Female Vet Takes Action to Stop Protesters Defacing the Flag, Takes 4 Cops to Arrest Her

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Above: #BlackLivesMatters creeps stomp our flag at a Georgia college “protest”

by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

When she saw a group of race-baiting “Black Lives Matter” protesters disrespecting our flag, she took matters into her own hands.

She didn’t let up even when the cops got involved.

Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was arrested in Georgia after an altercation in which she took a flag from Valdosta State University protesters who were stepping on it, the Valdosta Daily Times reported.

The protesters had taken turns walking on the flag, railing against “White people,” “racist America,” and “White Supremacy,” before tearing pieces off it in a disgusting display.

Video from the scene shows Manhart debating with the protesters as she clutches the tattered flag in her hands.

“This flag actually belongs to the entire United States,” Manhart asserts as the protesters argue that she stole their property.

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Racist protesters berated police for supposedly going easy on Manhart as some kind of evidence of racism.

“Is that not theft?” a voice off-camera asks police. “If this had been in the hood you would’ve had a nigga in some handcuffs right now. Look at that white privilege.”

Police demand that both Manhart and one of the protesters let go of the flag, but a standoff develops — until the cops start tackling Manhart.

It takes four officers several minutes to handcuff Manhart and pry the flag from her fingers.

When asked why they don’t stand up for the flag, the cops don’t offer a response.

Watch the video, which Manhart posted to Facebook, below (content warning: strong language):

Witnesses said the protesters had been railing against White people for over an hour. Manhart had a response for them:

“If your cause is racism then find some white people and walk on them,” said Manhart. “But to walk on the flag is walking on our symbol of freedom. You have the freedom to do what you are doing because of it. I’m not fighting against them. I’m fighting against the way they are going about it.”

The Daily Times reported that after Manhart was cuffed and taken away, police asked to see IDs of the assembled protesters, and when the protesters refused they were asked to disperse.

And what was with the cops defending the racist creeps, as the camerawoman kept asking? They were RIPPING the flag! The law is clear on this matter:

18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties

(1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

We salute Manhart for doing what she felt was right to defend our flag.


  • Mark Allen

    Those black lives DONT matter and you have a black president to blame for that

    • PorshaJo

      Hell no they don’t matter. Send them back to the jungle where they belong. Ignorant POS!

      • Mark Allen

        Here is a black life that doesn’t matter, POS, you and him

  • Joyce Bachman

    Ms. Manhart, thank you for your service and definitely thank you for trying to rescue our flag. shame on the police.

    • Chris Morris

      Agree, I usually stand with the police but these guys were out of line from what I see. These black lives matter folks are going to protest how long? Don’t they have jobs to go to like the rest of us or are they on welfare or thiefs. If you don’t love our flag then get out of our country!

      • stray123

        If its college, thats all they do….protest stuff and go to class. Same thing in every generation of students of all races.

        • Bob

          Personaly things have reached the point where I will not hire a black or latino. to hell with them

          • stray123

            You’re probably doing them a favor anyway. Thank you.

          • Jacob McGlaughlin

            Yeah no one works a job they dislike to earn a living.

          • stray123

            What? Not working for somebody that doesnt want them there because of their race is doing them a favor. How is that hard to understand?

          • Jacob McGlaughlin

            Food on the table.
            Asshole for a boss.
            Just how thick are you?

          • stray123

            Racist for a boss or work somewhere else? How thick are YOU?

          • Jacob McGlaughlin

            What job market are you living in?

          • stray123

            My friend has had no problem finding work for the past 3 years. It takes a strong work ethic and not sitting around collecting unemployment. Jobs are hiring.

          • Guest

            That’s the way it is – but if you want a paycheck get your A$$ to work.

        • madalon baum

          By their looks, actions, and language, I doubt very much that they were students!!!!

          • stray123

            Good job inspector. Did the fake bookbags give it away? Was it the lack of past protests in other universities going back generations? They looked just like students to me. Ever been to a campus? Lol

          • Jacob McGlaughlin

            Yeah, you must not notice the consistent demographic staging ignorant protests.

          • stray123

            I’ve seen government protests at colleges since the 60s and every graduating class since then and probably before that too. All races.

        • Steve Zero

          yeah the ucsc students standing in the highway was a stupid protest, this is straight up against the law, disrespectful, and disgusting. if you’ve ever done anything for this country you would understand what that flag stands for.

      • Dawn Appelberg

        Actually it has been proven some of these guys are being paid to protest.

      • probably the same people who hired these corrupt officers to arrest and ban her.

      • darsey

        really wheres the proof?

    • ansst

      They are black so they don’t have to pay for college. The blacks that have good self worth work. Those that don’t have self worth do not work. They use.

      • stray123

        Um, I’m black…paying for college out of my pocket, and I’m active duty military. Plenty of Blacks paying their own way. Educate yourself. You sound dumb.

        • Groucho Lingo

          If you’re active duty military, your education is paid for…that’s not out of your pocket. Unless you’re going to use the whole “I pay taxes, so I’m paying out of my pocket” comeback…

        • stray123

          I go to Colorado State. Tuition is $315/credit hour. Military tuition assistance is $250/ hour. I pay the difference for a 3 hour class plus books out of pocket. Anything else you want to be an “expert” on?

        • Groucho Lingo

          Then you are not using the available benefits that a 20+ year active duty service member should be using. Such as GI Bill or Post 911 “Top-up”. Even if you are paying a VERY small fraction of your school out of pocket…don’t make it sound like it’s not mostly paid for.

          Point is the Disrespectful, Race Baiting, Little Bastards walking over and tearing the flag up should have had their asses kicked. Period!

        • stray123

          Top Up uses too much of my Post 9/11 benefits. The way it works would be too difficult to teach to a layman. Its better just to pay out of pocket. And i paid for the rest of it by raising my hand and wearing the uniform. Dick. So to address your original ignorant statement, no its not all paid for.

        • Groucho Lingo

          You shouldn’t just assume one is a layman nor should you exude such an egoic “superior” attitude in your posts. You also shouldn’t assume that others in here haven’t served or are currently still serving. It really makes you look like the Dick. Just sayin’.

          Oh and by the way…your college education needs work. You should never begin a sentence with “And”. Also, just sayin’…

        • stray123

          This aint no homework assignment. Its a comment board full of aggressive people (“dicks”) with egos. I have a 4.0 in school. Don’t worry about me.

        • stray123

          Now you want to preach about assumptions? LMAO!!

        • ansst

          I am an English major and yes, you may start a sentence with AND or Also.

        • ansst

          Thanks for the info. My husband got his Masters Education from serving over seas active duty.

        • Joe G.

          Military pays for college while you are active duty, dummy.

        • stray123

          I pay for what they don’t cover. Genius.

        • Joe G.

          Your school should be nearly if not 100 percent paid for. You are doing it wrong.. Shocking.

        • stray123

          Oh, so you went from college is paid for to “nearly” paid for. Got it. Lol

        • Joe G.

          and you went from paying for college out of pocket (trying to sound like you pay for all of your school..lying) to you pay for what they dont cover. I havent been in the military for 10 years. I never paid a dime for school while I was in and neither has single person I know.

        • stray123

          Not my fault you went to a cheap school. I chose a more expensive school and I have no problem paying. Top Up takes away a MONTH of benefits for just a couple left over hours, so its better to pay out of pocket. Stick to what you know about. I never said I paid for all my school. If I wanted people to believe that, I would have left out my military occupation. Genius.

        • Joe G.

          Because we are all too dumb to figure out that you are a MSGT that lives in Fairfield, Ca..right? Thanks for you service. Going to bed.

        • stray123

          No my profile is purposely public. Anything I write on Discus, I would be proud to share with co-workers, friends, and family.

        • Ferrari fan

          if you are active duty military why aren’t you using your military funded financial aid. not sure what branch you are in, but when I was in the Air Force we had our tuition covered. As long as we maintained a passing GPA the only thing we had to pay for were books.

        • stray123

          see below

        • Ferrari fan

          yup saw it. wasn’t attacking, just seeking clarification. I know different branches have different aid programs.

        • Jacob McGlaughlin

          If your paying out of pocket that must be your choice.
          GI bill. Educated

        • stray123

          Learn how to read all the comments in order to make an informed comment. Educated.

        • ansst

          I know blacks who work. In fact I know one who is a teacher in the Public schools. She is great. I also observe some who don’t work. They just cause trouble in the town.

        • ansst

          Dumb is as dumb does. Read the words. Those with good self worth……..work.

        • stray123

          You said, “They are Black, so they don’t pay for college.” Let me fix that for you: “SOME blacks don’t have to pay for college…”

        • Dave B

          Hummmm, paying for college out -of-pocket while on active duty? Sounds suspect…..

    • ED/PHX

      Just doing their job by the book….there was no Commander on scene….they should have called for 1 right away. Takes the pressure off them right away…1 of the 1st thing u learn as an LEO….

    • stray123

      Hmmmm, wonder why you chose not to stand with police this time? She was resisting. Thats grounds for getting killed/murdered in many right wing blogs.

      • Barbara Fahey

        THERE IS NO RIGHT OR LEFT WHEN IT COMES TO THE AMERICAN FLAG

        • rvsandy

          That was before Obama. If everyone of you would start putting the American Flag in your front pouch or car. And if every one of you would put the sign GOD BLESS AMERICA on you front yard or flower garden we could start a stand. But I bet only one or two of you will. You would rather bitch and complain

        • stray123

          I got the U.S. flag waving proudly at my house.

        • Tim Watts

          I fly my flag on my front porch every day…i am an army vet…..do not think about tearing up my american stars & stripes

        • USMC 69/75

          Me too Tim, I had some A_ _ Wipe burn it off my mast, thank God for aluminum, had it been wood, my house could have gone up in flames, while I was in bed…..Told the 21 year police vet, had I caught them, they’d been on the ground waiting for him….condition unknown!
          Flag is still flying with cameras on it!

        • greg huggins

          I WILL SECOND THAT

        • darsey

          im doing it! lets do this come on people

        • Carolyn Burton

          Agreed – when it comes to our veterans there is no right and left – they’re patriots and they have EARNED the right to defend the flag

        • David Winnick

          Was she defending the flag when she posed naked with it, letting it drag all over the ground?! Just wondering…

      • Chris Morris

        Who do you stand with? Your comment sounds like your one of those Mike Brown supporters thinking he was just an innocent little baby.

        • stray123

          I ALWAYS stand with the Constitution. Was she resisting? Yes. So the police acted appropriately. And based on past posts in this blog, most people in here (SHOULD) agree.

          Anyway, Mike Brown’s killer is innocent based on witness statements and forensics.

        • Steve Zero

          actually the autopsy proved he was reaching for the officer’s gun. not only that but the witnesses were buddies with brown. also, he had an extensive violent and non-violent arrest record, making violence against a police officer not just possible, but probable. god damn that’s 3/3

        • stray123

          Most of the witness statements were in line with what the cop said. Why are you correcting me? The cop was innocent. What is the point of your post?

        • Eric

          More than likely the point of their post was all they saw was:

          “Mike Brown” and “innocent”, along with the bit about witness / forensics.

          People are terrible at understanding context and reading comprehension on here.

        • stray123

          People are dumb.

        • Kevin Deck

          18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties

          (1) Whoever
          knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on
          the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States
          shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one
          year, or both.

        • stray123

          Thats good that you stopped on the very first Google result. Now try really researching it. Hint: Supreme Court ruling. Or just look through the many other postings in here where it is discussed.

        • Watson Forrest

          ???????

        • Robert W Soderstrom

          Texas Vs. Johnson: The majority of the Court, according to Justice William Brennan, agreed with Johnson and held that flag burning constitutes a form of “symbolic speech” that is protected by the First Amendment. The majority noted that freedom of speech protects actions that society may find very offensive, but society’s outrage alone is not justification for suppressing free speech.

          In particular, the majority noted that the Texas law discriminated upon viewpoint, i.e., although the law punished actions, such as flag burning, that might arouse anger in others, it specifically exempted from prosecution actions that were respectful of venerated objects, e.g., burning and burying a worn-out flag. The majority said that the government could not discriminate in this manner based solely upon viewpoint.

        • USMC 69/75

          I think Michelle should have had the cops just place these racist under citizens arrest for this crime, then pick up the flag and disposed of it properly!

        • birdbrain2

          You would have resisted also were you a real american. But not knowing the law is what your problem is.

        • stray123

          A “real” American understands the Constitution that we have sworn to uphold. You might want to educate yourself on the “law” these protestors broke. Hint: Supreme Court ruling.

        • birdbrain2

          You can take your idiotic supreme court ruling and stick it up your arse sideways. These people should not step on or mutilate my flag ever. I fly the flag proudly and gave service to my country for 16 years. The one that ever walks on my flag or tries to tear apart my flag will be taken away in a pine box. So that is the way I feel and if you agree with these idiots then you have a big problem. The military personnel that have fought and died for our flag would all tell you the same thing. So do not ever tell me anything about my flag Sir!!!

        • stray123

          Us military personnel understand what we fight for. I appreciate your enthusiasm for our country. We could use more of it. But I side with the Constitution and swore an oath to defend it, not the flag. Military personnel worth their salt know the difference. I have seen more transfer cases in my life than I can count. I was one of the first in Iraq in 2003. I am on my 20th year of service. I understand the sacrifice.

        • Stoney Burt

          Stolen valor, much? I don’t know what service you are in, but, God, I hope it is not the one I served in. If so, much has changed since VN.

        • stray123

          I take it you didn’t take advantage of the GI Bill after Vietnam. Thanks for your service.

        • stray123

          Yes, because if one doesn’t believe exactly what you believe then they are wrong and stealing valor. Get over yourself. There are actually educated enlisted people in the military now.

        • stray123

          You would think by now that you would understand what you raised your hand for. You swore an oath to defend what……not a flag. What they are doing is despicable. Throwing them in jail for it is just as bad. We dont live in 1960s Russia. This is America.

        • birdbrain2

          Maybe we should also use our free speech when these commies stomp on my flag maybe we should just stomp on these commies. Sounds like something that could be arranged.

        • stray123

          And your racist post above speaks volumes about your integrity and the values you SHOULD HAVE learned while you were serving.

        • stray123

          Many people think I SHOULDN’T have my AR-15 either. How do you feel about that? Big difference between an opinion and law.

        • Stan Bryars

          The flag that they were walking on was their legal property. If they walked on yours that would be theft and destruction of private property. At that point I , and the law,would fully support any reasonable action you took to safe guard your legal property

        • Paul Williams

          I like to wipe my ass with your flag

        • birdbrain2

          Let me tell you something I will personally buy you a ticket to an unknown destination and push you out of the airplane with no parachute. End of story end of conversation.

        • Paul Williams

          ooh, the hell you will, i’ll wipe my ass with your face,

        • BlazeForDays

          So some piece of cloth is more important to you than the Constitution? You people are deranged and belong in padded cells.

        • birdbrain2

          Well Sir/Madam as the back of my shirt reads if you have a problem with my flag then call 1-800 Leave the USA. Fact is I will help pay for your one way ticket.

        • BlazeForDays

          I’m not interested in your white trash fashion sense, you inbred trashbag.

        • birdbrain2

          You are the closest thing to being a piece of sh*t so sir/madam I will personally buy that ticket yes a one way ticket to which ever country that you think is better. Oh did I mention you will be pushed out of the plane without a parachute. Bye Bye now. Have a great day. Let us know how it feels after you hit ground. Bye Bye now.

        • BlazeForDays

          I’m sure this idiotic drivel seemed clever in your tiny mind as you typed it. You should save that money and use it to enroll in a remdedial English class instead.

        • birdbrain2

          Will you be the first on the plane? Oh I forgot to tell you you sence you are a teacher you can go straight to hell. how is that for proper English. Hope you understand that sentence!

        • BlazeForDays

          The word for which you were so hopelessly groping was “since,” cretin.

        • Watson Forrest

          Licked obammies boots lately??? Grow a pair little man. That girl is more of a man than you ever will be. Girly boy.

        • Stan Bryars

          Actually knowing the law and respecting the Constitution is why I disagree with this woman’s actions

          I wonder if you would be so supportive of her If you knew how she herself desecrated the flag and disrespected her military uniform to the point that she was dismissed form the service

        • aztekman

          Posing in Playboy is disrespecting the military?
          Have a Flag as her Backdrop is Desecrating the flag?
          Pres. Obama, Pres Bush desecrate the flag each time they give a speech?

          BTW, it appears she resigned and was not dismissed.

        • Stan Bryars

          Haven’t bothered to look at the photo at all have you?
          Come back when you have

        • aztekman

          I have seen one. The flag is in the background.
          Please post the one you are “so offended” over.

          Generally when people say something like “Google it” it means that their post has little merit. Please show me.

        • Stan Bryars

          In the first place no one said I was offended by the photo. I am offended by her hypocrisy and the ignorance of the crowd that thinks she has the right to steal another’s property and violate their sacred Constitutional rights and then have the audacity to claim that privilege as a vet.

          The photo has actually been posted here several times.
          Ad when I say Google it, it means that I expect the person I am talking to to at least have that much integrity that they would want to examine all angles before making comment.
          Like I did

          But here it is, spoon fed to you

          http://www.gafollowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/454x568x83leic8200xq280e.jpg.pagespeed.ic.e4W_oWxLPU.jpg

        • aztekman

          Yes, I now see “how she herself desecrated the flag” by holding it.

          Really? That is what you are so “offended” over?

          I did observe all angles, that is why I did not see you “offense”. The picture I had seen was with the flag in the background and you would probably be “offended” over that one also.
          More images “desecrated the flag”.

          https://www.thejewishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Freedom.jpg

          http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/925/925949/sideshow-collectibles-20081031022957116-000.jpg

        • Stan Bryars

          So, someone holding the flag properly is the same as a miltaryvservice member allowing the flag to lie bunched on the ground in front of her in direct violation of the UCMJ?

          Or is it just that you feel the need to argue but have no intelligent argument so you resort to stupidity

        • aztekman

          No, obviously. Silly you.

          Nor is it desecrating it. DUH

          des·e·crate
          verb
          treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate.

        • Stan Bryars

          Having never served I am not surprised that you do not get it.

          18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties

          (1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, MAINTAINS ON THE FLOOR OR GROUND, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

          While it is not enforceable on citizens the military is still held to this higher standard.
          If fact this is one of the photos that caused her dismissal from the service.
          Enlisted do not just get to resign, despite what her Wiki page tells you.

          She would have been given a General Under Honorable Circumstances in lieu of Court Martial

        • aztekman

          Facts and words matter.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_Desecration_Amendment

          “All of these statutes were overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Manhart
          “she was voluntarily discharged from the Air Force”

          “Enlisted do not just get to resign” – you obviously do not know all of the ways to exit out of the military.

          FYI, it is irrelevant but I am not happy that she left the flag of the ground. And Far from Desecration.

        • Stan Bryars

          Already covered that the law was uneforcable for civilians, but that active military is still bound by it.

          Already told you the her Wiki page was bs
          And no enlisted do not get to resign.
          They are offered a discharge in lieu of further disciplinary action

          Her actions fit the description of desecration according to the code she willingly chose to abide by.
          This also was covered in my comment

          RIF dude RIF

          R

        • aztekman

          Military Separation Codes (since you are in error)

          http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blcode1.htm
          Maybe you are playing semantics. Resign == Separation. If you had served (like I did), you would know that there are There are plenty of separations that are not in the realm of “in lieu of further disciplinary action”.

          Her actions do NOT fit desecration. Definitions of words matter (nothing violent in her poses).

          Let me help you, again, with that definition.
          des·e·crate
          ˈdesəˌkrāt/
          verb
          treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate.

          Please learn, you claim items but fail to produce facts. I will be happy to keep educating you. Let me know where to send the invoice.
          Have a good day.

        • Stan Bryars

          Again, the definition according to the flag code is as I presented. This is the code that she agreed to abide by.
          This is also the code that those defending her actions are falling back on.
          That alone makes the code’s definition the appropriate one.
          Since you agree that this code is unenforceable, then you must agree that she has no defense.
          If you really did serve you lshould remember the oath you took and could not possibly defend her actions.

          Yes there are ways to get out of the service, but which one do you imagine fits her circumstances?
          Medical? Family hardship ? Section 8?
          For the good of the Air Force would be more likely.
          Enlisted do not just get to quit when they get called out for musbehavior

        • aztekman

          “Enlisted do not just get to quit when they get called out for musbehavior” – you are completely wrong on this one. Do you read?
          The “500”s have some for resignations.
          There is the “General” discharge.
          Refrad

          18 U.S.C. 700 is not under UCMJ (if so, where?)
          “Reacting to protests during the Vietnam War era, the United States 90th Congress enacted Public Law 90-381 (82 Stat. 291), later codified as 18 U.S.C. 700, et. seq., and better known as the Flag Protection Act of 1968. It was an expansion to nationwide applicability of a 1947 law previously restricted only to the District of Columbia (See 61 Stat. 642).”

          Maybe you are referring to: http://www.military.com/flag-day/us-flag-code.html

          You seem to be “offended” by something that does not exist and not assume that she must have broken some UCMJ.

          Please provide a link. Seems like I keep shooting your answers down. Hey, it is possible that you can teach me something. I do like to learn.

        • Stan Bryars

          No you just keep reciting the same pabulum imagining you are countering my argument.

        • aztekman

          pabulum – nice drivel word. Not sure you used it properly (whatever).

          Since you are unable to provide a link, you must not have an accurate statement and thus have debunked your statement.

          I even looked at the UCMJ (again). Saw nothing about punishment for “mishandling” the flag.

          (edit) I was hoping you would educate me about something. Disappointed.

        • Stan Bryars

          Yes used properly and purposely chosen to send you to your Wikitionary.

          US bases and soldiers are bound by the flag code because it is federal regulation. Violation is punishable under General Article
          You would have learned this in Basic/Boot

          Again, and for the last time
          The Fag Code is what is being used to defend this woman’s action. Therefore it is right and proper to use the definition of “desecration” as provided for in that same Flag Code. If you are too thick to accept that premise or if your need to argue without valid argument is so great that you can not accept it, you are not worth further consideration. I will not explain that again.

          You claim that the “500’s” provide a way for an enlisted soldier to just quit the military. So again ask
          Which of these separation codes do you imagine applies to her?
          Most are disciplinary discharges, as I said, that involve in lieu of further discipline except for the examples I already gave
          So please tell us which code do you think she was separated under.

          Your entire argument style exposes you as nothing more than a Google Geek with little to no understanding of the issue.

          And we are still waiting for you to post that photo of her with the flag as a backdrop, as you claim to have seen in your first post

        • aztekman

          “The Fag Code”?

          I provide links to provide context and facts.

          You provide the same text over and over without any Citations.

          “Which of these separation codes do you imagine applies to her?” – I provided a couple of guesses. I do not know nor care. At least you seem to admit that there are other options to “resign”.

          “still waiting for you to post that photo of…”, you did not ask for that photo.
          Unlike you, I actually provide info, cites and other facts,
          https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1959/7774/original.jpg?w=600&h

          Let me know when you are capable of backing your info up. I obviously understand more what I am talking about. I have educated you and you have provided only baseless info to me.

        • Watson Forrest

          “It’s” problem is brains, or the lack of them.

        • Watson Forrest

          You are apparently not too bright.

      • Jacob McGlaughlin

        Resisting sure. But on what grounds of arrest? I saw a citizen protecting written law, and a squad punishing that act without even having “equally” enforced the other .

        • stray123

          Its act has been found unConstitutional by the Supreme Court. She was the ONLY one breaking actual law. Easy Google search will validate my statement. Or just look through the comment board.

        • birdbrain2

          So when are you leaving stray123 since you live by a different law then the rest of us. You stray123 better read the law and then do not let the door hit you in the arse on the way out of this country. Desecrating the flag is illegal and seeing that you think it is OK then bye bye.

        • Josh

          Think you need to leave NOW validate this GOD BLESS AMERICA

        • mycockinurass11@gmail.com
        • darsey

          aint it ironic that the supreme court is not to make laws but only to uphold them??? hmm for now it is this is not over.. and no she wasnt breaking a law by taking the flag off the ground.. it was the racist slurs that got her arrested because of fear the blacks would sue or retaliate hello?? there will be a civil war wait and see..and it will be hell on earth

        • darsey

          HIGH FIVE!!!

      • darsey

        only because she was in the right hello! read your laws! educate yourself the cops where in the wrong i hope she sues the crap out of them.. hmm m and why didnt the cops do the same to the black lady holding the flag??? and why didnt the cop answer that question? yea you see this stuff makes people look at there race badly and as if they are all thugs, disrespecting low lives .. is this how they want to look? well they are doing a fine job upholding their reputation thus far! keep up the good work guys and rub you race even lower.. and hurt the ones who do have respect and honor and show integrity and are actually apart of the human race and apart of society in a respectful way they are just ruining it all for their race! if they had a brain they would do it the right way but i don’t think they can think for themselves that’s obvious look at there actions speak louder.. THUGS that all they are.. it’s a shame Martin Luther King was a great example yet thugs dont follow examples they follow hatred and want WAR well its coming ..very soon..

    • Clifford Hall

      I agree with you on what you’ve said, except a couple of things. Watch the welfare and thieves comment, my friend! Don’t comment of what you don’t know and just because they are being racist doesn’t mean you should stoop to their level!

      • Chris Morris

        I appreciate you comment sir and I do apologize if it came across as racial which was not my intent. I just wonder how so many people can have free time to protest for days on end and not have to worry about going to a job, they have to be getting money from some where? I work 2 jobs and only have time for more work so that I can provide for my family, it’s a rare occasion for me to have time to take off and do anything recreatonal.

    • USMC 69/75

      True…..I am of the belief….”All Lives Matter” talk about racist?

  • frgough

    What, for stealing someone else’s property? The blank check people like you write for vets is scarier than the protestors.

    • Dawn Appelberg

      She was not stealing someone’s property. She was respecting the symbol of our country. What is terrifying is how you can’t get that aspect of the scenario.

      • stray123

        No, she was stealing. Your OPINION is not actual LAW. Plus Mrs Manhart is hardly the spokesperson for respecting the flag. Have you not seen her Playboy spread using the flag as clothing, dragging it on the ground?

      • Stan Bryars

        Without permission she took something from someone
        That is pretty much the definition of stealing.

        She has no respect for the flag or the uniform,
        That has been preven by her past actions

        She is nothing more than a Hollywood wannabe trying to get attention and disgracing the services

        • Dawn Appelberg

          I personally would do the very same thing. I am a retired veteran. I have the right to demand you respect that which my brothers and sisters lost their lives to protect. No one disrespects the flag around me, my kids, or my peer group. So I stand behind her 100%

        • Stan Bryars

          You have no right to demand respect from anyone for anything
          You most certainly do not have the right to defy the oath you took t protect and defend the Constitution

    • Ford

      The blank check that people like you write for the KKK, Black Panthers, and other racial hate groups is what is really scary. People like you are what helped Hitler rise to power.

  • stray123

    Was she “rescuing” the flag when she posed naked wrapped up in it for Playboy?

  • stray123

    This is her “rescuing” the flag. She’s a hypocrite. http://www.gafollowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/83leic8200xq280e.jpg

    • John C Hall Jr

      No shes a beauty unlike all the ugly demorat women and commies

      • stray123

        Lol. Typical

        • austin

          Kinda like how you aren’t saying anything about them disrespecting the flag of the country that has given them so much. That’s one of the issues of our government though. It gives so much it cant keep up and thats (in part) why we are in so much debt. I know its a bit off topic.

        • stray123

          I’ve said A LOT about how terrible it is all throughout this comment board. Look again.

        • Austinstarwarz Sandbulte

          All you have been saying is how terrible it is how people aren’t angry at her. I must have missed the other side of your comments. If that is so i am sorry. Im not trying to make enemies. There’s too much anger and negativity these days without help from people like you and me.

        • stray123

          Yup, you missed it.

        • Austinstarwarz Sandbulte

          My bad man.

        • Austinstarwarz Sandbulte

          Again kind of off subject but i often like to ask people this when i get into a conversation such as this. Do you ever get sick of the “us versus them” mentality that seems to be everywhere today? It seems to be in almost every aspect of our culture these days and i just like to see what other people who live in different parts of the country feel

        • stray123

          I get sick of the racial aspect of it all…all the time. It dumbs down the discussion. People on both sides are dug in. Just stick to the written law and Constitution and push everything else to the side.

        • Austinstarwarz Sandbulte

          I miss the times when people were allowes to respect differing opinions and agree to disagree. And its not just race. Its religion, politics, and much more. I like that people are differnt. Its our differences that make life fun. How boring would it be if we were all the same and thought the same? Its sad some people dont see it that way

        • stray123

          Who you tellin? I’m a Black NRA member that loves hip hop and voted for both Bush and Obama. I just stick to the issues and I try to leave the emotion behind.

        • Austinstarwarz Sandbulte

          Thats why i like my small town in iowa. People here (for the most part) live color blind. There’s always gonna be some people who refuse to see things that way but i think (maybe slightly out of bias i admit) that we have a relatively small racial divide in siouxland

        • stray123

          Just one of my earlier posts to somebody else:

          “In my HEART I dont like it either. I have been serving for over 20yrs and I’ve been all over the world many times over. I’ve seen some real intensely “policed” countries. We don’t want that. We live in the best country in the world for the simple fact that these duches DIDN’T get arrested for doing what they did.”

      • madalon baum

        According to the code, she’s subject to arrest/fine also. Flag on the floor!

        • stray123

          She’s not. The code was deemed unConstitutional by the Supreme Court.

  • Maggie

    Agree
    makes
    me
    sick
    they
    arrested
    her
    and
    didn’t
    take
    in
    consiteration
    they
    wore
    destroying
    our
    flag!

  • scott

    the cops broke the law by not assisting you

  • Datrebor

    I hope she sues the police for false arrest and not upholding the constitution to defend the flag.

    • stray123

      “not upholding the Constitution to defend the flag”….just wow. I’m guessing you quit school after the 7th grade.

      • Datrebor

        The symbol of our constitutional unity, to which we all pledge
        allegiance, is the flag of the United States of America. By whatever
        legislative method is most feasible, Old Glory should be given legal
        protection against desecration.

        ….just wow. I’m guessing you don’t work as a comedian, as you aint funny. The flag was in her possission and that is 9 points of the law and as private property they have to protect that.

        • stray123

          Thieves will love your interpretation of the law. So if you put your personal property down and somebody takes it, its theirs now. Got it. Something tells me that you only believe that when its racially or politically convenient.

        • Datrebor

          If I had torn up some thing and threw it on the ground like trash I would expect to get a ticket for littering and if some one picked up my trash or and item I treated like trash I don’t think I would have a problem with that. If it was some thing I wanted to keep I would not treat it like trash in the first place.

        • stray123

          Integrity Check…based on your interpretation of the law. Both are expressions protected by the 1st Amendment. Both are thrown on the floor while the owners looked on. If you TRULY respect the letter of the law with, than you should see no difference.

        • Datrebor

          If you are talking about the cardboard that the child was painting on then she did not tear it up or throw it on the ground as trash unlike the protestors and the flag. She was painting while it was on the ground. Not the same at all.

        • stray123

          Some might say what she has on the ground is trash. God forbid she tear a piece off or stop painting for a second. Then you would support somebody dragging it away. Here’s a thought, try leaving EMOTION out of the scenario. I know its hard, but it will showcase your intelligence.

        • Datrebor

          Again give up the comedy. Its not emotional to see that a painting is no where the same as tearing up a cloth that hold no value that you should treat so poorly as that. It is intelligence to know the difference.

        • stray123

          Supreme Court and the law disagrees with you. Have a good day.

        • stray123

          According to the laws of the U.S. and IAW with the Supreme Court they are both two things just laying on the ground. The cardboard no different from the cloth. Of course I know personally know the difference, but thats not the question. The question is, can you go and take the cardboard and whats the difference LEGALLY between taking the cloth? I know your brain hurts, so I’ll stop trying to teach you a little law.

        • stray123

          The point is that it is somebody’s personal property. It doesn’t matter if you agree with what they are doing with it. It doesnt matter that YOU think they are using it as trash. And you cant “shut somebody up” because you disagree with their message. Merica!

        • Datrebor

          IF and I don’t agree that is speech then its “hate” speech and that is illegal.

        • Guest

          Integrity check: If you REALLY stand by that letter of the law, then you would have no problem taking this little girl’s cardboard too.

          http://encourageplaylearn.blogspot.com/2013/06/footprint-art.html

        • Datrebor

          Are you saying that an art project is the same as descrating the Flag? That a painting is the same as destroying by tearing up some thing that means no more to them than a rag?

  • David Winnick

    Was she rescuing the flag when she posed naked with it, letting it drag all over the ground? Just wondering…

  • the truth

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that flag desecration is a first amendment right. It overrides any state law. Like it or not she was legally wrong, and the police did the legal thing.

    • Joyce Bachman

      not a state law but is a FEDERAL offense to desecrate the flag.

  • frank Hill

    It is a misdemeanor charge of two dollars to beat up some one for disrespecting the American flag in South Carolina. Go down town and try it.

    • Mike Cazer

      You ever need $20 for you and 9 of your friends to take care of some business you let me know.

  • john

    niggers being niggers

    • PorshaJo

      Ignorant as a box of rocks! If we could only rid this country of this filthy garbage!

    • stray123

      said the coward with a secret profile.

      • Jason Methystine

        coward(s)

    • Stan Bryars

      White trash being White trash

    • Ford

      How does that help? Plenty of black vets who would have happily whooped these brats. Racism is just un-American. So shhhhhh

  • Lloyd Martinson

    police asked to see IDs of the assembled protesters, and when the protesters refused they were asked to disperse.WHY NOT JAIL LIKE THE VETERAN LADY.

    • stray123

      If you understand our rights in America, police can’t just stroll around asking for people’s “papers”. This isn’t 1930s Germany. You have to be suspected of a crime.

      • Brian

        No, actually depending on the particular state, the police CAN indeed ask to see ID from a person. There are states however that do not have this particular law.

        • stray123

          “Am I being detained?” “Do you suspect me of committing a crime?” “Am I free to leave?”
          Which states don’t abide by these freedoms afforded by the Constitution?

          • Datrebor

            http://www.copblock.org/28042/let-me-see-your-i-d/
            Here is the link to answer your question. It seems several states has this law and some can arrest you if you don’t show ID.

          • stray123

            Thanks. I’ll check it out. So far, it looks like the ones that require it only require a verbal identification.

          • Brian

            You mistake being arrested or detained from a simple stop and ID which a lot of states have. In those states Cops have every right to ask for ID without needing a cause. Detainment, arrest etc does require a reason in any state.

          • stray123

            Yeah, after reading Datrebor’s link, all I have to do is verbally state my identifying information. I don’t have to show my ID (papers).

          • Stan Bryars

            No, SCOTUS says otherwise
            Unless the police have reasonable suspicion that you are committing a crime you do not have to show ID.

            Unless the activity I am participating in at the time requires it I never carry ID

      • Jim Mathis

        OH !because they were black ?????

        • stray123

          What? No because they are Americans. I don’t care about the color of their skin.

      • Brenda Rapp Sabo

        REALLY, feel certain about THAT stray123?
        U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
        (a)(1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

        • stray123

          In 1990, that law was overturned by the Supreme Court in “United States vs. Eichman.”

          • Brenda Rapp Sabo

            Are you shitting me?! WTF? America is in her death throws!SMH

          • Brenda Rapp Sabo

            1990: United States v. Eichman (496 U.S. 310) — Passage of the Flag Protection Act resulted in a number of flag burning incidents protesting the new law. The Supreme Court overturned several flag burning convictions brought under the Flag Protection Act of 1989. The Court held that notwithstanding Congress’ effort to adopt a more content neutral law, the federal law continued to be principally aimed at limiting symbolic speech.

            1990: Rejection of Constitutional Amendment — Following the Eichman decision, Congress considered and rejected a Constitutional Amendment specifying that “the Congress and the States have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.” The amendment failed to muster the necessary two-thirds Congressional majorities, as it was supported by only a 254–177 margin in the House (290 votes were necessary) and a 58–42 margin in the Senate (67 votes were necessary).

          • Robint

            Very well stated. The pos that walked on the flag should have gotten a boot up his ass.

          • Dawn Appelberg

            AND BOOM..education at its best!

          • stray123

            It was overturned in 1990, but Ok.

          • Dawn Appelberg

            Actually it was NOT overturned. The amendment failed to pass.

          • stray123

            You are reading it wrong. Put your thinking cap on. Eichman decision was the court ruling against penalties for desecration. So Congress tried to make it an actual Constitutional amendment and THAT failed. Reading is fundamental.

          • Brenda Rapp Sabo

            stray123, unfortunately is correct,,,credit due…not that I liked that info & think it is wrong.

          • stray123

            In my HEART I dont like it either. I have been serving for over 20yrs and I’ve been all over the world many times over. I’ve seen some real intensely “policed” countries. We don’t want that. We live in the best country in the world for the simple fact that these duches DIDN’T get arrested for doing what they did.

          • Stan Bryars

            Someone that understands the oath they took

          • Ford

            I feel like there has to be line though. I honestly feel that any form of racism should be a crime. Tattoos, propaganda, any of it. And The Black Lives Matter people are some super racists. I f we could just punish the ideals, maybe we could stop the spread.

          • stray123

            How can you make ANY form of racism a crime? Thats BS. This is America. What you propose is anti-American in any form. I like that you would want to end all the BS, but new laws isn’t the way. I’m sorry man. I’m a super strict Constitutionalist. If that means protecting the 1st amendment rights of the Klan or Farrakhan, so be it.

          • stray123

            The amendment to the Constitution (calling for desecration penalties) failed to pass. Supreme Court decisions are NOT called amendments. SMH. Learn how your country works.

          • Robert Mercer

            That is a shame. Many lives have been given defending that flag.

          • stray123

            …defending the Constitution. Which gives people the right to be duches with the flag.

        • stray123
        • Stan Bryars

          The law is on the books purely for symbolic purposes. The supreme court ruled years ago that trying to enfrce it would be a 1rst amendment violation

      • UpNorth2

        But, this was at a college, Valdosta State, and they were VSU officers and they can establish the ID of anyone on the property. The thugs protesters left when asked for ID. Guess they were trespassers, too.
        I wonder how many of them are taking EBT, welfare, phone & Sec 8 benefits from the “racist” government?

        • Jim Miller

          most likely all of them

        • stray123

          Its obvious you never spent time on a college campus if you think its weird that people would be protesting the government on one. But hey, whatever scenario helps you establish your belief system.

          • UpNorth2

            Spent 4 years on a college campus, interrupted by a few years in the Army. What does that have to do with the hypocrisy of these morons taking benefits from a government they wouldn’t serve and despise?

            Nice that you dodged that whole “Papers” point I made. Where you were totally wrong.

          • stray123

            I spent a good minute replying to you, but “they” chose to moderate my comment. The gist was that you made a lot of assumptions in both your points. Stick to the facts and stand by the Constitution in all things and life will make more sense.

          • UpNorth2

            I did, fact is the VSU Police have a right and obligation to ascertain if people on their property are, indeed, students. When they attempted to do so, the “protesters” left the property.

          • stray123

            I didn’t see that in the video. So it didn’t happen. If it did happen, one doesnt mean the other anyway. Second, even if they were outsiders protesting LEGALLY on school property, that doesn’t mean they are all on assistance as you asserted.

          • UpNorth2

            I didn’t see that in the video, so it doesn’t apply. Even if what you type might be true, it doesn’t mean anything. You can’t prove they aren’t all on assistance, so it’s safe to assume they are. See how that works?

          • stray123

            Yes, now you are being completely “reasonable” and worth my time. Its safe to assume that you are not developed enough to separate emotion from fact. You dwell in the emotions, much like race baiters, Klansmen and M. Brown protestors.

          • UpNorth2

            Really? Wow, so sorry, I didn’t know that your time was all that important.

            But, I agree, you’re not worth my time. You assume that your time is more valuable than anyone else’s. Not true, but do keep on keeping on.

          • stray123

            Even Klansmen (i’ve actually talked to some) can be reasonable and concede a fact, or understand that they are incorrectly speaking in generalities. When I debate people, I make sure they aren’t blind sheep that don’t care about facts to the detriment of their personal integrity. I will not debate somebody with no integrity. Its a waste of both our times. I had the same problem with friends that sided with the M. Brown protestors regardless of evidence.

          • stray123

            People on all sides get caught up in the emotion of it all. It dumbs down the argument. Just stick to the facts and the Constitution. If EVERYBODY did that, half these comments wouldn’t be here and race baiters would be jobless.

      • MT

        They were defiling the American flag. That’s against the law

        • stray123

          NO ITS NOT. Do just a little bit of research.

        • stray123

          The blog reporter cited an old law that was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1990.

      • dot_bat

        if you understand the “laws and rights” of the land it was the “protesters that committed the crime and should have been arrested. now she should sue the coward cops for false arrest and pursue the “protesters’ and give them a year in jail. stupid F___ks.

        • stray123

          what crime? Its not against the law to defile the flag. The law in the blogger’s story was overturned by the Supreme Court.

          • Dawn Appelberg

            Stray you need to get an education. The fact is the amendment to overturn did not pass.

          • stray123

            You need an education. Reading is fundamental and you’re reading it backwards.

          • stray123

            Here is something more “your speed”. From the American Legion website:

            http://www.legion.org/flag/faq

            What are the penalties for the physical desecration of the flag?

            There are currently no penalties for the physical desecration of the flag. The American Legion and other members of the Citizens Flag Alliance continue working toward securing a constitutional amendment to protect the flag from physical desecration.

      • Guest

        They desecrated thug flag and got away with it. That is a crime.

      • doingcivilservice

        Yes but 1 in three have been arrested and jailed. You don’t want to carry I.D. so P.D. can’t arrest you for outstanding warrants

        • stray123

          No, I don’t show my ID (unless I legally have to) because I’m a strict Constitutionalist and Libertarian. I have an ID and I carry it. None of my friends have been arrested or jailed.

    • Stan Bryars

      Because there is no legal requirement to show your paper with out reasonable suspicion that you are committing a crime
      it’s a Constitutional thing

  • ED/PHX

    The COPS should have called for a Superior Officer. That made them look like 4 a-holes, which I’m sure they weren’t. Had they held on, I’m sure a Senior Commander would have showed up
    and I’ll bet the outcome would have a whole lot different…They’ll learn….thats why they have Command.

    • Angell

      I bet they already learned because they let her go and didn’t charge her with anything.

      • ED/PHX

        Having worked leo, 1 of the first thing they teach u is get the heat off ur back…..there was prob 1 enrt and they met and let her go…They’d have loved nothing more than to found a reason to have busted the scumbags, but they didnt give em a reason….between u and me, I’m a little surprised they didnt trump 1 up….ha 🙂 we never did that !

  • Mike Cazer

    So Proud of Ms Manhart, thank you! Had I been there, as a Navy vet, I would have had your back. Every one of those cops should be ashamed and re-evaluate their citizenship. All the idiots in the crowd should have been locked up for defacing the American flag. Doing that is NOT a freedom of speech it is an act of treason. Period.

    • stray123

      Were you “proud” of her when SHE desecrated the U.S. flag?

      • Stan Bryars

        Or how about when she was charged with conduct unbecoming and reduced in rank and then resigning from the service?

  • Haywood Jablowme

    thank- you Obama and Eric Holder for teaching all the free loading hood rats to hate America and the white people that feed them.

  • stray123

    Sometimes expressing your 1st Amendment rights isn’t appreciated by everybody. I’m proud to serve a country that supports everybody’s rights. From “revolutionaries” with upside down flags to this despicable display.

    • Michael Johnson

      I respect the first amenedment also, but our rights do not trump my rights. I served in or with the military for over 30 years and if I had been there there would have been two of us being taken by the cops. I did not let the German protesters do that to the flag when I was there and I will not tolerate it in the country I fought for, not will I allow the flag that stands for our country be disrespected either. Maybe next time you go out there with the protesters, and I hope that I see you …

      • stray123

        Did you just threaten me OVER THE INTERNET? LMAO!! Tough guy alert. Learn how to debate like a gentleman instead of thuggish behavior.

        • Angell

          If you think what he said was a threat, you’ve never seen one, man. :/ Now ^ look above at the video. The vet was being threatened by those protestors. She must have looked real scary 1 v 10 and all.

          • stray123

            Yes, he threatened me. But “OK” with your weird other argument that has nothing to do with it.

        • Michael Johnson

          Nope, not a threat. Why would you infer that. I
          was wanting to see what your reaction would be when I “took the law”
          into my own hands if I saw someone desecrating the symbol of our nation.
          If you happen to be the one holding or desecrating the flag then we might have
          a heated discussion, but I would not harm a hair on your head, nor a bone in
          your body. You must be a liberal to assume that I threatened you, as is
          noted elsewhere in this discussion stream, if I threatened you, you would know
          it. As to debating, I do not jump to conclusions nor do I infer badly, I
          discuss, and if we disagree, then so be it, I fought for your right to voice
          your opinion, and to act on those beliefs, just like I reserved the same right
          to myself. What many of you liberals tend to forget is that we have those
          very same rights, because you have steamrolled us for so long and we have not
          pushed back. But now we have started pushing back and you do not like it,
          tough noogies. So, you just keep on doing what you do and I will keep on
          doing what I do and because of the beauty of the Constitution we can do that
          and agree to disagree on issues. I wish you a happy and healthy week.

          • stray123

            I’m a Black MSgt with 20 years of service and counting. NRA member, AR-15 owner, Bush voter, Obama voter, future Rand Paul voter. But hey, if the world wasn’t full of people making uninformed assumptions the internet would be boring.

      • frgough

        So, in other words, because you served in the military, you think you can take the law into your own hands. No thanks. Supporters of military juntas need not apply. Go to Columbia and serve under warlord.

  • Ron Boyd

    It is disgusting to see Our Flag being disgraced by idiots who reap the benefits of what Our Fkag means and stands for..
    It is refreshing to see a Hero stand up for Our Flag..
    But it is disturbing to see True Americans having no rights.And it is a disgrace to see officers standing up for the low life sxumbags who are more than likely living off the free government programs this Flag represents.. If Regan was still in Office this would not have happened..
    This Country is bowing down to too many low life scumbags…
    Wake up America

    • stray123

      You do realize that the Constitution is for everybody, right? Some don’t think I should own an AR-15 because it makes them uncomfortable. Too bad. The officers didn’t stand up for the protestors. Looks like she was resisting to me. I know you guys know what “resisting” looks like by now. Lol

      • A P

        Interesting how you defend the Constitution but not the flag? They are both important to me.

        • stray123

          I’m a strict Constitutionalist. I raised my hand to support and defend the Constitution for over 20 years and still counting. I think desecrating the flag is terrible, but the rights afforded by the Constitution outweigh that.

  • dohfugwimee

    Send ALL the USA haters to a gulag.

    • stray123

      The irony of your statement is CRAZY. Your comment is very Russia-like before they got their freedom of speech in the 80’s/90’s. Its everything the USA is NOT about.

      • dohfugwimee

        Point being…they hate the US and what it stands for ..so let them experience what is out there..opposite.

        • stray123

          I understand and agree with you to a certain extent. I’ve been all around the world (4x) and there is no better country in the world. But part of my sentiment is BECAUSE these fools have the freedom to do what they did and not get arrested.

          • dohfugwimee

            Copy!

  • Datrebor

    Destroying the flag by tearing or burning is not protected speech. The police should not have arrested her for trying to protect the flag.

    • stray123

      She was arrested for resisting arrest. The cop said why on the video. She should be happy she’s still alive.

      • UpNorth2

        If there is no arrest for another offense in the first place, she can’t be arrested for Resisting Arrest. And, if you’d bother to check, she was released and not charged.

        • stray123

          detained, sorry. And I agree with your entire statement. Plenty of people arrested for “resisting arrest”.

      • Datrebor

        You need to re-listen to it again. She was not being arrested for resisting arrest. That is silly anyway, to resist arrest means she was already being arrested for some thing then added the resisting part to the arrest. She was being arrested for not obeying a lawful order of dropping the flag which I don’t see as an lawful order as possession is 9 points of the law of ownership. Why is she lucky to be alive? Was you going to take that part on yourself? The protesters had no right to desecrate the flag.

  • Tommy Bauer

    Why the hell were the Idiots not arrested? They were in violation of US law https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/700

    • stray123

      On 1990-06-11 the Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Eichman struck down the Flag Protection Act, ruling again that the government’s interest in preserving the flag as a symbol does not outweigh the individual’s First Amendment right to disparage that symbol through expressive conduct.

  • weikamis

    I don’t get it??? Why do they have to disrespect our flag??? IF THEY DO NOT LIKE IT WHY DON’T THEY GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY OR SOMETHING???

  • Linda Delp Jones Powers

    Thank you for defending our flag and your services. Those pieces of S***t need to go to another country if they can’t respect this one. White Hatred.

  • Stan Bryars

    “Just because America-haters might have the right to deface and even burn our flag does not mean they have to”

    The stupidest most immature thing that could have been said.

    As a vet she should know remember her oath to the Constitution. I am sick and tired of hearing about how vets should be above the law when we should be held to a higher standard when it comes to Constitutional issues.

    In an attempt to infringe on their Constitutional rights she stole their private property

    • frgough

      Bullseye.

  • airborne54

    The person destroying our American Flag should be arrested not the Vet, she should get a medal. The cops should be arrested and their badges taken away. That is unless they are foreigners then they need to be deported. In my day we would have hung the S.O.B up by his balls……Good Idea now. That town needs to be ashamed

  • Bob

    I’m so proud of those police for letting the race baiter walk all over the flag. Obama will give them a raise possiably in the Justice Department. It’s ok folks….America is already dead.

  • Alan

    This looks to be the police cowering to the masses that were in protest. To take this young lady and former military person who served to preserve the flag among other duties,at the behest of those who do not know law or that they were in violation of US coded laws. These men in blue have not followed their oath and now we have this mess. The Flag in this situation was not someone’s personal property. These uniformed and misled protesters must learn a sense of self worth before being the racists they purport to be against.

    • stray123

      http://www.gafollowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/83leic8200xq280e.jpg

      LOL @ served to “preserve the flag”. Here is a pic of Mrs. Manhart using my flag as clothing, letting it drag, and possibly stepping on it. Thoughts?

      • Alan

        Not something i would do. Either to the flag or to my body. If she is interested in fame and not just “service” I see this as poor judgement.

  • hbspd416

    Well TRN, before quoting law and criticizing police maybe do a little research. This is a FEDERAL CIVIL CODE. Local law enforcement officers do NOT have jurisdiction in bringing any kind of criminal or civil charge. SCOTUS has repeatedly found laws restricting the desecration of the flag unconstitutional. So do you want the police to follow the Constitution as interpreted by the SCOTUS or should they just enforce the law as they see fit.

    • Alan

      They may not have been persuaded to enforce and arrest. but to observe and report so that should a local federal law office commit to pressing charges,YES.

      • stray123

        “pressing charges”….for what? They didn’t break the law.

      • hbspd416

        Alan…..a U.S. attorney is NOT going to spend the time trying to file this kind of charge in a federal district court when it will be overturned.

  • Harriet

    Those black protestors dumb as a box of rocks! The black tribes raided black villages and sold the captives to the slavers. Slavers were not only Americans. One of the largest slave owner was a black man. There were black slave holders. Going to school in the first place is probably not in their lives much less history which they probably had no

  • stray123

    If I remember correctly, didn’t Mrs. Manhart wrap herself in the U.S. flag when she posed for Playboy?

  • A P

    IF these low life POS are students at that school then they should be kicked out of the school! They should also be arrested for desecrating the American Flag!

    • stray123

      Its not against the law to desecrate the flag. Its horrible, but not illegal.

  • W Dawes

    Time to end those damn welfare checks or require mandatory service for those checks.

    • stray123

      They are college students…going to school so they can get a good job and not be on Welfare genius. Every campus I’ve ever been on has protests for one thing or another since forever. All races.

  • stray123

    Oh, the hypocrisy! Mrs. Manhart has a short memory. Her fellow Air Force vets didn’t forget what she did with the flag.

  • Josh Gilman

    So wait – it’s ok for her to resist arrest even on this occasion, but when someone else does it (a black guy and gets killed/beaten/etc) “they should know better than to resist arrest”. I’m not sticking up for people like michael brown; he was a criminal – but the point is that if the situation is something that a person of a particular political persuasion agrees with, then they turn their eyes away. That goes for dems or reps. Bias in everything humans do because we’re not on guard for it.

  • Robert Kurz

    well it seems the cops only look for an easy arrest not people who defile the American flag

    • stray123

      They were probably looking for a law being broken. Defiling the flag isn’t illegal.

      • Robert Kurz

        ABOUT LII

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        U.S. Code› Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 33 › § 700

        18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties

        Current through Pub. L. 113-296, except 113-287, 113-291, 113-295. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

        US Code

        Notes

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        (1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

        (2) This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.

        (b) As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.

        (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.

        (d)

        (1) An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).

        (2) The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.

        • stray123

          OMG. You’re clueless. It was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

          • Robert Kurz

            THEN AFTER YOU READ THE LAW WHO REALLY IS CLUELESS/?

          • stray123

            Wow. Just wow.

          • stray123

            http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=496&invol=310

            Appellees’ prosecution for burning a flag in violation of the Act is inconsistent with the First Amendment. The Government concedes, as it must, that appellees’ flag burning constituted expressive conduct, and this Court declines to reconsider its rejection in Johnson of the claim that flag burning as a mode of expression does not enjoy the First Amendment’s full protection. It is true that this Act, unlike the Texas law, contains no explicit content-based limitation on the scope of prohibited conduct. Nevertheless, it is clear that the Government’s asserted interest in protecting the “physical integrity” of a privately owned flag in order to preserve the flag’s status as a symbol of the Nation and certain national ideals is related to the suppression, and concerned with the content, of free expression.

          • stray123

            http://www.legion.org/flag/faq

            Go to the last entry of the FAQ.

          • stray123
          • stray123

            An example of an unConstitutional flag desecration law still on the books. Just like this one: http://www.semissourian.com/story/1828492.html

  • Anne McCormack

    Those 4 cop should becharged gir allowing them to disgrace the flag. This vetran wad doing her job.

  • Anne McCormack

    Those officer should be suspended without pay. They todiagraved the flag my not protecting it.like ths Vetran

  • SgtMac

    This is a bunch of BS. She was kicked out of the military for posing nude…she wanted to become an actress. She’s looking for attention. I’ll bet this was completely staged.

  • Chris

    These NIGGERS give good black people a bad name and make the good black peoples life more difficult against those who are racist against them like these NIG’S are against whites! FACT FACT FACT FACT FACT FACT FACT FACT FACT FACT!!! These NIGS here are nothing but useless trash and should be eratdicated like all racist no matter what color!!

    • stray123

      Somebody give this secret-profiled troll the attention he wants. First idiot to up vote wins!

      • Chris

        “Secret Profile” my name is right on there dipshit! Learn to read as you hide behind your internet tough guy name, “stray123” Sissy little Biach!

  • Bill Lee

    How about our Flag matters. That flag they’re walking on and tearing up is a symbol of freedom that many Black Americans have fought and died for not just White Americans. They’re Back stabbing every single Black member of our armed forces in the back.

    • Stan Bryars

      Does it matter when your hero gets her picture taken rubbing that oh so sacred flag on her coochie and letting the end of it drag the floor

      • Bill Lee

        I’d like to know when I called her a hero? Regardless of her intentions, what she did was the right thing.

        • Stan Bryars

          What she did showed the same disrespect for the flag that wiping her twat with the stars while the stripes laid crumpled at her feet did

        • Stan Bryars

          If you think that violating a persons rights, even though you yourself are guilty of the same disrespect, is the right thing

          • Bill Lee

            If you would have read the article, she did nothing that was against the law, but that communist that trampled our flag did break the law.

          • Stan Bryars

            I think we all read the article, but unlike you I have also read the Constitution, the Flag Code, and the several SCOTUS decisions regarding the Flag Code.
            As usual, you have it wrong
            It was she that broke the law, not the protesters.

  • Dawn Appelberg

    Personally I have straight up removed torn and dirty flags and have either replaced them or educated the owners. Last time we had a flag walker things did not go well for the idiot.

  • Papamyk

    Hey cops!! Learn the code, and the punishment for desecration of Our flag. How about arresting those sharpton wannabees.

    • stray123

      From the American Legion website:

      http://www.legion.org/flag/faq

      What are the penalties for the physical desecration of the flag?

      There are currently no penalties for the physical desecration of the flag. The American Legion and other members of the Citizens Flag Alliance continue working toward securing a constitutional amendment to protect the flag from physical desecration.

  • Tim Stack

    thank you ms. manhart for your service and for standing up for our flag

  • Edward Dawkins

    I’M WHITE AND NEVER SAW ANY WHITE PRIVELEDGE,FROM ANYONE BUT MY QUESTION IS . WHY DOES THE BLACK COMMUNITY ALWAYS TURN IT INTO A RACIAL THING ? GIVE ME A DAM BREAK

  • RonaldElrod

    I say that Ms. Manhart should sue Valdosta State University AND their police department!

  • John C Hall Jr

    The president of Valdosta State resigned recently. This was due to a pack of communist professors who for months hounded Dr. McKinney. He had enough and threw in the towel. The commies were mad that one of their own got canned. Mark Patrick George was his name. I had written a letter to the president about George and his political activities using university resources…..I was promptly attacked by George and McKinney shut George’s .edu email address down………I am proud to say I had something to do with just one commie professor getting canned….many more need to go…..they support this kind of action by these black punks…….

  • stray123

    Not against the law. I would post the actual Supreme Court ruling, but most of you wouldn’t know how to read it.

    http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/more/desecration.htm

    • Wiggle D

      “1968: Adoption of Federal Flag Desecration Law (18 U.S.C. 700 et seq.) — Congress approved the first federal flag desecration law in the wake of a highly publicized Central Park flag burning incident in protest of the Vietnam War. The federal law made it illegal to “knowingly” cast “contempt” upon “any flag of the United States by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning or trampling upon it.” The law defined flag in an expansive manner similar to most States.”

      Read your own links, b!tch.

      • stray123

        Dang you’re a special type of stupid.

      • stray123

        You stop reading at the half-way point on the page? Holy effin wow! No words.

  • madalon baum

    Go Michelle! Thank you for your service and your continued loyalty. Where was that scum while you were being brave enough to serve and defend our country???

  • Patsy Sharpe

    these policemen care more about a pay check than the American flag. What is this country coming too???
    Bye the way, ALL, I said ALL lives matter, not just blacks.

  • David Criola

    Well the one guy in the crowed was right when he call themselves “NIGGERS” ! the only question is, witch is worse, the niggers or the pigs ?

  • river231

    GOD BLESS HER !!!

  • Jim Miller

    I also support the cops but, arresting that girl was out of line and if the niggers were given their freedom over 100 years ago why they don’t go back to Africa if they have no respect for the American flag and hate whites so much.

  • stamres

    If America is so bad and so raciest why don’t you go back to Africa where everything is so wonderful ????

  • Dan

    Seems lately, a lot of police don’t know and don’t follow the law

    • stray123

      They followed it to a T this time. A lot of people on the comment board dont keep up with the law and what is Constitutional.

      • Wiggle D

        Desecration of the American flag is a crime. They can only be retired and burned in very specific circumstances.

        • stray123

          No it is not. Do some research.

          • Wiggle D

            Then please do it yourself and show the world on youtube.

          • stray123

            I’ve done it for you already. Look through the comments. Or you can use that brain of yours and do a SIMPLE Google search on the subject and the words “Supreme Court”. Or look for one example of someone charged and in jail for it. Or just continue actually reading the link you started all the way to the end. Instead of stopping at a point that helps your argument. Lol

          • Wiggle D

            You have already burned the flag and posted it on youtube? If it is permitted, you will have no problems doing it.

          • stray123

            Why would I burn my flag? I love my country. WTF type of debate are you having? My only point is that the Supreme Court said that its illegal to punish somebody for desecrating the flag. How old are you? I better not be debating some kid playing on their parents laptop.

          • eirenne

            stray is right.

            The United States Supreme Court in Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), and reaffirmed in U.S. v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310 (1990), has ruled that due to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, it is unconstitutional for a government (whether federal, state, or municipality) to prohibit the desecration of a flag, due to its status as “symbolic speech.

      • Dan

        So, maybe I missed something. They arrested the thugs that were desecrating the flag, or they arrested the veteran trying to protect the flag. My article read, they arrested the hero and let the thugs continue

  • Sharon Cota

    Shame on this University! Maybe they should have their public funding taken away and see if they can honor our nation’s laws and symbols!

  • Twila Diddily Do Flanders

    well, they should have been deported back in the 1800’s.

  • SarahKentucky

    I’m just about as sick of black people as black people are sick of me, I guess.

    • stray123

      I’m not sick of you. Maybe not paint with such a wide brush. Shows your ignorance.

  • Stan Bryars

    Damn, this bitch’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.

    Not only has the stalwart defender of the flag herself been photographed desecrating the flag she had herself filmed defending, she is also a leather wearing Petafile

    https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p206x206/1236293_207189759441740_203381829_n.jpg?oh=76eb7cdd0fc6e4992f6077c8f925cf1a&oe=55D440AB

    https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/527468_4065434588102_873369994_n.jpg?oh=25bdc8211223c0130a5fd16851e7fcc8&oe=559FD6E3

  • gregzotta

    Welcome to ObamaNation. Hussein Obama is doing a good job creating chaos in the country.

  • OGYGIAN

    And not one white male standing up for her. We’re growing pussies, not men

    • stray123

      Maybe they know she’s a hypocrite that rubbed her coochie on the flag and dragged it on the ground.

  • Jacob McGlaughlin

    I am so infuriated by this. I respect her for keeping her cool as well as she did.
    The only mistake was on the part of the camera person for not asking the badge numbers and names of the officers.
    Where is the is footage blasted on CNN and every other news network.

    • stray123

      LOL, maybe because they realize a publicity stunt when they see it. She has proven not to give a dam about the flag.

    • stray123

      What, no comment on what I said? Figures.

      • Jacob McGlaughlin

        No just covering my bases.
        If this was a publicity stunt, I must have been watching a free showing of the al sharpton circus on the news then.

        • stray123

          No a publicity stunt by the vet acting like she cares. People that know about her, know better.

          • Jacob McGlaughlin

            So now this a debate over her character over what was actually right…
            Its late I’m over it

          • stray123

            Not her character…her actions. She’s a hypocrite that could give a dam about my flag.

          • stray123

            She did the same thing as the protestors. Rubbed her coochie on it, dragged it on the ground and it looks like she stepped on it. I’d say she has the protestors beat.

  • kammeres

    Seems to be the trend du jour, groups of malcontents openly attempting to provoking walkers-by. They are only fishing for responses. Don’t give them one. They attempt to block your path or single you out for harassment, call 911.

    I lived in this town for three years, during the time the school upgraded from Valdosta State College to a University. I recognize that spot on campus. There’s a moderate-sized air base north of town, which has helped maintain an overall cosmopolitan flavor to Valdosta, compared to other towns of its size in the South. Even with the injection of numerous cultures and nationalities into Valdosta, there is still the element of racial tension, more evident south of the railroad tracks that bisect the town.

    For all we know, the whole thing could have been a publicity stunt. Each party got their slice of mini-fame in front of the cameras.

  • kammeres

    Stray 123, I was reading some of your commentary about TA. I retired in 2008, and it was still 100% except for books. Has it changed to accommodate schools with high tuition rates, as you seem to allude?

    • stray123

      Theres a max on TA of $250/credit hour. If you go to an expensive school, you gotta pay the difference.

      • kammeres

        Got it. Thank you for your service. I did 26 years myself, got two AA degrees but that’s it. I had the wonderful veap for a program. I’m eligible for the post/9/11 program. When I finish working overseas I’ll see what I can do with it. Have a good day.

        • stray123

          Thanks for YOUR service. 26 years is not easy. Have a good night man.

    • stray123

      So for my school (Colorado State) 3 classes a semester will cost me about $600 not including books.

  • Trinnity

    I’m proud of her.

    Al sharpton and barack obama, you built this race-baiting war. Shame on you.

  • Michael J. Adinolfe Sr.

    Served four years U.S. Army, eight years U.S. Coast Guard and 19 months Air National Guard. Pease tell those Police Officers it’s not easy being a HERO like they are.

  • Michael J. Adinolfe Sr.

    With all those people disrespecting our flag, and talking their trash, the police still do their job. Wanted to say to that veteran, thank you for your service to your country!!

  • Michael J. Adinolfe Sr.

    People talk their trash like that and the Police have to put up with these trash talkers.

  • stray123

    Do we really want to live in a country where a black unmarked van would have screamed in and hauled these people off? Can you say slippery slope?

  • Michael J. Adinolfe Sr.

    I like the way all these trash talkers disrespect the police and try to start more trouble. They are the ones that should go to jail.

  • Marcus127

    Ms. Manhart can drink at my end of the Bar anytime….and on my Dime! Hand Salute Airman! Well Done!

  • Mike Sampson

    My son is a United States Marine. He vowed to defend that flag. Thank you for stopping that disgrace at your own risk and cost Ms. Manhart. Heroes confront thugs. Only colors that matter in this moment are Red, White and Blue.

  • Keith Pace

    These blue shirt wanna be cops should be wearing brown shirts. They are very Hitler-esque.

  • Marilyn Olsen Zimmermann

    Where are the LOUD MOUTH bigots who shout against the cops now? They owe their pitiful lives to brave vets like her!! ANYONE who hates this country enough to desecrate the flag should leave.

  • Nathaniel Masau

    The US universities, seems to be, the breeding ground for Anti patriotic, protesters, as,well as, potential, domestic terrorists, who, are committed to agendas, that are, almost equivalent to committing treason. In most, countries it is, a very serious, offence to walk, over the national flag.Such people, should be deported immediately, to North Korea, Iran or China, where, they will learn, their, extreme forms of freedom of expression, will result in the death penalty. They should be arrested and transferred to Guantanamo Bay and charged with, inciting, national uprising and domestic terrorism…!

  • Mike

    We should send those racist pigs to fight for their lives against Isis.

  • nobodycan

    The black race needs to go back to the toilet and flush the crap out of these thugs that are race baiting and making all black looking like scumbags

  • John Brown

    This totally disgusting! public servants not uphold the law, she represents the best in all of America,
    the fact that they were disgracing the American symbol of Freedom, on Us soil is treason, My hat is off to her for standing her ground until the end of this…

  • Doncharles715

    Unbelievable that these asshole cops especially the dummy who put her in the car acted as they did. Guess they were afraid of the black animals who kept screaming about whites being bad. All four of these cops need to bre brought up on charges. Valdosta GA needs new cops not assholes like these.

  • debrahey

    As much as I want to agree with some comments on here, unfortunately the protesters are not breaking the law. They are, in fact, breaking a code, and yes, I know a code is a type of law. They could be arrested for it, but it can easily be overturned. This is due primarily to the Constitution. A code can not be enforced if it is found to be unconstitutional by a judge. This code does violate our Constitutional right to free speech. With all of that being said, I think what these protesters are doing is disgusting. I respect the right to protest, but I can’t support anyone who chooses to disrespect the very symbol of what gives them this right. I commend this brave woman for standing up for our country and trying to stop the desecration of our symbol of freedom.

    • stray123

      Agreed….except for commending the woman and her publicity stunt.

      • debrahey

        I don’t think what she did was any more of a publicity stunt than what the protesters are doing. She was standing up for what she believes in.

        • stray123

          She doesn’t believe in the Flag Code based on her photoshoot.

  • stray123

    I’ve been to countries where the state police would beat you and throw you in jail for disrespecting symbols of their country. We live in the best country in the world because we DON’T do that. I’m proud that I defend (& reside in) a country that has a Constitution, 1st & 2nd amendment rights that may offend others, but still stands protected.

    • Eric

      I’m not 100% sure we’re the best country in the world. We are a good country, but we still do some pretty shitty things and lack in ways other countries are better.

      • stray123

        I’ve traveled around the world 4 times and still counting, including Antarctica (yes, its a continent). We are definitely the best country in the world.

        • Eric

          That’s not a factual statement. And I dunno… Antarctica has wild roaming penguins where as we really don’t 😀

          • stray123

            lol

  • paul

    These black lives DON’T matter. Give them a one way flight to Iran. Nothing but welfare scum. If you want to be treated with respect, show some!

  • Truth

    these ” people ” are acting like god damned animals both sides…….fuck your political views be a human being

  • Stoney Burt

    Typically, I support the cops. These worms, however, are un-American a$$holes. These jerk-0ffs I do not support. They used the resisting arrest BS and contempt of cop crap to show their distain for this country and it’s service members. Used to be it was a felony to intentionally desecrate the flag on American soil. But thanks to the lefty weenies not any more, 1st amendment and all. I checked the 1A and it does not give anybody the right to tread on the American flag, their argument is invalid. BTW, anybody, but me, notice the race of the twits walking on our flag.

  • Guest

    Obama doesn’t want the flag flown anywhere and this it’s ok to walk or anything else you want to do with it. I a a Southerner born and bred and I consider This Flag, my flag and have all my life. The protesters are walking on the Flag of the US, the one that gave them freedom. It isn’t a Confederate Flag. Seems to me, they’d walk on any flag to cause an uproar.

  • magic214

    First off these so called police officers were campus cops with a rep to protect, and it took four to take down a United Srares Air Force Vet. Thet did nothing to the one;s violating the Flag of the United States. I do not care if you are white, black, pink, green. or whatevewr color you may be, do not destroy my FLAG that I fought for and will fight for die for. Semper Fi.

  • stray123

    Either the moderators of this board are actually fair & balanced, or I’m just slipping through the cracks. I’m sure some of you that keep losing debates to me and go silent cant wait for me to get the boot. I’m just as surprised as you are.

  • Golfer1113

    Ms. Manhart was right. The police did not uphold ALL laws his time. Of course if they did al and obama and company would have been all over them. Wanna guess again why they did not do anything to these racist?

  • Bill Schindler

    it is no longer protest when defacing the american flag is being displayed. it is now treason and all that took part should be arrested and military court martial is required.Manhart would have been in violation of here military oath and responsibility if she had acted differently.the only racists were the protesters.

  • greg huggins

    those protesters are disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY

  • sp

    maybe the idiots walking on the flag need to move to a different country ! sad sad sad

  • Lori Antilla

    Good for her and as to the so call protesters and police SHAME ON YOU ALL your a disgrace to our country.

  • LA

    Im sick and tired of of a bunch of liberal pussies, niggers and muslims , ruining this country and making a mockery of our Constitution….if this statement offends anyone, Im just exercising my First Amendment rights…..its called Freedom of Speech

  • Richard Weathers

    Can someone get her address? I would love to contribute to her defense

    • stray123

      try http://www.ho that wore the flag as a coochie cover. com

    • stray123

      She wasn’t arrested…only detained anyway.

  • bobbyhonduras@yahoo.com

    I have a new hero Lady Manhart. Her photo should be on our $20 bills. These thugs and these criminal police should be arrested.

  • RN01

    So according to the law the people who walked on the flag should have been arrested. So why weren’t they??

  • Proud American

    The statement that they were VSU students is not accurate because the police never asked for their student IDs. They never confirmed who they were, if they had the proper paper work through VSU and the city of Valdosta to be there and to protest. Looks like the protestors were not discriminated against and actually cut a break by sloppy police work by assuming guilt and not investigating both side before becoming physical.

  • JusSayin

    So…the protesters should be arrested for breaking the law by walking on the flag!! Where’s the privilege now???

  • Brenda E.

    Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag enforced in 48 of the 50 states

  • Lin

    Thank you Ms. Manhart

  • datadon

    What is the non-emergy phone #. So, we can caii the police and protest them.

  • datadon

    Call the Valdosta police dept and complain.

  • datadon

    Valdosta non-emergency near college 229-242-2606

  • Fermis Wheely

    Racism is definitely a problem in America. Some blacks need to learn that there’s more to life than the color of skin, and stop judging others because of it. Just because other people don’t have our skin color doesn’t mean their life is any different than ours. The civil rights movement already happened; it’s time to move on, and to do that, these blacks need to get the hell over it. It’s not their skin color that’s holding them back–it’s them throwing aside responsibility for their own actions. We got our freedom a long time ago… It’s time to realize that and take advantage of it, rather than whining about this irrelevant bullshit. We walked when we were in chains and beaten–it’s time to live now that we hold the presidency. Are you really going to stand there and say you’re being held back when just a few people are saying words? MLK lived a better life than that in a time far harder. Get over yourselves and realize #We’reAlreadyFree.

  • gilded_hand

    “They were RIPPING the flag! The law is clear on this matter:”

    yes the law is VERY clear.
    On 1990-06-11 the Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Eichman
    struck down the Flag Protection Act, ruling again that the government’s
    interest in preserving the flag as a symbol does not outweigh the
    individual’s First Amendment right to disparage that symbol through expressive conduct.

  • Ryan

    There’s a correction I’d like to point out: the 18 U.S Code § 700 was actually held to be unconstitutional in The United States v. Eichman Supreme Court decision of 1990. So the police nor any citizen have a right to steal someone else’s property on the basis that the possessors are desecrating the American flag. This decision was reached finding that the law restricted citizen’s First Amendment rights.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/496/310

    • Ryan

      Manhart does have the right to wave an even bigger flag in front of the protesters, but has no right to take their flag. She should have thought this through and come up with a better way to confront these people who are desecrating the flag.

  • LaFlare1017

    These idiots…. That one guy was saying “you enslaved out people”, no, she never owned a single slave, on the contrary, as a veteran she fought for their freedom. How ironic. It would be nice if the individuals in this videos were doxed.

  • RobertLaity

    Fox news defends desecraters by claiming they are protected by free speech SCOTUS r

    • aztekman

      A Supreme Court decision. Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989)

  • Hal von Luebbert

    Note: This woman should have made a citizens arrest of those she saw the flag walked on or otherwise desecrated. Arrest is affected by simply saying the words, “you are under arrest.” Everyone present is then obliged by law – to help her enforce the arrest. That includes the police. We are being obliged to put up with lawlessness like that of the students, the university, and the police because we tolerate and otherwise permit it. It’s that simple (an it has to stop).

  • Daniel Plautz

    Time to flood the Valdosta PD with phone calls demanding that these officers be terminated.

  • Americaall

    step on the flag? Your RIGHT? then it is my right to call you a bastar*d neggar,,,=75% or you are bastar*ds by birth. Get one thing straight, your great great grandparents captured your brotha’s and sista’s and sold them, apparently you are decedents of those too dumb to hide, too slow to avoid capture, or too weak to fight back. To those blacks who consider themselves to be Americans of african heritage, no offense intended; / to those african’s first then Americans nigga go back to your roots

    • USMC 69/75

      That’s the difference between a Black American and an African American!

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  • BOB

    MS. MANHART, THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR OUR COUNTRY AND THE FLAG. I FIRMLY AGREE WITH YOU. TO MANY SPINELESS PEOPLE WILL JUST STAND BY AND WATCH OUR FLAG BE DISRESPECTED LIKE THAT. THESE PEOPLE WALKING ON THE FLAG ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD BE LOCKED UP.

  • BSDetector

    Seeing the protesters clears up any confusion as to what form of low level scum are under discussion.

    Pavement Creatures.

    #BlackLivesMatterExceptWhenUsUncivilizedAnimalsAreShootingEachOther

  • All Amercan Warrior

    I am a Vietnam Vet and I fought for the American flag and what it represents and stands for, so please discrace the flag in front of me so I have a reason to F@#K you up.

  • Robert W Soderstrom

    I’d like to point out that Texas vs. Johnson was a very public very high profile Supreme court case in which the flag protection act was thrown down. It is not illegal to desecrate the flag, in fact, it is protected as free speech under the first amendment. Furthermore, this lady has not only desecrated the flag by posing nude with it, she also disgraced herself in uniform by posing for playboy. It’s disgusting to me that theses guys were doing what they were doing, but free speech doesn’t exist to protect popular speech like loving the flag. It’s intended to protect unpopular speech like what these guys were doing.

  • 1reallytaxed1

    She should have said it was on the ground and I picked it up !! She was just cleaning up for those ungrateful freebie lovin Obama voters !! (like we all have to do)

  • Clifford Hall

    Wonder what they’d say if I, a black Air Force disabled veteran, had walked up and took THEIR flag? I dare them to call me racist! I put my ass on the line to protect that flag and their freedom to act like total and complete assholes! And why didn’t the cops arrest them for desecration? How is it racist if you are just doing your job of enforcing the LAW?! They broke the law TWICE: throwing the flag on the ground AND trampling it! If I was there, I would have been arrested for more than just taking their flag!

  • USMC 69/75

    What a disgrace, these so called police are….notice to that not one of them have the flag on their uniforms????
    Thank you Michelle for your service, and defending our FLAG….Oh Rah!

  • I’m not anti-cop, but I do want these freaktard cops’ heads on a platter, now! They are here to serve us, NOT screw us over. They should have respect for Manhart, but the difference between the two is that Manhart served her country, unlike them. They have not even a portion of a single ounce, with regards to honor.

  • Philadelphia Ducks

    The law is very clear on this matter. The Supreme Court in Texas v Johnson ruled the flag desecration statutes are unconstitutional. This is hack journalism, do some research

  • Elizabeth Goodwin

    Too bad it came out after this that she took photos wrapped in a flag, nothing else, and it was draped all over the floor. Fake patriot!

  • Kenya Hilton

    Oh well. It happens.

  • Paul Williams

    NOBODY SEEMS TO HAVE A PROBLEM THAT THE WHORE MANHART POSED NUDE WITH THE FLAG ON TH E GROUND

  • Dale Gurnsey Sr

    Has anyone noticed how many big bad black men just happen to be hanging around when the skinny-assed punks defile our National Emblem

    • Ricky

      So you’re a racist po s too. I’m shocked.

      • Dale Gurnsey Sr

        you are very brave———-when on -line, face-to-face———-not so much

        • Ricky

          Anytime lady.

  • Heather Rumsey

    What is wrong with these ignorant, racist people? Stomping OUR flag???They need to be STOPPED!!! This is AMERICA!!! You don’t like it??? GET OUT!!!

  • Curtis Taylor

    This is an out rage!!! As an American I am ASHAMED that these Officers of the Law even wear a badge! Stomping the American flag should be a Federal offence. Instead my country is sitting back and watching this happen with NO force of action! I’m ashamed!!! I vow to protect my countries flag from any form of desecration! I promise I’ll smash your head in if I see this on my streets!

    • USMC 69/75

      Curtis,
      If you notice, about everyone that wears some sort of uniform has the flag either on their sleeve, or above the pocket. Non of these wannabe’s have the flag on their uniforms? Tells a lot!

  • Jd

    Wonder how many people here supported Glen Beck and his Bullshit last year. He said he was going to burn the flag everyday and didn’t care if all monuments in Washington were destroyed.

  • Dale Gurnsey Sr

    So why did the police enforce US code 700 and arrest the disrepectful people walking on my flag, if I had been there I would have done more she did. The beligerant morons need to be taught a lesson in respect and reverance for our national symbols

  • Dale Gurnsey Sr

    Also notice that Ricky’s profile is private, what is he afraid of

  • Kim K.

    MICHELLE MANHART POSES NUDE WITH FLAG

    For those who have yet to hear the story, Michelle Manhart, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was tipped off that protestors at Valdosta State University in Georgia were trampling the American flag into the ground as part of a protest. Being the heroic former soldier she is, Manhart just had to show up and save the flag.

    Unfortunately for this conservative crusader, the flag actually belonged to the protestors, and when police demanded she return it, she refused. This led to her being taken to the ground and temporarily detained. The protestors also got their flag back. Since then, people have taken to Manhart’s Facebook page to congratulate her and even post links to the United States Flag Code to prove she was doing right.

    Obviously, they didn’t see this picture before doing so:

    Michelle Manhart nude with flag.

  • Kim K.

    Two wrongs, don’t make a right. I’m all for Michelle Manhart saving our flag, however what she did subsequent to the event was just as direspectful.

    MICHELLE MANHART POSES NUDE WITH FLAG

    For those who have yet to hear the story, Michelle Manhart, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was tipped off that protestors at Valdosta State University in Georgia were trampling the American flag into the ground as part of a protest. Being the heroic former soldier she is, Manhart just had to show up and save the flag.

    Unfortunately for this conservative crusader, the flag actually belonged to the protestors, and when police demanded she return it, she refused. This led to her being taken to the ground and temporarily detained. The protestors also got their flag back. Since then, people have taken to Manhart’s Facebook page to congratulate her and even post links to the United States Flag Code to prove she was doing right.

    Obviously, they didn’t see her pictures in Playboy before doing so:

  • Jon Johnson

    I’m a Black vet, that proudly served this country. I applaud this vet for standing up for this country and all the other vets who proudly served. My people complain when people call them THUGS, so why do we continue to act just like THUGS? Go figure!

  • darsey

    the police should have there badges taking away they cant uphold a law because some people are racist? and because they fear retaliation? what is America coming too? fire their Asses I hope she sues the hell out of the cops and get those people who are on camera in jail where they belong! THUGS and the cops are just as bad as them!

  • BlueWater IslandGirl

    Fuck the us military no one was standing over anyone’s shoulder in a recruiters office asking you to join the service that was a self serving choice fuck the American flag if I run outta toilet tissue I’ll cut it up and wipe my ass with it! why its a representation of people squatting on stolen land for 700 years

  • Sick Of Mental Misfits

    THE WRONG THING IS BEING TRAMPLED ON ……………………

    What needs a decent TRAMPLING IS ——– THE DEGENERATE TRAMPLERS …………………..
    The lower forms of life that are displaying their BLATANT PERVERSION in their attempt to desecrate OUR GREATEST symbol of HEROISM …………… AND the MILLIONS OF LIVES (of all colors) that were sacrificed to guarantee THIS NATIONS FREEDOM AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.

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