ATLANTA – Cops in Atlanta are searching for the suspects who put out four Confederate flags at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Junior Visitor Center. Cops aren’t calling it a hate crime just yet, but the guys could face charges ranging from littering to terroristic threats.
The Confederate flag of the South isn’t finding a lot of love up north, either. And by up north we mean Nova Scotia. And by Nova Scotia, we mean Canada.
It all started when activist Lynn Jones saw a Confederate flag on a truck in her hometown. Members of a citizens group want the flag outlawed along with everything they consider symbols of white supremacy.
But not everyone in Nova Scotia agrees, like Wayne MacKay, a university law professor. “While I’m totally sympathetic to this cause, you are talking about limiting free expression, and free expression is not often tasteful.”