Police Play Capture the American Flag Against Iraq War Vet

07.11.09 Bucky Turco

ph2009071002733 In a shockingly egregious abuse of the First Amendment and probably some other laws, police in Wisconsin illegally trespassed onto a businessman’s property to confiscate the American flag he was flying upside down in a liquor license protest. With the advice of the local Constitution-hating district attorney, four officers removed the Stars and Stripes hours before a 4th of July parade and returned it the following day. The man happened to be an Iraq War veteran which always seems to make it even more shameful. |Washington Post|

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