Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Black Lawyer/Activist Desecrates Graves

A black activist and lawyer, Myron Penn, went through a cemetery in Union Springs, South Carolina, removing Confederate flags from the graves of Confederate soldiers. Apparently seeing the flags hurt his delicate feelings, enough so that he broke the law. From the story:
Penn responded to the backlash and says no laws were broken since he left the items at City Hall for anyone to claim and pick up. He says the city typically removes the flags after Confederate Memorial Day anyway.

“I invite anyone to say how I've broken the law by removing the flags,” Penn said. 
(Underline added). According to the article:
... Alabama Code 13A-7-23.1 ... states that it's against the law to “willfully and wrongfully or maliciously destroy, remove, cut, break, or injure any tree, shrub, plant, flower, decoration, or other real or personal property within any cemetery or graveyard.”
(Underline added).

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