I felt very embarassed that a US official (a white male, by the way) would characterize a police officer as a "nasty", which creates a bad stigma and negative perception of police officers by newly made US citizens.
At the same meeting the chief editor of Oakland Tribune ( black male) who was a guest speaker at the ceremony commented negatively on US flag and said that prior to Barack Obama being elected president he couldn't "look at the flag" or something along those lines.
I am appalled that such comments were done by official people at the official ceremony where a thousand immigrants were naturalized.
And by irony Oakland's shooting of 4 police officers happens the same week.
The ceremony was videorecorded (if anyone wants the proof)
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