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Title: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: Pete at Home on November 18, 2016, 06:15:36 PM
With some Republicans regurgitating 25-year dead arguments to criminalize burning of the US flag, consider this horrid Colorado police intimidation and star chamber like arrest of a woman who had burned a Confederate flag 3,weeks earlier.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/26/colorado-cops-arrest-mom-for-confederate-flag-arson.html

Pity, sine I was hoping to burn a Confederate flag on John C Calhoun expressway next Memorial Day.

Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: AI Wessex on November 19, 2016, 07:39:44 AM
That is so absurd that I had to check what site posted it, but still can't believe that the police actually did that.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: TheDrake on November 19, 2016, 12:03:40 PM
Did what? It is odd that they waited weeks, but clearly it wouldn't have been a priority. It's not like they hauled her out in irons at 3am to an undisclosed location. Don't burn *censored* in a park. Now if this story had read "woman tazed while burning confederate flag in her backyard", I might be able to summon some outrage. But really my outrage bar has been raised much higher when it comes to abuse of authority, sadly.

Also, this happened in June of last year, and the charges were dropped a few months later. Her notification to police prior to the event indicates that she wanted to get arrested for arson and must have been sorely disappointed when cops had better things to do.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: AI Wessex on November 19, 2016, 04:48:44 PM
Ah, fooled again.  I didn't notice the date on the story.  This is not new, not news, not relevant.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: Pete at Home on November 19, 2016, 10:00:08 PM
Since the constitution has not been rewritten since 2015, this is another demonstration of Al Wessex's misuse of the word "irrelevant."

This thread is irrelevant to this thread?

Who the hell says something has to outrage Al Wessex in order to be "relevant"

relevance seems like a wimpy dodge of my invite to burn the confederate flag next memorial day with me on John C Calhoun drive in Augusta GA.

Chicken. :p
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: AI Wessex on November 19, 2016, 10:41:20 PM
I can't get excited about every possible outrage.  I'm still in shock over the election results and starting to plan how to respond.  If I solve that problem by then I might join you there.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: TheDrake on November 20, 2016, 09:33:57 AM
Confederate flags probably smell awful when they burn.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: Pete at Home on November 20, 2016, 06:59:07 PM
I can't get excited about every possible outrage.  I'm still in shock over the election results and starting to plan how to respond.  If I solve that problem by then I might join you there.

I didn't post it to get anyone excited or outraged, but rather *interested.". I was unaware that burning a confederate flag was such a hot point.  I'm proposing what I thought would be a worthwhile protest. 

Calhoun was Jackson's vice president and the architect of White supremacy.  A major thoroughfare in Augusta is named after him.  What I would like to do is split the patriots from the white supremacists and neoconfederates.  A March down Calhoun street burning the confederate flag and singing John Brown's Body.

Right now the batch protesters burning the US flag in opposition to Trump sends exactly the wrong message.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: Pete at Home on November 20, 2016, 07:00:20 PM
Confederate flags probably smell awful when they burn.

We print our own, of course. Don't want to enrich any fan of the "Lost Cause."
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: TheDrake on November 21, 2016, 01:43:41 PM
Burning stuff releases dangerous carbon into the atmosphere. May I recommend trampling the flag instead, or maybe more appropriate, dragging it behind a pickup truck? That way you get to disrespect what it stands for over and over again instead of just once.

Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: Pete at Home on November 21, 2016, 01:46:34 PM
Dragging behind a truck evokes Jasper Texas hate crime.

Flags burning has a particular symbolic significance at this point in history.
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: Pete at Home on November 21, 2016, 01:50:03 PM
I suppose each marcher could tuck a confederate flag down the back of his or her pants, and we could fold one up with a big brown streak down the middle, but some disease would probably take us for confeds. 
Title: Re: nightime arrest for woman who had previously burned Confederate flag
Post by: TheDrake on November 21, 2016, 01:51:33 PM
If you smear it with feces, you might be able to hang it in a museum.