Don't like our flag then get the hell out! As a veteran who served in the U. It went out of control very quickly and became a multi-alarm blaze. I watched the video of the event and the protesters numbered less than 25. The hothouse flowers are gonna burn down their greenhouse, one of these days. My view based on observing the video would be that the protesters more than likely brought the flags themselves thereby making that their property. One user said: 'You've got a hero working out here in Iowa City, FedEx.
They did violate the ordinance. A heated exchange ensues, with the driver storming off with one of the flags. Steele said he has seen a breakdown in discourse online surrounding Little Village's stories on the flag burning, compared to more nuanced discussions the magazine typically sees with its posts. Uhrin, who served with the Army in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, said he spotted the protesters while making deliveries. They only know about oxygen, fuel and opportunity. Or perhaps you really think that they had a plan to run off any more than 25, had they showed up. One might even suggest that meets the statutory definition of robbery.
I would be willing to debate that still. A very modest man, Matt Uhrin says he corrects anyone who calls him a hero. We keep coming back around to the safety of the burning flags. It will get you arrested in a lot of places simply because open burning is dangerous. Upthread, was a statement to the effect that the protesters had stolen the flags from the mall.
You should have left it at that. Students must have taken at least 12 credit. Police officials said they arrested two people at the rally and charged them with violating the city's public burn ordinance. Thankfully, FedEx has tweeted that Uhrin will keep his job, and Uhrin has gotten the praise he deserves, via. For example, we could replace the stars with a congressional or presidential seal or something to that effect. Being American means standing up for your freedom, and one FedEx driver did just that. Matt Uhrin intervened twice during a small protest against racial and social injustices in Iowa City, Iowa, as the group set the stars and stripes alight.
This is about the burning of something in an populated area, not you doing so out in a pasture. FedEx took a flag he had no legal claim to from the person who did. Ebensberger, Osgerby and Uhrin could not be reached to comment. Happening now: a confrontation on the ped mall as people burn an American flag as protest. It just wasn't going to happen while I was there.
Since there is no obvious health or safety involved. Just a little food for thought. The group presented Uhrin with a certificate of appreciation and also initiated him as a member of the group. Employment law experts said there is nothing in Iowa law that would preclude FedEx, Prairie Lights or the university from deciding to keep an employee on. Schmidt lamented that laws protecting our flag are still necessary. There will probably be very little sleep tonight. Notice how the Left somehow manages to get their spokesperson to mouth the Howard Zinn alternate history of our country, on cue.
I agree they violated the open burn codes as written, so it is up to the police to cite for that…whether or not that could be used for an infringement of free speech is a question for the courts to decide. The incident was captured by the Iowa City Press-Citizen's David Scrivner and Stephen Gruber-Miller through photographs and video, turning Uhrin into an online sensation. People who disagree aren't seeing the other side. Kudos to Fed Ex for hiring a great man. Some of us may be bored with you and may allow you the last word. He also took some time to elaborate on what went through his mind as he saved the flag. He can be seen on video scuffling with protesters and wrestling the flag from them as he uses a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
The moment you take action other than flapping your jaw, it may not be protected. While Uhrin served in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, he was charged with moving the coffin of a fellow soldier into transport, so that the hero, who was killed by sniper fire, could be sent home. Theft requires the intention to permanently deprive the owner of that which was taken. The protesters said the act was done to fight fascism and one onlooker added that this was no way to build unity. The City tweeted the news about the. The danger invites rescue might also be construed to mean that super-flag-man could have been legally beat down for his attempt to interfere with a persons lawful exercise of his civil rights.
They were protesting republican values, which includes the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. The Veteran and Fed Ex employee effectively saved the burner and onlookers from potential harm posed by the burning. Interested in trending Iowa news? So your verbose response, I can only assume you posted on an attempt to justify lawless behavior you know is wrong morally, but you agree with in this instance is that to now steer away from arson towards malicious destruction of property. The hero Matt Uhrin has not been charged with any crime to my knowledge, and despite your slanderous pejoratives to the contrary. It has nothing to do with speech of any kind. You may not agree with or like the answer, but it is my belief that the law is on the side of the protesters. Charles E Schmidt, American Legion National Commander, was proud to present the driver, who is also a veteran, with the certificate.