To: William J. Bratton, Police Commissioner

don't solve the white flag mystery

We the signatories urge New York City Police Department Commissioner William J. Bratton to abandon all investigation of the bleached American flags that appeared on the spans of the Brooklyn Bridge July 22, 2014. The inspiring absence of explanation regarding this event must not be curtailed by a prosaic and wasteful invasion of privacies and expenditure of municipal resources. As a body whose mission commits it to the interests of the city public, the Department is obliged to attend the popular antipathy toward understanding the flag incident that this petition demonstrates. Commissioner Bratton: We don't care who did it; furthermore, we care about not knowing who did it. Please don't solve the white flag mystery.

Why is this important?

We are committed to this semantically untarnished moment.