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Cops arrest Illinois man for flag burning after he becomes the target of death threat


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Cops arrest Illinois man for flag burning after he becomes the target of death threats

... Urbana Police Sgt. Andrew Charles explained that police spoke with Mellott and with his employers and acknowledged that they “understood his freedom of speech,” but that they were concerned for his safety along with their belief that his Facebook posts were putting others at risk. ...

they understood his freedom of speech, however they arrested him for posting on facebook
that post consisted of a photo of him burning the American flag

yep, arrested for burning it. who cares what the supreme court says about it

arrested for disorderly conduct. yep, for posting on facebook

he was an asshole for burning the flag. but being an asshole is not illegal

burn the flag save the Constitution.jpg
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