to fly in the neighborhood, but other flags are being displayed in the neighborhood.
Portions of the neighborhood code say no flags will be displayed without approval.
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Gaddie wants neighbors to know the flag is nothing but a show of support.
“We’ve got black officers, we’ve got Asian officers, we’re got every race,” Gaddie said. “I mean for them to say it’s racist, blue is not a race, it’s the furthest thing from it.”
The family is planning to appeal the decision at next month’s homeowners association meeting.