Omaha, Neb. -- A member of a Kansas group that has drawn criticism for protesting at soldiers' funerals was charged Thursday with misdemeanors after her son stomped on a U.S. flag during a demonstration last month.That Kansas group is a bunch of kooks, but it is certainly not child abuse to let a minor stomp on a flag in a protest. It is legal to stomp on a flag. This just shows how the authorities can abuse these laws for political purposes.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, 49, of Topeka, Kan., was charged with negligent child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, flag mutilation and disturbing the peace.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Funeral Protester Charged in Flag Stomp