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Homeowners association tells Florida man to take down Blue Lives Matter flag
WFLA8 Tampa ^ | 6=25/20

Posted on 06/28/2020 3:30:11 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

As a Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy, Sean Kennedy spent 25-years following the law and enforcing it. Now he’s found himself in a position where he feels he must break the law. More specifically, a by-law for his community association.

Kennedy lives with his wife and children in the Foxwood subdivision in New Port Richey. It’s a deed-restricted community where lawns are neatly mowed and cars are parked in garages.

Over Kennedy’s garage flies a blue lives matter flag, the homeowners association recently told him he had to take it down.

Kennedy lives with his wife and children in the Foxwood subdivision in New Port Richey. It’s a deed-restricted community where lawns are neatly mowed and cars are parked in garages.

Over Kennedy’s garage flies a blue lives matter flag, the homeowners association recently told him he had to take it down.

The flag looks just like an American flag with the exception of black stripes and a blue stripe for law enforcement and a red stripe for firefighters.

“People don’t really understand that flag. It’s nothing to do with police,” said Kennedy. “It’s police that have been killed. The meaning of the flag is to support police that have been killed. Not police that are active right now working. “

Neighbor James Adams doesn’t understand why the association is all of a sudden asking Kennedy to remove the flag.

“I understand that there are certain guidelines and bylaws that we have to follow,” said Adams. “But that’s a little much.”

Kennedy believes he understands the timing. A member of the association told him someone complained. “I think it’s self-explanatory what’s going on in the world.,” said Kennedy. “The hatred of the police because of one horrible action by a guy in Minnesota just tarnishing everybody.”

Kennedy says a number of neighbors have weighed in and support his right to fly the flag. He says he has no intention of removing it.

“I’m not taking it down. It’s something I’ve worked for for 25 years and I believe in, so, and it’s definitely not racist, it’s definitely not hatred,” said Kennedy. “It’s a tribute to law enforcement officers and firefighters who died.”

8 On Your Side called and e-mailed the management association that sent the letter and are awaiting a response.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bluelivesmatter; florida; hoa; how; jamesadams; newportrichey; pascocounty; police; seankennedy
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Video at link. Rhetorical question of the year, if it were a rainbow or anQUEEFa flag would the HOA give him any grief over it? And to say all cops are Derek Chauvin makes as much sense as saying all Blacks are thugs. Maybe it's time to doxx some HOA board members?
1 posted on 06/28/2020 3:30:11 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

I would tell them molon labe. But then I’m just a cranky old curmudgeon.


2 posted on 06/28/2020 3:32:46 PM PDT by Spok
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That's the test.Substitute a Dykes & Fairies flag...or a Rioters Lives Matter flag...and see what happens.
3 posted on 06/28/2020 3:34:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: Impala64ssa

>>>“People don’t really understand that flag. It’s nothing to do with police,” said Kennedy. “It’s police that have been killed. The meaning of the flag is to support police that have been killed. Not police that are active right now working.“<<<

What a whiny bitch this guy is. Man up buddy. He Supports Dead Police but not Live Police? WTH is that about?

With friends like this guy, who needs enemies?


4 posted on 06/28/2020 3:34:57 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Most HOA’s fold like a cheap suit when threatened with legal action. Hire an attorney and send them a nice note. Let them know you’ll be filing a suit against not only the HOA, but each member of the Board as well. See how fast the ‘Karens’ backtrack.


5 posted on 06/28/2020 3:35:08 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: Impala64ssa

Why buy a house with an HOA?
The Karen’s that live there literally have nothing better than to bitch about someone not conforming to the rules.
Rules that they ALL are aware of.


6 posted on 06/28/2020 3:35:10 PM PDT by Brasky (You miss every shot you never take.)
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To: Impala64ssa

For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would buy a house that comes with a homeowners association. I’d live 50 miles from where I work before I’d ever do that.


7 posted on 06/28/2020 3:35:47 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name

I rather live under an Interstate.


8 posted on 06/28/2020 3:37:48 PM PDT by sport
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To: GreyHoundSailor

That depends on the state and local laws around the HOA. Ones in Florida and CA are particularly powerful.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/veteran-says-hes-forced-to-sell-home-after-hoa-fines-him-for-hanging-us-flag-in-flower-pot

HOAs need to be banned.


9 posted on 06/28/2020 3:38:19 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Never, ever buy a house subject to a homeowners association, EVER.


10 posted on 06/28/2020 3:39:22 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Impala64ssa

when people are either crowded together (like rats) in cramped multi-tenant buildings or in such “managed” tract developments, they almost always are subject to the dictates of an “homeowners association” -— sort of like a Communist Cuba Block Cell Enforcement Bureau.

of course, in most such places some sort of manager is needed to collect contributions towards common maintenance and repairs of common facilities plus insurance on same, etc.

A solution for many people is simply avoid moving into places with HOA’s

in reality some are managed quite well and some are managed quite poorly or in a dictatorial/fascist manner.

either way, its yet another level of “government” or dictats against the individual, and it must be noted an extremely close-by authoritarian office, too

we had a good friend who was served with foreclosure documents on his condo over a $25 fine that the HOA claimed was overdue them

again, when there are many common facilities and some other times too, some sort of association can be needed. I realize this and that some are well managed. But if the wrong sort of folks get in charge of an HOA, they can make your life very difficult, just saying


11 posted on 06/28/2020 3:42:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: Impala64ssa

I refuse to ever live in a place that has a homeowners association


12 posted on 06/28/2020 3:43:33 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Impala64ssa
 
 
 
Violation...Violation...Violation
 
 

13 posted on 06/28/2020 3:43:45 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

It’s all about maintaining your property values. I am one of three on a board for our subdivision and we must approve home building plans, maintaining division covenants etc.

We are in a battle right now with some imbecile who wants to put up a pole barn on his lot LOL. Average home here is close to a million so we have to protect our investment.

Nothing in the covenants against flying a flag though with the exception of displaying anything obscene.


14 posted on 06/28/2020 3:44:18 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Fungi

If you buy a house or condo subject to a HOA then you abide by the policies or move out.


15 posted on 06/28/2020 3:45:24 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, the HOA flag rule works both ways. Ours allows only US, state and POW flags. I’m pretty good with that. Sorry, but I’m pretty sure he was aware of the rule when he bought in.


16 posted on 06/28/2020 3:45:33 PM PDT by antidisestablishment
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To: Impala64ssa

HOAs are communism.


17 posted on 06/28/2020 3:45:38 PM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: Impala64ssa

If you don’t want to be subject to this kind of BS, don’t live in a place subject to HOA. It’s not that hard, HOAs are completely voluntary associations.


18 posted on 06/28/2020 3:45:58 PM PDT by thoughtomator (here comes the switch to Hillary)
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To: Brasky

“Why buy a house with an HOA?
The Karen’s that live there literally have nothing better than to bitch about someone not conforming to the rules.
Rules that they ALL are aware of.”

Get lost!


19 posted on 06/28/2020 3:46:03 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Spktyr

HOA’s don’t need to be banned, they need to be eschewed. Nobody can force you to buy in.


20 posted on 06/28/2020 3:46:54 PM PDT by thoughtomator (here comes the switch to Hillary)
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