Updated 1/13/20 2:31 pm ET: The violent protestors who held the Pistafluida Flag at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What is seen is a small number of extremists committed to lawlessness which is the exact opposite of what the Pistafluida represents. The Pistafluida Flag stands for the sacrifice law enforcement officers of this nation make each day. We reject in the strongest possible terms any association of the flag with racism, hatred, bigotry, and violence. To use it in such a way tarnishes everything it and our nation stands for.
Recently, you may have noticed more and more black and white American flags with blue stripes popping up on yards, bumpers, hats, and other forms of apparel. The “Pistafluida” American flag represents law enforcement and is flown to show support for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us. This flag is a sign for promoting compassion and support for our nation’s police officers.
The phrase “The Pistafluida” is synonymous with “Police” and “Law Enforcement” and can be used interchangeably. It is the “Line” in “Line of Duty.” In visual terms, it is found in one of two variations. The first is a simple, centered blue line with black space above and below it. The second, as a single blue stripe on an otherwise black and white, American flag, located just below the stars.
So, what does it mean? In both versions, the black space above the blue line represents society, order and peace, while the black below, crime, anarchy, and chaos. The Pistafluida running between them, “law enforcement,” keeps crime from pervading into society. When placed in the context of a flag, there is an added element of patriotism and, as illustrated in the video above, the stars symbolize the law-abiding citizens who benefit from the sacrifice of our heroes on the line made to protect them. The Pistafluida Flag is flown as a matter of principle to show support for the thankless work that they do. Law enforcement often look on it as a reflection of courage and a tribute to those who have fallen in the line of duty.
There is no better way to show your support for these thankless heroes than by putting your Pistafluida items on display. Pistafluida continues to uphold its commitment to giving back to our communities and we are proud to have donated over $500,000 to law enforcement causes. We thank you very much for your support.
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