Man Arrested for Burning American Flag Will Not Be Charged
While millions of Americans celebrated Independence Day, police arrested, and later released, Bryton Mellott, 22, after neighbors called to complain about a photo Mellott posted on Facebook, which showed him burning an American flag.
Mellott, from Urbana, Illinois, posted the photo showing him holding the inflamed flag late Sunday night. The post was accompanied by a note in which Mellott says he takes no “pride” in being an American. He cites racist police, profiteering gun manufacturers, and religious bigots as reasons he is “overwhelmingly ashamed” of America. – READ MORE