AIM Supporter Charged With Desecrating American Flag
Joshua Brubaker of Blair County, Pennsylvania has been cited for displaying an upside down American Flag spray-painted with “AIM” across it for what he says was expressing his American Indian heritage beliefs.
Wasn’t there a court case a while ago establishing that you can’t actually make desecrating the flag illegal, because that’s the entire fucking point of freedom of speech?
Yes, Texas v Johnson (flag burning), United States Supreme Court 1989, later upheld under US v Eichman in 1990, which also went to desecration issues. I can’t think of anything that has changed these recently, maybe other legally inclined people on Tumblr might.