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Wait Until You See What Happens When a Miami Assistant Police Chief Refuses to Salute the American Flag

Assistant Police Chief Anita Najiy was reprimanded by Fraternal Order of Police President Sgt. Javier Ortiz for what Ortiz called a lack of respect for the United States by not placing her hand over her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at at Miami Police College ceremony in April.

Pledge of Allegiance

Ortiz criticized Najiy’s actions as a political and religious statement including rumors she was a muslim. He implied that she was letting her reputed religion prejudice her behavior during times she was “supposed to be neutral.”

“If you’re not pledging allegiance to the United States, my question is what country are you pledging allegiance to?” Ortiz said. “Anyone who isn’t offended by that is not American, because when you become a U.S. citizen, you pledge allegiance to the U.S.”

As you will witness in the video below, Najiy is standing at attention during the Pledge of Allegiance with her arms at her sides and circulated the video, titled “Anita Najiy disrespects the U.S. Flag. No respect for America,” on social media on April 17. Ortiz filmed the event.

On April 20, he wrote a letter to Chief Rodolfo Llanes, asking that Najiy be disciplined and removed as commander of the department’s Honor Guard.

The department’s police code does allow for reprimand if an officer fails to salute the flag, but makes no statement regarding an officer not covering his or her heart. In addition, part of the code of conduct for U.S. military personnel, which supersedes the police’s code, states, “when in uniform, indoors, stand at attention, remain silent, and face the flag.”

The Miami Police Department agreed with this interpretation and stated that Najiy had followed proper protocol during the ceremony. There is a big difference between being technically correct and proper actions. She showed utter disrespect for the flag and the country it represents and its totally unacceptable. How can you serve and protect if you don’t respect the red, white and blue.

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Comments

30 Comments

  1. Sally says:

    The BITCH should be FIRED!! She is supposed to represent us the Legal, Americans, who pay her salary! You know that she is obviously a Muslim and a TRAITOR to America! A Muslim CANNOT be a good American!! Islam is a satanic cult of Rape, Torture, and Perversion!! Why do you think that the Muslims approve of her being in the position she is in? The answer is INFILTRATION….that is what phase we are in….look it up!

    1. Michael says:

      Sally how much SSI disability do you collect? You are a drain on America.

  2. Brian says:

    The majority of comments I read here infuriate me. If you don’t pledge your aliegence to this nation under God, then you should kindly leave it and go back to where ever it is you DO want to pledge your alegence. If you don’t, and I see you doing this I will call you on it. I swore an oath to protect and defend this nation from ALL threats, both foreign and domestic. If you can’t find it in your heart to love this country, not the present government running it, then find it in your feet to leave!

  3. Steve says:

    I swear most people are stupid I would not plege myself to a flag that looks like an American flag American flags do not have a gold fringe on them no nation on earth reconises that flag as authority why do you ? I am an American born in a free land that’s a flag of slavery the day our courts start flying an American flag I will start having an ounce of respect for them I wont salute an admiralty flag either good for her seems to me the cops got rid of the mafia so they could be come one got a ticket last night from the rudest pig ever they cant even clean up there own back yard butt think they know whats good for us I don’t think so or mayby its just me ?

  4. Vincent says:

    Just a little piece of information for this “journalist”…you do not pledge allegiance to the United States, you pledge allegiance to the United States of America. United States means the government, United States of America means the country.

  5. Norm says:

    Actually, as a 21-year Navy vet, I don’t see anything disrespectful in her actions. She was in uniform, so standing at attention was the proper action. If the colors were paraded in front of her, a hand salute would have been appropriate. Placing your hand over your heart is only appropriate for civilians or officials who are not in uniform.

    Looks most of the naysayers on this controversy have no real idea about ceremonial protocol.

  6. Yuki says:

    I was born in American and I would pledge myself to the flag ether. Because to me its just a piece of cloth… But if I was in the military or a cop I would have to…Because I do have respect for people who this effects. And I do have respect for the people putting there life on the line to save people. I just never did have much thought in this sorta thing…

    1. Patriot1941 says:

      Yuki? our YUkky? Anyway being half of an American is just as bad as the turd cop…

    2. Tommy says:

      Yuki just a piece of cloth you need to read up on the the meaning of the flag of the UNITED STATES then you will know that it’s not just a rag!!!

  7. Clint says:

    Why does she still have a job? Fire her ass immediately! !!

  8. El Jamal says:

    affirmative action at work again.

  9. Debbie says:

    is she one of our new citizens that come to American to change it within.

  10. Carla says:

    Unbelievable…….. She needs to be fired for her disrespect for the country she is supposed to serve.

  11. Brian says:

    The “military” code, if it does indeed supersede the “police code” was not followed here.

    The military code CLEARLY says “When in uniform” meaning when in MILITARY uniform, not police attire which is considered CIVILIAN ATTIRE. Would she stand like that if she was in a maintenance uniform or a uniform from McDonald’s?

    Also, why would the officers below her place their hands over their hearts if she felt it was not necessary for her?

    She cannot even follow a simple written rule and is a color guard leader?

  12. Jeneane says:

    Very Disrespectful To This Great Nation We Call America! She Must Get That From Her President and First Lady! Fire Her! Serve & Protect My Ass! She Should Know Better If She’s A Citizen! Glad I Don’t Live In Miami!!

  13. Rosalie says:

    Fire her and Obama for the same thing. This is America, not Kenya, not the Muslim countries, as much as they would like it to be.

  14. Victor says:

    She should be relieved of Duty and held accountable for Her Action’s, You either Love and Respect Your Country, or You don’t, in which Case, You are wrong in Your Position of Authority.

  15. David says:

    Was this a one time event or is this her usual practice? How did she react when it was brought to her attention? If she truly disrespects the USA it would have shown up in other actions.
    Do you remember the olimpic USA runner that failed to remove his hat during the Anthem. When he became aware of it, he was horrified.
    My kneejerk reaction is to demote her if it was intentional.

  16. Brenda says:

    Should never have hired her and I’d damn sure fire her!

  17. Mark says:

    Was she wearing a side arm? If she was then she should place her hand over her heart. That is in the conduct for military conduct. if not under arms the she should not have her cover on. Is she a us citizen? This is not a statement of religion this is the salute to the country. So she should be reprimanded and removed from a position of authoutiy.

  18. Thomas says:

    Jeff I agree.its way over due the gov takes the training wheels off..she should be fired.im so angry

    1. Steve says:

      Remember, people had to jump O’s butt because he wouldn’t wear a flag pin. O set an example. So now he reluctantly wears the flag pin. Make the behavior you want a requirement of the job and fire anyone who doesn’t measure up.

  19. Jeff says:

    This is the end result of Affirmative Action, lowering the standard of excellence into a nation of apathetic ner do wells. Equal at the starting line, success based on effort determines your place at the finish line.

  20. Chuck says:

    and don’t call me radical over my two comments ,but call me an american who respects and loves his country ~!

  21. Chuck says:

    why do we have all this trash going on here years back unheard of ,these people would have never done these acts then,why now,is it our gov.that allows this to go on,the peple who died for that flag ,and you want to live here,be a so called citizen,but you do not love or respect this country and our service people who protected and died for this flag,yea ship the trash to the country they want to respect NOW ~!

  22. Chuck says:

    another piece of work she is,pack her up and the rest of these so called citizens ,who do not follow and respect this countries ways,ship them out of here ~!

  23. SniperzRule1 says:

    This is what happens when you put people in positions they are not qualified for based strictly on their race\color\ethnicity\religion(BHO) and the Civil Rights Act…PERIOD!!

  24. Tammy says:

    As long as she pledges allegiance to the earth I’m satisfied <3

    1. Brian says:

      Then by all means, please find somewhere else on “earth” to breathe…

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