This story does not fill one with trust and respect for the judgment of our warriors in blue.
The Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Police Department placed large decals on its police vehicles that show the comic book character “The Punisher’s” skull logo emblazoned with the “Blue Lives Matter” slogan. Behold:
The city council and mayor approved the design and decals, which were funded by local taxpayers.
The Punisher is a Marvel Comics anti-hero who is a murderous vigilante. He summarily executes bad guys. From Wikipedia (which apparently they don’t get in Kentucky)…
The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character… is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime.
Exactly the image that police departments want to convey to the public!
The Punisher’s logo has become a symbol of “Blue Lives Matter,” featured on merchandise and Facebook posts supporting police officers against the “forces of evil,” as in those who view the police as enemies of minorities and justice. “American Sniper,” the 2015 film based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s life, popularized the Punisher comics, which Kyle admired. Catlettsburg Police Chief Cameron Logan thought it was just a “warrior logo,” and didn’t know it was associated with the vicious and lawless comic book character, even though the comic itself was featured in the film. He knows now, though.
“We’re getting so many calls, and they’re saying that the Punisher logo [means] we’re out to kill people, and that’s not the meaning behind that,” Logan says. “That didn’t cross my mind.”
The logo is a death’s head! What do you think a death’s head means?
Now that his police have removed the car decals, the Chief say he regrets using the image, calling it an oversight, and promises that in the future he’d do “a little more research” …before emblazoning death symbols associated with lawless killing on his vehicles.