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Woman charged after taking down U.S., state flags and stomping them at Red Clay | Times Free Press

26.3.16

Woman charged after taking down U.S., state flags and stomping them at Red Clay | Times Free Press: According to Tennessee law, the desecration charge is a class A misdemeanor under the code defining desecration of venerated objects. Offenses include desecration of "a state or national flag," along with a place of worship or burial.

Bradford said patrol deputies were contacted "about a woman burning a flag" at the park, but there was no indication that the flags were burned in addition to being stomped on.

Tennessee State Parks spokeswoman Kim Schoetzow said the witness who saw Warren take down the flags was an off-duty Meigs County sheriff's deputy. That deputy contacted his counterparts in Bradley County, who relayed the information back to park rangers at Red Clay.

"Warren identified herself as Lakota [Indian] and a member of the Rainbow Coalition but provided no identification documents," Schoetzow said.


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