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Sun Oct 5, 2014, 03:56 PM

Alleged desecration of U.S. flag case held over for court


"EVANS CITY PA — A man charged with desecrating an upside-down American flag by painting a swastika on it had his case held to court on all charges Tuesday by District Judge Wayne Seibel.
Douglas C. Johnston of Connoquenessing Township is charged with defacing the flag, a third-degree misdemeanor charge under Pennsylvania law, as well as disorderly conduct.
His next court date will be Nov. 4 in Butler.
According to testimony at his preliminary hearing, Johnston said the swastika on his flag was not a reference to the infamous logo used by the Nazi party in Germany.
Rather, he said it was a reference to the Hindu swastika, a sign that’s been around for thousands of years and one that means “good karma,” he said. "

“I’m preparing to contact the ACLU to make this a federal civil rights violation against all who are pursuing this case against me,”

Apparently the local ADA has no knowledge of 1st Amendment Rights or Supreme Court rulings on US flag use as a protected form of speech. Just wonder how far this gets before it is thrown out?

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littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #1

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Mon Oct 6, 2014, 02:35 AM

1. This is one that will be interesting to watch.

Will you be keeping the group updated?
Thanks for your post.
~ Lmsp 🙌

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