Family flies Mexican Flag in Ontario (California), woman objects

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  1. SouthernListen

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    Woman Irate That Ontario Family Is Flying Mexican Flag In Their Front Yard
    September 25, 2014 5:37 PM
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    ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — A controversy involving the Mexican flag has one family in Ontario wondering why one woman made it her business, while the people she did business with, in turn, asked her to leave.

    Tressy Capps, a local political activist in the Inland Empire, was irked by seeing the Mexican flag flying in a front yard and confronted the homeowner on a video she shot on a smartphone and posted to YouTube.

    “Hi. Is that a Mexican flag in your front yard?” Capps is heard asking the homeowner, who is behind a window.

    “You know we live in America right? This is the United States. So, why are you flying a Mexican flag in your front yard?” she is heard asking the woman.

    KCAL9’s Tom Wait spoke to Capps and the homeowner she confronted. The woman behind the window doesn’t speak English and didn’t understand the questions Capps asked.

    Capps confronts her on video a third time.

    “This is America. Maybe you can move to Mexico if you want to fly your Mexican flag. Does that make sense?” Capps says.

    Wait spoke to the homeowner’s husband, Sigifredo Banuelos, who didn’t understand why Capps was making their flag her concern.

    “I don’t think it’s offensive because this flag doesn’t do anything,” he said.

    Banuelos says he and his family never meant to offend anyone. They were just celebrating their Mexican heritage. He says the family keeps both a U.S. and Mexican flag flying.

    “We decide. We have one American and one Mexican,” he said.

    Capps said she was offended by the Mexican flag.

    “I was offended. I was pretty upset. But I couldn’t understand her,” Capps said.

    Capps says she’s received threats since the video was posted and went viral. Capps insists she’s not a racist, just a patriot.

    “I don’t understand what all the hatred is about. Why everyone is labeling me these names. Racist? I don’t understand why everyone is so angry.”

    Capps says the fallout from the video caused her to lose her independent contact position with a real estate company.

    As for the city, they say the flag is not in violation of any city, state or federal ordinances.
     
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    They did a bit of editing there. She wasn't offended that they were flying the Mexican flag, she was offended that they were flying a Mexican flag without an American flag. She has since been fired from her job.
     
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    so glad we have every real problem take care of so that we can worry about this ..

    that capps sounds like ... well

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    That would piss me off, too. I live in Howard BEach, NY....freaking guido-ville USA. For the most part, the Italian flags flying here have an American flag above it. But seeing the Italian flag on the bumpers of the cars over here irks me to no end.

    Yeah, I'm a biotch like that
     
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    the women has it backwards. since this IS america, anyone can have any country flag they want in their own yard
     
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    what other things irk you?
    I'll hang up and listen
     
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    I am offended by my neighbors UGA flag. We fly Ga Tech flags in this neighborhood!!

    Please.

    If people want to segregate themselves it's their business. Just move on.
     
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    “I don’t think it’s offensive because this flag doesn’t do anything,” he said.
    Pretty much this.
     
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    This is the correct answer. Fly any nation's flag you like, just hang it below the American flag.

    In this way you can display pride in your heritage while still being respectful of your adopted country.
     
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    She had every right to be offended. The flag of Ontario, due to new immigration policies,
    has been changed to the Pakistan flag.
     
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    I don't understand the pride in their dogshit Mexican heritage that left them in poverty unable to feed their own family. If it is so great, why are you here? If my country was that shitty that I had to pack up my bags and move to a different one, I sure as fuck wouldn't be flying that flag in my new country. Ignorant fucks.
     
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    Mexican flag doesn't bother me An ISIS one would.
     
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    Kind of like Mexicans.
     
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    Obviously doesn't know California's history very well.
     
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    I would be happy if all they did was fly a flag. The ones around here like to raise chickens and roosters in their backyard.
     
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    Then you should have no problem signing the deed of your home over to an American Indian. Or were you just posturing?
     
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    She looks Mexican.
     
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    I know the history.



    I just don't wish to see it repeated.
     
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