Blair County man charged for flying American flag upside down and spray painting it

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Blair County, PA – Joshua Brubaker has been charged with desecration and insults to the flag after hanging an American flag upside down outside his home and spray painting it with the letters “AIM.”  Brubaker says he was standing up for his American Indian heritage and expressing his beliefs according to WPXI

Allegheny Township police Assistant Chief L.J. Berg said, “I was offended by it when I first saw it. I had an individual stop here at the station, a female, who was in the military and she was very offended by it.”

“I found that Wounded Knee is up for sale. Not only privately, but commercially. It’s just not right, and simply because I express myself in a way that somebody else doesn’t like or agree with doesn’t mean I should be persecuted for having beliefs,” Brubaker said and he continued that he too had family members serving in the military and,

“If I don’t have a right to fly that flag upside down, which means a sign of distress, which this country is in so much distress right now, then what’s the point of having it?”

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