Georgia Sergeant Fired For Flying Confederate Flag At Her House

A Roswell (GA) police sergeant who was fired from her job this month for flying the Confederate battle flag in front of her house is appealing her termination and said Tuesday she had no idea the flag was controversial.

In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, former police sergeant Silvia Cotriss said she had been flying the battle flag below the American flag in front of her Woodstock house for more than a year with no complaints from neighbors or passersby. So she was surprised the week of July 11, when detectives with the department’s internal affairs division notified her that she was being investigated for conduct unbecoming an officer on or off duty.

A passerby that saw the flag flying in front of her house filed a complaint with the department.  As soon as Cotriss was notified of the complaint, she removed the flag.

Four days later she was fired.

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  1. bobfairlane

    Bunch of worthless anti-white faggots.

  2. disqus_E0a3dFAuMI

    The Confederate Flag is NOT a racist flag, it is the flag of the Confederate army. Many men lost their lives fighting for that flag, and their beliefs, and they along with their flag, should hold a place in history, and should be honored.
    The Regressive Liberals, and the terrorist BLM group, should leave history alone. You don’t wipe out hundreds of years of National history, by outlawing historically significant symbols and events, asvif they never happened.
    These same PC politicians, who took an oath “To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, from all enemies, foreign and domestic” are now tyrsnically shredding the very same Constitution they took an oath to defend and protect.
    Obama takes it it one step further, with his racist, bigoted views of white people, and who, along with his friends, like Loretta Lynch, Marilyn Mosley, Rev. Wright, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, protect Blacks, and Radical Islamic Muslim Terrorists, against Christian and White Citizens if the United States, then work to destroy the First Amendment of the US Constitution, preventing anyone from speakers ng out against their Progressive PC agenda, while at the same time, seeking to destroy the Second Amendment, to prevent the Great Unwashed, from defending themselves from armed criminals, and politicians with armed bodyguards, as well as preventing armed Patriotic Citizens, from protecting and defending this once great country.
    It’s time to MAKE AMERICA GRRST AGAIN!

  3. Steve

    PC has really gotten out of control. What next? Tearing down the Washington Monument and Mt. Rushmore because Washington and Jefferson were slaveowners? America is getting weaker and weaker as a nation because of people being “offended”, by something.

  4. ahaz

    And police departments aren’t teeming with racists?

  5. IDRACULA

    Why is she flying flags at all …. this is a new level of … BEING OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE REAL WORLD …OR NOT!

  6. Kenneth Taylor

    If you’re brave enough to fly that treasonous, divisive, flag, then be brave enough to accept the consequences.

    • Steve

      The Stars and Strips was also flown during the times of slavery in America. Do you fly that flag?

  7. embengyak

    if she can’t understand (snicker) she does not have the brain s to be a cop!

    • Growupfolks

      Hey, embengyak – a lot of people object to the gay flag – do you think she would’ve been fired for flying that?

      • embengyak

        if you compare the gay flag as a symbol, you you don’t understand that the stars & bars is about
        slavery, that is the reason people were killed & that flag honors that system, & is used today
        often by pugnacious bigots & people of low education. i lived in the place with more of your
        kind of thinking than any where else in the country, i moved 3,200 miles, i hope that answers
        your question with out snark – old man mike

  8. Misfits69

    Whole lot of Kool-Ade drinking yankee liberals posting.

  9. AppeaseThis

    Although I comdem her for flying that treasonous flag, I think she’ll get her job back. The police unions are very good at appeal, and she did remove the flag. This is one of those cases the aclu would probably take too….freedom of speech issues. However, her saying that she didn’t know the loser confederate was offensive is laughable.

    • Growupfolks

      TREASONOUS ????????????? Obviously, to your way of thinking, the American Revolutionists were treasonous. You’re not the sharpest knife in the drawer, are you?

      • AppeaseThis

        Yes. Treasonous. They were part of the union and then fought against the United States of America.

      • AppeaseThis

        In fact, since the colonists (residing in a British colony) were technically British citizens, they were committing treason against the UK. In this case, their treasonous actions were for good reasons, and the outcome created the our great country. Nevertheless, when you take up arms against your government, that is treason.

  10. ian807

    As repulsed by the imagery of the confederate flag.as I am, I maintain that she still has the right to fly it. Free speech is free speech.

  11. Steve

    Glad the racist was fired.

    • Tommy Williams

      Typical sissy liberal response…

  12. Kiran Buenafe

    What’s next? Are they going to ban cotton because it’s a sign of slavery and racism? Ban ships because they brought blacks here as slaves? Ban blacks because they were sold to the US by other blacks? Strike out half a century of American history because it’s not culturally sensitive? Ban Slavic countries because the word “slave” has its origins rooted there? This is absolutely ridiculous and petty. I hope that police department gets the shit sued out of them along with every other form of local government that approved this decision.

  13. NYCTim Sucks dicks

    Her Chief is a scumbag little bitch

  14. Robert A Sheridan

    Did they skip the class on the First Amendment in Roswell ??

    • Steve

      Did you skip the class on how the First Amendment doesn’t guarantee you a job in the public service when you wave a TRAITOROUS racist flag from your home? You dummy?

      • Manassas Reader

        Steve. WHy don’t you leave and let the adults talk.

        • Mister Mxyzptlk

          OK Steve, now that we’ve tossed out the child Manassas Reader out, lets enjoy some adult discussion on the topic that actually make sense.

      • Misfits69

        Why don’t you just kiss my Southern ass. Go back to your Kool-Ade

  15. Sue Rawson

    absolutely ridiculous… stop being pressured by those who think they can change the past!

  16. lifesaver1

    Unless she lives under a rock how could she ever say she didn’t know the flag had no controversy?

    • Turn Hearts

      Why should she even have to discuss the matter at all? If it is on her private property then she has a right to fly any flag she wants. This is not suppose to be the land of big brother/1984 but the home of the free..

      • AppeaseThis

        She took down the flag. That’s a good thing. But I don’t mind if people fly the confederate flag. It shows me who the racist losers are, and gives me fair warning to stay away from them.

        • Turn Hearts

          That’s the same mindset used to praise the naming of streets after MLK, they know it is a street to avoid…who’s the real racist…

          • AppeaseThis

            The stupid, it burns!

          • Turn Hearts

            No, it is a war: Nationalism vs Globalism. Each side hates the other…

          • AppeaseThis

            No. We were discussing the confederate flag. Then you equated streets named after MLK with the same racism as represented by the confederate flag.

            If there is a “war” it’s the sane people voting for Hillary against insane, racist, fact-free, dellusional people supporting Trump.

            I’m happy to see donald trump destroying the Republican party for the next few generations. It had to happen sooner or later.

          • Turn Hearts

            Wrong, globalist. The Confederate Flag is actually more American than the US Flag. Your secular religion of race-baiting anti-white racist finger pointing indicates that you are stuck in the 1960’s. This woman does not have to bow down to PC and give away her rights protected by the 1st Amendment. Take your South bashing prejudices elsewhere…

          • AppeaseThis

            I’ll exercise my freedom of speech right here and anywhere I want. You are free to keep on writing all you want. In fact, i encourage it! Ms. Einstein, the article we are commenting on is about a cop who was fired for flying the confederate flag, which is the flag of losers fighting to keep slavery because they were too inept, lazy, or stupid to do the work themselves. Since the American flag is the American flag, it is by definition more “American” than the confederate flag, a piece of cloth not fit to wipe my posterior.

            I’m not bashing the south. I am recounting history. Did the south take up arms against the United States? Yes they did. Did they lose? Why, yes they did. Those are what you call facts.

            I live (rather happily and successfully) right here in America in the year 2016. You seem to be stuck in 1940, strangley on the side of Adolf and his pals or in 1862 fighting for the south.

          • Steve

            Grow up and stop being offended. We don’t care about your 2016 hurt feelings.

          • AppeaseThis

            My feelings aren’t hurt. I’m just being inspired to donate more money to Clinton’s campaign. I pledged 1 cent for every idiotic, fact free post from Trumpettes. I’m already up to $150.07 just from today. Congratulations! Your commentary has raised a few more cents for Hillary. I’m calling my effort “cents for nonsense”. Care to contribute some more?

          • Turn Hearts

            Well, it looks like I will have got to “educate” you South bashing liberal globalist.

            LESSON 1
            The name “America” was named after an Italian explorer who like Columbus was a slaver. So, the Confederate States of (A Slaver) were much more American than the United States of (A Slaver). And the Confederate Battle Flag, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd National Confederate Flags are all more American than the US Flag of (A Slaver).

            You now get to go out for recess. I don’t want to overload your brain on the 1st lesson…

          • AppeaseThis

            Oh dear. Logic isn’t your strong suit. Your contention that the confederate flag is more American than the American flag because it was named after a slaving explorer is your opinion. The American flag is more American by virtue of the FACT that it is the official flag of our nation. We don’t pledge allegiance to the confederate flag, we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. You can’t get more American than the official flag of these United States. Perhaps your class should have started with the pledge.

            “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

            The Confederate Battle Flag, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd National Confederate Flags were all flags of slave holders. and supporters of slavery: miseable loser traitors fighting against the United States of America and killing American citizens. You simply can not get more unamerican than that. Therefore, any flag that represents the states that succeeded from the union and fought against this country, is, by definition and logic, the most unamerican flags that ever existed because it was made by people for the express purpose of letting their friends and foes, alike, know that they were NOT americans.

            It is preposterous to say that the American name was un american because it was named after an Italian slave holding Explorer. Our forefathers (and mothers) named our country America. In other words, we took that name and made it our own.

            22 AMERICAN state names derive from European languages: seven come from Latin (mostly from Latinate forms of English personal names, one coming from Welsh), five come from English, five come from Spanish (and one more from an Indigenous language by way of Spanish), and four come from French (one of these by way of English). Would you say these state names were not American because of their foreign etymologies? I don’t think you would.

            One more lesson for the teacher. America was founded by foreigners and populated by foreigners. The foreign names they brought with them can be found all around you. Think about that next time you’re sitting on the toilette in Louisiana, named after Louis XIV, King of France or when you’re in New Mexico or California, etc.

          • Turn Hearts

            Well, you get an “F” for todays work. 41 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were slave owners and only 15 were not. You can’t twist the facts around and deny that slavery is NOT a part of this nation. The Confederate Flags are more American than the US Flag of (A Slaver) because not only did they maintain the institution of slavery but the North betrayed the Constitution when it attacked and invaded the South — the North was the actual traitor and committed the treason. It was Lincoln’s war and he called for 75,000 to subjugate the South and by tyranny he tried to force the states to remain in the union when he knew that both secession and slavery were NOT prohibited in the Constitution and more importantly both secession and slavery are NOT prohibited in the Bible.

            “If you bring these [Confederate] leaders to trial it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution secession is not rebellion. Lincoln wanted Davis to escape, and he was right. His capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one.”
            — Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, July 1867 (Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 3, p. 765)

          • AppeaseThis

            Oh. So you don’t pledge allegiance to the american flag? Are you a commie?

            “both secession and slavery were NOT prohibited in the Constitution and more importantly both secession and slavery are NOT prohibited in the Bible.”

            Succession may not be prohibited, but people who were once citizens whotake up arms againt the USA are, by definition, treasonous traitors.

            Now you’re saying slavery was just dandy because it wasn’t prohibited in the original constitution and it’s not prohibited in the bible.

            1st, the bible has nothing to do with the US Constitution idiot. 2nd we amended the constitution to prohibit slavery after we beat the South. You lost. Get over it.

            Gosh you racists are dumb.

          • Turn Hearts

            So your anti-South-bashing race-baiting finger-pointing religion is allowed but you exclude the Bible. Do you realize God not only allowed slavery in the past but when Christ returns in the future, regathered Israel will take and possess male and female servants once again (Isaiah 14:1-3, esp verse 2)? Can’t wait to see the sick, depressed look on all your South bashing faces when that day comes.
            The South was right!

          • AppeaseThis

            OK. The bible is fiction. You might as well run your life by following the ideas of Dr. Suess. At least he existed and we know he wrote Green Eggs and Ham.

            The bible says people who wear fabrics made up two materials or planted more than one type of seed in their garden are sinners, and many other crazy things.

            Leviticus 19:19
            Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.”

            Get ready to marry your sister in law.
            Dueteronomy 25:5
            If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

            Into rape? The bible is for you ! it’s ok to rape as long as you then pay the father and marry your rape victim.
            Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)
            If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

            But if you rape a girl in the city, she should be killed and so should you:
            Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)
            If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

            The south was not right because slavery was in the bible, they were dellusional people using a nonsensical ancient work of fiction that approved of rape, slavery, incest, murdering foreigners, plural marraige, treats women like property, and ransaking your enemies, just to name a few.

            The south was pathetic, amoral, and evil. Slave holders raping their slaves (women and children), tearing families apart, castration of slaves, making them fight each other to death, made them sleep in their own excrement. Nice religion you got there.

          • Turn Hearts

            Your trite attacks on the Bible does not alter the fact that God does allow one to possess servants and will allow it in the future:

            Isaiah 14:1-3
            (1) For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
            (2) And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
            (3) And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

            And in two of the Ten Commandments written with the very finger of God on two tables of stone, God Himself acknowledges that men can possess male and female servants.

            And the New Testament has scriptures that tell Christian masters and servants on how to conduct themselves:

            Ephesians 6:5-9
            (5) Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
            (6) Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
            (7) With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
            (8) Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
            (9) And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

            Colossians 3:22
            (22) Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

            1 Timothy 6:1-2
            (1) Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
            (2) And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

            Titus 2:9-10
            (9) Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
            (10) Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

            1 Peter 2:18
            (18) Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

            You charges of mistreatment in the context of slavery could also be used against the institution of marriage. No one is advocating doing away with marriage.

            The South was right. It is you, the radical John Brown abolitionists, who have taken upon yourselves to do away with the Bible and make a secular feel good religion of your own which condemns the South, allows the murder of unborn children and promotes abominable sexual misconduct. Your day of reckoning is coming…

          • AppeaseThis

            Get bent. Your holier than though posture reveals you as a know nothing religious zealot. Slavery is wrong. And if your imaginary cloud being demands it, he is wrong. It’s against the law in America and will always be. If you want to live in a country run by an ancient religion, I suggest moving to Iran, Saudi Arabia, or Vatican city.

            The fact that you are arguing FOR slavery shows how backwards and immoral you are. I’d the invisible cloud being deels that you should be a slave, I would buy you and then set you free. Because this is America, land of the free.

            Michael 1:1
            People fooled by the bible shall be damned to a life of ignorance and false piety. And, lo, if this is untrue the omnipotent cloud being will delete this comment.

            If you just read that last part, your God is not omnipotent and all powerful, and does not exist.

          • Turn Hearts

            Slink away demon…

          • AppeaseThis

            Im not going anywhere simpleton.

          • Turn Hearts

            Oh, yes you are atheist.

          • embengyak

            thank you for saying; what i was unable, i have a different kind of education that is not much use for me to express myself well.
            you spoken for me thank you again – old man mike

  17. Turn Hearts

    She should not be fired or even apologize for something in her own yard. It is not illegal to fly any flag on private property. The Left always claimed that they only objected to the Confederate Flag on public property and I always thought they were lying and were eventually going to go after the Confederate flag on private property and here they are. I hope some big powerful law abiding citizens and officials come to this woman’s rescue and defends her and her Constitutional rights for once…

  18. Manassas Reader

    Hope she sues and wins big time.

    • Steve

      Sorry racist, she won’t win.

      • Manassas Reader

        Why am I a racist? Please tell me. I don’t own a Confederate flag and never will. But I see no issue with this person flying one on her own property. Have we gone so politically correct that we can’t handle this?

        • AppeaseThis

          I also think she has a rght to fly that flag representing racist losers. But as an law officer, she must be willing to face the justified outrage from department that she serves for making them look bad.

          Just curious. Would you be ok if she was displaying an Isis flag or the flag that Hitler’s Germany flew during wwII?

  19. Tommy Williams

    bet if she were flying a ISIS flag, the media and the democrats would have asked her to speak at the demorat convention…good grief..

    • Guinnessmonkey

      Well, you’re an idiot. The Democrats are pro-ISIS now? That explains why we’ve been bombing the hell out of them and have helped kick them out of half of their territory. The Democrats didn’t have ISIS speak at thier convention; they had a USMC 4-star who came out of retirement to lead the fight against ISIS speak at their convention.

      • Tommy Williams

        I agree that Bush put us in Iraq, your post is so idiotic, it shows just one more brain damaged democrat. You’ve been bombing the hell out of ISIS, and killing innocent women and children with drones, and you call me the idiot..You need to seek out mental help…It’s out there if you look for it…Your Medicaid would probably pay for it with my enormous Taxes that I pay every quarter..Get off your welfare ass and start earning your keep…Liberals are lazy parasites by default… good grief.

        • Guinnessmonkey

          Wait… So first you say the Dems are pro-ISIS, now you’re criticizing them for bombing ISIS too much? And I’m crazy for just reporting what happened at the DNC convention? You’re particularly charming in assuming that I’m on welfare just because I reported actual facts about foreign policy. I’m betting I pay more in taxes than you do; I mean, I actually got an education and I don’t get all my news from Breitbart.

        • AppeaseThis

          Tommy Boy, you, sir, are a moron. I’m a Proud liberal who’s worked steadily since age 13, put myself through college, and over 15 years, I have worked my way up to an executive position for a fortune 500 company. Half the people I work with are democrats, and the rest are republicans. Your lies about democrats being lazy and on welfare are evidence of your fact-free, hate-filled, insipid mind. I feel sorry for you and your apparent weak-minded, hateful nature, and the fact that you take pride in your ignorance. It kind of honks me off that my tax dollars went to supposedly educate you, but even special people deserve access to education. Too bad there is not a stupid tax. We could pay off the national debt with the revenue from you and your intellectual equals.

          • ibacommoner

            You are a Democrat drone, a Soros troll. You are to stupid to keep your nose down in the rain. You can not do long division, and has no creases in your cerebrum

          • AppeaseThis

            You may get your talking points and ideas from talking heads, and marching orders from the Na– er Republican party. I do not. I’m actually intelligent enough to form my own opinions and do my own research. I know this is unfathomable to you because you haven’t had an original thought since your “it can’t be incest if we’re in international waters” moment of clarity back in ’96.

      • ibacommoner

        The Democrats armed and funded isis. You are an ignorant democrat, who can not do long division.

    • ExpertWitness

      BUSH AND CHENEY created ISIS, you complete fucking moron. Have fun voting for an Oompa-Loompa while the GOP goes down in flames.

      • Terry

        Obama helped to create ISIS when he pulled all the troops out of Iraq when they weren’t strong enough to protect them selves. What did he say our job there is done and they are the JV team.

        • JusAin

          Obama had 3 options:
          1. Pull troops out of Iraq.
          2. Leave troops in Iraq and subject to Iraqi law.
          3. Leave troops in Iraq, and insist that they won’t be subject to Iraqi law, thereby undermining the new Iraqi government’s authority and democracy.
          The pull-out was the fault of the new Iraqi government, not the Obama administration.

        • Mister Mxyzptlk

          Terry………George Bush during 2008 negotiated the treaty that required the new President to pull the troops out of Iraq. You display a complete lack of facts.

      • Brian Anderson

        ExpertWitness; Obama is completely and almost singularly responsible for the creation of ISIS from the USA side of the world. His actions to leave Iraq without a competent self defense army was the key factor in the creation of ISIS in Iraq. Bush and Cheney did put the US military in Iraq, that is true. BUT how the US military was downsized and finally withdrawn is a burden that the Obama administration is SOLELY responsible for.

  20. Count_Iblis

    Gutless police department

    • Growupfolks

      And gutless city attorney if he/she allowed this to proceed

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