A New York City police officer’s car has prompted cries of racism.
When the unidentified officer drove to work in a replica of “The General Lee” from the 1980s hit CBS show “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a resident called the local CBS affiliate to complain.
The problem? The car’s roof is adorned with a Confederate flag.
“It’s a symbol of racism, really, if you think about it,” one man told CBS2 New York.
A police source told the station that the officer who owns the car is a “big-time ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ fan” who has only driven it to work a couple times.
Some argue that the 1969 Dodge Charger is inappropriate for a police officer to drive.
“I would feel uncomfortable driving that,” New Yorker Michael Wynn told the station. “If I was a cop, I would feel very uncomfortable.”
“It doesn’t bother me either way, it really doesn’t,” a black woman told CBS2.
A civil rights lawyer said the cop’s personal car is protected by free speech provisions.
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“Government must remain neutral to any viewpoint or idea, and allow the expression of ideas, even if the vast majority of the community considers the idea dangerous, offensive, wrong and evil,” attorney Nadine Strossen said.
Still, a spokesman for the New York City Police Department said the officer has been instructed not to drive the car to work anymore.
“Due to the fact that its presence at the NYPD facility may be considered offensive and/or inappropriate, the registered owner is being instructed that the car should not be parked on NYPD property,” the unnamed spokesman said.
So much for free speech.
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