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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: CriticalStinker
True but how many protestors who burn the stars and stripes burn their own?
I agree he should be punished, but geez, how many celebrities have publicly called for violence against Trump? Has a single one of them even been charged? I guess this kind of disparity in sentencing is always going to happen in America, with its 80,000 independent governments led by elected leaders. In one county, this guy gets 15 years; in another he gets a fine, community service or mandatory counseling.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Bit of caveat, it's not like he just burned a LBGT flag... He stole it from a church, burned it in a street, and threatened to burn down a bar.
15 years seems excessive either way... But it's not like he just bought one and burned it in his back yard and caught a charge.