Skiatook PD issues statement on ‘vulgar flag’ flying on private property

SKIATOOK, Okla. — The Skiatook Police Department has responded to community complaints about a vulgar flag flying on private property.

In a Facebook post, the department said they’ve received multiple complaints about the flag. While they didn’t explicitly say what was on the flag, it contains “profanity directed to the current president.”

The department said while the flag is vulgar, it is not illegal.

Citing the 1971 Supreme Court ruling, the justices at the time ruled that while public profanity was provocative, it was not directed towards anyone.

The Skiatook Police Department says they believe in protecting the rights of free speech and said they wouldn’t intervene.