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Police Seize American Flag

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The Washington post is running an article about Vito Congine Jr's upside down flag protest in Wisconsin. Cognine has been fighting the village of Crivitz to try to obtain a liquor license for a restaurant he is remodeling.
He has been flying the flag upside down (signaling distress) since mid June. Just before the Fourth of July parade police entered his property and seized the flag. The day after the parade the flag was returned to him.

Marinette County Sheriff Jim Kanikula is quoted as saying "It is not illegal to fly the flag upside down, but it is illegal to cause a disruption."

This was a slap in the face to the marine vet. In a country which protects the right to burn flags as Free Speech, the raid on Cogine's place is a blatant violation of his First Amendment rights.

Or as Cogine put it.

"It is pretty bad when I go and fight a tyrannical government somewhere
else, and then I come home to find it right here at my
front door."